Rich Rubin, Playwright of NAAP Play Caesar’s Blood

Rich Rubin, Playwright of NAAP Play Caesar’s Blood

Caesar’s Blood is based on factual events. It takes place in late 1864, during the American Civil War. Lincoln had just been re-elected. The Booth brothers (Edwin, Junius Brutus and John Wilkes) were all famous actors of that era. For one performance only, they appeared together in Shakespeare’s Julius Caesar. Junius Brutus and Edwin were pro-Union and John Wilkes was pro-confederacy and pro-slavery.

NAPP - Affluence by Steven Peterson

NAPP - Affluence by Steven Peterson

A highlight of the summer season at the Festival is the New American Playwright Project. Three plays are selected from many submissions. Each playwright spends a week at the Festival and Festival actors and artists present their plays as staged readings, followed by an instructive discussion between the playwright, actors, and audience. This week we present Affluence by Steven Peterson.

Discover a New Play

Discover a New Play

The 23rd annual New American Playwrights Project (NAPP) will take the stage at the Utah Shakespeare Festival from August 7 to August 28. Three plays will be presented as staged readings in the Auditorium Theatre on selected dates.

Mary Jane Schaefer, NAPP Playwright

Mary Jane Schaefer, NAPP Playwright

This week, we feature Hamlet’s Shakespeare by Mary Jane Schaefer. 

Dan Borengasser, NAPP Playwright

Dan Borengasser, NAPP Playwright

Meet Dan Borengasser who wrote one of NAPP's plays, Breakout. 

Rose-Mary Harrington, NAPP Playwright

Rose-Mary Harrington, NAPP Playwright

We met with Rose-Mary to learn more about her and the play Six Seconds. 

Imagine a New Play: New American Playwrights Project at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

Imagine a New Play: New American Playwrights Project at the Utah Shakespeare Festival

The 21st annual New American Playwrights Project (NAPP) takes the stage at the Utah Shakespeare Festival from August 8 through 30.

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