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PlayFest 2014 has concluded. Check back here soon for PlayFest 2015 dates!

We know you love the classics and we know you love to challenge yourself! Take a risk on new plays. We dare you.

An engaging, fast-paced weekend packed with exciting new plays, distinctive panels, and lively parties, PlayFest offers audiences the rare opportunity to be a part of new play development. Converse with playwrights, directors, and actors, while absorbing groundbreaking new works. This three-day event tears down the barrier between artist and audience, putting YOU at the heart of the process.

Many audience favorites from PlayFest have been developed into full productions in Orlando Shakes' season. Your input is vital to the extended life of new plays.

Keynote speakers and performances have included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Olympia Dukakis, Theresa Rebeck, John Pielmeier, Israel Horovitz, Lee Blessing, Tony Award winner Jon Jory, and Pulitzer Prize winner Robert Schenkkan.

 

 

 

PlayFest Sponsors


Harriett Lake

Frank Santos & Dan Dantin

NNPN



United Arts

Florida Arts & Culture

Florida Arts & Culture


PlayFest Patrons


Patricia and Roy Ambinder
Frank Santos and Dan Dantin
Marilyn Goldman
Rita and John Lowndes
Harriett Lake
Ken and Trisha Margeson
Valerie and Jim Shapiro
Simon and Ellen Snyder



Past Years
PlayFest 2014 - November 1 – 3, 2014
PlayFest 2013 - November 8 – 10, 2013
PlayFest 2012 - November 2 – 4, 2012
PlayFest 2011 v2 - November 3 – 6, 2011
PlayFest 2011 - April 8 – 17, 2011
PlayFest 2010 - April 2 – 11, 2010
PlayFest 2009 - January 23 - February 21, 2009
PlayFest 2008 - February 8 – 17, 2008
PlayFest 2007 - February 23 – March 4, 2007
PlayFest 2006 - February 8 – 19, 2006
 

 

 

 

 



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