The Censorship Issue of The Dramatist
New York – Central: Interview with Margaret Hall
  • Show Pony Stage Reading
    Showpony by Judith Leora; cast members (L-R) Lucy Lavely, Sadrina Reneé and Barbara Howard; photographer Richard Lovrich.
  • Your Best Table Reading
    table read of Your Best One by Meridith Friedman

In October, I met with Guild members and writers at Capital Rep’s sixth annual Next Act New Play Summit, a weekend dedicated to readings and sessions on new play development. Events included readings, a synopsis and submission clinic (led by me), and a panel on the all-important first fifteen minutes of a script. After a great day, I had a chance to chat with Margaret Hall, who along with Artistic Director Maggie Cahill, runs Next Act:

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Aoise Stratford
Aoise Stratford

’s work has been produced in Canada, Austria, the Philippines, Italy, Australia, Belgium, England, Scotland, and throughout the USA. She is the recipient of several awards including the Alan Minieri Award, A Pinter Review Prize for Drama Silver Medal, the Yukon Pacific Playwright Award, and others. Her short plays have also won her ‘best playwright’ awards at several theatres around the country.