Join us for an evening of student-written theater!

25 Feb
7:10 pm - 10:00 pm
Add to Calendar 2023-02-25 19:10:00 2023-02-25 22:00:00 New Works Festival 2023 (Feb. 25 & 26) Join us for an evening of student-written theater! Keck Theater Occidental College America/Los_Angeles public
Location: Keck Theater
Event Date: Feb. 25, 2023
Come support these up and coming student playwrights with a double-bill of readings:
Clock Out 
by Jonah Matso
Directed by Aly Mawji
Some restaurant kitchens are calm, cool, collected. Not this one - it’s hot, chaotic and congested - with tensions on the boil. A diverse crew of characters each clock in with a different agenda. A server looking to be redeemed… or distracted. A cook looking for freedom, with nowhere to turn. A chef with big expectations, and an even bigger god complex. They’d drive each other crazy… if they didn’t have to beat the dinner rush.
Emergency Contact 
by Wren Andres
A childhood bedroom in the suburban midwest, a dorm room at a west coast school, one long car ride home. Across time and distance, Jamie and Noah find a home in one another. Together, they dream of the world they want to create. Apart, they struggle to hold on to themselves and each other. Emergency Contact explores the intersection of queer friendship and learning how to love when you are just finding your footing
Each of these will run in the 45-60 minute range; we'll take a 15 minute intermish to switch over; after the second reading we'll do a talk-back with both author/director teams
Support was provided by the Edgerton Foundation, Academic Student Project Awards from Occidental College, and Omar's Cookie Jar.
Admission is free!