ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL
A Window Into The Creative Process

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Since 2013, the Rough Draft Festival has celebrated the development of exciting, new work from fresh voices in the theatre community. 

The Rough Draft Festival is a two week festival that provides innovative and boundary-pushing artists with space and stipends to further develop their works-in-progress. Allowing artists an opportunity to view their work on its feet, equally the Rough Draft Festival gives audiences a unique, inside peek into the creative process. 

As an artistic incubator, the Rough Draft Festival is proud to introduce producers and industry professionals to new, exciting work. The following acclaimed productions are just a select few of our Rough Draft artist alumnae that have received subsequent readings, productions and tours as a result of the Rough Draft Festival.


2017 Pillow Talk by Kyoung Young
World Premiere, The Tank, New York City, 2018 followed by a regional tour.

2017 American Dreams by Leila Buck
Directed and developed by Hadestown producer, Tamilla Woodard at the Cleveland Public Theater, 2018

2018 Songs About Trains by Radical Evolution
Ice Factory, New Ohio Theatre, New York City, 2019

2018, Manar by Melis Aker 
Kilory List, 2019 & Orchard Project Episodic Lab, 2019 

2019, Climate Change: An Opera by Zarina Shea
BricLab Fall Residency, New York City, 2019 Directed by Sarah Hughes, Director of theatre programming at Theatre Row

2019 Welcome to La Misa Baby by Migguel Anggelo 
LaGuardia Performing Arts Center in partnership with Queens Theatre & National Queer Theatre Festival, 2020


 
 

ROUGH DRAFT FESTIVAL 2019
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