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Baltimore: Growing the Scene in 2013
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When I first became a Regional Representative to the Dramatists Guild, I was impressed by the consistency of the message I heard from other regional reps: “It’s so hard for local playwrights to get produced in my region!” With that in mind, I’m continuing to focus my columns on ways that Baltimore is countering that trend.

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Rich Espey
Rich Espey

is a native Baltimorean whose plays have been produced more than 100 times throughout the United States and the UK. He is a three-time winner of the Carol Weinberg Award for best play at the Baltimore Playwrights Festival for Fifty-Fifty, Hope’s Arbor, and Following Sarah, and he has received four Individual Artist Awards in Playwriting from the Maryland State Arts Council. Rich is the former Baltimore Regional representative of the Dramatists Guild and has served as Chair of the Baltimore Playwrights Festival and as President of the Board of Single Carrot Theatre. Rich has taught playwriting at Baltimore Center Stage, Creative Alliance, and Single Carrot Theatre.