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2018 Pittsburgh New Works Festival Gala

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You're invited to the biggest theatre party of the year!  Eat, drink, and celebrate the Pittsburgh New Works Festival! Join the Festival actors, directors, and playwrights as we honor the work done by everyone who brought this Festival's world premiere plays to life!  This year's gala will be held at Cefalo's, a beautiful, historic church re-imagined as an elegant  banquet and event center.


5PM Cocktail Hour and Gourmet Tapas Bar - 7PM Awards Ceremony
Followed by Live D.J. and Dancing

Tickets are $35 per person.
Cash Bar.  Seating is limited.
Reservations must be made by October 1.  Tickets will not be available at the door.


The Donna Awards for the most stand-out artists of the Festival will be awarded during the evening.  Awards will be given for outstanding supporting actor, outstanding supporting actress, outstanding actor, outstanding actress, outstanding contribution from a director, outstanding production, and finally, the outstanding contribution from a playwright which includes the $500 prize for best script.



Every year, the Festival recognizes an outstanding individual for their impact and service to the Pittsburgh region's theatre community.  The 2018 honoree is David Crawford.

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Earlier Event: September 23
Program D
Later Event: November 5
New Play Readings