Regional Digest: Week of October 8
Two New Ambassadors
Laura King is a playwright, dramaturg, editor, and director. She holds an MFA in playwriting (with a concentration in dramaturgy) from Hollins University, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Working Title Playwrights, and the Southeastern Theatre Conference (where she serves on the Publications Committee).
John Patrick Bray is a playwright, professor, screenwriter, scholar, anthology editor, identical twin, and (once upon a time) an award-winning bagel baker. He is also a resident playwright with Rising Sun Performance Company in NYC, a founding member of the Athens Playwrights’ Workshop, and a proud member of The Dramatists Guild.
Regional Theatre Panel and Networking Event
Saturday, October 20
2pm – 5pm
Kepler Black Box Theate
Hagerstown Community College
11400 Robinwood Dr
Hagerstown, MD 21742
DG Regional Ambassador Barbara Irvine has assembled a panel of representatives from theatrical organizations and institutions based in Western Maryland that foster and present new plays. This event will be a great chance for DG members to meet a variety of theatre programmers.
Two Back-to-Back Events
Saturday, October 13
1pm – 4:30pm
Liberty Hall Museum
1003 Morris Ave
Union, NJ 07083
Dramatists Guild Regional Rep, Stephen Kaplan, invites you to two back-to-back events, scheduled to take place on October 13 at the Liberty Hall Museum in Union, NJ, beginning at 1pm. These events are open for anyone to attend.
DG Gathering, Rehearsal, Panel Discussion, and Change of Date
Sunday, October 28
Children’s Theatre of Charlotte
300 E 7th St
Charlotte, NC 28202
On October 28, join Dramatists Guild members, along with North Carolina Regional Rep Jacqueline E. Lawton, for a fun and engaging afternoon of events at the Children’s Theatre of Charlotte. This will be a wonderful chance to meet other writers, discuss best practices for writing theatre for young audiences, and share useful strategies on how to balance a writing career with parenting.
A Playwright’s Path to Production
Sunday October 14
227 N 3rd St
Columbus, OH, 43215
1pm-2pm: Writing Plays that Get Productions with Amy Drake, Vivian Lermond, and Jeremy Sony. Moderated by Rick Hole.
2:15pm-3pm: What Theatres Are Looking For: A Q & A with Raymond Bobgan, Executive Artistic Director at Cleveland Public Theatre and Board President, National New Play Network.
3:15pm-4pm: Write What You Don’t Know: A Craft Q & A with Eric Coble, writer of Broadway’s The Velocity of Autumn.
4pm-4:30pm: Informal Meet and Greet.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Panel
Monday, October 15
7pm – 8:30pm
Center Stage Black Box
Theatre Puget Sound (Ground Floor)
305 Harrison St
Seattle, WA 98109
Join us for an evening of solutions-based discussion with Dramatists Guild council member Christine Toy Johnson, the chair of the DG’s Diversity, Equality, and Inclusion Committee. This is a chance to hear about what the Guild is doing on a national level to help amplify marginalized voices, learn the statistics of plays that are produced in America, and take the fear of “doing it wrong” out of your writing.