Festival of New Writing

    19:30, Thu 10th – Sat 12th March 2022 at Howard Theatre, Downing College
    Lent Week 7

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    Blind Watching: violence, death
    Backroom: violence, discrimination
    You Haven't Made This Easy: sexual assault
    Dialback: discussion of death, grief
    On Comedy: suicide
    There's Something Cringe About Theatre: guns, violence
    Les Chaussons Rouges: abuse, trauma
    Martha: discussion of abuse, trauma

    The annual Festival of New Writing, established in 2014 and now a central and highly prestigious feature of the Cambridge drama scene, returns in Lent Week 8 2022 to showcase the best of the writing talent the student-body has to offer.

    Students of all disciplines and from every Cambridge college submit one-act plays to be read and assessed over the Christmas holiday and from the wealth of admissions, select few are chosen to be performed over the three nights of the Festival. At the end of each evening, the playwrights are invited to join a panel of top theatre practitioners to discuss their work-in-progress and take questions from the audience. Everyone plays a part.

    The Festival brings both dramatic spectacle and a unique learning experience to the Howard stage and DDS is proud of the fact that many FoNW alumni have gone on to forge successful careers in the Performing Arts as actors, writers and directors.

    Shows included in this year's production:

    10th March: You Haven't Made This Easy, Blind Watching, and Dialback.
    11th March: On Comedy, There's Something Cringe About Theatre, Wedding Present, and Uncanny Valley.
    12th March: Les Chaussons Rouges, Martha, and Backroom.

    (Shows are not listed according to a running order.)