New Play Readings Festival
About The Show
Each year Stage West features the top winning play from our Southwest Playwriting Competition in its NEW PLAY READINGS FESTIVAL. This year’s reading of our winning submission "Dust", will be preceded by new play readings from playwrights Mat Smart, who wrote last year’s "The Royal Society of Antarctica", and Janielle Kastner, who played Karla in "A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Gynecologic Oncology Unit at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center of New York City".
1:00pm : Kill Local by Mat Smart
(contains 1 10-minute intermission)
There will be a Post Show Conversation immediately after the performance.
4:30pm : Sweetpea by Janielle Kastner
Playwright in Attendance
7:00pm : Dust by Nicole Oglesby
821/823 W Vickery Blvd, Fort Worth, TX 76104
Stage West is a highly-respected regional theatre operating under an S.P.T. agreement with Actors’ Equity Association, the professional union of theatrical actors and stage managers in the United States. Founded in 1979, the organization's mission is to entertain, inspire, and challenge through great live theatre and to offer exceptional low-cost and/or free educational outreach services to the community at large. Stage West's staff works daily to broaden and intensify the theatrical experience for our patrons with consistently excellent acting, directing, and plays. Meticuous attention to creative detail, customer service, and a willingness to step outside of the box with new, thought-provoking material has led to consistent critical and audience-based praised for Stage West. Through all of this, the company nurtures the artistic growth of area actors, directors, designers, and playwrights by providing meaty material and a safe environment in which to explore. Over the theatre's history, 265 shows, including 244 plays and 21 musicals, have been produced by the group. Stage West's typical season is comprised of a wide range of works including new, classic, and contemporary plays that reflect the national conversation and the human experience today. In addition to on-stage offerings, Stage West also operates the Lobby Cafe which offers an assortment of delicious appetizers, sandwiches, salads, and hot meals for 90 minutes before each performance. Reservations are highly advised. While in the cafe, audiences are likely to dine next to creative team members who also frequent the restaurant before shows. Additionally, the Lobby Cafe walls display a new set of artists for each play as an added visual treat. Finally, Stage West is home to a wide variety of educational opportunities from weekly classes, to summer camps, to writing festivals for K-12 students and adults. Stage West is a theatre for the whole community where diversity is celebrated and a shared humanity embraced. Come join us!