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General PWIP Information: Local
Playwrights are invited to participate in Key City
Public Theatre’s Works-In-Progress program, a
chance for local playwrights to hear their working
scripts read and receive feedback. This program is
designed to provide a supportive atmosphere to develop
playwrights’ skills, to enable them to hear their work
out loud, to hear other writers’ work, and to gain
insight from feedback presented.
We encourage interested playwrights to attend even if you don't have material prepared — come and be a part of the process!
Works-In-Progress is a FREE SERVICE TO KCPT MEMBERS, or provided for a suggested sliding fee of $2 to $5 per session for non-members. Works-In-Progress meetings are held at 7:00 p.m. at KCPT's uptown offices, 1128 Lawrence Street, Port Townsend.
PWIP Update: Our PWIP program is currently on hiatus.
Playwrights are encouraged to prepare their one-act scripts for the 2012 Port Townsend Arts Commission's One-Act Play Competition with its deadline of September 1, 2012.
Email David Schroeder with questions.
The Playwrights' Works-In-Progress Folks
Denise Winter, KCPT Artistic Director
Mara Lathrop, KCPT Literary Manager
David Schroeder, PWIP Admin
The Seventeenth Annual Playwrights' Festival will feature guest artist Jack Heifner -- author of the play Vanities, which ran for five years in New York and became one of the longest running plays in Off-Broadway history. Mr. Heifner is Playwright-In-Residence at Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas where he teaches play, film and television writing each spring.
More information on Jack Heifner's Playwriting Workshops at the 2013 Playwrights' Festival here...
More information on Constance Congdon's visit
to the Sixteen Annual Playwrights' Festival
and her Playwriting Workshops is here...
The 2011 Playwrights' Workshop featured Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Lee Blessing (A Walk in the Woods, Eleemosynary, Nice People Dancing To Good Country Music).
Saturday, February 12, 2011 at the Pope Marine Building
The morning session (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.) is the annual free playwriting workshop
sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission.
The afternoon session (2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.) is an advanced intensive. Attending the morning session is required for those signing up for the afternoon session. Cost is $100 for members of KCPT; $125 for non-members. Register for the afternoon session by calling our KCPT office at 360.379.0195.
In collaboration with the PT Arts Commission, a nationally recognized playwright conducts a free workshop annually.
Last year 2010, the Playwriting Workshops became part of the expanded 14th Annual Playwrights' Festival and featured noted Portland playwright Andrea Stolowitz.
Andrea Stolowitz is a graduate of the MFA playwriting program at UC San Diego. She has had her plays developed and presented at many venues including The Cherry Lane (NYC), The Old Globe (SD), The Long Wharf (CT), New York Stage and Film (NY), and Portland Center Stage (OR).
Her play KNOWING CAIRO had its professional world premiere at The Old Globe Theater (San Diego) where it earned a San Diego “Billie” Best New Play Award and was named as an LA Times Critic’s Pick. It has had subsequent national and international productions.
Her play TALES OF DOOMED LOVE received a staged reading as part of the Fourteenth Annual Playwrights' Festival on Sunday evenings.
As a screenwriter, she has written episodes for The Sopranos and The West Wing, and had two feature length screenplays optioned by Axial Entertainment.
Her latest play BAD FAMILY was workshopped this summer (2009) as part of the JAW Playwrights Festival at Portland Center Stage.
Other full-length plays have been finalists and winners for various awards and prizes including the Jerome Foundation Grant, PlayLabs, the JET theater New Play Prize, the O'Neill National Playwrights Conference, and The Princess Grace Award.
Andrea currently teaches at Willamette University and the University of Portland, and has served
on the theater studies faculty at Duke University and UC-San Diego.
Past visiting playwrights have included:
2006: Gip Hoppe ("A New War" and "Boyce and Melinda's Investment Strategies for the Post-Money World")
2007: Constance Congdon ("So Far -- The Children of the Elvi")
2009: Wendy MacLeod ("Birnham Woods")
2010: Andrea Stolowitz ("Tales of Doomed Love","Antarktikos")
2011: Lee Blessing ("A Walk in the Woods", "Eleemosynary")
Key City Public Theatre -- Denise Winter, Artistic Director -- Port Townsend, WA 98368 ----
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