15th Annual Summer Playwrights Festival

10 Days! 23 plays! #SPF15

Festival Director – Cherish Monique Duke
Festival Producers – Frank Collison & Krishna Smitha
Associate Producer/ Festival Intern – Haowen Luo

THE ROAD THEATRE COMPANY and Taylor Gilbert, Founding Artistic Director, together with Sam Anderson, Artistic Director, invite you to the 15th Anniversary of the Annual Summer Playwrights Festival! Over 200 writers, directors, actors and technicians are volunteering their time to present 23 plays over the span of 10 days.

“We look forward to SPF15 with great anticipation to see our friends and patrons at The Road Theatre sharing in our mission to present and develop new work,” says Taylor Gilbert. “It is with great pride that we are able to bring you premieres of all kinds and appreciate your participation in this important process. Supporting new work and new voices is essential to our community and we hope to see you here.”

The 15th annual Summer Playwrights Festival will take place from Friday, July 12th- Sunday July 21st, 2024. The festival is now one of the largest staged reading festivals in the nation, with playwrights from across the country and around the world participating. Each reading is followed by a talk-back with the playwright and director. All play readings will be held at the Road Theatre’s Magnolia Theatre at the NoHo Senior Arts Colony.

The Road Theatre has gone on to produce numerous plays over the years from the Summer Playwrights Festival including, Beloved by Arthur Holden (SPF12), Death House by Jason Karasev (SPF8), Stupid Kid by Sharr White (SPF7) and Through the Eye of a Needle by Jami Brandli (SPF7). “We are very proud to be bringing these new plays from the festival to our audiences.”

Thank you for supporting new plays and The Road Theatre Company for SPF15!

Tickets are a suggested donation of $15 OR Purchase a festival pass for $75 to have access to all of our readings!


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Theatre is a community endeavor and the work of this festival would not be possible without the support of many folks. Please join us in lifting up several broader community supporters who helped up achieve our goal and, as always, support local theatres and businesses!

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