The Kennedy Center

Page-to-Stage New Play Festival

Page to Stage Festival

Join more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals in development by local, regional, and national playwrights, librettists, and composers--some with scripts in hand, others almost fully staged. The free performances reflect the dynamic make-up of all corners of the city, whether you are a newcomer or a veteran to theater.

Applications for and more information on the 2018 Page to Stage festival will be available spring 2018. More information on upcoming Kennedy Center Theater events can be found here.

Upcoming Events


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - SATURDAY, SEP. 1 (17th Annual)

Sat, Sep 1, 2018, 10:00 AM

Join more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. Highlights of Saturday include a Hip Hop-infused take on The Prince and the Pauper, a teenager's journey from El Salvador, a hilarious whodunnit, and more.


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - SUNDAY, SEP. 2 (17th Annual)

Sun, Sep 2, 2018, 6:00 PM

Join more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. Highlights of Sunday include Synetic Theater's adaptation of Sleepy Hollow.


Page-to-Stage New Play Festival - MONDAY, SEP. 3 (17th Annual)

Mon, Sep 3, 2018, 10:00 AM

Join more than 60 D.C.-area theater companies at the Kennedy Center for a series of free readings and open rehearsals of plays and musicals. Highlights of Monday include a new take on Frankenstein, apocalyptic improv, an exploration of life after prison, and more.