"And where are the new plays? The new directors?" - Elia Kazan, 1993
Are you looking for new, challenging theater that makes you think and feel something ... different? Sure, all theatre should probably do that, but a lot of long-run and revival offerings out there are as comfortable as an old shoe. Not necessarily a bad thing (I love old shoes), but nostalgia and familiarity are not the only flavors that can satisfy a palate. And some palates can only be satisfied by something really new. The 2023 INKubator New Play Festival is precisely what Hollywood giant Elia Kazan was looking for when he said that 30 years ago. Art House Productions is bringing you a festival of six brand-new plays by New Jersey-connected authors.
The six playwrights (Micharne Cloughley, Amir-Gabriel Gad, Adin Lenahan, Iraisa Ann Reilly, Edwin Rivera-Arias and Emmy Weissman) met with program director Alex Tobey monthly for nearly a year to share new material, receive criticism and develop new plays. Now, each writer has partnered with a director and actors to present a public reading as a part of Art House Productions' fifth Annual INKubator New Play Festival May 8-17.