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HUB EMERGING WRITER’S FESTIVAL 2016
February 21, 2016 at 2 & 4 PM

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The Hub Theatre returns with its Emerging Writer’s Festival. Join us as we share the work of area high school and college students who are writing daring and brilliant new pieces for the stage. Directed by professional directors and actors. There will be a short panel discussion with the writers after the readings. All readings are free and take place at The New School of Northern Virginia.



HIGH SCHOOL EMERGING WRITERS - 2 PM
Fallout by Sam Howard (New School of Northern Virginia)
After the world ends, four survivors find hope in the tiniest of places. Keeping that hope alive, however, is something else entirely.

Misfire by Kylie Levy (Metropolitan School of the Arts)
Claire comes home from college to deliver a wake up call to her mother and sister.

Someone to Watch Over Me by Maggie Duncan (NSNVA)
Ronnie and Reese have been scraping by together for a while, but just as they think they might have found somwhere to call home, Reese drops a bomb that changes everything — when all is said and done, who is watching over whom?

A Couple Drinks by Madison Thornton (MSA)
Princess Nicole has just been crowned queen and must choose between ruling at her cruel father’s side or leaving with her lover. Is there a third option?

Concerning the Nature of Speculation by Annette Hasnas
Two bosom buddies discuss, over sherry, the best possible way to kill without getting caught — but it’s all hypothetical, right?

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COLLEGE EMERGING WRITERS - 4 PM

Rain by Kayla Fyfe (GMU)
Joe and Brandon’s friendship is tested by tragic and desperate circumstances.

Chroma Circulation by Andrew Reid (GMU)
This intriguing piece explores the interconnected relationships among strange souls residing in a tenant building unlike any other.

Stitches by Emily Daenzer (GMU)
Science Club VP “Vic” Frankenstein’s campus rivalry with Lex, Student Body President, takes a monstrous turn when new girl Roxy arrives to draw their attention in this short comedy.

Forensic Meat Puppetry by Gabriel Komisar (GMU)
Crime scene investigation is given a haunting new spin in this movement-based piece.

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New Play Development

Hub’s New Play Fest explores the most adventurous work of both national and international playwrights. Many of the exciting new plays first seen at Play Fest go on to become full productions at The Hub. Join us for this series of free staged readings. Reservations required.






WEREN’T YOU IN MY SCIENCE CLASS?
By Trish Harnetiaux
Directed by Patrick Pearson
February 6 at 4 PM

Remember when you ran into Irene Cunningham? Yeah, from High School. So funny seeing her at the bank all these later, and under a desk during a robbery of all things. Ugh, and years before, when Lana Montgomery hit that deer? What a string of luck. Friendship is totally awful when you forget to be friends and, let’s face it, the past isn’t always pretty.

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THE LATE WEDDING
By Christopher Chen
Directed by Kate Bryer
February 6 at 1 PM

Taking cues from the sly writings of Italian fabulist writer, Italo Calvino. This winking second person narrative, delivered by a six-person shape-shifting cast, deftly guides you on a wild and delightful examination of love and longing. At once an anthropological tour through marriage customs, a spy thriller, and a sci-fi love story, the only thing you can expect from the inventive, mind-bending The Late Wedding is the unexpected!

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KING OF THE YEES
By Lauren Yee
Directed by Helen Murray Pafumi
February 7 at 2 PM

For nearly twenty years, playwright Lauren Yee’s father Larry has been a driving force in the Yee Family Association, a seemingly obsolescent Chinese American men’s club formed a hundred fifty years ago in the wake of the Gold Rush and the building of the Transcontinental Railroad. But when her father goes missing, Lauren must plunge into the rabbit hole of San Francisco Chinatown and confront a world both foreign and familiar. At once bitingly hilarious and heartbreakingly honest, King of the Yees is an epic joyride across cultural, national, and familial borders that explores what it means to truly be a Yee.

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