NEWvember is a festival of rehearsed readings of new plays that takes place over four days in November. There is no fee for submissions and all plays are read blind of name or gender by our panel. The spirit of NEWvember is to provide a dynamic, interactive and comfortable place where writers can hear their plays read by professional actors and discuss their work and creative process. The first six festivals, co-produced with Tangent Theater Company, took place in the historic village of Tivoli (in upstate New York). In 2017, for the first time, NEWvember will be held in Dublin, Ireland at Belvedere House in Dublin’s city centre.

 

November 16-19 Belvedere House, Great Denmark Street, Dublin 1


NEWvember Dublin 2017 Playwrights, Top Row (L to R) Jeanne Beckwith, Ronan Carr, Jim Connell-Moylan. Bottom Row (L to R) Denis Dennehy, Fergal O’Byrne & Jennifer O’Grady

Thurs. Nov. 16 @ 7pm in a double-bill | post show Q+A with writers

The Barber of Moville by Ronan Carr, from Derry.

Cast: Laurence Lowry & Gerry O’Brien
Stage Directions: David Ryan • Directed by Paul Nugent

“It’s the day for Padge and Dommo to head off on their Italian holiday … only Padge has forgotten. He’s forgotten a lot of things recently. And why does Dommo keep talking about Dr. Death? In this sweetly moving comedy of Dublin barbers and Italian opera, we see the unseen ways love works.” Ronan is a writer, actor and director, whose work ranges from radio plays for RTE to his upcoming movie directorial debut.

The Bull: Death of a Ladiez Man by Jim Connell-Moylan, from Dublin.

Cast: Jonathan Byrne, Lynette Callaghan & Charlie Kranz
Stage Directions: David Ryan • Directed by Paul Nugent

“In this razor-sharp satire of modern Irish relationships, a couple’s anniversary is invaded by a mysterious stranger. But then no-one in this South Dublin house is quite what they seem, in this hilarious and suspenseful short fable of identity, lust and dog kennels.” Jim is an actor and theatre-maker, who recently graduated from Trinity College.

Fri. Nov. 17 @ 7pm | post show Q+A with writer

The Late Rosie Callaghan by Jeanne Beckwith, from Vermont.

Cast: Lynette Callaghan, Megan Day, Tana French, Charlie Kranz, Paul Nugent,
Mark Tankersley & Kathleen Warner Yeates
Stage Directions: Liam Hallahan • Directed by Anna Nugent

“Rosie Callaghan has passed away, and it seems it’s making everyone a little crazy: Jimmy is stealing mail trucks, cop Red Dolan is hiding secrets, and FBI librarian Jenny needs to find a box in the Guntersons’ basement. Maybe a wake at Rosie’s old house will sort everything out, in this heartfelt comedy of lost chances and new hope set in Boston.” Jeanne is a playwright and theatre professor, whose work has been performed across the US and Off-Broadway.

Sat. Nov. 18 @ 3pm | post show Q+A with writer

Extremophiles by Fergal O’Byrne, from Dublin.

Cast: Anna Nugent, Tad Morari, Brian Robinson & Mark Tankersley
Stage Directions: Tara McKeever • Directed by Paul Nugent

“In this claustrophobic drama of isolation, sacrifice and miracles, three members of an International Survey team struggle with being stranded at Halley Base in the Antarctic. How will they cope … especially since they may be humanity’s last survivors?” Fergal is an award-winning playwright, screenwriter and short story author, currently based in Copenhagen.

Sat. Nov. 18 @ 7pm

Charlotte’s Letters by Jennifer O’Grady, from New York.

Cast: Michelle Audrey, Hilary Cotter, Maria Guiver, Lizzy Morrissey, Anna Nugent, Paul Nugent & Maureen O’Connell
Stage Directions: Noni Stapleton • Directed by Liam Hallahan

“Through the investigative work of a mother and daughter team, the secret story of Charlotte Brontë’s schooling in Belgium and a forbidden romance are revealed in this enthralling and powerful multi-layered mystery.” Jennifer is an award-winning playwright and poet, whose work has been published in, among others, The Best Ten-Minute Plays 2017 and Harper’s Magazine.

