LSU Theatre will present its annual Outworks Festival, an evening of six new, previously unproduced one-act plays with gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender and queer themes at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday, April 30-May 5, in the LSU Music & Dramatic Arts Studio Theatre, Dalrymple Drive on campus.

There will be an additional performance at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 5.

This festival, now in its eighth year, has grown steadily, and has now become a major opportunity for emerging playwrights to showcase their work. With more than 200 annual submissions, competition is tremendous for the productions selected for performance.

Six plays are chosen from hundreds of submissions around the country, and most of the works receive their world premiere at the festival. Outworks 2013 is directed, designed, performed and produced entirely by LSU students.

Productions in this year’s festival are as follows:

  • Pioneer Women: The Wild Boar, directed by Evleen Nasir and written by Marsha Lee Sheiness.
  • I Do Without You, directed by Molly Rivers and written by Caralie Chrisco.
  • July 4, 1969, directed by Laurel McGehee and written by Hal Corley.
  • The Deconstruction of Lee and Darrell , directed by Michael Mentz and written by Thomas J. Misuraca.
  • The Slope, directed by Nichole Ingalsbe and written by Angelo Parra.
  • The Blue Djinn, directed by Macy Jones and written by Tom Rowan.

Outworks contains language and mature situations that are not appropriate for young viewers.

Tickets are $10 and are available only at the door.

For more information, call (225) 578-4174 or visit

LSU Department of Theatre