2020 Brave New Play Rites Festival
Now in its 34th year, the University of British Columbia's Creative Writing Program presents the Brave New Play Rites Festival, premiering twenty plays at the NEST on Granville Island.
The festival will feature 10 Full Productions, 8 Staged Readings, and new this year, 2 Grad Readings. All plays are written by UBC Creative Writing students, with talent from across Vancouver performing and presenting these unique, new works.
The NEST (formerly Studio 1398), 1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island, Vancouver BC
Full Productions (Blue and Red Programs) $20, available online until 1 hour before the start of the show. Tickets also available at the door, cash only.
Staged and Grad Readings (Green, Yellow, Orange and Purple Programs) tickets are available at the door only. $5 cash.
For individual play descriptions, read here: https://www.bravenewplayrites.com/full-productions
We can't wait to see you at one of our plays!
Each night features performances of 5 new short plays (each no more than fifteen minutes in length). These plays are fully produced, with set design, sound design, lighting design, and a dedicated cast and crew.
Blue Program Schedule (Full Productions)
Tue Mar 17, 7:30 PM
Thu Mar 19, 7:30 PM
Sat Mar 21, 7:30 PM
Blue Program Plays:
The Pit, by Jordan Ewart
A Riddle and A Kiss, by Fiona Revill
Hysteria, by Erin Lindsay
Last Will and Testament, by Chimedum Ohaegbu
The Deal, by Emma Leck
Red Program Schedule (Full Productions)
Wed Mar 18, 7:30 PM
Fri Mar 20, 7:30 PM
Sun Mar 22, 7:30 PM
Red Program Plays:
Moneybags, by Vanessa Hill
Deal with the Devil, by Sydney Marino
Cross-Cultural Exchange, by Tanvi Bhatia
Band Practice, by Poppy Lodge
Weather Report, by Cara m. DiGirolamo
Each program features staged readings of 4 new short plays (each no more than fifteen minutes in length). The actors have rehearsed the pieces but will have scripts in hand. Come hear these plays aloud for the first time.
Green Program (Staged Readings): Sat Mar 21, 1:00 PM
Elegy and Ever After, by Patrick de Moss
Magic Potion, by Nayoung Jin
First Love, by Nancy Wu
Interviews, by Ezri Boehm
Yellow Program (Staged Readings): Sun Mar 22, 1:00 PM
Episode 308: Answered by Indigo, by Asli Sozen
Birdwatching, by Tristan Hay Lee
Two Sides to Every Conflict, by Andrew Horwitz
Scheme, by Dor Tabi
Each program features a staged reading of a full-length play (up to ninety minutes in length each). These plays were written by graduating or graduated students from the UBC Creative Writing program. Hear their words brought to life to see how their hard work has paid off!
Orange Program (Grad Reading): Sat Mar 21, 2:30 PM
BZOU, by Andrey Summers
Purple Program (Grad Reading): Sun Mar 22, 2:30 PM
A Splendid, Savage Place, by Liesl Lafferty
The Nest (formally Studio 1398) (View)
1398 Cartwright St., Granville Island
Vancouver, BC V6H3R8
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