Heck-Rabi Playwriting Festival

Heck-Rabi Playwriting Festival

Jan. 31 to Feb. 2, 2020

Underground at the Hilberry

Three new plays by emerging playwrights!

Since 2000, the Studio Theatre at the Hilberry has hosted the Louise Heck-Rabi Dramatic Playwriting One Act Festival, encouraging young playwrights to submit their original works. Each year, six to seven semi-finalists are chosen out of all submissions. The plays are then read at a Workshop, where they are critiqued by judges. Three finalists win a scholarship as well as the opportunity to produce their play in front of a live audience. Each winning playwright has a chance to work with a student director and student performers to realize their productions on the stage — and those plays are what you’ll experience during each performance. Stay tuned for further details!

There is NO LATE SEATING. Out of respect for the audience and the production, patrons arriving after the performance begins will not be admitted.

Come experience these three winning one-act plays!

The Company of Fools

written by Caleb Matthews

Synopsis coming soon.


written by Aidan Linn Smith

Synopsis coming soon.

Something Gay

written by Kevin Keller

Synopsis coming soon.

Performance Schedule

Friday, Jan. 31 8 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 1 8 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2 3 p.m.

Cast & Creatives

Coming soon.