The FIRST FLIGHT New Play Festival is one of Indie Theatre's premiere development events for new plays. We're excited that FF will return November 11th-13th, 2022.
FIRST FLIGHT serves as a springboard to assist new plays in their creative development. Each selected play is paired with a director and given multiple days of rehearsal, with space between for re-writes and additional process. At the completion of rehearsal, each play is presented for a supportive invited audience.
Plays are invited into FIRST FLIGHT following a rigorous vetting process, including multiple rounds of readers. The main questions each round of examination ask of each play are:
Is this a theatrical play vs. a television or film script?
Does the play use language in a unique way?
Does the play speak to our modern cultural moment?
For a history of plays in the festival, click here.
FIRST FLIGHT does not accept musicals or one act plays.