20th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

Black Box New Play Festival

20th Annual Black Box New Play Festival

The Gallery Players | 199 14th Street | Park Slope

The Gallery Players is hosting the 20th Annual Black Box New Play Festival, premiering 18 new plays, over the course of four weekends in June, 2017.

Each weekend will contain a different program of plays, beginning June 1st and running to June 25th. Performances will take place at 7:30 pm on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, as well as 3:00 pm on Sundays. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and students at the Park Slope theater.
The Black Box New Play Festival is the Gallery Players' signature season-ending festival of new works by both new and established playwrights. More than 565 plays have graced our stage in the previous years of producing the festival. Every year is formatted differently, and you're bound to discover something new and exciting in this year's "Box"!

Black Box New Play Festival First Weekend: June 1 - 4, 2017

Alzheimer's Diary by Steve Gold; directed by Caitlin Wees
Pam's Key by Susan Lieberman; directed by Hannah Tova Wolff
Squirrel Screams and Other Dating Sounds by Lindsay Timmington; directed by Mark Gallagher
"." by Michelle Giusto; directed by Varvara Ilchenko
The Waiting Room by Steven Doloff; directed by Nicholas Orvis

Black Box New Play Festival 2nd Weekend: June 8 - 11, 2017

The Lady and the Manhole by Mark Eisman; directed by Heather Arnson
Child Support by Joe Godfrey; directed by Sarah M. Chichester
A Remarkable Man by William Ivor Fowkes; directed by Kim T. Sharp
Underwater by Joe Walker; directed by Jimmy Smagula
How You Slice It by Seth Freeman; directed by Kevin Bain
Safe Spaces by Mark W. Sasse; directed by Ryan Hendricks

Black Box New Play Festival Third Weekend: June 15 - 18, 2017

Howtown by Caitlin Wees; directed by Valerie Adami
Doug and Ava Say "I Love You" by Robert Moulthrop; directed by Abigail Grubb
Forever Yours by Judd Lear Silverman; directed by Sara D. Rademacher
What It's Like to be a Bat by Helen Laser; directed by Noam Shapiro
Location Location Location by Rich Orloff; directed by Valerie Adami
Friday Nights at the Food Court by Matthew Weaver; directed by Jessica Slaght

Black Box New Play Festival 4th Weekend: June 22-25, 2017

Polikushka by T.J. Edwards; directed by Francesca Di Cesare

About The Gallery Players

The Gallery Players has provided Brooklyn audiences with quality theater since 1967. Located in Park Slope but beloved on both sides of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Gallery Players is dedicated to producing classic and contemporary plays and musicals as well as premiering new works. Recipient of the Off-Off Broadway Review’s 2000 Award for Lifetime Achievement, the 2013 Leonard da Vinci Award from the Beaux Arts Society, and the New York Innovative Theatre Awards for outstanding musical for Urinetown, Yank, and Like You Like It. The Gallery Players’ season comprises three plays and three musicals, covering a remarkably wide range of dramatic and comedic styles. The season finale is the annual Black Box New Play Festival, which gives premiere performances of new works by playwrights.

Gallery Players resides in a 99-seat theater in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Gallery’s reputation, critical acclaim, and popularity among audiences and artists puts it in an enviable position among its volunteer-only and Off-Off Broadway comparables.