Twenty-four outstanding playwrights, will converge in Independence, Kansas for a public staged reading of their new scripts during the New Play Lab at the 38th Annual William Inge Theater Festival, May 22-25, at Independence Community College. Now in its fourth year, the Inge Festival New Play Lab connects playwrights with national and regional theater communities. The Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission (KCAIC) partners with the Inge Festival in presenting the New Play Lab. The KCAIC is dedicated to measuring, promoting, supporting, and expanding the creative industries to grow the state's economy and generate creative industry-related jobs.
All plays are 10 to 30 -minutes long, and the readings are open to the public. Tickets for the New Play Lab and all Inge Festival events as well as all other information is available at www.ingecenter.org, or at (620) 332-5648.
The 2019 New Play Lab playwrights are: Brendan Beseth, Fayetteville, AR; Asher Bowles, Minneapolis, MN; Nelson Diaz-Marcano, New York, NY; David Dudley, St. Johnsbury, VT; James English, Providence, RI; Ron Fassler, New York, NY; Jordan Henry, Chattanooga, TN; Kevin King, Kansas City, MO; Kenneth P. Langer, Maynard, MA; Bill Lynch, New York, NY; Tony Manzo, New York, NY; Alan Olejinczak, San Francisco, CA; Reuel Olin, San Diego, CA; Dave Osmundsen, Pompton Plains, NJ; Michael Pisaturo, Brighton, MA; John Remington, Adams, OR; Nedra Roberts, Brookhaven, GA; Nan Satter, New Paltz, NY; and Mary Teitelbaum, New York, NY.