Jackalope Theatre Company announces Paper's Edge Virtual Reading dates for the NEW FRONTIER SERIES of commissioned and developing playsthe flagship series of the entirely free & digital 2020/21 season.


The New Frontier Series  follows three playwrights and their creative teams as they embark on new commissions. Each play’s progress will be chronicled online through interactive media, community panels, and workshop readings and presentations. The series line-up includes: 



by Daria Miyeko Marinelli

directed by Mikael Burke 
APRIL 16TH & 17H. 2021

Pretty Shahid  (formerly titled Being Julia Roberts)

by Omer Abbas Salem

directed by Sophiyaa Nayar
APRIL 30TH & MAY 1ST, 2021

Michael Jackson and The Devil’s Book/Whitney Houston and The Devil's Book

by Terry Guest

directed by Wardell Julius Clark
MAY 14TH & 15TH, 2021

For additional content and behind-the-scenes access, patrons can join Jackalope’s monthly giving club, The Pioneers, the proceeds of which go directly towards developing new work. Membership is $10+ per month.





The Annual Living Newspaper Festival goes digital for Season 13, with a series of eight installments of short filmed works inspired by current events.
Exclusively on

AV Coordinator: Steve Labedz*
Producers: Jonathan Mayo* & Danielle Stack*

Articles Sourced by Jon Cohen*

Episode 7 – SAM KELLY 

written by, directed by, and featuring  Paloma Nozicka*. Presented by Jackalope Theatre and Big Land Films. [Must close May 10th]
Run Time: 5 minutes. Premieres on  4/26/21 at 7:30pm CST.

Episode 6 – JOYCE 

written by Beth Hyland. Directed by Laura Alcalá Baker, featuring Shariba Rivers.
Run Time: 8 minutes. Premieres on  4/5/21 at 7:30pm CST.

Episode 5 – BELLY UP 

written by Preston Choi. Directed by Lucky Stiff, featuring Brennan Urbi.

Run Time: 8 minutes. Premieres on  3/1/21 at 7:30pm CST.

Episode 4 – Sun On Ice 

written by Tanuja Jagernauth. Directed by Arti Ishak, featuring Eric Gerard* and Wardell Julius Clark.
Run Time: 7 minutes. Premiered on  1/25/21 at 7:30pm CST.

Episode 3 – Trust 

written by Monét Felton*. Directed by Adia Alli, featuring Taylor Raye, and artwork by Naimah Thomas.
Run Time: 14 minutes. Premiered on 10/26/20 at 7:30pm CST.

Episode 2 – I Am Not This 

written, directed & edited by Ike Holter.  Featuring Mary Williamson and Diego Colón*, voice over by Shannon Matesky, original music by Nootka Sound. 

Run Time: 9 minutes. Premiered on 10/21/20 at 7:30pm CST.

Episode 1 – I Can't Ride Trains Anymore

written by August Forman. Directed by Catherine Miller*, and featuring Eli Sulkowski.  Special Thanks to Tatyana Chante, Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko
Run Time: 11 minutes. Premiered on 9/28 at 7:30pm CST.

Season 13 Programing is made possible by 
Season Sponsors The Michael & Mona Heath Fund 

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