The Pacific Northwest Issue
No. 4
Vol. 22
Mar/Apr 2020

This edition of The Dramatist celebrates the new theatrical work being created in the Pacific Northwest. From Rachael Carnes Postcard from Eugene's Oregon Contemporary Theatre to Karen Hartman's ode to Hedgebrook, this issue is like a snapshot of theatres, residencies and other opportunities in Washington and Oregon, with dramatists contributing insights  about local theatres based upon their own experiences. The issue also includes two conversations between dramatist Francesca Piantadosi and the artistic directors of Oregon Shakespeare Festival and Portland CenterStage, Nataki Garrett and Marissa Wolf, respectively. Stephen Dietz shares Notes to a Playwright (advice from the Coping Calendar) and Lisa Kron explains "Why I Joined the Guild."

THE DRAMATIST is made possible by funding from the Council of the Dramatists Guild of America, a generous gift from the JOHN LOGAN FOUNDATION through a grant from the Dramatists Guild Foundation, and contributions from Guild members LIKE YOU.

Cover Art  of the Pacific Northwest Issue: A large bird carrying various Pacific Northwest landmarks on its back.

Cover Illustration and Artwork


grew up in the dry marsh area of Palo Alto, California. After graduating high school, she headed north to forested Portland, Oregon where she has resided ever since. Samantha currently works as a freelance illustrator and illustration instructor at Pacific Northwest College of Art


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