Brave New Works 2020

Join us for three weeks of Brave New Works 2020, The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory’s biennial festival of new work! 

All readings are free of charge and perform in the Theater Lab at the Schwartz Center for Performing Arts.

Sign up to reserve your free ticket here:


Week 1:

Friday, January 31

The Use of Wildflowers by Kimberly Belflower at 7:30 p.m. 

Directed by Samantha Provenzano

Saturday, February 1

The Hands That Could by Josh Wilder at 2:00 p.m. 

Directed by Jamil Jude

One Thousand Years of Sacred Music and Two Americans by Brendan Pelsue with Music by Matthew Suttor at 7:30 p.m. 

Directed by Leora Morris

Week 2: 4:48X2020

Saturday, February 8 

Alumni 4:48x2020 Marathon Reading of four plays starting at 3:00 p.m.

4:48x2020, Emory's annual speed-writing challenge that brings together four of the best and brightest playwrights to pen brand new plays inspired by shared source material in a mere 48 hours is back during!

Playwrights: David Garrett, Scott Turner Schofield, Edith Freni, Jim Grimsley 

Creative Collaborators: Dr. David Lynn, Dr. Amanda Freeman and team 

Directed By: Leslie Swackhamer

Acting Ensemble: Allen Read, Blake Covington, Maggie Beker, Claire Rigsby

The 2020 Source Material: The Uninhabitable Earth: Life After Warming by David Wallace-Wells

Week 3: 

Friday, February 14

Wright Lab: Day by Julia Byrne and Land of Smiles by Anneka Rose at 7:30 p.m. 

Directed by Park Krausen

Saturday, February 15

Edinburgh Fringe Project: The Dark Hound of Malleus written by the Theater Emory Touring Ensemble at 7:30 p.m. 

Directed by Brent Glenn

Sunday, February 16

Lenaia Playwriting Festival- student-written new work