by Joseph Zettelmaier

Directed by Crystal Ryan

Los Angeles, 1933. PI Frank Ellery doesn’t know it, but he’s taken on the strangest case of his life. A literary agent has been gruesomely murdered. The four suspects: his remaining clients, all writers for different pulp magazines. Frank dives into the mystery, and his world turns upside down as life begins to imitate literature. Science fiction, romance, adventure, horror … and one down-on-his-luck gumshoe who’s about to learn what really lurks between the lines.  August 9 - 18, 2019

2019 Season

The River

by Jez Butterworth

Directed by Lucinda Moriarty

It's the beginning of their courtship, and a man and a woman embark on a romantic weekend at his fishing cabin. But you can't trust what you see on the surface. 

Time and space are eclipsed, reality itself skewed. 

The pursuit of lasting love can be described as exhilarating, elusive, and ever changing. 

Like the river.

The River is a captivating psychodrama about the lure of love and the hunt for what is lost.  March 29 - April 7, 2019

make art.  give back. Go rogue.

And Then He Was Here

by Stephanie Jean Salisbury

Directed by Sarah Myers

Development Coordinator: Andi Creasbaum

The PlayMakers are proud to present Stephanie's candid story of her eleven-year struggle with infertility, a geriatric pregnancy, and raising a toddler in her forties. Her physical, mental, chemical, and spiritual journey through this one-woman show will leave you with a new and deeper perspective of the true meaning of motherhood. Performed by the playwright, Stephanie tells her story with wit, humor, and sensitivity. November 15 - 24. 2019.

The New Works Project is made possible, in part, with support from the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County's ArtsEverywhere initiative.

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Regional Premiere!



​​Regional Premiere!

The New Works Project 2019