New Works Festival I & II

Spring 2022

Seniors in Princeton’s Program in Theater present a range of new plays and musicals they have written and produced by faculty member Shariffa Ali.

Works presented February 10-27 for New Works Festival I, followed by New Works Festival II throughout March 25-April 23, 2022.

Tickets & Details

Held at various theaters and studios at the Lewis Arts complex and New South on the Princeton University campus, all performances are free and open to University students, faculty and staff.

To reserve free tickets through University Ticketing, log-in to the ticketing website with Princeton netID. All shows will be listed individually with separate tickets available for each performance.

 

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Music TheaterProgram in Theater

"The Great Cloud: Stories and Songs" is an original song cycle devised by Princeton senior Alexandra Buzzini '22 from conversations with Christian students from American and international backgrounds about their life stories and spiritual testimonies. Open to University community; free tickets required.

Sat Apr 9, 2022 - Sun Apr 10, 2022 · 8:30 pm

New Works Festival II: Shalom Bayit by Aleeza Schoenberg

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

"Shalom Bayit" takes place across several months in the same kitchen, with all but one scene occurring on a Friday afternoon as a Modern Orthodox Jewish family prepares for the Jewish Sabbath. In the play, three siblings grapple with faith; identity; sexuality; mental illness; and trying to support their friends, their family, and themselves. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Fri Apr 1, 2022 - Sat Apr 2, 2022 · 8:00 pm

New Works Festival II: Clara by Leila Abou-Jaoude

New South Acting Studio · Presented by: Program in Theater

This new musical by Princeton theater and music senior Leila Abou-Jaoude '22 considers Clara Schumann's place in music history. Detailing her career, correspondences, and compositions, the musical traces her development as an artist and woman. FREE and open to University community; no tickets required.

Donald G. Drapkin Studio, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Princeton Chinese TheaterProgram in Theater

This original musical written and directed by Program in Theater/Music Theater certificate senior Cindy Han '22 features the four main characters of the famous Chinese epic Journey to the West but tells the never before explored story of their journey back home after they’ve successfully obtained Buddhist scriptures at the end of their journey westward. FREE and open to public; tickets required.

CoLab · Presented by: Program in Theater

The Bittersweet Ballad of Blessed & Messiah. Girl meets boy. Or boy meets girl. Boy falls in and out of. And girl falls through. Blessed fell for somebody who spoke in her own language—metaphors and rhymes. However, she realizes words are just words sometimes. Nothing more. Nothing less. A new interdisciplinary work created by Silma Berrada '22. Open to University community; free tickets required. Art installation also on view in CoLab from 12-6 PM on 2/19.

Thu Feb 10, 2022 - Fri Feb 11, 2022 · 8:00 pm

New Works Festival I: Lia by Meigan Clark

Wallace Theater, Lewis Arts complex · Presented by: Program in Theater

Lia, an original play based loosely on Shakespeare's "Hamlet," tells Ophelia's untold story, drawing on and ultimately subverting many elements of the original play. Written by senior Meigan Clark '22 and directed by senior Ines Aitsahalia '22. FREE and open to University community; tickets required.

Tickets

All events in the New Works Festival are free and open only to Princeton students, faculty and staff. Tickets required.

Accessibility

Guests in need of access accommodations should contact the Lewis Center at 609-258-5262 or LewisCenter@princeton.edu for assistance at least 1 week in advance of the event date.

New Works Festival I Poster

New works Festival II Poster