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A play comes alive at different times and in different ways. From the moment when dialogue sounds true on a page, or edits clarify the story, to the moment a play comes to life through the actors’ voices, Theatrical Outfit and Working Title Playwrights generously supported the process. By offering several weeks to collaborate with our dramaturgs Amber Bradshaw and Dr.

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John Mabey
John Mabey

s plays and scholarly articles explore themes including sexual identity and spirituality across the lifespan. Recent awards for full-length plays include the 2021 Panowski Playwriting Award and the 2022 Getchell New Play Award. When not writing, John enjoys teaching and performing improvised comedy and true storytelling around the world. 

Sharon Mathis
Sharon Mathis

is a playwright, solo performer, and actor. Her plays have been produced in Atlanta and Raleigh. He/She and Me, a solo play, traveled nationally to festivals and conferences. She has received Ethel Woolson awards from Atlanta’s Working Title Playwrights for two plays integrating poetry with drama.