New Works Festival

January 17 - 19

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

All readings are held in Elgood Theatre at Flint Repertory Theatre

Register now!

$10 each
$20 for a festival pass to attend all 4 readings
$10 for a college student festival pass*

*Must provide a valid college ID. 

Friday, January 17, 7:00pm

TALK TO ME

Book and lyrics by Charlie Sohne
Music by Tim Rosser

Commissioned by the New York City Children's Theatre, this musical is about a young boy on the autism spectrum and the unexpected companionship he finds Siri, the automated personal assistant on his mother's iPhone. What starts out as an easy and reliable way to get answers to all his questions might prove to be his key to learning to better connect with those around him.

Saturday, January 18, 2:00pm

QUIVER

By Jenni Lamb

For over twenty years, Adam and Diane (twin brother and sister) have spent a week at their cabin in Northern Michigan waking at dawn and heading into the woods armed with compound bows and coffee. After missing the last three years, Adam is desperate for the silence of the woods and Diane needs to fill her freezer with venison for the winter. Quiver explores our relationship to our surroundings and habitat, and our deep need to connect with nature. It also delves into the way we experience the end of relationships, childhood, and life itself.

Saturday, January 18, 7:00pm

WRONG RIVER

by Josh Wilder

As the water crisis in Flint, Michigan begins to make national headlines, a young couple struggling to make ends meet scrambles to fight for a better future for their daughter -- even if it means losing everything they have.

Sunday, January 19, 7:00pm

THE MOON AND THE SEA

Book by Douglas Lyons
Concept, Music & Lyrics by Creighton Irons

Along with their friend Elijah, Charlie and Erin revisit the beach where years before they experienced a miracle -- the moon and the sea fell in love and became one. When Erin unexpectedly brings her new fiancee, Charlie is forced to confront the idea that their love is finished and made to wonder whether the event that changed his life even happened at all.
(Closing Repection to follow)