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Hollins Festival of New Works - Virtual Event

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: July 23, 2021 to July 25, 2021
  • Times: various
  • Admission: Free
  • Hollins University
    Location: Hollins University - Virtual Event
    7916 Williamson Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019
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Hollins Festival of New Works

Friday, July 23 – Sunday, July 25, 2021


Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwright’s Lab. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre’s Waldron Stage for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe. As part of the festival, there will be a panel discussion when our guest respondents will introduce themselves, talk briefly about their own background, and then give a moderated response to the festival as a whole. Get acquainted with these plays and playwrights before they are famous, and engage in a conversation about theatre with our students, faculty, and some established theatre professionals. Again this year, due to ongoing pandemic restrictions, festival readings will be presented live online.

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Friday, July 23
8 p.m.: Cherished, by Rachel Graf Evans
Saturday, July 24
11 a.m.: Shadows Cast, by Mike Moran
2 p.m.: Dragon Butcher, by Richard Cannaday
4 p.m.:  In Bloom, by Gwyneth Strope
8 p.m.:  Unarmed and Dangerous, by Breana C. Venablé
Sunday, July 25
11 a.m.: The Star of the County Down, by Kristin Lundberg
2 p.m.: Mothers and Terrorists, by David Beach
4 p.m.: The Detention Lottery, by Margaret O’Donnell
8 p.m.: Festival Guest Respondent Round Table

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Hollins Festival of New Works - Virtual Event
  • 7916 Williamson Road
  • Roanoke, VA 24019
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  • Hollins University - Virtual Event
  • Free
  • Recurring daily