Get Ready for PT PlayFest 21!

March 2017 – Tickets On Sale Below!

A theater lover’s feast offering 10 plays in two weekends including 6 one-act plays by local writers, and three full-length plays by regional and national playwrights. Performances, workshops, interactive events, parties, and more!

2017 Featured Guest Playwright:
Wendy MacLeod – writer of 2016’s smash hit comedy, Women in Jeopardy!

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Wendy MacLeod

Darrah Cloud headshotWENDY MACLEOD’S play The House of Yes became an award-winning Miramax film starring Parker Posey, and was produced by many theaters including The Magic Theater, Soho Rep, The Washington Shakespeare Company, The Maxim Gorki Theater in Berlin, and The Gate Theater in London. Her other works for the stage include Sin and Schoolgirl Figure, both of which premiered at The Goodman, Juvenilia and The Water Children, both of which premiered at Playwrights Horizons, and Things Being What They Are, which premiered at Seattle Repertory Theatre, had an extended run at Steppenwolf in Chicago and was produced by The Road Theatre in LA. She was the first writer selected for The Writer’s Room residency at the Arden Theater in Philadelphia, where she wrote Women in Jeopardy! which was selected for The Kilroys’ List and premiered at GEVA. The Ballad of Bonnie Prince Chucky was recently done at ACT’s Young Conservatory in San Francisco. Her prose has appeared in The New York Times, McSweeney’s, Salon, POETRY magazine, and on NPR’s All Things Considered. A graduate of the Yale School of Drama, she is the James E. Michael Playwright-in-Residence at Kenyon College and the Artistic Director of the Kenyon Playwrights Conference. Her plays are available through Dramatists Play Service and at Playscripts.com

Festival workshops taught by Wendy MacLeod March 11 & 12 – Read More

LOCALS WEEKEND

Thursday, March 2nd
  • 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Festival Happy Hour at the Playhouse
  • 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm One-Act Readings($10) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
Friday, March 3rd
  • 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm One-Act Productions ($15) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
Saturday, March 4th
  • 3:30pm- 5:00 pm Teen Lab Musical (Free) at the Playhouse
  • 5:00pm-6:30pm Working Drafts – Teens (Free) at the Playhouse
  • 7:30pm- 9:00 pm One-Act Productions ($15) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
Sunday, March 5th
  • 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm One-Act Productions ($15) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
  • 3:30 pm-5:00 pm Kandahar Reading ($10) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Teen Lab Musical (Free) at the Playhouse

FESTIVAL WEEKEND

Thursday, March 9th
  • 5:00 pm- 6:00 pm Festival Happy Hour at the Playhouse
  • 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm One-Act Productions ($15) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
Friday, March 10th
  • 11:00 am- 1:00 pm My Father’s Dragon Reading ($10) at the Pope Marine (TICKETS)
  • 1:00 am- 2:30 pm One-Act Readings ($10) at the Pope Marine (TICKETS)
  • 3:00 pm- 4:30 pm Teen Lab Musical (Free) at the Playhouse
  • 5:00 pm- 6:30 pm Teen Lab Working Drafts (Free) at the Pope Marine
  • 7:30 pm- 9:00 pm An Evening with Wendy MacLeod ($20) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
Saturday, March 11th
  • 10:00 am- 1:00 pm Free Playwriting Workshop (Free) at the Pope Marine
  • 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Open Rehearsal for Juan Deere (Free) at the Playhouse
  • 2:00pm- 3:30 pm Open Rehearsal for My Father’s Dragon (Free) at the Pope Marine
  • 3:30pm- 5:00 pm One-Act Productions ($15) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
  • 4:00pm-5:30pm Working Drafts – Local Playwrights ($10) at the Pope Marine (TICKETS)
  • 6:00 pm- 7:00 pm Panel Discussion (Free) at the Playhouse
  • 7:30pm- 9:00 pm Juan Deere Reading ($10) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
  • 8:00 pm- 10:00 pm Instaplay(Free) at the Pope Marine
Sunday, March 12th
  • 9:00 am- 1:00 pm Advanced Playwriting Workshop ($70) at the Pope Marine (TICKETS)
  • 1:00 pm- 2:30 pm One-Act Readings ($10) at the Pope Marine (TICKETS)
  • 1:30pm- 3:00 pm One-Act Productions ($15) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)
  • 3:30 pm-5:00 pm My Father’s Dragon Reading ($10) at the Pope Marine (TICKETS)
  • 6:30 pm- 8:30 pm Kandahar Reading ($10) at the Playhouse (TICKETS)

PLAYFEST WORKSHOP

In this introduction to playwriting, students will be asked to bring in a page of overheard dialogue (real speech) and they will be taken through the process of transforming that material into a short play. We will establish a vocabulary of structural terms, including the idea of a character’s objective, which we’ll explore in exercises, using both monologue and dialogue. FREE

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PLAYWRITING INTENSIVE

In the intensive playwriting workshop, we’ll explore the physical life of the characters, and how the setting offers opportunities for behavior. Through exercises, we’ll explore process, and how that process helps to tell the story and suggest thematic concerns. In the final exercise, we’ll embrace writing a bad play in order to liberate ourselves from “shoulds” and to imagine the impossible on stage. The focus will be on generating new work.

$70 Also included as part of a $95 Writers Pass. No prerequisite. 

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PANEL DISCUSSION

Kernel of an Idea. A community conversation with visiting artists takes an in-depth look at how dramatic writers move from concept to creation. With Wendy MacLeod, Jeni Mahoney, Duncan Frost, and moderated by PlayFest Director, Denise Winter. FREE

One-Act Productions

The Tree Frog Does Not Know

By Hewitt Brooks
Plunge into the vortex of unsolvability!

Peach Cobbler Justice

By Micheal Cavett
Just desserts– for everyone.

Family Style

By Mark Rose
Big secrets revealed at the Temple of Meat!

One-Act Staged Readings

Intelligence

By Doug Given
Cloak and dagger. Cat and mouse. Thingamajig and doohickey.

R.A.P. Anonymous

By Deborah Wiese
Three passionate women, one elusive man.

RED BIKINI RED

By D.D. Wigley
Mother, father, daughter: love, guilt, and other gifts.

Full-Length  Plays

Juan Deere

By Wendy MacLeod

Kandahar

By Jeni Mahoneyr

My Father’s Dragon

By Duncan Frost

MORE FESTIVAL FEATURES:

AfterWords

Post-play discussions follow every performance event. Join in conversations with our playwrights and provide your feedback to further the creative process. FREE

Open Rehearsals

Drop in and take a look behind the scenes at full-length plays in development. FREE

InstaPlay

Write a brief play on the spot and see it performed instantaneously. Join the fun as a playwright, actor, or audience member. No experience necessary! FREE

Working Drafts

Come experience cold readings of new scripts by selected local and regional playwrights. We will be featuring scripts by local playwrights, Christopher Clow, Joanne Kumekawa, David Langley, and Jack O’Connor.


 

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