Monday, March 04, 2019

Old Pueblo Playwrights 28th Annual New Play Festival


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Old Pueblo Playwrights 28th Annual New Play Festival

Theatre, Culture and Lifestyle Editors

TUCSON, ARIZ.—Mar. 4, 2019—Join Old Pueblo Playwrights in April for the 28th Annual New Play Festival.

"The New Play Festival is designed to showcase Tucson's amazing local talent and passion for thought-provoking theatre," says OPP President John Vornholt. "All festival plays are written by OPP members. We meet weekly to read and critique new plays before selecting the best for inclusion.

"All performances are staged-readings," explains Vornholt, a successful Tucson author, screenwriter, and journalist. "Local actors rehearse the play then perform script in hand with minimal blocking, props, set pieces, and lighting. Skilled facilitators run open 'talkbacks' after the reading where audiences give direct and candid feedback to the playwrights to help them improve these works and continue to develop exciting new dramas and comedies."


Old Pueblo Playwrights' 2019 (28th Annual )New Play Festival


April 11-14, 2019

Thursday, April 11 @7 pm

Gretchen Wirges' The Audition & Janet Smith's Green Talk

Friday, April 12 @7 pm

John Cafiero's The Ghost Underground

Saturday, April 13 @2 pm

Gavin Kayner's Accommodations

Saturday, April 13 @7pm

Gavin Kayner's End Point

Sunday, April 14 @2 pm

David Youngerman's Looking for the Right One

Sunday, April 14 @6 pm

Reid Gilbert's Ellen Craft—Running a Thousand Miles for Freedom


Temple of Music and Art, Cabaret Theatre (2nd floor*), 330 S Scott Avenue, Tucson

*Take stairs to the left or elevator at back of Temple plaza.


Admission is $7/performance; $25/festival pass. Pay at the door; cash or check; no reserved seats. Credentialed members of the media will be admitted free.


Limited street parking available; several handicapped parking spaces in front. Paid parking available at various downtown garages.


OPP encourages everyone to give playwrights feedback no matter your training or experience.


Old Pueblo Playwrights is a Tucson nonprofit. We aim to inspire Arizona authors of any age, race, religion, gender, ethnicity, or political persuasion, to create new dramatic works. Professional and aspiring writers of works for stage, film, radio, or TV, gather every Monday at 7 pm at the Temple of Music and Art to critique readings of members' original unproduced work. Meetings are open to the public; membership is $36/year; no one is turned away for inability to pay. We are grateful to the Arizona Commission on the Arts, the Tucson Pima Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts for their continued support of OPP and the arts in general.


OPP/John Vornholt: 520-548-3484 or

OPP/CBS Communications/Carol Somer: 858-204-7424 or




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