Sun. Nov. 19 @ 3pm | post show Q+A with writer

Festival by Denis Dennehy, from Dublin.

Cast: Hilary Cotter, John Hogan, Barry Kelleghan, Ciaran McGlynn, Laoisa Sexton, Noni Stapleton & Fiana Toibin
Stage Directions: Paul Nugent • Directed by Charlie Kranz

“In this bold comedy told in rich poetic language, Aeneas Mackles must try and win the love of cute thing Lea Gubbins, while seeing off the divilment of Aunt Marge and old flame Maggie Molyneaux, and defending his farm from the land-grabbing bank, amidst the madness of the agricultural show, the Festival.” Denis’s work ranges from plays for RTE Radio in the 1970’s to a recent text/music piece performed by Crash Ensemble.

NEWvember Dublin 2017 is supported by Dublin City Arts Office and Belvedere House.




 

For submission criteria and to submit your play to the Dublin festival please visit our SUBMIT YOUR PLAY page.
For more information on previous festivals visit our website NEWvemberFestival.com.

2017

November 16-19

Belvedere House
Dublin, Ireland

Plays & Playwrights

The Barber of Moville Ronan Carr
The Bull: Death of a Ladiez Man Jim Connell-Moylan
Charlotte’s Letters Jennifer O’Grady
Extremophiles Fergal O’Byrne
Festival Denis Dennehy
The Late Rosie Callaghan Jeanne Beckwith

Company

Actor Michelle Audrey
Actor Jonathan Byrne
Actor Lynette Callaghan
Actor Hilary Cotter
Actor Megan Day
Front of House Cillian Flood
Actor Tana French
Actor Maria Guiver
Actor, Director Liam Hallahan
Actor John Hogan
Actor Barry Kelleghan
Actor, Company Member, Director Charlie Kranz
Actor Laurence Lowry
Actor Ciarán McGlynn
Actor, Company Member Tara McKeever
Actor Tad Morari
Actor Lizzy Morrissey
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Anna Nugent
Guest Liaison Hugh Nugent
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Paul Nugent
Actor Gerry O’Brien
Actor Maureen O’Connell
Actor Brian Robinson
Actor David Ryan
Actor Laoisa Sexton
Actor, Company Member Noni Stapleton
Actor Mark Tankersley
Front of House Niamh Tennyson
Actor Fiana Toibin
Actor Kathleen Warner Yeates

2015

November 5-8

Carpenter Shop Theater
Tivoli, NY

Plays & Playwrights

The Mongoose Will Arbery
The Orange Garden Joanna Garner
The Other Genius Steven Haworth
Last Flight of the Mercenary Karen Howes
LOVE, LOVE: Last Stand at Helm’s Deep Peter Papadopoulos
The Third Rail Jacob Perkins

Company

Director Melisa Annis
Actor Brendan Burke
Actor Tom Byrn
House Manager Tracy Carney
Actor Summer Corrie
Actor Ben Fundis
Actor Meghann Garmany
Actor Sam Hoeksema
Actor Jacob Horstmeier
House Manager Erica Kane
Assistant Stage Manager Jesse Lessner
Actor, Director Amy Lemon Olson
House Manager Suzy Morris
Actor, Producer Paul Nugent
Actor, Director, Producer Anna Nugent
Actor Brenny Rabine
Actor Audrey Rapoport
Producer, Producing Director Tangent Theatre Company Andrea Rhodes
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Tangent Theatre Company Michael Rhodes
Assistant Stage Manager Lyndsay Robbins
Actor Amie Tedesco
House Manager Toby Teiger
Stage Manager Andrea VanSwearingen
Actor Steven Austin Young

