New Works Festival



The 16th Annual New Works Festival will take place August 9-20, 2017.
Titles will be announced in the spring of 2017. 

Attracting theatre lovers from across the country, TheatreWorks’ New Works Festival is the artistic highlight of the summer. An extraordinary opportunity to experience new plays and musicals in their early stages of development, the Festival has launched many new works onto TheatreWorks’ mainstage and on to productions nationally. The acclaimed Confederates and the musicals Triangle, Fly By Night, and Emma all came to life in the Festival, as did Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Memphis, off-Broadway’s hit Striking 12, the off-Broadway play Equivocation, winner of the 2009 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, and The North Pool, winner of the Will Glickman Award for Best New Play to Premiere in the Bay Area in 2011. For two glorious weeks in August, audiences applaud, debate, and help shape new shows for America’s future, while sharing fine wines with their authors in the starlit courtyard of the Lucie Stern Theatre. 

The New Works Festival has a long history!