December 2009 Update:
New Perspective has received many messages in recent months asking whether there will be a festival in 2010. Thank
you, all, for your interest in and support of this event -- a labor of love which had grown to promise an exciting third year.
It is with some bittersweet regret, then, that I announce that there will be no third year of this festival.
As owner and festival director for the past two years, I have devoted countless hours to this endeavor; however, in
2010 those important hours which would be spent selecting plays, finding directors, and holding auditions will find me instead
performing back-to-back shows on Nashville stages -- too distant from San Diego to hope to mount a successful summer
In 2007, New Perspective was formed to fill the void left by the suspension of the Actors' Alliance Festival. Over
the course of two years, New Perspective proved that a festival can be mounted without membership or submission fees, in an
affordable venue and without elaborate glossy programs draining funds. In 2010, I sincerely hope that the
Alliance will manage to marshall its resources to implement once again the programs for which its members pay.
It's been a wonderful experience. Thank you to all the participants and audience who've made the New Perspective
Festival a success!
-- Kelly Lapczynski