VIRGINIA: Playwright’s Festival Guest Panel
Sunday July 21
Mill Mountain Theatre Waldron Stage
20 Church Avenue Southeast
Roanoke, VA 24011
Since 2009, the Playwrights Lab at Hollins University and Mill Mountain Theatre have partnered to present staged readings of new work from the program in a three day festival that is free and open to the public. We bring in a dozen or so theatre professionals as guest respondents, and at the close of the festival, those guests take part in a panel discussion. They’ll speak briefly about their own work in the field of new play development and discuss their reactions to the staged readings, as well as the importance of partnerships between professional theatres and academic theatre programs.
This year’s respondents include John Bergman, Kate Blair, Neeley Gossett, Taylor Gruenloh, Jere Lee Hodgin, Celise Kalke, Laura King, Bree Luck, Mary Miller, Michael Martin, Bob Moss, Kimberly Patterson, Ginger Poole, Suzanne Shawyer, Rob Urbinati and Dwayne Yancey.