Cornish Winter New Works Festival Returns

Cornish's Winter New Works Festival takes place this February at the Seattle Center. Photo: John Engerman.

Cornish Winter New Works Festival Returns

Come and hear new scripts by Cornish students this winter. The Cornish Winter New Works Festival kicks off Feb. 10 at the Cornish Playhouse at Seattle Center Alhadeff Studio and plays through Feb 25.

Cornish Theater's annual Winter New Works Festival is a series of readings of new plays by members of the senior class in the Theater/Original Works program. The writers collaborate on the development of their scripts with professional directors and dramaturgs, along with casts made up of Cornish theater students. This year's scripts include:

Feb 10-11Delilah by Meranda Long, directed by Kristin Leahey, dramaturgy by Elizabeth Heffron.

"Tap. Taptaptap... Delilah moves to the rhythm of her anxiety.  Living out the poetic style of her older sister, she's fled to a small mountain town. When her mother, Beth, arrives to bring her home, what little serenity Delilah's found unravels, and mother and daughter are forced to confront their past--all during an election season.  Delilah examines how we heal after profound loss and whether there is a way to forge a future together."

Feb 17-18:  Traffick by Spencer Funk, directed by Katjana Vadeboncoeur, dramaturgy by Y York.

"Two worlds collide in a gruesome thriller of blood and secrecy.  A rogue agent from the NSA fights the bureaucracy and her husband's secrets, while two siblings in the slums of the Ukraine struggle for survival in the organ trade.  TRAFFICK considers what it costs to stay alive." 

Feb 24-25A System of Understanding by Will Booher, directed by Richard E.T. White, dramaturgy by Scot Augustson.     

"What if there was a way to tell exactly how someone is feeling? In A System of Understanding, two uneasy roommates discover a secret that could change the way people interact forever. Amelia and Kevin must band together as they struggle to understand the world around them, each other, and themselves."

Tickets for all three weekends are available through All shows are free but reserving a ticket now is recommended.