Kennedy Center Presents the 17th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

Kennedy Center Presents the 17th Annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts its 17th annual Page-to-Stage New Play Festival from Saturday, September 1 through Monday, September 3, 2018. The festival is a free three-day celebration of local theater featuring more than 60 companies from the D.C. metropolitan area. Theaters and artists in Page-to-Stage present open rehearsals, concert readings, and workshops of new plays that are often still in the development phase. Audience members may choose to engage in the creation through participatory activities or partake in post-presentation discussions with the artists, helping to shape future productions of the playwrights' works.

This year, Page-to-Stage embraces the Center's season-long exploration of The Human Journey by tackling subjects such as migration, identity, and discovery. Highlights include:

Gala Theatre's A Butterfly's Eyes, the story of an El Salvadorian teenager struggling to find solidarity on her journey to America

Alliance for New Music-Theatre's Women of Troy: Voices from Afghanistan, an exploration of Afghan and American women seeking hope in the midst of war

University of Maryland's Hapa, the history of Hawaii's often ignored cultural transformation from sovereign nation to paradisiacal destination

Federal Theatre Project's Glass Bottles, an examination of activism through environmental awareness.

The arts are one of humanity's most eloquent means of making sense of the world, and the Kennedy Center is honored to host the many theater companies from across the ­­­region as they share their compelling stories.

The festival's free performances reflect the dynamic makeup of the Washington, D.C. area, and offer something for everyone, whether a newcomer or a veteran to theater. Participating theaters include Theater Alliance of Washington, D.C., Mosaic Theater Company of D.C., and African-American Collective Theater. The Kennedy Center also welcomes back Signature Theater for another season of celebrating local work.

Below is the full roster of participating theaters. All family friendly shows take place Saturday morning and afternoon. For the schedule, please visit the festival website.

African-American Collective Theater (ACT)
Alliance for New Music-Theatre
Ally Theatre Company
Arcturus Theater Company
Arts on the Horizon
ArtStream Inc
Baltimore Playwrights Festival
Best Medicine Rep
Brave Soul Collective
Bridge Club
Cage Free Voices Theatre
Catholic University
City Kids Theater
Collington Players
Crash of Rhinos
DayDreamers International
Dizzy Miss Lizzie's Roadside Revue
Faction of Fools
Federal Theatre Project
First Draft at The Rose Theatre Co.
FRESHH Inc
GALA presents: Paso Nuevo Youth Performance Group
Georgetown University
GildaPapoose Collective
Guillotine Theatre
JBE Productions
Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences
Liberated Muse Arts Group
Monumental Theatre Company
Mosaic Theater Company
National Conservancy of Dramatic Arts
Nu Sass Productions
One Off Productions
Openstage
Pipeline Playwrights
Playwrights Collaborative
Playwrights Group of Baltimore
Rorschach Theatre
Safe Streets Arts Foundation
Scena Theatre
Selah City Urban Theatre
Seventh Street Playhouse
Showcase on Main
Signature Theater
Soul-Satisfying Productions
Spooky Action Theater
Starting Gate Theatrical
Synetic Theater
The Highwood Theatre
The Indian Ocean Theatre Company
The Law Theater Project
The Welders
The Wheel Theatre Company
Theater Alliance
Tonic Theater Company
Too Much Damn (TMD) Theater
Unexpected Stage Company
University of Maryland-School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies
Unknown Penguin
Venus Theatre
Voices Unbarred
Washington Improv Theater
Washington Stage Guild
Washington Women in Theatre
We Happy Few
Who What Where Theater Collective
Wit's End Puppets
Young Playwrights' Theater (YPT)



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