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New Plays Festival

April 8–May 6, 2024

Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as James IjamesRebecca TaichmanSarah DeLappeSteve MartinWill Eno, Karey Kirkpatrick and David Henry Hwang invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.

Organized by Leslie Ayvazian, Theatre. 

sorry sorry okay sorry by Emily Elyse EverettTimmy by Megan RivkinThe World's Most Boring Murder by Fernado SegallHermione by Oded GrossIVERA by Antonia Cruz-KentKoi-Coy by Lillian MotternLeo's Requiem by Darius BuckleyThe Queen of the Living Room by Mijuan Ye, Oil on Canvas by Aditya Lal Chadha, and Scrubland by Stephen Bush.


An Octoroon
by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins
Directed by Dean Irby

January 31–February 3, 2024

The MFA Acting Showcase
April 2024

Opening February 23, 2024

Opening April 26, 2024

Opening April 5, 2024

Dramaturgs Showcase
Opening April 12, 2024

On the Evolutionary Function of Shame
Opening February 16, 2024

Conservation of Matter
Opening March 1, 2024

In the Bronx Brown Girls Can See Stars Too
Opening March 8, 2024

Opening March 15, 2024

Opening March 22, 2024

The Finisher and the Opener Destroy the Universe
Opening March 29, 2024

Perish in the Flood
Opening March 29, 2024

Eleven Weeks of Nuclear Summer
Opening April 19, 2024

Here, Time Feels So
Opening April 26, 2024

Opening May 3, 2024

Broken Arpeggio
Opening May 10, 2024


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