2014

November 6-9

Carpenter Shop Theater
Tivoli, NY

Plays & Playwrights

Strong Force Shawna Casey
Futurama Samantha Charlip
Next to Him Jessica Moss
Do Not Leave Unattended Jan Rosenberg
The Soldier’s Daughter Ryan Sprague
Two Men Missing in the Hudson River Caitlin Saylor Stephens

Company

Actor Rosalind Ashford
House Manager Tracy Carney
House Manager Angela Cole
Actor Summer Corrie
Actor Ben Fundis
Actor Sam Hoeksema
Actor Jacob Horstmeier
Actor Kelsey Landon
Director Amy Lemon Olson
Actor John Charles McLaughlin
Actor Teresa Meza
Actor, Director, Producer Anna Nugent
Actor, Director, Producer Paul Nugent
Actor Brenny Rabine
Actor Jared Reinmuth
Producer, Producing Director Tangent Theatre Company Andrea Rhodes
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Tangent Theatre Company Michael Rhodes
Actor Amie Tedesco
Stage Manager Andrea VanSwearingen
Actor Steven Austin Young

2013

November 7-10

Carpenter Shop Theater
Tivoli, NY

Plays & Playwrights

Keep Calm & Carry On Melisa Annis
Reveille Jessica Bedford
A Position of Relative Importance Hal Borden
The Park Bench Hero Elias Diamond
Westward Mutations Kristen Palmer
Drag the Past Shannon Reed
The Long Wet Grass Seamus Scanlon
Brutal Selfish Rattlesnake Aaron Weissman

Company

Actor Rosalind Ashford
Actor Brendan Burke
Actor Summer Corrie
Stage Manager Emily Crescitelli
Actor Ben Fundis
Actor Jacob Horstmeier
Actor Conor McIntyre
Actor Teresa Meza
Actor, Director, Producer Paul Nugent
Actor, Director, Producer Anna Nugent
Director Amy Olson
Actor Ann Osmond
Actor Brenny Rabine
Actor Audrey Rapoport
Producer, Producing Director Tangent Theatre Company Andrea Rhodes
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Tangent Theatre Company Michael Rhodes
Technical Director Vin Roca
Actor Tim Ruddy
Actor Amie Tedesco
Actor Steven Austin Young

2012

November 8-11

Carpenter Shop Theater
Tivoli, NY

Plays & Playwrights

Love/Sick John Cariani
The Prediction Michael DeVito
Comes a Faery James McLindon
The Widow of Tom’s Hill Aleks Merilo
How the Dog Runs Dan O’Neil
Green River Rachel White

Company

Actor, Director Brendan Burke
Actor Jacob Horstmeier
Actor Laurence Lowry
Actor, Director, Producer Paul Nugent
Actor, Director, Producer Anna Nugent
Actor Amy Olson
Producer, Producing Director Tangent Theatre Company Andrea Rhodes
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Tangent Theatre Company Michael Rhodes
Technical Director Vin Roca
Actor Cara Search
Actor Jennifer Skura
Actor Amie Tedesco
Actor Jill Van Note
Actor Steven Austin Young

2011

November 10-13

Carpenter Shop Theater
Tivoli, NY

Plays & Playwrights

The Cat Vandal Fengar Gael
One Hand Josepha Gutelius
A Bright Wind Over a Bent World Meghan Kennedy
Dissonance Craig Pospisil
Pirate Jennifer Skura
Broken Wing Rachel White

Company

Actor Stefanie E. Frame
Actor Gabe McKinley
Actor, Director, Producer Anna Nugent
Actor, Director, Producer Paul Nugent
Actor Ann Osmond
Actor Audrey Rapoport
Actor Jared Reinmuth
Producer, Producing Director Tangent Theatre Company Andrea Rhodes
Actor, Director, Producer, Artistic Director Tangent Theatre Company Michael Rhodes
Technical Director Vin Roca
Actor, Director Greg Skura
Actor Jennifer Skura
Actor, Director Steven Austin Young