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Hatbox Theatre Presents Masterclass Play Festival


Hatbox Theatre Presents Masterclass Play Festival

Masterclass Play Festival is an evening of eight new short plays developed through the Masterclass Playwright Fellows project. Performances at the Hatbox Theatre, located at the Steeplegate Mall (by Bon Ton's), Concord, NH. Production runs Wednesday, August 1 through Thursday, August 2. Showtimes are 7:30 pm. Tickets are $17 for adults, and $14 for seniors, students, and Hatbox Theatre members, and $13 for senior members. For more information, or to purchase tickets, visit .

This production of eight new short plays is the culmination of New World Theatre's ten week Masterclass Playwright Fellows project and the Play Writing Masterclass . This began in January 2018 with a call for submissions from playwrights interested in participating in the fellows project. Over fifty playwrights from various parts of the country, as well as internationally, submitted works for consideration, and from those were select the eight participants. These newly developed works will be presented in a workshop style production in which actors will perform script­in­hand with minimal sets, costuming, and props.

Raymond McAnally (CA) is an award­winning actor, produced playwright, and screenwriter. A performance of his full­length solo­play, Size Matters , is available on Amazon Prime. Jeanne Beckwith (VT) teaches English & Theater at Norwich University and sits on the board of Vermont Playwrights Circle. Alex Karolyi (Toronto, Canada) founded Shadowpath theatre company. Greg Parker (NH) is the Resident Artist for New Classics Company of Hyannis, MA. Hortense Gerardo (MA) is a playwright and anthropologist. Her full­length play, The Token Fallopians Of Middleton Heights was selected for Fresh Ink Theatre's 2017­ 2018 Ink Spot series. Jared Eberlein (MA) was a Playwright­in­Residence for the Choate Rosemary Hall Summer Theatre Institute, and is currently Director of Theatre Programs at Northfield Mount Hermon School. Elizabeth Flanagan (CA) is a resident playwright of 3Girls Theatre in San Francisco and a member of the SF PlayGround writer's pool. John W Smart (CA) works as a legal clearance administrator on feature films for various film companies, including Paramount Pictures, and Warner Bros. For full bios visit

New World Theatre is a Production Company focused on developing, producing, and publishing new theatre works.

Hatbox Theatre is a live performance arts space with a mission to create a cooperative community to develop unique, intimate experiences for both audiences and artists.

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