New Works Festival

New Works Festival

April 29 - May 1, 2022

Flint Rep’s annual New Works Festival is a three-day event presenting staged readings of new plays. Audience members will get a chance to experience this new work before anyone else and participate in post-show discussions with the playwrights.

Keep yourself and others safe. With continued concern for the health and safety of artists and patrons and in consideration for the size of the venue and close proximity of the audience to the stage, THE FOLLOWING WILL BE IN EFFECT FOR THE FLINT REPERTORY THEATRE’S 2021-22 productions:

Masks Required regardless of vaccination status.
Proof of Vaccination OR Proof of a Negative COVID-19 Test Required.
There are no exceptions to this policy.

READ OUR FULL POLICY HERE

Friday, April 29 - 7:00pm
‘RAIN ON FIRE 
By Karen Saari
Marie comes home to plan her mother’s funeral. Dying suddenly of a drug overdose, her mother, Lorraine, left a surprising final wish for Marie and her cousin Caleb to fulfill together. Marie struggles with her anger and loss in a tense, and often funny, play that deals with the opiate crisis in Michigan's northwoods.

Saturday, April 30 - 2:00pm
DANGER AND OPPORTUNITY
By Ken Urban
Together for a decade, Christian and Edwin are a married gay couple in a rut, when suddenly Christian’s unconventional ex-girlfriend re-appears. This unlikely trio finds themselves embarking on an unexpected journey together. A comedy about throuples and the hope of starting a family.

Saturday, April 30 - 7:00pm
INTO THE SIDE OF A HILL
by James Anthony Tyler
At a Historically Black University in 2004, six fraternity brothers rehearse for the annual Homecoming Step Show. As they rehearse, mental illness, toxic masculinity, and war bring all of the young men into battle with each other. Is their brotherhood strong enough to keep them united?

Sunday, May 1 - 7:00pm
THE FUTURE IS FEMALE… 
by Nandita Shenoy
When Toni, Maria, and Aditi arrive at the Future is Freedom Retreat, they don’t know quite what to expect, but their fearless guide Lois is eager to share her plan to take back the power from conservative forces in government. Set in the not-too-distant future, “The Future is Female…” asks whether adopting the playbook of the enemy is really the path to freedom and whether power is really worth any price.

Sponsored by Jay and Jennifer Jolliffe