15th Annual New Voices Young Playwrights Festival

April 27—28

Inspired by the New Voices Playwriting Residency, the New Voices Young Playwrights Festival is fully produced by the Learning & Creative Engagement department and the Professional Training Company. By harnessing the wildly creative resources under its roof, Actors Theatre provides an opportunity where young people of all backgrounds are invited to see plays and make plays.

performed by the actors of the 2019–2020 Professional Training Company


2020 Lineup

Once Upon a Break Room
by Alexandra Rapp (Mercy Academy)

The Bow and Its Arrow
by Jocelynn Pry (J. Graham Brown School)

Posthumous Mishaps
by J.C. Hyde (Floyd Central High School)

His Lesson
by Lita Van (Atherton High School)

Sister Shook
by Skylar Wooden (Central High School)

Waffle Angel
by Aidan Kash (St. Francis School)

by Katie Dobson (Ballard High School)

Postmodern Dad
by Ethan Bower (Salem High School)

Honorable Mentions

A Bite of Strange Fruit by Olivia Benford (Marion C. Moore School)
Primaries by Islan F. (Brooklawn)


Plan Your Trip

Your Visit

If this is your first time coming to the theatre, or it's been awhile since your last visit, here are some useful tips to know before you go.


Make a reservation at MilkWood, owned and operated by celebrity chef Ed Lee.