From workshops to readings to regional and world premieres, The Human Race Theatre Company is the place for new works.
Our development of new works is made possible through the generous support of the Jesse & Caryl Philips Foundation, and the 200+ donors who support the New Works Fund.
Musical Theatre Workshops
The Human Race’s Musical Theatre Workshops program focuses on the development of original musicals, providing an avenue for that very important “second production” and to encouraging appreciation of rarely produced musicals. Through a process of residencies, workshops and staged readings, the program not only contributes to the art form, but helps build an audience for new musicals.
Marsha Hanna New Play Workshops
Named after The Human Race Theatre Company’s late Artistic Director, Marsha Hanna, who passed away in 2011, the New Play Workshops program provides playwrights a residency opportunity in order to further develop a new play in a workshop setting, guided by a seasoned director and supported by professional actors. The process culminates in the staged reading of the play.
As part of our commitment to new works, we continually seek out comedies, dramas and musicals that are ready for a regional or even a world premiere to produce in our Loft Season. Recent past premieres include Banned From Baseball, Legendale, 26 Pebbles, Family Ties, Family Shots, Band Geeks!, Under a Red Moon, Tenderly: The Rosemary Clooney Musical, Ordinary Days, Green Gables and Was.