In June, Moonbox will close out is season by hosting its 1st Annual Boston New Works Festival. In the past year, Moonbox Productions pivoted from normal operations to launch this new initiative dedicated to cultivating new works by local artists. In response to its request for proposals in the fall of 2020, Moonbox received sixty-five submissions from local playwrights. From these sixty-five proposals, a diverse panel of judges chose nine original theatrical pieces. Throughout this coming year, the selected submissions will be part of an extensive workshop process that will culminate in staged productions at the festival June 24-26th, 2022, at the Boston Center for the Arts.
The plays include Cursetown by David Beardsley, Late by Kathleen Cahill and Michael Wartofsky, Queens by Kai Clifton, Sister School by David Coleman, Rocky Relationships by Catherine Giorgetti, For the Fish by Surrey Houlker, Affinity Lunch Minutes by Nick Malakhow, Silt by Gabby Simone Preston, and The Prince and the Painter by Rebecca Wright and Kelvyn Koning.