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The tenth annual Powers New Voices Festival is a weekend of readings of new American plays by some of the most exciting playwrights writing for the American theatre today. The free festival opens on January 12, 2023 and closes on January 15 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe’s Conrad Prebys Theatre Center.

The Powers New Voices Festival kicks off with the first of five of the new American play reading series on January 12 with The Janeiad by Anna Ziegler, followed by the Globe-commissioned play The Black Beans Project by Melinda Lopez and Joel Perez, Wipeout by Aurora Real de Asua; Unf*ckwithable by Eliana Pipes, and Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, as Told to Aaron Coleman by Aaron Coleman.

Celebrating Community Voices, an evening of short works created by San Diego playwrights through the Globe’s arts engagement programs CommunityVoicesand coLAB, is scheduled on January 13. The evening will feature readings of 10-minute plays by Michaela Subido, Rudi Fate, Melanie Taing, Farah Dinga, Gingerlily Lowe, and Daryl “Scooter” Davis.

Tickets to all festival readings require reservations and are free. Reservations for Globe subscribers and donors are available now through January 4, 2023. Subject to availability, reservations for the general public will be available beginning January 5 at 12:00 noon. 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.

Major funding for the Powers New Voices Festival is provided by the Powers New Works Fund. The Old Globe’s Community Voices Program is supported by 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.

Celebrating Community Voices

Friday, January 13 at 7:30 p.m.


The Janeiad

Thursday, January 12 at 7:30 p.m.


The Black Beans Project

Saturday, January 14 at 4:00 p.m.



Saturday, January 14 at 7:30 p.m.



Sunday, January 15 at 4:00 p.m.


Uncle Remus, His Life and Times, as Told to Aaron Coleman

Sunday, January 15 at 7:30 p.m.