2nd Annual New World Play Festival

Poster by - JI Yang

Poster by - JI Yang

 

Three Weeks. Three Parks. Endless new worlds.

We're coming back at you with NWaC's 2nd Annual New World Play Festival. We'll be in three different Chicago Park Districts location's develop new plays with a range of local Chicago artists & community people. The New Worlds we are exploring this year's group of short plays are a little bit funny, a little bit scary, or a little heart-breaking, but they all show us a little bit about our world right now. Across the city, we want to discover: How do our parks serve as places of community? What happens when community changes? What happens when our communities reach out to each other? In Rogers Park, Lawndale, and South Chicago, we will be digging into these questions with new plays written and developed in our local parks.

Bessemer Park (8930 S Muskegon Ave. 60617)
Friday, July 26 at 5pm, Tuesday, July 30 & Tuesday, August 6 at 5pm

Douglas Park (1401 S. Sacramento Dr. 60623)
Friday, August 2 at 6pm, Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4 at 3pm

Indian Boundary Park (2500 W Lunt Ave. 60645)
Friday, August 9 at 6pm, Saturday, August 10 & Sunday, August 11 at 3pm

"Aparkalypse Now" by Ray Goldberg

Directed by Anya Clingman

Featuring Marcus Kenyadi as Jamie & Rachel Blomstrom as Charlie

"World Behind the Fence" by Lyra Yang

Directed by Heather Jencks

Featuring Melissa Reeves as Sara, Jacqueline Taylor as Aurora & Louise Yingduo Liu as Immie

"The Girl with the Sword" by Cal Walker

Directed by Anya Clingman

Featuring Ted Dayton as Arthur & Jessica Kearney as V

"Safe Keeping" by Conor McShane

Directed by Heather Jencks

Featuring Mogan Eliza Cooper as Charlotte, Anthony Hinderman as Leo &

Jordan Marie Ford as The Steward

Featuring Mogan Eliza Cooper as Charlotte, Anthony Hinderman as Leo & Jordan Marie Ford as The Steward

Featuring Mogan Eliza Cooper as Charlotte, Anthony Hinderman as Leo & Jordan Marie Ford as The Steward

Featuring Marcus Kenyadi as Jamie & Rachel Blomstrom as Charlie

Featuring Marcus Kenyadi as Jamie & Rachel Blomstrom as Charlie