With New Voices, WPI Celebrates 25 Years of Original Theatrical Plays

Performances in WPI's Little Theatre to Take Place April 12-14
Media Contact
April 09, 2007


Worcester Polytechnic Institute's (WPI) theatre group Masque and its Department of Humanities and Arts are celebrating the 25th anniversary of New Voices, the country's longest continuously running university new plays festival. This year, seven plays, all written, directed, and performed by members of the WPI community, were chosen for the festival. They are:

ATTIC, by Catherine Darensbourg; Shot in the Heart, by Sarah Pavis; 25, by Dean O’Donnell; Footsie, by Dean O’Donnell; Raccoon a la Mode, by Shannon (Haz) Harrower; Union Station, by Shannon (Haz) Harrower; and The Princess and the Body Snatchers, by Shannon (Haz) Harrower. The production will feature a scenic design, called Nirosta, by Brendan O’Brien and Smriti Shrestha.

More than 100 students are involved in this year's New Voices production. Masque, which is among WPI's oldest student organizations, is one of several theatre groups at the university. M.W. Repertory Theatre, Sunburns Theatre Company (summer theatre), and Student Comedy Productions (improvisational comedy troupes) bring the WPI community about eight productions a year.

Admission to all New Voices productions is free and open to the public.


Thursday, April 12 at 7 p.m.

Friday, April 13 at 5 and 8 p.m.

Saturday, April 14 at 7 p.m.

(Doors open 30 minutes prior to show start.)


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Little Theatre, located in Sanford Riley Hall

100 Institute Road

Worcester, Mass.