First Flight New Play Festival

Zach Robidas and Marnie Schulenburg Robidas in PERSEPHONE by Kristin Palmer, directed by Heather Cohn
Zach Robidas and Marnie Schulenburg Robidas in PERSEPHONE by Kristin Palmer, directed by Heather Cohn

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.

 

This years Festival schedule includes The Baton Reading of DOUBLE HELIX by Michael Allen Harris, an encore reading of Dan Marshall's A MURDER OF CROWS and the return of ROCK-N-ROLES.

 

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.

A packed reading of Shelley McPherson's EXIT ZERO as part of First Flight
A packed reading of Shelley McPherson's EXIT ZERO as part of First Flight