Cabaret Theatre Presents: The 8th Annual Original Play Festival

It is time for our beloved, Spring semester, Cabaret tradition! It's the 8th Annual Original Play Festival! 

Every year, Cabaret Theatre puts together a play festival that features the works of student playwrights, directed by students, and performed by students. The Original Play Festival not only gives life into new plays, but it is also a celebration of student theatre. Now in it’s 8th year running, Cabaret Theatre is proud to present the world premieres of five new, student-written pieces.

This year's festival includes:

Molly's Path
Written by Shayna Carney
Directed by Alex Albanese

Patrick - Jonathon Dawson
Younger Molly - Hayley Trimpert
Older Molly/Connie - Emily Woods

Here Now, Maybe Later
Written by Kenneth Laboy
Directed by Jacqueline Malzone

Black Lotus - Jennifer Ngandu
Thickstallion81 - Ryan Morey

Dear Dashboard
Written by Justice Hehir
Directed by Kelly McCarthy

Nella - Toni Pollitt
Alex - Sean Ullmer

The Museum at Clifton Park
Written by Cody Beltis
Directed by Dalton Zogleman

Mandeville - Scott Mendenko
Garison - Colee Bellmay
Cecile -Katherine Freedman
Riley - Paige Grecco

Three Flowers
Written by Kelly McCarthy
Directed by Kat Beliavski

Alana - Emily Woods
Selina - Selina Garcia
Landon - Brian Nawak
Danny - Ryan Galvin

Friday, March 25th at 8:00pm***
Saturday, March 26th at 2:00pm and 7:00pm

***Proceeds from the Friday performance will be donated to charity TBD

Cabaret Theatre, located on the corner of Suydam Street and Nichol Avenue on the Douglass Campus

Students, Faculty, Staff, and Seniors (60+) / $5
General Admission / $7

Email or visit to reserve your tickets.

When reserving via email, specify your name, the number of tickets you wish to purchase, and the date/time of the show you wish to attend. Please note that sending an email or submitting a form does not mean you are automatically have tickets reserved--you must wait until a confirmation email is sent.

Patrons with reservations must arrive no later than twenty minutes prior to performance time to purchase their tickets. Once past the twenty-minute mark, reservations may be voided at the discretion of the box office management to accommodate any patrons on the waiting list or any walk-up sales.

Original Play Festival Coordinator: Emily Reineke
Stage Manager: Amy Bareboim

If you have any questions, please email our producer, Kayla Votapek, at

We hope to see you then!

RUSA allocations paid for by student fees