The 2018 Detroit New Works Festival is scheduled for May 5-6

The Detroit New Works Festival aims to showcase playwrights, promote new plays and musicals which focus on the subjects of equality and diversity, mental health, and/or social issues, and encourage community in the theatrical process.

Through the DNWF, Outvisible Theatre Company encourages local and non-local playwrights, composers, and lyricists to submit their work for the opportunity to be read and discussed at the festival and potentially go on to be produced as a part of a future season.

The submission form for the 2018 Detroit New Works Festival will be open starting October 1 through November 15.

Our 2017 Detroit New Works Festival Winner!

Unsportsmanlike Conduct

by Jeff Stolzer | New York, New York



After spending a drunken night with NFL quarterback Noah Woodward, cocktail waitress Kaylie Robbins rebuffs his sexual advances the following morning and discovers that his romantic pillow talk was manipulative and insincere. Upset by his deceit and lies, she leaves. But they will meet again – first in her attorney’s conference room and then in a court of law – after she accuses him of date rape.

Meet the playwright

Jjeffstolzereff Stolzer’s full-length plays include SURVIVORS (Arts Club of Washington National Playwriting Award; O’Neill Playwrights Conference semifinalist; Princess Grace Award semifinalist), UNSPORTSMANLIKE CONDUCT (Woodward/Newman Drama Award finalist; Last Frontier Theater Conference; Blank Theatre Living Room Series); STORAGE LOCKER (IATI Theater Mainstage; Pickering Award for Playwriting Excellence third prize); and PARALYZED (Ohio State-Newark New Play Contest third prize; O’Neill Playwrights Conference semifinalist; McLaren Memorial Comedy Playwriting Competition semi-finalist).

His short plays have been produced at festivals in New York City and around the country. EMERGENCY ROOM, a darkly comedic one-act about our dysfunctional health care system, received the Upstage Playwright Award from Houston’s Upstage Theatre.

Jeff was a writer for ABC’s WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE and Fox’s SPORTS GENIUSES. He was also the sole writer of more than 400 episodes for the syndicated radio program LITTLE KNOWN LEGENDS OF SPORTS.

BA, Brown University. MFA, University of Southern California. Member: Dramatists Guild of America; Writers Guild of America, East; and PEN America.

Calling sponsors and patrons of the arts!

The Detroit New Works Festival is a huge undertaking which would not be possible without your generous support! We offer the DNWF free of charge in an effort to allow greater access to theatre and because we believe the development of new plays and musicals is integral which is not possible without feedback from an audience.

We are currently seeking donations which are tax-deductible as allowed under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS tax code.

Past festivals

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18614 Ecorse Road
Allen Park, MI 48101
(Inside of Arts Detroit)

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Calling season sponsors and advertisers!

It is impossible for most arts organizations to exist without the support of their community. At Outvisible, ticket sales only account for fraction of our operating expenses. By becoming a sponsor or advertiser for our 2017-18 season or any show within our season, you will greatly impact our ability to offer high quality programming.