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Mar. 25 to Mar. 26, 2022
Produced by the LBP New Works Committee

About the Play/Event

Run: Mar. 25 — Mar. 26, 2022 Friday & Saturday at 7pm

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All Collaborative Shows do not have assigned seating, so it is first come, first serve.

Tickets are FREE through RSVP Registration.  Click Below to Register:

Tickets are FREE but if reserved online there is an online processing fee. Please call the Box Office at 562-494-1014 to reserve seats with no fee.

COVID Patron Safety Protocol

Please know that at our performances you, and everyone in your party (including children), will be asked to:

  • Provide Proof of Vaccination or show a negative Covid test result from within the past 72 hours upon entry.
  • Wear a mask within the facility.
  • Voluntarily assume all risks related to potential exposure to COVID-19.

Any questions regarding the policy please call and speak to a staff member, 562-494-1014

PLEASE NOTE: The Studio Theater is on the 2nd Floor. There is no elevator and the theater is only accessible by stairs.

Thank you to the PORT OF LONG BEACH for Sponsoring the Festival!


The Studio Collaborative: LBP NEW WORKS FESTIVAL 2022

Company: LBP New Works Committee producing

Dates: March 25 & 26 @ 7pm, 2022

Tickets: Free. Requires RSVP Registration.


The annual festival nurtures emerging and established playwrights to develop new scripts. Reading 100+ scripts a year, the New Works Literary Committee chooses two top plays to receive a staged reading with critical feedback from professional theatre critics and an audience talk back.

We have our Winners!

Congratulations to the winners of the LBP 2022 New Works Festival! The New Works Committee read nearly 100 scripts this year, and we are pleased to announce the winners! Join us for the New Works Festival March 25 & 26. Admission is free thanks to a sponsorship from the Port of Long Beach.

Non-Local Winner of the LBP New Works Festival 2022
Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater
Reading on Friday, March 25, 2022
By Lindsey Brown

LOVELY DAY FOR A BOATING TRIP is a triptych of plays about three lovely days and three not so lovely boating trips as three groups of people each set out in a rowboat with darkly comic results. In play one, a couple set out for open water with their marriage on the brink. Just how far would you trust your spouse? In play two, a bride tests the limits friendship as she tries to escape her wedding. And in play three, a man, his girlfriend, and his grandmother set out for a seemingly cozy picnic on a remote island. But what’s in all those heavy bags he’s bringing?


“ . . . to Kill a Spouse”

  • Anne Gundry (GLORIA)
  • Jeff Cheezum (GRAHAM)

“ . . . to Escape Your Wedding”

  • Desi Molinari (SADIE)
  • Maria Oliviera (GWEN)

“ . . . to Get Rid of a Body”

  • Roxanne Martinez (NANA)
  • Jack Ritter (LEO)
  • Carole Lousie (SIERRA)


Local Winner of the LBP New Works Festival 2022
Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse Studio Theater
Reading on Saturday, March 26, 2022
By Braddon Mendelson

On a Spring day in 1839, American artist and telegraph inventor Samuel Morse and scenic artist Louis Daguerre — whose daguerreotype ushered in the new world of photography — meet for the first time in Daguerre’s studio in Paris. While demonstrating their inventions to one another, they notice a silhouetted figure in one of Daguerre’s pictures and devise an outlandish plan to identify the individual, the first human ever depicted in a photographic image.


  • Jeremy Krasovic (SAMUEL MORSE)
  • Rick Werblin (FRANCOIS FAUCHEUX)
  • Ace Christensen (DR. CHARLES JACKSON)
  • Mark Eggert (CHARLES BOUTON)

Thank you to our amazing sponsor the PORT OF LONG BEACH

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