Presented by Young at Heart Theatre, Desert Island Theatre Company and Kings Playhouse, Fresh From the Island—A New Works Festival will return this fall at Kings Playhouse in Georgetown from October 13–16. This one-of-a-kind theatre festival for PEI is designed to bring creators and audiences together to experience new and innovative plays with a local flavour. This year, three Island playwrights will have an opportunity to work with professional directors, dramaturgs and actors with a final staged public reading on the Kings Playhouse stage. The call for submissions is now open at The deadline for submissions is August 15 and selected plays will be announced on August 31. Stay tuned for public playwrighting and storytelling workshops on offer during the four-day festival.