OC-Centric New Play Festival Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary!

After a year's hiatus due to a global pandemic, we are excited to announce our 10th Anniversary with a bold trio of New Works from OC Playwrights!


The only annual new play festival devoted to playwrights from Orange County returns in September, for its 10th Anniversary Season on YouTube! In 2021, the OC-Centric New Play Festival offers a spellbinding drama, a thought-provoking comedy and classic retelling on the video sharing platform, written and directed by theatre artists who have worked nationally as well as locally.


These three new plays are presented in fully produced staged readings. Actors perform in a conceptual environment augmented by professional scenic, lighting, costume, and audio designs.

Kvetcher In the Wry, a full-length play by Jordan R. Young | Directed by Shinshin Yuder Tsai

Featuring Joshua Kawika Aguilar, Paul Burt, Steven Harvey Hirsch and Hayley Jackson


This offbeat comedy-drama chronicles the evolution of Dizzy Moskowitz, from hit-and-miss Fifties comedian to Sixties anti-war activist to shlemiel. Dizzy is played by two actors, one providing the narrative and one depicting him as a younger man. Two additional actors play all the supporting roles. The story unfolds as the self-destructive funnyman ponders the age-old question - to be or not to be?

LOL, a ten-minute play by Craig Holland | Directed by Ruth Burgess

Featuring Lauren Hinrichs, Theo Rosenfeld, Christian Jordan Skinner, Claire Sparr, Lexie Watkins and Wade Williamson


Two young people with smartphones encounter a crisis in the park and comically struggle to do the right thing.

Marcello and Musetta Break Up for Good, a one-act by Gillian Gonzales | Directed by Reed Flores

Featuring Amy Rebecca King, Judy Rosenfeld, Ramon Suzara, Nic Lara, Adrián Genesius Barrón and Justine Banal


The story of La Boheme continues in Marcello and Musetta Break Up for Good, as the relationship between Marcello and Musetta implodes, Rodolfo grieves for Mimi, Colline and Schaunard make plans, and Benoit, insensitive as ever, ups the rent. Marcello and Rodolfo realize that in life and love, sometimes you have to let someone go for good.

We also have an updated new site address: ocnewplays.com - and we are updating our website, Facebook, and Instagram this summer with a stream of social media content.


Interested in participating in our next season for 2022?

Watch for our call for plays for 2022 this Fall on both Instagram and Facebook!

And watch for our return to the stage with live performances in 2022!



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