Compromised by Mike Bencivenga

Directed by Kristen Coury

September 16, 2022 at 7:30PM

New Works Festival

At the Ninth Annual New Works Festival, you will experience a weekend of brand new plays read, in some cases for the first time aloud, by professional actors. The finalists are selected from over 100 plays submitted by playwrights from all over the country.

In COMPROMISED a celebrated journalist and his wife invite a young couple to their home to help them recover their missing car. The encounter reveals unpleasant, hidden truths that threaten to destroy both relationships. The play is about how we can be crippled by the bad choices we make and the secrets we’re forced to keep. In addition it dramatizes the ongoing health struggles of the first responders and journalists who covered the 9/11 attacks in New York. COMPROMISED was a runner-up for the 2020 Eugene O’Neill prize for drama and was named Best Play of 2020 by Playwrights-First in NYC.

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Each New Works Festival play will be performed as a staged reading featuring professional actors and a post-show Q&A with the playwright.



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About the Playwright

The playwright, Mike Bencivenga, is an award winning writer/director/producer in theater, film and TV. He’s written10 full length plays, written and directed 2 feature films and has won 3 Emmys for his work at WABC-TV in New York. For more on his career visit:

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Kristen Coury


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September 17, 2022 at 7:30PM

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