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2018 Playwrights Festival, April 19-28

2018 Playwrights Festival, April 19-28

Apr 10, 2018

 

Ohio Theater Division Presents the 24th Annual Seabury Quinn Jr. Playwrights' Festival

Celebrating OHIO M.F.A. playwrights, three featured plays are fully produced in rotating repertory. Other plays in progress are presented in semi-staged readings. Each performance is followed by a talkback with guest artists. The festival is a collaborative effort of all faculty and students.  

Each April, three nationally recognized, industry professional guest artists are invited to be in residence for the Seabury Quinn Jr Playwrights Festival to respond to the M.F.A. plays and work with the playwrights.

Tickets for the Featured Productions are $5 general admission or FREE for OU Students (with valid student ID) through Arts for Ohio; available at the Templeton–Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium box office. 

 

FEATURED THESIS PRODUCTIONS
 

• THE DEFIANCE OF DANDELIONS
by Philana Imade Omorotionmwan, directed by Jeanette L. Buck
8:00 p.m.—April 19, 21, 27, Elizabeth Baker Theater, Kantner Hall

• LA MUJER BARBUDA
by Cristina Luzárraga, directed by Jonathan Helter
8:00 p.m.—April 20, 25, 28, Elizabeth Baker Theater, Kantner Hall

• VESSEL
by Natasha Renee Smith, directed by Anne McAlexander
2:00 p.m.—April 21, 28, Elizabeth Baker Theater, Kantner Hall
8:00 p.m.—April 26, Elizabeth Baker Theater, Kantner Hall

STAGED READINGS
 

• SHE MOVES IN HER OWN WAY
by Liv Matthews
1:00 p.m.—Thursday April 26, Forum Theater, RTV Building

• NEW AMERICAN DREAMS
by Inna Tsyrlin
4:00 p.m.—Thursday April 26, Forum Theater, RTV Building
 

 HOW TO BAKE A GENOISE SPONGE WITHOUT BREAKING ANY EGGS
by Jean Egdorf
1:30 p.m.—Friday April 27, Forum Theater, RTV Building

• CORA
by Katherine Varga, directed by Olivia Rocco
4:00 p.m.—Friday April 27, Forum Theater, RTV Building

• A DRIVING BEAT
by Jordan Ramirez Puckett
1:00 p.m.—Saturday April 28, Forum Theater, RTV Building

• THE WATER BABY
by Trip Venturella, directed by Ernesto Ponce
4:00 p.m.—Saturday April 28, Forum Theater, RTV Building

 

GUEST ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
Each April, three nationally recognized, industry professional guest artists are invited to be in residence for the Seabury Quinn Jr Playwrights Festival to respond to the M.F.A. plays and work with the M.F.A. playwrights. The guest artists joining us for the 2018 Seabury Quinn Jr Playwrights Festival include Deborah Brevoort, Beth Blickers,  and Doug Wright.

Deborah Brevoort
Deborah Brevoort is a playwright and librettist from Alaska who now lives in the New York City area. She is an alumna of New Dramatists, an original company member with Alaska’s Perseverance Theatre and a co-founder of Theatre Without Borders. She is best known for her play The Women of Lockerbie, which won the Kennedy Center’s Fund for New American Plays Award and the silver medal in the Onassis International Playwriting Competition. The play is produced all over the US and internationally. It is published by DPS and by No Passport Press 

Beth Blickers 
Beth Blickers is currently an agent at APA, where she represents artists who work in theatre, opera, television and film. Before joining APA, she was an agent at Abrams Artists Agency, Helen Merrill Ltd. and the William Morris Agency, where she began work after graduating from New York University. She has served on the jury panel for the Weissberger Award, the Ed Kleban Award, the Lark’s PONY Fellowship and Playwrights Week.

Doug Wright 
Doug Wright was most recently represented on Broadway by the musical War Paint, which played at the Nederlander Theater.  His earlier plays include I Am My Own Wife (Tony Award, Pulitzer Prize), Posterity, and Quills (Obie Award), as well as books for the musicals Grey Gardens (Tony Nomination), The Little Mermaid and Hands on A Hardbody. (Drama Desk Nomination). He is president of The Dramatists Guild and on the Board of The New York Theater Workshop.  

 
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