Kupferberg Center for the Arts at Queens College is delighted to welcome back for its fifth season the “First Acts: New Plays in Development series”, which supports theater artists who are in the early stages of developing new performance pieces.


First Acts, which is a project of the Kupferberg Center for the Arts at the exceptionally diverse Queens College, amplifies the voices of playwrights who are writing from minority or immigrant perspectives, points-of-view that are not often heard in mainstream theater. By offering financial and technical resources for new play development, this program helps playwrights work through the question “what does my play need now?” First Acts supports the Queens College campus and New York City theatre community by providing relevant artistic programming and allowing for interdisciplinary conversations and interactions on a wide range of topics. It also offers its audiences the rare opportunity to connect directly with art makers and to be active participants in their processes.