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New Plays Festival 2022 | Part II – Girlhood

Columbia University School of the Arts presents an expanded festival of new plays written by Columbia MFA Playwriting Students. The esteemed faculty who have nurtured these students, including Tony©, Pulitzer, and Obie Award winners such as David Henry HwangLynn NottageCharles Mee, and Rogelio Martinez invite you to experience these innovative new playwrights.


This is the first round of our New Plays Festival that runs through the summer presenting the work of the 2020, 2021, and 2022 Playwrights of Columbia’s MFA Theatre Program.

Organized by David Henry Hwang, Theatre.


Good Things Happen by Laura DupperPeople on Earth by Sam GrabinerEärendil, Our Most Beloved Star by Adam NorthThe Lark Ascending by Jacob K. RobinsonBleecker Street Brides by Tatiana Kouguell-Hoellgirlhood by Ida EsmaeiliJupiter by Ciara Ní Chuirc, and Love (Among Dreamers) by Greg T. Nanni.

Festival Schedule

Bleecker Street Brides

by Tatiana Kouguell-Hoell
Directed by Kat Yen

Thursday, June 16 @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, June 18 @ 2:30 pm
Saturday, June 18 @ 8 pm

Emmy is getting married today…right? While getting stoned with her grandmother in a bathtub on her wedding day, her grandmother warns her that two old family friends might be coming to the wedding: Sex and Death.


by Ida Esmaeili
Directed by R Lee Kratzer

Friday, June 17 @ 2:30 pm
Friday, June 17 @ 8 pm
Sunday, June 19 @ 2:30 pm

In an Upper East Side apartment, seven teenage girls gather over the course of a year as they prepare for their debutante ball: a night which will ultimately change their lives in ways they never could have predicted.

GIRLHOOD is a dark comedy that follows a diverse and tight-knit group of friends navigating the tragedies of adolescence, and the small cruelties they inflict upon each other while they look for their places in the world. They are funny. They are strong. They are deeply flawed. And they are figuring it out.

This is a play about friendship. This is a play about growing up. This is a play about power, in a world where young women are told they don’t have any.


by Ciara Ní Chuirc

Directed by Kelly O’Donnell

Saturday, June 25 @ 2:30 pm

Saturday, June 25 @ 8 pm

October, 1962. Richard, a speechwriter working in JFK’s White House, hasn’t slept in days – he’s overworked, terrified of nuclear annihilation, and even worse, he’s just been dumped. When the President asks him to write a speech declaring nuclear war (just in case!), it’s Richard who has a meltdown. Jupiter is a farce set during the Cuban Missile Crisis from both the US and Russian perspectives, mixing true history with fantasy to examine themes of self-determination, power, and the threat of nuclear war.

LOVE (Among Dreamers)

by Greg T. Nanni

Directed by Phoebe Brooks

Friday, June 24 @ 2:30 pm
Friday, June 24 @ 8 pm
Sunday, June 26 @ 2:30 pm

Morpheus, The God of Dreams, hasn’t felt their heart beat for a million years. To try to inspire themself to love again, they make a bet with Janus, the God of Transitions, with Morpheus’ own heart on the line. The bet: Can Morpheus bring two humans together every night within the cafe of their dreams and lead them not only to fall in love but to find each other in reality, the one realm Morpheus can’t influence? Are these two meager humans capable of finding each other beyond their dreams, and will it be worth it? Will Morpheus’ heart finally beat again, or will it remain numb and still? Join these dreamers in a magical theatrical journey of love and longing.


Jun 17 2022


2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Formats (virtual, in person, hybrid)



Lenfest Center for the Arts
615 W. 129 Street


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