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At Shadow Theatre, we love new plays.
And over the last dew years Shadow Theatre has been building a play development program designed to serve writers, theatre artists and of course our audiences. Over the last two years we've been proud to present four world premieres: David Belke's The Science of Disconnection and Next Year's Man of Steel, Jocelyn Ahlf's The Liars, and Leif Oleson-Cormack's Meat Puppet (co-produced with Northern Light Theatre). This season will see the premiere of Belinda Cornish's delightful new comedy Little Elephants about a loving family whose greatest talent is a will practices ability to avoid inconvenient truths.
New work arrives at Shadow Theatre in a number of ways. Sometimes we get plays mailed to us from playwrights across the country. We get phone calls or visits with pitches in mind or plays in hand. And sometimes we seek out writers whose work we believe should be seen and who we think would be supported. If we can see a place for the show in our diverse Shadow season, then the play is commissioned.
In the years ahead you can count on seeing at least one new play every season from not only our resident playwright, but new writers and established playwrights whose imagination, craft and enthusiasm have made us excited to see what they come with.
Did I mention we love new plays?