Emerson Stage

X Dance and NewFest New Works Festival

The NewFest New Works Festival is a month-long celebration of the creativity of Emerson students.

The Rod Parker Playwriting Award and NewFest are both funded by the generous support of Rod Parker ’51. Mr. Parker wrote his first play while an undergraduate at Emerson College, and in 1991 made the Playwrights' Festival possible by creating an endowment to fund fellowships for student playwrights and support the first productions of their work.

NewFest: On My Honor
Greene Theater | March 19-22, 2015
A new play written by Robin Goldberg, '15

winner of the Rod Parker Playwriting Fellowship
Directed by Joe Antoun

Troop 2185 is the baddest Girl Scout troop on the block, and it's starting to take a toll on the adults. Bad behavior, botched field trips, and don't even get started on the uniforms: On My Honor is a dark comedy about honesty, fairness, courage, compassion and...cookies.

FESTIVAL PASS (On My Honor and X Dance): $15

NewFest New Readings
Directed readings of new plays: 

Ideal Conditions for Fruit Flies by Emma Young
Muse by Hannah Mattison
Intimacy and Other Forgotten Things by Grace Hoffman
Once More by Evan Vihlen

Semel Theater | March 23 & 25 @ 8pm

This event is free, but reservations are required. Request tickets here.

NewFest New Readings

An evening of the following short plays, directed by Harsh J. Gagoomal 

A Fable Regarding the Octopus by Mitchell Buckley
Leave by Mary Frances Noser
A Man of Great Sympathy by Kyle Peters
The Great Tragedy of Me by Everett Mason

And songs composed by Jonathan Acorn, Victoria Beaudoin, Simon Kiser, and Lily Richards
Semel Theater | March 28 @ 8pm

This event is free, but reservations are required. Request tickets here.

X Dance
Greene Theater | April 2-5, 2015
Choreography by Madeleine Beimford, Allison Boudreau, Nelly Calhoun, Michael Chancellor, and Mark Wolf Roberts
Artistic Direction by Marlena Yannetti

Festival Pass (On My Honor and X Dance): $15