AboutFACE is delighted to present its 10th annual NEWvember Festival of New Plays! Come and join us for a weekend of rehearsed readings of the most exciting new plays from our open call, plus post-show Q&As with the writers.
Past plays developed at NEWvember have gone on to Off-Broadway, international and award-winning productions, including recent hits Looking at the Sun and The Gods of the Ozarks.
The NEWvember Dublin 2022 plays are:
The Patriarch by Shayne Kennedy
Mikayla is brought to Chicago to meet her fiancée’s family for the first time – and uncovers deeply buried secrets, rotten roots and dark magic in four generations of an Irish-American clan, in this engrossing tale of love, legacy and Celtic myth.
Saturday 5th November at 3pm + post-show Q&A with the writer
Dear Viggo and the Blue Haired Woman by Doc Andersen-Bloomfield
From the 1960s on, male undercover police officers infiltrated left wing groups in the UK, manipulating female members into long lasting relationships. Three women come to an inquiry searching for justice – and answers, in this thought-provoking story of deception and duty.
Saturday 5thNovember at 7.30pm + post-show Q&A with the writer
Purgatory Intermediate Room by Ned Dougherty
When Jasper arrives into an unexpected classroom, he finds a poet, a novelist and a stand-up comedian, all struggling to get out, and a rather unusual teacher showing them the way, in this mind-bending existential comedy about graduation.
Sunday 6th November at 1pm + post-show Q&A with the writer
Development Spotlight Presentation: Daniel by Catherine Higgins-Moore
From playing on beaches and drinking in bars in New York to changing nappies in suburban Cork, we follow the trajectory of four people, two Irish, two American, searching for love, connection and meaning in this powerful transatlantic tale about the impact of grief, aging and lost dreams.
Sunday 6th November at 5pm + post-show Q&A with the writer
Duration: Each event will include a rehearsed reading, an interval and a post-show Q&A and will last approx 2 hours 15 mins.
About the company…
We believe that Great Stories = Memorable, Meaningful Nights Out.
We promise you a warm welcome, because for us audience comes first. We find and develop great plays – funny and moving, thrilling and thought-provoking, revealing and inspiring – from Ireland, the United States and beyond, and bring these to vivid life with electric acting from our passionate ensemble of professional actors.
Recent productions include the world premieres of Looking at the Sun by Emily Bohannon, The Gods of the Ozarks by Matthew Cole Kelly, and the award-winning Transatlantic Tales.