Schedule of the Montana Playwrights Festival: Spotlight on Process
Co-hosted by Verge Theater and the Montana Playwrights NetworkJune 8-9, 2018 at Verge Theater in Bozeman, MT
6 pm--Festival Kick-off Reception
7 pm--Reading of New Works including Transgressions by Steven Palmer, Bananagrams by Leah Joki, Killing Pollyanna by Pamela Mencher, and a selection from Driver's Ed by C.M. Webb. There will be a facilitated talk-back after each reading to give audience members the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback with the playwrights!
10-11:30 am--Playwriting for Beginners: Pamela Mencher guides workshop participants over, around, and through some of the stumbling blocks many beginning playwrights face. However, don't be fooled, even experienced playwrights will have something to gain! Join Pamela for a fresh perspective on starting a project!
12-2:00 pm--Theatre for Social Justice: Join Shira Hereld for a two-hour crash-course in theatre for social change, where we'll discover how to bring today's most relevant and controversial subjects to life onstage. We'll debate the ever-changing definition of "political theatre," craft revolutionary characters and explore ways to engage and excite audiences through playwriting that challenges our most basic assumptions of how the world should work.
2:30-4:30 pm--Freeing Creativity, Achieving Completion: With the guidance of Greg Owens, participants will write and revise original short plays in a workshop environment, focusing on techniques for freeing creativity and achieving completion, then will present public readings of these new scripts hours after they are born.
4:30-5:30 pm--Public reading of the work created by participants in workshop 3
7 pm--Reading of Way Station by Shira Hereld. There will be a facilitated talk-back after the reading to give audience members the opportunity to ask questions and share feedback with the playwright!
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