For more than 20 years, the Occidental New Works Festival has paired student playwrights and actors with professional guest directors and performers. Focused on writer-centric rehearsal and performance, the festival provides a real-world experience of new play development as it is practiced in major theaters around the country.
All performances will be followed by a brief talk with the writer and director.
Saturday, February 24, 2024
A Slight Disruption by Gianna Nguyen
Directed by Katherine Chou
Bridge Freezes Before Road by Jonah Matso
Directed by David Kahawaii
Sunday, February 25, 2024
Homecoming by Jiahui Ji
Directed by Elana Luo
Directed by Ashley Sparks
Waiting for Godot to Leave by Ethan Remez-Cott
Aw Schmucks by Riley Polaner
Support provided by the Edgerton Foundation, Academic Student Project Awards from Occidental College, and Omar’s Cookie Jar.