January 19, 2011

Brave New Works is laboratory for the stage

Every two years, The Playwriting Center of Theater Emory provides theater professionals and students with the space and resources to conduct creative experimentation, to create new works for the stage, and to test the dramatic product on an audience.  For three weeks this spring, the Brave New Works festival of new and evolving plays will give playwrights a laboratory to work with a director and actors, revise and rewrite their scripts, and share the results with members of the Emory and Atlanta community.

Brave New Works has helped springboard many projects to success beyond Emory. For example, 2009’s "Hominid" inspired by Emory primatologist Frans de Waal was fully produced at Theater Emory and Out Of Hand Theater has toured the show across Germany and the Netherlands.  

This year’s Brave New Works includes a new collaboration by Out Of Hand Theater and playwright Margaret Baldwin, “Without Which Nothing,” dealing with issues surrounding water.

Other works to be presented include “Goree Crossing,” a musical by playwright Paul Carter Harrison; a documentary on kites by filmmaker Kent Wall; and an evening of short, one-person plays written by Emory students; along with many other new plays for the stage and screen.

Brave New Works 2011 will be held from March 29 to April 17.  Readings are free with reservations made by calling 404.727.5050. Visit, or for more details and the forthcoming schedule.

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