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New Dramaworks Short Play Festival

April 17, 2024 April 21, 2024

Theatre Calendar Placeholders Short Play Festival
April 17–20, 2024 (7:30–9:30 p.m.)
April 21, 2024 (2–4 p.m.)
Kenilworth Square East, Kenilworth Five-0-Eight

Bold, funny, moving, provocative, original and fresh! View the world we’re living in today through the eyes of some of the newest emerging voices in the American Theatre. The premiere of what will be an ongoing feature of the Theatre Department season, this New Dramaworks series celebrates a collection of original, short dramatic work by UWM students and others that stimulates the imagination and prompts deep conversations.

Directed by UWM Theatre Students
Mentored by Ralph Janes
Curated by Alvaro Saar Rios

Festival Lineup

Written by Lee Hunt
Major: CES (Conservation & Environmental Science) and Theatre Practices

Written by Joe Klockenkemper
Theatre Education

The Elephant
Written by Mara Grigg
Major: Theatre Practices

Game Day
Written by Lia Smith
Major: Dance and English

Star Stories
Written by Cat Sadler
Major: Acting

Commissioned short play written by UWM alum Maria Pretzl, 2014 Film Production & Theater Studies.

The Uncomfortable Truth of Being Known
Written by Matt Swihart
Major: English-Creative Writing

Until I Join the Earth
Written by Eugene Strei
Major: Musical Theatre

In-person Tickets

Seniors 65+, *UWM Faculty, Staff & Alumni$11
Youth 17 and Under$9
*UWM Student$7
*PSOA Student (for events in your department)FREE
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