2021 Festival Schedule:
Saturday, April 24 @ 3pm (CST)
A SERIES OF INELASTIC COLLISIONS by Eugenie Carabatsos
Sunday, April 25 @ 3pm (CST)
THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE OF THE HANDSHAKE or THE TORSO PLAY by Rachel Bykowski
Saturday, May 1 @ 3pm (CST)
THE BASEBALL GODS by Spencer Huffman
Sunday, May 2 @ 3pm (CST)
AZTEC PIRATES, A LATINX FANTASIA ON NATIONAL THEMES / PART ONE: THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ON MARS by David Davila
*All readings will be followed by a Talkback and Design Presentation moderated by Landing Literary Associate, Eric Moore.
ABOUT THE NAV FESTIVAL
The New American Voices Playwriting Festival is a national playwriting contest which annually features four new American plays by some of the nation’s most promising emerging playwrights. The plays are performed by local actors, and followed by talkbacks with the playwrights, directors and casts. The festival is online, and offers the seasoned theatre-goer a stimulating taste of what’s next in American theatre.
This year's festival also includes two panel discussions by leading professionals in the theater industry on topics important to playwrights and the theatre community.
We've also added an exciting new design feature in order to help audiences more vividly realize the plays on stage. Each play has been assigned a specific theatre venue in Houston, and given a design team. The designers have created designs for an actual production in the assigned venue, and will present their concepts in a complete design presentation following the reading and talkback of each play.
April 24-May 2, 2021
Tuesday, April 27 @ 6pm (CST)
National Artistic Panel:
FORECAST FOR NEW WORKS IN A NEW WORLD:
WHAT ARE THE IMMEDIATE AND FUTURE PLANS REGARDING NEW PLAYS IN AMERICA'S THEATRE'S?
A discussion with leading Artistic Directors and Literary Managers from around the country about their theatre's plans and perspective on the future of arts in America. Moderated by Landing Literary Associate Brendan Bourque-Sheil.
Thursday April 29 @ 6pm
Houston Artistic Panel:
ROAD TO RECOVERY:
RETURNING, RESPONDING, RETHINKING THEATRE IN HOUSTON
A discussion with a group of Houston Artistic Directors about how we come back as an arts community and what we to come back to. Moderated by Landing Literary Associate Brendan Bourque-Sheil.
THE NEW AMERICAN VOICES PLAYWRITING FESTIVAL
IS SPONSORED IN PART
through a Generous Gift from