the avalanche new play summit

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with new plays by

Marjorie Muller, Jasmine Sharma, and Paul Michael Thomson


October 29 - November 6, 2021


The Den Theatre

single reading admission: $15*

full festival admission: $30*

*includes copy of the Avalanche Biannual Issue Five

WasteHouse by Marjorie Muller

directed by Bec Willett



Madeline Bernhard

Sharon Kushiner

Guy Wicke

Luisa Blanco

Felix Abidor

Carolyn Moore

Radial Gradient by Jasmine Sharma

directed by Cayla Jones


Sydney Hastings-Smith

Apoorva Gundeti

Alexis Diaz-Waterman

Artemis Books and the Well-Meaning Man by Paul Michael Thomson

directed by Brittney Brown


Debbie Banos

Amber Washington

Alanna Chavez

Billy Jones


The Avalanche New Play Summit is a series of new play readings, featuring some of the very best of Chicago's contemporary playwrights. In conjunction with Issue Five of the Avalanche Biannual, the Summit aims to connect these artists with wider audiences and provide the platform for discussion of these new plays.