Discoveries: Wave of New Plays
Saturday, August 27 | 8:00pm
Newport Theatre Arts Center 2501 Cliff Dr., Newport Beach

Donation-based tickets: $15

Reservations: www.eventbrite.com/e/discoveries-wave-of-new-plays-tickets-402263319417

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance returns to Newport Theatre Arts Center for a summer new play event featuring new work from three of its member dramatists.  

How Donald Duck Won World War Two
written by Jordan R. Young
directed by Bob May
featuring Angie D. Watson   How the Birdaphone changed history: what happens when a certain waterfowl wants to do something for the war effort and tell this Hitler guy where to go.

Portrait of a Demolitionist
by Baylee Shlichtman
directed by Zoe Hertzberg
featuring Elijah Irving, Jacqueline Reza and Chacha Tahng
Board game enthusiast Julie ditches the state and her boyfriend after a falling out and ends up at a rented house. Unfortunately for her, the painting in the living room comes to life, takes her food, and won’t leave her alone.  

by Dana Hammer
directed by Philip Brickey
featuring Honoria Felton, Lawrence Ingalls, Jill Cary Martin, Roxanne Martinez, Briana O’Brien and Tom Royer
After a boy assaults a girl, the two families must decide whether or not to wipe the victim’s memory.  

For over twenty years, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) has provided writers the opportunity to explore their creativity in an intellectually safe environment by providing table readings and public presentations of members’ work. OCPA additionally interacts with the theatre community to provide actors, directors, and audiences with entertaining and thought provoking theatrical work.  

Celebrating our 42nd season, Newport Theatre Arts Center has been producing the best local community theater since 1979. Nestled atop Cliff Drive in the heart of Newport Heights, we are conveniently located close to area restaurants.   All current COVID precautions and protocols mandated by the CDC, the state and the city of Newport Beach will be followed at this event.


OCPA’s mission is to nurture the development of playwrights at any experience level in Orange County; to keep the theatre refreshed and relevant with new work. If you are an aspiring playwright who has completed a full-length or one-act play and would like to learn more about membership, write to ocpabox@gmail.com.