New Works Series

PLAYWRIGHTS ON PARK is an exciting artistic endeavor for Playhouse on Park. Our mission is to develop and produce original plays, to foster emerging and established playwrights, and to become a leader in new play development. We aim to help establish the Greater Hartford Area as a premiere destination for the cultivation and exploration of innovative theatrical work.

    Playwrights selected as part of the Playwrights on Park Reading Series will have a day of rehearsal, followed by a reading of their play and a talkback with the audience.

    Submissions are closed for the 2022-2023 season; please check back in January 2023 for details. If you have questions about play submissions, please email 


    Moira O'Sullivan is currently the Directing & Dramaturgy Apprentice at Portland Stage in Portland, Maine. Previous Playhouse on Park directing credits: THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR. WONDERFUL (AND HER DOG), SNOW WHITE, SHAKESPEARE 4 KIDS, ALL IS CALM, THE AGITATORS (Assistant Director). Hartford Opera Theatre: FORTUNE'S CHILDREN, CHANGING FORTUNES, New in November Festival: A WOMB WITH A VIEW, THE LOATHLY LADY and TRIANGLE. In 2019, she directed THE MON VALLEY MEDIUM as part of The Emerging Artists Festival in NYC which then transferred to Carnegie Stage in Pittsburgh. Other credits include ROSEMARY nd SHARP LINES for New Wave Theater Collective. She is also a teaching artist at the University of Hartford's Hartt School, The Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts and Stagedoor Manor. BFA NYU Tisch, UCB Comedy

    Liv Fassanella is a playwright and dramaturg based in Connecticut. Her plays explore diverse experiences of womanhood through horror, comedy, and drama. Her dramaturgy credits include THE AGITATORS, FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE, MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERSLY, EURYDICE. Her passions center around the development of new plays and how to incorporate philanthropy, inclusivity and accessibility into theatre. When she’s not writing, she’s watching horror movies and cuddling her bloodhounds, Flo and Orville. She received her Bachelor’s degree from Bennington College in 2021.



Playwrights on Park readings are by invitation only. They are not open to the public.

If you would like to be added to our invite list, please email Liv Fassanella, New Works Coordinator, at

Interested in being a part of our Readers Circle?


Email Liv Fassanella, New Works Coordinator, at


GHOST STORY, by Lia Romeo
New Works Series, 2022

WEBSTER'S BITCH, by Jaqueline Bircher
New Works Series, 2022

**WEBSTER’S BITCH will be produced as a full Main Stage production in Playhouse on Park’s 14th Season! Click here to learn more.