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New Voices @ New Rep

New Repertory Theatre’s playwriting development initiative, New Voices, announces the 2012-2013 invited fellows:

Peter Floyd, Patrick Gabridge, Deidre Girard, and Alexa Mavromatis.

This group of playwrights, over nine months, will workshop their plays with New Rep Associate Artistic Director, Bridget O’Leary.

The second annual Festival of New Voices, featuring staged readings of the fellows’ plays, is May 19 through May 22, 2013 in the Charles Mosesian Theater, Arsenal Center for the Arts in Watertown. The schedule is as follows:

Sunday, May 19, 7:30pm DISTANT NEIGHBORS by Patrick Gabridge
Monday, May 20, 7:30pm PROTOCOL by Peter Floyd
Tuesday, May 21, 7:30pm GRAVITY by Alexa Mavromatis
Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm RECONSIDERING HANNA(H) by Deirdre Girard


Sunday, May 19, 7:30pm
by Patrick Gabridge, directed by Judy Braha

FEATURING: Ken Baltin, Steve DeMarco, Christine Power,
Omar Robinson, and Dakota Shepard
A fun, space-age love story about a group of suburban neighbors who don't know each other until an alien spaceship crashes into their backyards. After its arrival, they get to know each other a lot better and a lot faster, than they ever expected (or wanted to).


Monday, May 20, 7:30pm
by Peter Floyd, directed by Megan Gleeson

FEATURING: Melissa Barker, Leigh Barrett, Liz Guerra, Robert Murphy, and Nael Nacer
A dark comedy set in a dangerous and volatile world. Richard Hook is a young man dragged from his home by armed men and taken to a secret location, where he is grilled by a series of interrogators about his supposed connections to a dangerous terrorist. As Richard maintains his innocence, his questioners seem more concerned with their bureaucratic infighting than in finding out the truth. But perhaps truth is better left hidden, as Richard learns to his horror that no one is truly guiltless, least of all himself.


Tuesday, May 21, 7:30pm:
by Alexa Mavromatis, directed by Rebecca Bradshaw

FEATURING: Steve Barkhimer, Kyle Cherry, Adrienne Krstansky,
Marya Lowry,
Sarah Newhouse, and Ed Peed 
Fan has ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease), but that's far from the only thing on her mind: her father is becoming increasingly forgetful, her ex-husband is flirting with her, and her dead mother visits her after hours. Gravity is about family and the things that bind us together
across time and space.


Wednesday, May 22, 7:30pm
by Deirdre Girard, directed by Megan Sanberg-Zakian

FEATURING: Deanna Dunmyer, Tamara Hickey, 
Jennie Israel, and Lewis Wheeler

Hanna is a brutally blunt international journalist, driven by her work and struggling to come to terms with her husband's violent death. She takes on a seemingly tame assignment close to home while trying to put her life back together, and becomes increasingly obsessed with uncovering the history of another Hannah: the infamous Hannah Dustin kidnapped by Indians in 1697. Soon the individual stories of the two Hanna(h)s, separated by the centuries, begin to merge into one portrait of a smart woman torn from the only world she knows, refusing to let circumstances dictate her fate.  

To reserve your complimentary spot, call the Box Office at 617-923-8487.

Why do a staged reading?

New Voices @ New Rep is an integral part of our mission, as it affords playwrights the opportunity to see their work read by professional actors for the first time. Staged readings are performed without any theatrical devices such as sets and costumes so that the audience and, more importantly, the playwright can focus on the script. Writers have the unique opportunity during readings to see their play performed so that they can return to it and develop it further. Each reading is followed by a talkback with the playwright where the audience offers feedback on the script, giving them a chance to help develop a new play.

We receive a few hundred new scripts each year. All readings are directed and performed by New Rep artists.

Script Submissions

New Repertory Theatre accepts unsolicited script submissions from agencies in the United States‚ Canada‚ and the UK. We do not accept unsolicited submissions from writers without an agent, but exceptions are made for writers from within the New England area. Only full scripts are accepted; no queries‚ summaries‚ or sample pages‚ please. Scripts will be returned to writers who include a self-addressed stamped envelope with their submission. Due to the large number of submissions New Repertory Theatre receives, we ask for a 12 month reading period for all scripts.

Scripts should be sent to:

New Repertory Theatre
ATTN: Bridget Kathleen O'Leary, Associate Artistic Director
200 Dexter Avenue
Watertown, MA 02472