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Nights of New Plays Festival

Barnyard Theatre is proud to present our annual Nights of New Plays Festival!

Every summer, alongside our mainstage productions, Barnyard Theatre’s Nights of New Plays Festival introduces new works to the community. Join us at the Pence Gallery in Downtown Davis, in the barn, or on your phone for this season’s diverse selection of theatrical experiences.

The Festival is free (donations appreciated), and we always have refreshments.

This year, we are presenting four events during the Nights of New Plays Festival:

Night of New (Short) Plays at the 2nd Friday ArtAbout
Friday, June 14 from 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Pence Gallery Courtyard (212 D Street, Davis)

Kickoff Barnyard Theatre’s Summer 2013 Season with new plays, Italian sodas, and hummus at the Pence! Barnyard joins the downtown Davis ArtAbout by presenting an evening of readings of short plays. Come at any time! A new play will be presented every fifteen minutes, including a sneak peak at Barnyard’s summer mainstage, She Creatures by Sarah Saltwick, directed by Camille Beaumont.

Myths and Tales, a double feature at the Pence
Friday, June 21, starting at 7:00 p.m.
Pence Gallery Courtyard (212 D Street, Davis)

7:00 p.m.: Barnyard Animals
Barnyard’s theatremakers devise a primer on many ancient myths, retelling the familiar and unfamiliar stories in active and entertaining ways.

8:00 p.m.: Three Lunatics Discussing Philosophy by Kevin Adamski
Originally staged as part of UC Davis’s Dead Arts Society, this new play joins Barnyard Theatre for an encore production. A man with Truman Show syndrome, a girl certain the world is a computer simulation, and a solipsist are sitting in a room. Each one certain his or her worldview is correct, they debate, argue, and discuss reality as it collapses around them.

Workshop: Nina’s Musical Ear by Jennifer Provenza Wallace
New Date:   Tuesday August 6 at 7:00 p.m.
The Historic Schmeiser Barn (35125 County Road 31, Davis)

Due to a scheduling mishap, we've had to change the date for this event. The new date is Tuesday August 6. We apologize for any inconvenience/confusion.

Nina’s Musical Ear is a full-length play about a young woman with Musical Ear Syndrome, a disorder that causes auditory musical hallucinations. As her increasingly abusive marriage disintegrates, she turns to music and discovers her inner strength.

Experiment: The Phone Plays by Barnyard Theatre
Thursday, August 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
On Your Phone

You get a phone call – on the other end, a new play. This summer, Barnyard is experimenting with creating a new kind of theatre – two minute plays performed over the phone for individual audience members. Sign up to be an audience member at Barnyard Theatre’s productions of She Creatures or She Gets Naked in the End.