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Powers New Voices Festival 2022

January 14 – 16, 2022

Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

Subject to availability, reservations for the general public will be available beginning Tuesday, January 11, 2022 at 12:00 noon. Tickets can be reserved by calling the Ticket Services Department at (619) 23-GLOBE (234-5623). A line for standby seating will form 30 minutes before each performance of the Powers New Voices Festival. Based on ticket-holder attendance, those standing in the standby line may be seated. Seating is based on seat availability and is not guaranteed. Latecomers with tickets are also not guaranteed admittance.

Press Release

CELEBRATING COMMUNITY VOICES

FRIDAY, JANUARY 14, 2022
7:30 p.m.
An evening of two one-act plays

AND WE DANCED
By Miki Vale
Directed by Jacole Kitchen

An exploration of the life and impact of Ruth Ellis, a Black, openly queer woman and LGBTQIA activist from the 1940s who created a safe haven and sustained advocacy for the Queer Black community of Detroit.

GAME NIGHT
By Queen Kandi Cole
Directed by Bibi Mama

A group of friends gather for a night of games but wind up digging into the complexities of their diverse backgrounds and belief structures post-pandemic during a chaotic and hilarious evening of libations and truth-telling.

FESTIVAL SERIES OF NEW AMERICAN PLAY READINGS

SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022
4:00 p.m.


EXOTIC DEADLY: OR THE MSG PLAY
By Keiko Green
Directed by Jesca Prudencio

It’s 1999, and Ami is an awkward, Japanese American high schooler whose world comes crashing down with a terrible discovery: her family is responsible for manufacturing MSG, the poison spice getting all the kids hooked! Meanwhile, a cool new girl, Exotic Deadly, arrives from Japan, and she’s not playing by the rules. In this time-traveling adventure, Ami vows to save the world from MSG and realizes what she’s capable of, if she could just get off the ocean floor....


SATURDAY, JANUARY 15, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Globe-commissioned play
CRIME AND PUNISHMENT, A COMEDY
Adapted by Gordon Greenberg and Steve Rosen
Directed by Gordon Greenberg

Dostoyevsky’s masterpiece of world literature is hilariously reimagined as a 90-minute comic-adventure morality tale, performed by five ridiculously talented actors who play over 50 zany characters, riffing on the novel—and the entirety of Russian literature. The renowned story follows Rodya Raskolnikov, an impoverished student tormented by his own nihilism who becomes a murderer in order to save his family. Believing his humanitarian ends justify the horrific means, he ultimately buckles when his best friend becomes the primary suspect. Set in turn-of-the-century Russia with a decidedly contemporary twist, this is classic literature retold like you’ve never seen it before.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
4:00 p.m.

THE RED AND THE BLACK
By Keelay Gipson
Directed by Steve H. Broadnax III

You know that thing new couples do? Where they invite their other coupled friends to a weekend away to show off their new relationship? This play takes place in the Berkshires during one such weekend. And what was supposed to be a ritualistic coming together of friends spirals into something much different by the weekend’s end. A meditation on the rise of New Black Conservatism, The Red and the Black toys with the notion that all skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.


SUNDAY, JANUARY 16, 2022
7:30 p.m.

Globe-commissioned play
REGULAR
By Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Patricia McGregor

Black love. Is it a thing? And if so…. What is it in practice? Seriously… like in real life not in movies? What does it look like Sound like, Smell like across generations Across cultures Do we really want that old thang that our parents had? And by we I mean the Blacks. What if we could explore it like any other ideation of love? What if the way we talked about Black love was just, like ……. Regular?

 

Major funding for the Powers New Voices Festival is provided by the Powers New Works Fund. The Old Globe’s New Voices Play Development Program is supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts. The Old Globe’s Community Voices program is supported by Subaru of El Cajon and The Ann Davies Fund for Teaching Artists.

Financial support of The Old Globe is provided by The City of San Diego. The Theodor and Audrey Geisel Fund provides leadership support for The Old Globe’s year-round activities.

Photos

Paula and Brian Powers

Paula and Brian Powers. Courtesy of Paula and Brian Powers.
Paula and Brian Powers. Courtesy of Paula and Brian Powers.

Powers New Voices Festival 2019

Reanne Acasio and Anita D., Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Reanne Acasio and Anita D., Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Dairrick Kahlil Hodges, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
Dairrick Kahlil Hodges, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Sittichai Chaiyahat and Carol Cabrera, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Sittichai Chaiyahat and Carol Cabrera, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Reanne Acasio, Carol Cabrera, and Alexandra Slade, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.
(from left) Reanne Acasio, Carol Cabrera, and Alexandra Slade, Celebrating Community Voices at the Powers New Voices Festival, 2019. Photo by Rich Soublet II.

Powers New Voices Festival 2016

(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Joy Osmanski, Kevin Hafso Koppman, and Samantha Quan in the reading of Jiehae Park's peerless, part of the 2016 Powers New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Joy Osmanski, Kevin Hafso Koppman, and Samantha Quan in the reading of Jiehae Park's peerless, part of the 2016 Powers New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Kevin Hafso Koppman, Joy Osmanski, and Samantha Quan in the reading of Jiehae Park's peerless, part of the 2016 Powers New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Kevin Hafso Koppman, Joy Osmanski, and Samantha Quan in the reading of Jiehae Park's peerless, part of the 2016 Powers New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Kevin Hafso Koppman, Joy Osmanski, and Samantha Quan in the reading of Jiehae Park's peerless, part of the 2016 Powers New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.
(from left) Edred Utomi, Jacque Wilke, Kevin Hafso Koppman, Joy Osmanski, and Samantha Quan in the reading of Jiehae Park's peerless, part of the 2016 Powers New Voices Festival. Photo by Douglas Gates.