TheatreSquared’s 2013 Arkansas New Play Festival set for June 14-16

The fifth annual Arkansas New Play Festival is coming soon to Fayetteville.

The event, featuring staged reading of four new plays by professional playwrights, a showcase of ten-minute plays by Arkansas high school students, and the annual 24-Hour Play-Off competition, kicks off on Friday, June 14 at Nadine Baum Studios.

The four featured plays at this year’s festival include Don Chipotle by Juan Francisco Villa, Raw Vision by Les Wade, If I Did This by E.M. Lewis, and Swimming With Van Gogh by Susan Felder.

“Four leading playwrights are bringing scripts in raw form to Northwest Arkansas this June,” said T2 Artistic Director Robert Ford. “We’re thrilled to match them with TheatreSquared’s artists and audience and help shape these bold new works. If you love storytelling and great theatre, this is a weekend you won’t want to miss.”

Tickets are $7 for staged reading performances, $10 for The 24 Hour Play-Off, or $30 for a New Play Pass including all festival events. Through a new “Month of New Plays” partnership with the University of Arkansas Department of Drama, New Play Pass buyers may also add admission to six new work performances by UA students for just $10. Each new play reading will be followed by a conversation with the playwright, director and cast.

For more information about the plays and playwrights coming to the Arkansas New Play Festival, visit

Arkansas New Play Festival Performance Schedule

Friday, June 14
6:30pm – Don Chipotle by Juan Francisco Villa ($7)
8:30pm – Raw Vision by Les Wade ($7)

Saturday, June 15
2:00pm – Arkansas Young Playwrights Showcase (Free)
6:30pm – If I Did This by E.M. Lewis ($7)
8:30pm – Swimming with Van Gogh by Susan Felder ($7)

Sunday, June 16
6:30pm – The 24 Hour Play-Off ($10)