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PDX Playwrights: AN EVENING WITH OSCAR AND NOEL – by Thomas Mason and Craig Mason

Two theater icons meet in the afterlife. Oscar Wilde and Noël Coward, one pilloried for being gay and the other the ultimate symbol of cool sophistication. Hear what they have to say on all manner of things, scandal, play writing, coming out. This one-act play is definitely not in hell, but maybe in heaven, maybe in purgatory. At 7 pm Pacific Time, please join us using this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83860730981?pwd=YzRDd0xNUmNOYngxa3BTUUE4K1RRUT09 Meeting ID: 838 6073 0981 Passcode: 725789 One tap mobile +16699006833,,83860730981#,,,,*725789# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kcAo2emuE NOTE: When our readings are conducted as virtual sessions, readers usually have been pre-cast by the playwrights. Fellow writers, actors and listeners are warmly invited to participate…

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Table Reading: THE PLAY ABOUT THE BOYS – by Christopher Lord

On the evening/night of the 2016 summer solstice, four senior gay men—a married couple and two brothers—meet for a birthday celebration on Coronado Island, California. During the evening each man is visited by the spirit of a man from his past, and all men are changed. At 7 PM Pacific Time, please join us from this link: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83109339089?pwd=RzdHY1NpY3ZESkFTa3hlQ0UvOWVsdz09 Meeting ID: 831 0933 9089 Passcode: 041463 One tap mobile +16699006833,,83109339089#,,,,*041463# US (San Jose) Dial by your location +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/u/kdyYfWbxd4 NOTE: When our readings are conducted as virtual sessions, readers usually have been pre-cast by the playwrights. Fellow writers, actors and listeners are warmly invited to participate and offer their reactions, insights, and feedback. We leave it up…

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OREGON ONLINE: End of Play.™ Pens Down Celebration

A celebration for dramatists in Oregon to share experiences and progress during End of Play.™ – National Playwriting Month in Oregon. Woohoo! We did it! Celebrate End of Play.™ with other Oregon Dramatists in this informal Zoom party. If you want, please bring a page or two of your new work to share. We’ll toast our accomplishments and chat about next steps. As always, dogs, cats, and opossums welcomed. This event is free and open to all participants of End of Play.™ in Oregon. End of Play.™ National Playwriting Month is an annual initiative, created by the Dramatists Guild, to incentivize the completion of new plays over the period of one month. Visit the Dramatists Guild website to find out more. Rachael Carnes (she/her/hers), Portland/Oregon…

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2020/21 Portland Arts & Lectures: Joy Harjo

Joy Harjo is a renowned performer and writer of the Muscogee (Creek) Nation and was named the 23rd Poet Laureate of the United States in 2019. Harjo is the author of nine books of poetry—most recently An American Sunrise—several plays and children’s books, and a memoir, Crazy Brave. She has received numerous prominent awards, including the 2017 Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and 2015 Wallace Stevens Award. The Librarian of Congress, Carla Hayden, says: “Her work powerfully connects us to the earth and the spiritual world with direct, inventive lyricism that helps us reimagine who we are.” Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Harjo earned her MFA at the Iowa Writ­ers’ Work­shop and has taught Eng­lish, Cre­ative Writ­ing, and Amer­i­can Indi­an Stud­ies at numerous universities, while per­form­ing music and poet­ry…

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Scansion: Breaking Down Shakespeare’s Words with Lauren Hanover

Join instructor Lauren Bloom Hanover for a digital workshop exploring the fundamentals of analyzing Shakespeare’s texts. From discussing iambic pentameter to considering the archetypes and structures of Shakespeare’s plays, this workshop is ideal for Shakespeare fans and theater makers interested in learning (or brushing up on) the primary tools for diving deeply into his work, and then bringing it to life. This class is a repeat offering of our sold-out class in December. Lauren was proud to make her Portland Center Stage debut last season in Macbeth. New York credits include The Actors Company Theatre, Columbia Stages, and Studio 12 Ensemble. She has worked with several regional companies, including the Alabama Shakespeare Festival, Berkeley Repertory Theatre, Capital Stage, and Just Theater. Locally, she has appeared with Profile Theatre,…

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Submission Deadline: Deep Overstock: Issue 11: Animals

Submissions for Issue 11: Animals closes in just one week on 11/30. Keep those animal poems, stories and art comin’! We publish fiction, poetry, comics, art, images, medical reports, plays, essays, philosophies, sculptures, sounds, mushroom dataset analyses, magic spells, fairy tales, folklore, riddles, jokes, horoscopes, death-predictions, and more. Surprise us! Simultaneous submissions are fine, just tell us if the piece gets accepted elsewhere. No previously published works (though personal blogs are fine). Submissions over 3000 words might not be considered. [See Deep Overstock’s Submission Page for Details]

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Submission Deadline: McMenamins & Theatre 33’s Playwriting Competition

Enter a UFO-themed 10 minute play writing competition hosted by McMenamins and Theatre 33. Deadline for Submission is 3/1/2020. No more than 10 pages/minutes. Top three will be staged-read at the UFO festival in McMinnville in May. Winner receives $200 value gift card from McMenamins.

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Art of the Full Length Play with Matthew B. Zrebski

This class meets for Four Saturdays 2/1 – 2/29 no class on 2/15 Great plays need to strike hard, fast, and powerfully, never letting an audience off the hook. Exploring both no-intermission and multi-act formats, this intensive introduces exciting techniques that help to quickly engage an audience, successfully build to a satisfying climax, and conclude so as to spark dialogue long after the curtain has fallen. By the end of class, students will have a strong outline as well as two to three fully written scenes.  They will leave ready and confident to complete a full draft.  No preparation is required.  All material will be developed and written in class.  Bringing an electronic device that can connect to the internet will be helpful so as…

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Submission Deadline: Theatre 33: 2020 Summer Series, Play Scripts

Theatre 33 is currently accepting submissions for their 2020 Summer Series. All submissions should be received before midnight December 28th, 2019. What is Theatre 33 looking for in a script? We are looking for Oregon and Pacific Northwest playwrights. Mission Statement: Theatre 333 is a non-profit theatre company in residence at Willamette University. We are dedicated to new play development and advancing Oregon and Pacific Northwest playwrights. We seek to integrate artistic practice and mentorship with academic inquiry; we hope that the relationship with Willamette University offers unique opportunities for students to gain experience, and for established artists to refine their craft. Theatre 33 takes its name in acknowledgement of Oregon becoming the 33rd state to join the union. Our vision is to build connection…

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Parallel Play Writers’ Group

Parallel Play is a writers’ group where adult writers can practice and share their craft. Meets in January, March, May, July, September, and November. The group meets bimonthly, usually on the 4th Sunday of that month, from 2 to 4 p.m.

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