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Wagner New Play Festival 


The Wagner New Play Festival is an annual festival of new works by MFA playwrights, in collaboration with MFA/PhD directors, actors, designers, stage managers, and dramaturges. This year, for the first time, the WNPF will be presented virtually. The festival will include four audio plays, streaming on this website and on iTunes and Spotify and one animated work. Click on the plays to learn more subscribe to our podcast channel by clicking the Apple and Spotify podcast buttons below:

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The Plays 

a blue moon and earth on a yellow background

Farside by Vivian Barnes '21. Streaming June 7.

a boy scout uniform on a colorful background

Prepared by Keiko Green '22. Streaming June 8. 

a boat floats on a yellow background

Backwaters by Ankita Raturi '23. Streaming June 9.

yellow casette tapes on a blue background

Meladi Thive and her Words of Comfort by Preston Choi '23. Streaming June 10. 

cartoon bird feet hover over a cartoon mall on fire

End Days by Keiko Green '22. Streaming June 11. 



Festival Audio Trailer 


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