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Drop-in Writing Workshop for BIPOC Writers with Anya Pearson

This is one of four online workshops for BIPOC writers designed to help you generate new material, refine an existing draft, or simply discover the permission to call yourself a writer. We will gather on Zoom on the first Tuesday of each month (September-December) and hold space for each other, creating a community with other BIPOC writers. Think of this as a playpen and creative incubator to support you as you generate writing and navigate building a creative practice and life in the arts. We will write together using specific prompts. We’ll bounce ideas off each other, share our work in progress, and hold space for the fullness of who we are. Sign up for one, two, three, or all four sessions. Additional sessions are listed below or on…

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OREGON ONLINE: Panel Discussion with Produced Oregon Dramatists

Panel discussion with E. M. Lewis, Anya Pearson, and Octavio Solis on their experiences being produced in the Oregon theatrical community. Join us for a lively and informative conversation with Oregon Dramatists Anya Pearson, E. M. Lewis, and Octavio Solis. They will share their experiences along the road to having their work produced by Artists Repertory Theatre, Portland Center Stage, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and more. Get an insider view on working with some of the biggest theatrical houses in the state, while sharing some time with three creative, kind, and prolific artists! This event is free and open for all to attend. About the panelists: E. M. Lewis is an award-winning playwright, teacher, and opera librettist. Her work has been produced around the…

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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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(Play)Writing During the Quarantine

One of the most beautiful aspects of playwriting is that it is an invitation for others to collaborate, from the actors, directors, designers, stage managers and finally the audience. Playwriting is community-making.  And that is something we surely and sorely need through such isolating times. And so, we welcome all to take part in a Remote Playwriting Class, taught by award-winning playwright and screenwriter Dan Kitrosser. Each session will be divided into two parts: Part One Lectursize! 1 hour Part Lecture / Part Discussion / Part Exercise. Each week we’ll cover one element of playwriting, we’ll read a play, discuss the element of playwriting through that play, take part in playwriting exercises, commune & laugh. Part Two Workshop Time Up to 2 hours After the…

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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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James X Preview

Corrib Theatre will give a sneak preview of their upcoming play James X by Gerard Mannix Flynn, which plays February 13 – March 1, 2020 at New Expressive Works (corribtheatre.org) Plaintiff James X confronts the defendants, Church and State, for injustices they perpetrated throughout his childhood. While awaiting his trial, James examines his confidential state files compiled over the previous 45 years, and takes us on a journey through the schools, courts, health boards, industrial schools, psychiatric hospitals, and prisons. Artistic Director Gemma Whelan will introduce the play, actor Todd Van Voris will read a short scene, and then Gemma , Todd and special guest Rene Denfeld will discuss issues raised by the play and invite questions and comments from the audience.

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The Dramatist’s Toolbox with Matthew B. Zrebski

The class meets for four (4) Saturdays 11/16 – 12/14 no class on 11/30 Designed as an intro for the beginner or as a brush-up for the seasoned writer, this course focuses heavily on tools that will spark ideas on both what to write and how to write.  Writer’s block will never again be an excuse as numerous prompts and brainstorming exercises get introduced to keep the ideas flowing.  Each writer will end this course with a minimum of two, ten-minute plays.  They will also walk out with a notebook of exercises for future reference.  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 to access online…

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Submission Deadline: PLAYA Residency

Application window closing on August 15th for the Jan – June 2020 residency period. Two-week, three-week, and four-week sessions available. Each beginning on a Monday and ending on a Friday. Open to a wide range of disciplinary practitioners, from the sciences to creative arts. Residents must be comfortable living in a remote setting. $35 non-refundable application fee, $150 security deposit. For writing applications: 10 pages of fiction, nonfiction, or poetry, 10 – 15 pages for play writing or screenplays, and a cover letter. See their website for more details and tips for applying.

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Happy Hour with Mount Hood Cherokees

Join us for a pre-show happy hour with Mt. Hood Cherokees featuring an interview between Managing Director Cynthia Fuhrman and playwright Mary Kathryn Nagle about the production of Crossing Mnisose. Sunday, April 14, 2019 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Alan J. Beard Mezzanine FREE About Mt. Hood Cherokees Mt. Hood Cherokees (MHC) is a community of Cherokees dedicated to Cherokee history, culture, heritage, tradition and fellowship. Most of the current members reside in Oregon and Southwest Washington state. MHC are an official satellite community of the Cherokee Nation and act as a point of connection between the Cherokee Nation and its Mt. Hood Cherokees citizens. United by a shared history and heritage of the Cherokee People and Nation, MHC exists for community engagement and operate as a non-political, non-profit organization. About Mary Kathryn Nagle Mary Kathryn…

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