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Mark Your Calendars The New School For Drama’s New Visions Playwrights Festival

Don’t miss the New Voices Playwrights Festival, a novel series featuring seven original plays performed in repertory from April 8-24 at The New School for Drama Theater. This festival, advised by award-winning director and faculty member Jim Simpson, highlights the work of the graduating MFA playwrights, directors, and actors and is free and open to the public. Working with professionals in the New York theater world like Simpson is one of the foundations of the Drama students’ experience at The New School.

An ambitious program of seven new plays – a season’s worth of work!, said Simpson. Simpson has been teaching Directing The First Production to third-year students earning an MFA in directing.

Simpson is the founder and artistic director of The Flea Theater (2004 Drama Desk Award cited for Downtown Adventurous Theater), a two-time OBIE-award winner, and has been cited for artistic leadership in Downtown New York by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council in 2002. He has directed more than 70 works at the most prestigious regional theatres in the United States and has also directed for film and television.

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New Voices is generously supported by the Harold and Mimi Steinberg Charitable Trust

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