Journal of New Playwrights

On a cold, January morning of 2007, four playwrights in the MFA program in Playwriting at UCLA huddled in the Murphy Sculpture Garden discussing their desire to see new works read, staged, and produced for future production. They immediately started on producing a reading series and by the summer of 2008, they had published their first volume of dramatic work.

New Playwrights continues to promote the reading series as a method of fine tuning work prior to production or submission to theater companies and writing competitions, as well a dynamic forum allowing collaboration between actors and directors.

The journal allows for the preservation of MFA Playwrights work developed at UCLA and provides a way to showcase the plays in a literary format.

Current Issue

The 4th annual issue of New Playwrights at UCLA is available for sale in print through UC Press and for free online.

Editors

Editor-in-chief: Joe Marciniak

Consulting Editor: Edit Villarreal

Featured Playwrights

Alexander Maggio, Ayla Harrison, Craig Jessen, Matt Quinlan, Jon Edwards, and Tyler McClain.

Table of Contents

LOST CAUSE

*2011 Kendeda National Playwriting Competition Finalist*

    • Alexander Maggio

BABEL BELLY

Craig Jessen

SWELL SEASON

Ayla Harrison

KATHLEEN TURNER’S EAR

*Official Selection – Abbie Hoffman Died for Our Sins Theatre Festival XXIII in Chicago, IL*

Jonathan Edwards

HOW TO PREVENT THE FRENCH REVOLUTION

Tyler McClain

WIFE-AWAY

Matthew Quinlan

RELIGION & ICE CREAM

*Selected for the 2011 Theater Masters’ National Playwrights Festival*

by Matthew Quinlan

FEAR OF ZOMBIES

*Official Selection – Poor Mouth Theatre’s “Puttin’ On Your Shorts 3” Festival in NYC*

by Craig Jessen

The Marianne Murphy Women & Philanthropy Play Reading Series

ADMISSIONS

by Maggie Rose Yanniello

LAST SUPPER DEIPNOS

written by Iakovos Kampanellis

translated by Conor Hanratty

from a literal translation by Maria Sehopoulou

To read more about the contents of the journal, click here.

Resources

Website: http://www.tft.ucla.edu/profiles/scholarship/edit-villarreal/

Purchase print copies of New Playwrights through publishing partner UC Press

Contact

Email: bruin862@ucla.edu

103 East Melnitz

Los Angeles , CA 90095

Phone: 310-825-5761

Staff Members:

Editors

Simon Adam

Jacob Burnstein-Stern

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