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Northern New England: Contracts for Writers
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We had three terrific events in Boston this spring. The first was a workshop on Contracts for Writers and Small Fringe Theatres, in partnership with the New England New Play Alliance. This is the size of company where most New England writers are getting their works staged, so it seemed important to educate not just ourselves, but also our collaborators on fair contracts for productions, commissions, and collaborations.

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Patrick Gabridge
Patrick Gabridge

is a playwright, novelist, screenwriter, and producer. His plays, which have been produced in every state and fifteen countries, include Mox Nox, Drift, Lab Rats, Blood on the Snow, Distant Neighbors, Chore Monkeys, and Blinders. He’s been a Playwriting Fellow with the Huntington Theatre Company and has received fellowships from the Boston Foundation/Brother Thomas Fund and the Massachusetts Cultural Council, and he was the artist-in-residence at Mt. Auburn Cemetery. He’s the producing artistic director of Plays in Place, a company specializing in creating site-specific work for museums and historic sites.