The John Lion New Plays Festival History

The John Lion New Plays Festival History

2018 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Rosado by Cole Santiago
Being an American by Ye Ju Choi
Untitled by Sigrid Gilmer, Created from the work generated by Maricar Alba, David Alvarez, Karen Arana, César Ramirez-Gamiño, DaTrice Hamilton, Darsy Hernandez, Nayla Hull, Grace Murphy, Bre'anna Patterson, Yanitze Pimentel, Khaleana Reanne, Sahib Singh, and Coryne Turner

2016 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Lifeline by Robert Ellsworth
Circle of Death by Gwendolyn Gabrielle
Under the Moon by Murri Royal Brown, Ye Ju Choi, Hemy He, Kent Nabor, Gwendolyn Gabrielle, and Gregory Pickus

2014 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Correr Con Los Toros (Running with the Bulls) by Joshua Fleming
The Perfect Marriage by Marc Cardiff
Child of Promise by Chingasiyeni Nduna

2012 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Miss Quince* by Cynthia Santos-DeCure
Colorblind by Patrick William McElree
9 Layers by Jason Suarez
Mystery of the Missing Mutts by Marisol L. Torres

2010 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Beloved Woman, Mother, and Wife by Staci Mitchell
Different by Katira Alvarez
The Civil War by Alicia Tycer
The Devil’s Sister by Leslie Stallone

2008 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Seventeen by Francisco Garcia
Underground by Concetta M. Verna
Ten Minutes* by Benjamin Caron
What a Wonderful World by Obed Silva

* 2009 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Caubles Corner

2006 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Abandon by Dean Sponseller
la offenda* by Jose Casas
Where do we go from Here* by Kimberly Huff
So You Want to Burgle a House by Pamela L. Raia

* 2007 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Caubles Corner

2005 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Gravedigger by Eric Luthi
The Passing of a Peace Pipe by a Shoshone Princess* by Jill Brennan
The Sunset Myth by Vince Tycer
Maria of the Light** by Margaret Hernandez

*2006 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Regional Finalist
**2005 Semi-Finalist, The Waldo M. and Grace C. Bonderman National Youth Playwriting Development Workshop, Indiana Repertory

2004 The John Lion New Plays Festival

White* by Ken Klawitter
Slush by Fabiola Lopez
Stuck In Traffic by Carlos Guechi
Last Time I Saw the Sun by Angela A. Wiencek
Fishin’ Rites by Lindsey Ginter

*2005 Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Caubles Corner

2003 The John Lion New Plays Festival

The Funk by Kathleen M. Switzer
Retreats in Quiet Repast by Christina D. Dickinson
D/evi/ance by Andre Goertiz
The Tutor by Clara L. Jimenez
Queens Commission by Mark Weidman

2002 The John Lion New Plays Festival

Gaining Loss* by Kimberly Simpson
Lessons in Three-Card Monte by Angela A. Wiencek
Kudzu Daughters by Lynn De Young
Gray’s Autumn by Jooyoung Song
Landmark Love by Reggie DeLeon
Take A Ride by Scott Anthony Lopez
Riding Low, Driving Slow, Mi Vida by Roxanna Sánchez
Dear Diary by Melissa Sidur

*Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Invitational New Play Development Workshop 2003 

 2001 The John Lion New Plays Festival

The Boy with the Perfect Smile by Megan Duffy
Walk the Dog by Jane Jeffers
The Car Plays: His Baby by Staci Mitchell N’Kosi
Bitter Sweet Surprises by LaMonica Peters
No Perfect Place by Agnessa V. Vardani
Fright Night by Roxana Patricia Salazar
Bessie’s Blues by Lucille M. Oliver
Dreams, Recipes and the Misadventures of an Aztec Goddess* by Roxanne Sánchez

Lawrence Melendez, Scenic Design Regional Finalist
*Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Invitational Solo Festival 2002

2000 The John Lion New Works Festival

Both Sides Now* by David Fallon
A Sick World**by Robert Lopez
Dahil Sa Iyo (Because of You)* by Lorely Trinidad and music composed by Javier Arjona
Circles by Beth Geiger and music composed by Robert Eaton

Lawrence Melendez, Scenic Design Regional Semi-Finalist
*Master’s Thesis Project
**Kennedy Center/American College Theatre Festival Regional Finalist 2001

1999 Arena New Works Festival

Girl Friday (Mi Vida Loca) by Roxanna Elena Sánchez
Bobby’s Blue Note by Patricia Williams
Transparencies by Carol Ries and music composed by Phillip L. Meeks
The Pickup Line by Amy L. Alvarez
The Edge of Rain by Robin Wilcox and music composed by Enrique González-Medina

1998 Arena New Works Festival

Ambrosia* by Francine Ferrara
A Coffee Shop on Destiny’s Road by Kara Brock
Going to California by Robin Wilcox
Love Triangle: The Third Side to the Story by Eli Vialle

*Master’s Thesis Project

1997 Arena New Works Festival

A Bag of Oranges* by José “CC” Casas
Pause by Kevin Crust
Thy Will Be Done* by Tony Maggio
Ride by Francine Ferrara
7244 by S.L. Gilmer

*Master’s Thesis Project