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THEATER | Festival of New Theatre 2015


Geva Theatre Center's Festival of New Theatre 2015 will be held at the Fielding Nextstage from Wednesday, October 21, through Sunday, November 1, featuring exciting new works by a mix of playwrights from across the country and in our own stomping grounds.

During the festival, audiences can get a glimpse into the writers' studios as playwrights work on new ideas, tell new stories, and explore new forms. Viewers' responses during post-reading discussions with writers play a crucial role in helping the playwrights understand the impact of their work.

This year's lineup includes "Cry It Out" by Molly Smith Metzler, directed by Amanda Charlton, about a new suburban mom in desperate need of a Mom Friend (held October 23 at 7 p.m.); "Fault Lines" by George Sapio, directed by Ralph Meranto, about rivalrous sisters whose tenuous relations are tested after a robbery (held October 25 at 7 p.m.); "Drowned" by Bill Capossere, directed by Jean Gordon Ryon, about how neighbors deal with loss, mortality, and guilt after a tragic accident (held October 28 at 7 p.m.); and the Young Writers Showcase (held October 31 and November 1 at 3 p.m.), which features several short plays by Rochester-area writers between the ages of 13 and 18.

A full lineup of readings and events is available on Geva's website. Admission to the festival readings is free, but reservations are required. Call the Geva Theatre Center Box Office at 232-4382 or visit for tickets.