On Stage at the 2019 Pittsburgh New Works Festival

The Pittsburgh New Works Festival has been dedicated to producing new plays from all over the world for 29 years! From comedy to drama and traditional to cutting edge, there’s always something for everyone to love. Presented by 18 of the Pittsburgh region’s theatre companies and top-notch acting talent from all corners of the region, New Works is something not to be missed!


Supporting the creation of new work is the heart of the Pittsburgh New Works Festival.  To that end, PNWF has re-invented its staged readings to make them more valuable to playwrights.  We've built a creative laboratory that gives the producing companies the flexibility to explore the scripts in everything from seated reading to full productions.  Pay what you like to join us for an evening with drinks, food and new theatre!

LabWorks August 18 at 7pm

The Ringmistress by Sharon Farrell of Denver, CO
produced by Hambones Theater Company

A Safe Love by Lindsey Brown of Auckland, New Zealand
produced by The Summer Company

From a Phone Booth in Japan by Gordon Bolar of Kalamazzoo, MI
produced by Iron Horse Theatre Company


LabWorks August 25 at 7pm

Devotional Blackmail by Scott Gibson of Evergreen, CO
produced by The South Hills Players

Godwise by Lisa Bruna of Boynton Beach, FL
produced by The Pittsburgh New Works Festival

The Gap by Joseph Krawczyk of New York, NY
produced by The Jesters' Guild



This is what Pittsburgh New Works has been doing for 29 years!  Join 12 Pittsburgh region theatre companies for four weeks of new plays.  See one show with a single ticket or see them all with a Festival Pass subscription!


Program A (September 5 - 14)

Who's Afraid? by Jeff DeSantis of Baden, PA
produced by South Park Theatre

A Learning Experience by Michael Wolfson of Valley Village, CA
produced by McKeesport Little Theater

The Setup by PJ Roup of Plum, PA
produced by The Bobcat Players


Program B (September 6 - 15)

Like Mom Used to Say... by F.J. Hartland of Johnstown, PA
produced by Thoreau, NM - A Production Company

All Over But The Shooting by Phil Keeling of Roswell, GA
produced by Split Stage Productions

Statin Eye-Land Fairy by Richard Manley of San Francisco, CA
produced by Little Lake Theatre


Program C (September 19 - 28)

The Island by Joe Breen of New York, NY
produced by CCAC South Campus Theatre

#NotMeAnymore by Garry Kluger of La Crescenta, CA
produced by The Duquesne University Red Masquers

Oedipus, but Better by Brian Scanlan of New York, NY
produced by The Heritage Players


Program D (September 20 - 29)

The Scottish Loo by J. Thalia Cunningham of Delmar, NY
produced by Prime Stage Theatre

Charlotte's Revival by Ben Scranton of Springfield, MA
produced by The Theatre Factory

Eternal Hellfire and Damnation: A Love Story by Maury Zeff of San Francisco, CA
produced by R-ACT Theatre Productions