Intro to New Play Cafe

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New Play Cafe

Founded on January 5, 2013, New Play Cafe is an ongoing salon showcase of theatre in various states of readiness. Sometimes you’ll get sketches, sometimes al dente short works,  and sometimes all-done-but-for-the-garnish workshop productions. New Play Cafe serves to-go orders of food-for-thought.

Our Mission is: to help playwrights ready their plays for world premiere productions and publication by giving them time, space, and thoughtful audiences.

Through private and staged readings, workshop productions, and constructive feedback, we allow playwrights to deliver their best work to theatres and audiences.


Jennie Olson Six

Jennie Olson Six loved play and make believe as a child. As an adult, she loves the creative process of film and theatre. She specializes in trade show and corporate and university role playing opportunities. She writes plays, poetry and short stories.

Lizzie Silverman

Lizzie Silverman is a UCSD alum with degrees in Psychology and Theatre, and a focus on stage management and playwriting. She has worked for numerous San Diego companies including: Playwrights Project (Playwright & ASM), Scripps Ranch Theatre (SM), and Moxie Theatre (ASM). Lizzie was one of the founding members of Nomads Theatre Company – a UCSD student organization dedicated to producing new theatrical works. She fell in love with producing festivals of new plays when she worked with Kevin and Jennie on a not-so-little undertaking called the New Perspective Festival in 2008 and 2009. At present she works for Cygnet Theatre. She also runs a website called San Diego Theatre World to provide a much-needed online hub for local theatre professionals.

Kevin Six

Kevin Six has been acting, directing and writing for the stage for over 30 years. He has appeared at Compass, The Old Globe, Fritz, the Marquis, Swedenborg Hall, Intrepid Shakespeare and San Diego Junior theatres as well as on several industrial and commercial film projects.



Kevin Six is a co-founder of New Play Cafe. He works as an actor and writer.