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Portland Center Stage: A Conversation with Marissa Woolf

A previous version of this interview originally ran in the November/December 2019 issue of The Dramatist.

The cast of Redwood by Brittany K. Allen
The cast of Redwood by Brittany K. Allen

I had a chance to sit down with the new artistic director of Portland Center Stage, Marissa Wolf. As you’ll see from this interview, though she’s been at her job a short time, she’s having a big impact on the Portland Theatre scene.

Francesca Piantadosi:  What got you interested in the theatre?

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Francesca Piantadosi
Francesca Piantadosi

is an award-winning playwright who hails from Portland, OR. She’s been a participant at Seven Devils Playwriting Conference; a Finalist for the Rosenthal New Play Prize, Seattle Rep’s New Work Festival, Ojai Playwrights Conference, Orlando Shakespeare Festival, JAW, New Harmony Project, Play Labs (Playwright’s Center Minneapolis) and has had productions from Bangalore, India to New York. For the past seven years, she’s been teaching playwriting (a program she devised) at MacLaren Correctional Facility, which serves men aged fourteen to 26.