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Hyde Park Theatre's July 2019 New Play Development Workshop: Selection Announced

Hyde Park Theatre is delighted to announce that the selection for our July 2019 New Play Development Workshop is End of Shift by Jenny Connell Davis.

Alexandra Bassiakou Shaw will direct; HPT Literary Manager Megan Thornton will dramatug.

End of Shift tells the story of five teenagers, three terrible ideas, two huge lies, and one long night in a diner on the coast of Maine. When Amanda, the valedictorian and daughter of the local police chief, decides she wants to go to a party on the same night that Ben, Jesse, and Max plan to paint a graffiti memorial to their fallen hero, they’re forced to ask Ben’s ex-girlfriend, Heidi, for help. A night of rememberance turns into a hunt for booze, Ben and Heidi’s relationship drama threatens to tear everything apart, and by midnight, everything these teens thought they knew about love and friendship will be called into question.

Thanks to all of the playwrights who submitted for our New Play Workshop. We read an array of challenging, touching, provocative, funny, and heartfelt plays from our Austin community of playwrights. And congratulations to the other finalists:

american (tele)visions, by Victor Cazares
Dairy Queen, by Sarah Loucks
Radio Ghosts by Greg Romero and Mike Vernusky
Seneca, by Travis Tate

Questions? Contact Megan.

2018 Winner and Finalists
Egress, by Melissa Crespo and Sarah Saltwick was selected for HPT's 2018 New Play Development Workshop from among these finalists:

Basement Demons and Trailer Saints, by Briandaniel Oglesby
Door to Balloon, by Greg Romero
Watchers, by Patrick Shaw
Dinner, by Lisa B. Thompson

2017 Winner and Finalists
The Secretary, by Kyle John Schmidt was selected for HPT's 2017 New Play Development Workshop from among these finalists:

The Tubes, by Samuel Damon
Disquietude, by Aimee Gonzalez
Small Steps, by Briandaniel Oglesby
The Pleasure Trials, by Sarah Saltwick
The Secretary, by Kyle John Schmidt
The Mamalogues, by Lisa B. Thompson

Hyde Park Theatre is committed to developing new work from a diverse array of playwrights.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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