JETFest 2020

JETFest is $10 per reading, and can be purchased by calling
or by clicking the button below.

Every year, we receive over 200 new scripts from playwrights all over the country to participate in JETFest--The Seymour J. and Ethel S. Frank Festival of New Plays. Each playwright receives a professional reading on our stage and a cash award. This year's festival is underwritten by Mary Lou Zieve and Steven A. Showfer.


You can be part of the process of professional play development. JETFest is open to the public, and your feedback is encouraged and essential to the playwrights as they continue to refine their work for full productions on the professional stage.

Each reading is followed by an audience discussion. Playwrights are invited to attend.

MARCH 8, 2020

2 PM

The Kistiakowsky Affair


Alan Brody



Based on a true story of the Harvard University exclusionary quota system of the 1950 s and one man's campaign to end it.

MARCH 15, 2020

2 PM





Bryan Halperin



In 1935 Kentucky, a young girl and her family form an unlikely bond with a traveler seeking refuge in their barn .

MARCH 22, 2020

2 PM





Mike Solomonson



Celeste, after receiving a devastating diagnosis,

invites the audience to her good-bye party in this participatory experience.

MARCH 29, 2020

2 PM




Tom Lavagnino



In her efforts to help her husband Franklin's polio, Eleanor Roosevelt consults with George Washington Carver. Strong language.

Are you a playwright? We are currently accepting submissions for the 2021 JETFest. Click on the button below for guidelines. Deadline: April 30, 2020.
Generously Underwritten by

The Henry S. and Mala Dorfman Family Foundation

Phillip and

Elizabeth Filmer


Charitable Trust

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Box office hours:

M-F 10 am - 3 pm

One hour before curtain on show days.

1124 East West Maple

Walled Lake, MI  48390