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Hollins Festival of New Works

  • Recurring daily
  • Dates: July 17, 2020 to July 19, 2020
  • Times: July 17 at 7pm; July 18-19 at 11am, 2pm, 4pm, 8pm
  • Admission: Free
  • Hollins University
    Hollins University 7916 Williamson Road
    Roanoke, VA 24019
  • Phone: (540) 362-6451
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Hollins Festival of New Works

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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. This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Festival readings will be presented live online via Zoom (all times Eastern):

Friday, July 17

8 pm  Deadline 2037, by Margaret O’Donnell

Saturday, July 18

11 am  Shadow of the Son, by Kate Leslie

2 pm  My Shame is Your Demon, by Gwyneth Strope

4 pm  The Female Quixote, by Claire Wittman

8 pm  The Killjoys, by Lauren Brooke Ellis

Sunday, July 19

11 am: Candy House: For Sale by Witch, by Sarah Katerina Smith

2 pm: You Created Our Fate, by Ami Trowell

4 pm: The Dying of Ida Greene, by Michael Tobin

8 pm: Festival Guest Respondent Round Table

Admission: free, open to the public.

July 17, 7 pm
July 18-19, 11 am, 2 pm, 4 pm, 8 pm
(The 8 pm slot on the July 19 is a panel discussion with our Festival Guest Respondents)

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Hollins Festival of New Works
  • Hollins University
  • Roanoke, VA 24019
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  • Hollins University
  • Free
  • Recurring daily