List of TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley) New Works

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TheatreWorks (Silicon Valley) is a non-profit, professional theater company based in Menlo Park, California. Since 2000, TheatreWorks has been dedicated to the development of scores of new plays and musicals, earning national recognition and acclaim for the company and their new works program.

2002 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Memphis (musical) Book & Lyrics by Joe DiPietro; Music & Additional Lyrics by David Bryan
The Mistress Cycle Book & Lyrics by Beth Blatt; Music by Jenny Giering
My Antonia Book by Scott Schwartz; Adapted from the novel by Willa Cather; Original Music by Stephen Schwartz

2003 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
A Little Princess Book & Lyrics by Brian Crawley; Music by Andrew Lippa
Striking 12 Book by Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, & Valerie Vigoda; Music & Lyrics by Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda
Caraboo (now called Caraboo, Princess of Javasu) Book by Marsha Norman; Lyrics by Beth Blatt; Music by Jenny Giering
Jerry Christmas Book by Daniel Goldfarb; Music & lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Baby Taj By Tanya Shaffer

2004 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Coyote Creek Flat By David Ford
Malaya (now titled The Peninsula)l By Chay Yew
Party Come Here Book by Daniel Goldfarb; Music & Lyrics by David Kirshenbaum
The Water Book by Jeffrey Hilton & Tim Werenko; Lyrics by Jeffrey Hilton; Music by Georgia Stitt


Title Notes
The Funkentine Rapture Book by Lee Summers & Ben Blake; Music & Lyrics by Lee Summers
Laughing Without an Accent By Firoozeh Dumas; Developed with David Ford
Piece Book by Tara Smith; Music & Lyrics by Scott Alan
Vrooom! By Janet Allard; Developed with Michael Bigelow Dixon
Wheelhouse Book by Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn, Rachel Sheinkin, & Valerie Vigoda; Music & Lyrics by Gene Lewin, Brendan Milburn, & Valerie Vigoda

2006 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
American Klepto By Allison Moore
Asphalt Beach Book by T.C. Smith & Peter Spears; Music & Lyrics by Andrew Lippa
Big Red Sun Book & Lyrics by John Jiler; Music by Georgia Stitt
The Drunken City By Adam Bock
Mezzulah, 1946
Something’s Wrong With Amandine Book by Winter Miller; Music & Lyrics by Lance Horne
Emma Book, Music, & Lyrics by Paul Gordon

2007 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
The Burnt Part Boys Book by Marianna Elder; Lyrics by Nathan Tysen; Music by Chris Miller
Equivocation By Bill Cain
The Shining Lives By Melanie Marnich, Writing Arthur; Book, Music, & Lyrics by David Austin; Story development by Jennifer Maloney

2008 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Creating Claire By Joe DiPietro
Girlfriend Book by Todd Almond; Music & Lyrics by Matthew Sweet
Touch(ed) By Bess Wohl
Unlock’d Book & Lyrics by Sam Carner; Music by Derek Gregor

2009 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Auctioning the Ainsleys By Laura Schellhardt
Ernest Shackleton Loves Me Book by Joe DiPietro; Lyrics by Valerie Vigoda; Music by Brendan Milburn
Makeover Book & Lyrics by Darrah Cloud; Music by Kim D. Sherman
The North Pool By Rajiv Joseph
The Sparrow and the Birdman
Tales From The Bad Years Music & Lyrics by Kait Kerrigan & Brian Lowdermilk

2010 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Variations on a Theme By Anna Ziegler
Red Clay Book and Lyrics by Jeff Hughes; Music by Scott Ethier
How to Write a New Book for the Bible By Bill Cain
Fly-By-Night Conceived by Kim Rosenstock; Written by Will Connolly, Michael Mitnick, and Kim Rosenstock
Great Wall Book by Kevin Merritt; Music and Lyrics by Kevin So; Story Consultant – David Henry Hwang

2011 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Little Rock By Rajendra Ramoon Maharaj (Developmental Production)
The Giver Based on the book by Lois Lowry; Music by Scott Murphy (Staged Reading-Musical)
Upright Grand By Laura Schellhardt (Staged Reading-Play)
Wild with Happy By Colman Domingo (Staged Reading-Play)
Up North By Joe Tracz (Staged Reading-Play)

2012 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
The Trouble with Doug Book by Will Aronson & Daniel Maté; Music by Will Aronson; Lyrics by Daniel Maté (Developmental Production)
Sleeping Rough By Kara Manning (Staged Reading-Play)
The Loudest Man on Earth By Catherine Rush (Staged Reading-Play)
Being Earnest Book & Lyrics by Paul Gordon; Music by Paul Gordon & Jay Gruska (Staged Reading-Musical)
Triangle Book by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore, & Joshua Scher; Music by Thomas Mizer; Lyrics by Curtis Moore (Staged Reading-Musical)

2013 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Cubamor Book and Lyrics James D. Sasser; Music and Lyrics by Charles Vincent Burwell ; Based on the independent film Cubamor by Joshua Bee Alafia (Staged Reading-Musical)
Gather at the River By Laura Marks (Staged Reading-Play)
The Great Pretender By Laura Marks (Staged Reading-Play)
Laugh By Laura Marks (Staged Reading-Play)
Mrs. Hughes Book by Janine Nabers; Music and Lyrics by Sharon Kenny (Staged Reading-Musical)

2014 Festival[edit]

Title Notes
Norman Rockwell's America Book by Lynne Kaufman; Music & Lyrics by Alex Mandel (Staged Reading-Musical)
Describe the Night By Rajiv Joseph (Staged Reading-Play)
The Disappearing Man Book, Music and Lyrics by Jahn Sood (Staged Reading-Musical)
An Entomologist's Love Story By Melissa Ross (Staged Reading-Play)
Tokyo Fish Story By Kimber Lee (Staged Reading-Play)