Hyde Park Theatre presents our
2018 New Play Development Workshop:

by Melissa Crespo and Sarah Saltwick

June 29, 2018


Hyde Park Theatre is delighted to announce our selection for our 2018 New Play Development Workshop: Egress, by Melissa Crespo and Sarah Saltwick. The public is invited to a staged reading of the play at 8pm on Friday, June 29. The reading will be free, with a post-show talkback and reception with the playwright following the reading.

Egress: You have just moved to a small college town to teach architecture. You have trouble sleeping. Sometimes, you lose track of time. You realize that your fears have followed you. You have no one to confide in, not your roommate, not your students, not the prosecutor who needs you to testify as a key witness. You can’t sleep. You’re considering buying a gun. But you work at a gun free campus. You don’t want to want a gun. But here you are, wanting.

Congratulations to all the 2018 finalists:
Basement Demons and Trailer Saints, by Briandaniel Oglesby
Door to Balloon, by Greg Romero
Watchers, by Patrick Shaw
Dinner, by Lisa B. Thompson

And mark your calendar for our third HPT Playwright Slam on July 11. Featured playwright to be announced soon.

2017 Winner and Finalists
The Secretary, by Kyle John Schmidt was selected for HPT's 2017 New Play Development Workshop from these six finalists:

The Tubes, by Samuel Damon
Disquietude, by Aimee Gonzalez
Small Steps, by Briandaniel Oglesby
The Pleasure Trials, by Sarah Saltwick
The Secretary, by Kyle John Schmidt
The Mamalogues, by Lisa B. Thompson

Hyde Park Theatre is committed to developing new work from a diverse array of playwrights.

Hyde Park Theatre is located at 511 W. 43rd Street. Covered off-street parking for the patrons of HPT is available during performances in the lot at 4315 Guadalupe Street, just north of The Parlor. You can drive through The Parlor's parking lot to reach it. Evening HPT parking also available at the Hyde Park Church of Christ on the northeast corner of 43rd & Avenue B. We are grateful to them both for their generosity.

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This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department, by a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts, and by an award from The National Endowment for the Arts. Art Works.

HPT is also funded by grants from The Still Water Foundation and Tocker Foundation.

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