Orlando Shakespeare Theater in Partnership with UCF is dedicated to the development of new plays, one of our country's most enduring art forms. PlayFest! The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays is a nationally recognized program and represents one of the strongest commitments to new plays nationally.
Over the years, Orlando Shakes has helped nurture and develop over 100 new plays – many of which have received subsequent productions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Seattle, and Washington D.C.
PlayFest: The Harriett Lake Festival of New Plays is unique among New Play Festivals in two ways:
Due to the success of PlayFest, Central Florida is now identified as a place where exceptional new works are making their debut. We invite you to join us in ensuring the success of new plays and discovering the next classic American playwright!
PlayFest: It’s What’s Next!
|PlayFest 2011 v2 - November 3 – 6, 2011|
|PlayFest 2011 - April 8 – 17, 2011|
|PlayFest 2010 - April 2 – 11, 2010|
|PlayFest 2009 - January 23 - February 21, 2009|
|PlayFest 2008 - February 8 – 17, 2008|
|PlayFest 2007 - February 23 – March 4, 2007|
|PlayFest 2006 - February 8 – 19, 2006|