Old Globe announces Powers New Voices Festival lineup

January 1, 2018 by  

For the fifth year, the Old Globe will present new works by professional American playwrights at their weekend-long Powers New Voices Festival.

The event starts on a Friday, with Voices of the Community: Celebrating Local Playwrights taking place. This event features work by San Diego residents working with coLAB and Community Voices, which are the theater’s arts engagement initiatives. After the Voices evening, there will be four more plays performed during the weekend.

‘They Promised Her the Moon’ by Laurel Ollstein is directed by Giovanna Sardelli, and will be followed by Jiréh Breon Holder’s ‘Too Heavy for Your Pocket’, directed by Paricia McGregory. The third work is ‘The Tale of Despereaux’, based on Kate DiCamillo’s novel, which was made into an animated film by Universal Pictures. ‘The Great Leap’ by Lauren Yee is the final presentation, directed by Delicia Turner Sonnenberg. The directors have all worked at the Globe before.

The weekend starts with the Voices performance on January 12 at 7.30 pm. They Promised Her the Moon runs at 4:00 pm on January 13, with Too Heavy for Your Pocket following at 7:30 pm the same day.

The Festival continues the following day, January 14, with ‘The Tale of Despereaux’ at 3:00 pm, and ‘The Great Leap’ at 7:30 pm.

To help audiences get the most from this type of event, organizers can print flyers that discuss the works and their authors.