In honor of Theater Works’ late Executive Director, the Fourth Annual New Works Festival will be named after Dan Schay. Dan was dedicated to providing new experiences for playwrights, actors and our community through the New Works Festival each year. It is in his honor that tradition is continued by presenting the work of five playwrights and three young playwrights beginning Friday, July 8 in the McMillin Theater of the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts. The New Works Festival is a platform for new artists to launch their work. Each work will be performed as a staged reading.
The Dan Schay New Works Festival celebrates the development of new theatrical work with new plays by playwrights Kirt Shineman, Luke Gomez, Richard Warren, Ben Tyler and Grant Woods as well as three one-act plays by the Arizona Thespian Playworks winners of the Annual Young Playwrights Competition.