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2022-2023 Season


Presented by The Madwoman Project | Sponsored by Pamela Friedman & Ronald Bailey | Supported by Bank of America Foundation

WATERWORKS Festival: New Works on Water Street

About This Show

12 May - 3 June, 2023
Director: Adrienne Oliver

A month-long celebration of new theatrical voices at Live Arts and beyond! This new works festival continues Live Arts' long history of showcasing local and emerging playwrights.


We are committed to cultivating new theater pieces, supporting playwrights in the development of their work, and diversifying local stories told on our stage.

Stay tuned for more information about our WATERWORKS Kick-Off Party in May 2023! Subscribers and recurring donors will have free admission to this exciting event. Snag your ticket today—subscribe to the season!

Now seeking festival volunteers and staff. Email for more information.



Call for New Reads

We are now accepting submissions in our New Reads category. The deadline to submit is March 5, 2023.

Work submitted in this category may still be under revision. New Reads is for solo or group performers with conceptual, stand-up, and/or movement-based work, solo or two-person works, including micro-plays and scenes, or one-act plays. 

More information on the New Reads category is included in our submission guidelines.

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