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Vassar College and New York Stage and Film Present Powerhouse Theater

New Works Play Festival

July 27, 2019, 2pm & 7:30pm

In Sanders Auditorium

This festival of new works is the culminating event for the directors and writers of the Training Company. Along with their coursework, directors and playwrights will have observed the process of bringing a new script to life in a professional rehearsal setting. Ten pairs of writers and directors will each workshop a play which they have developed over the summer. Featuring performances by the actors of the Training Company, these 10 short plays, presented over two performances, reflect the student's unique voice and vision for the future of American theater. Free and open to the public. No ticket required. 

Saturday, July 27, 2pm

The Asian Crime Show Play
By Kenjiro Lee
Directed by Vick Liu
Featuring: Julie Cai, Kevin Chaikelson, Rahul Makwana, Char Nakashima-Conway

To Touch Infinity
By Sydney Green
Directed by Emma Smith
Featuring: Simran Bal, Audrey McMullen, Tristan Strasser

Honey, She's Home
By Joan Milburn
Directed by Jen Jacobs
Featuring: Abbey George, Leah Jarvik, Dustin Uher

And Other Dreams We Had
By Phanesia Pharel
Directed by Angel Flores
Featuring: Aaron Linker, Raven Ray

The Pirate King of the Indigo Sea
By Ethan Venzon
Directed by Christa Retka
Featuring: Jack Frommelt, Naomi Honig, Tali Papouchado, Charlie Tangires 

Saturday, July 27, 7:30pm

Drama
By Zoe Redlich
Directed by Kate O'Carroll
Featuring: Ashley Elizabeth Benson, Hollis Dohr, Riley Klauza, Zoë Bowen Smith

Everything Else
By Alexander Hewlett
Directed by Jacob Ettkin
Featuring: Kate Lester, Gregor Patti, Eli Wassertzug 

Hold on to Anything: The Ribbon Child
By Larissa Guerrini-Maraldi
Directed by John DeSantis
Featuring: Journey Brown-Saintel, Miranda Cooper, Lulu Fairclough-Stewart

A Chance Encounter Near Nowhere in Particular
By Andy Letai
Directed by Carrie Babigian
Featuring: Lukas Baeskow, Alex Carnot, Heather Gervasi, Ashley Long

Ebb, Flow
By Phil Carroll
Directed by Macey Downs
Featuring: Georgia Garrison, Sofia Riba