Concert-style staged readings of new plays & musicals

Flint Rep’s annual New Works Festival is a three-day event presenting staged readings of new plays by some of the American theatre’s most compelling contemporary playwrights. Audience members will get a chance to experience these new works before anyone else, and get a chance to meet the artists bringing the future of American theatre to life.

When you attend Flint Repertory Theatre’s New Works Festival, you’ll receive a passport that includes a page for each of the four new works. Get your passport stamped and win prizes! The more readings you attend, the better the prize!  


Friday, April 26 at 7 pm
Pretty Basic
By Elise Kibler
Directed by Carolyn Braver

Over the course of an afternoon homework session, three middle school girls navigate friendship, Snapchat, and nudes (whatever those are supposed to be!!) to hilarious and devastating results. All roles are played by adult men.



Saturday, April 27 at 2 pm
By Lilly Camp
Directed by Kathryn Walsh

Nine former members of a college female rowing team attend a reunion. Under the expected drama of old crushes and former rivalries lie deeper wounds, and a decade’s old collective traumatic experience resurfaces and demands they face it as adults. 


Saturday, April 27 at 7 pm
The Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx/Latine Vote
By Bernardo Cubría
Directed by Michael John Garcés

THE Political Party hires doctor of Latinx studies Paola Aguilar to help them understand the Hispanic/Latino/Latina/Latinx/Latine vote before the next election in this biting comedy. 



Sunday, April 28 at 2 pm
The Break
Music by Michael Kooman, Book and Lyrics by Christopher Dimond
Directed by Joshua Morgan
Music Direction by Harry Collins

A couple agrees to take a 30-day break to date other people, and at the end of the month they’ll finally tie the knot…or will they? A rock musical for everyone who’s asked the question, “What If…?”



This program is supported by National Endowments for the Arts. 

New Works Festival is sponsored by Jay and Jennifer Jolliffe