Gearing Up for ANPF 2014
The staged readings of the winning plays start Wednesday, October 22, and feature both matinée and evening performances through Sunday, October 26, at the Unitarian Center.
- A Little Quid Pro Quo by Bob Clyman is directed by John Stadelman.
- The Groyser by James Harmon Brown is directed by Kenneth Albers.
- Homecoming by Michael Edan is directed by Barzin Akhavan.
- Irreversible by Jack Karp is directed by Catherine Lynn Davis.
The winning playwrights will travel to beautiful Ashland, Oregon, to workshop their plays and see their scripts taken from the page to the stage. There will be two readings of each play, at 2 and 8 p.m., featuring professional actors and directors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community.
ANPF 2014 also includes the playwriting workshop “All Our Yesterdays” led by ANPF 2008 winner and returning host playwright EM Lewis, on Saturday morning, October 25, at the OLLI space.
The Groyser is underwritten by Jane and Bill Bardin. A Little Quid Pro Quo is underwritten by Norma and Fred Wright. Homecoming is underwritten by Teresa and Ted Rihn. Irreversible is underwritten by Lucretia Weems.
Tickets will go on sale in September. Watch this space!
Theatre Talk Interview Series
The next ANPF Theatre Talk is Friday, October 17, at 7:30 p.m., when John Rose sits down with Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s Dan Donohue. This Festival Week kickoff event, held at 310 Oak Street in Ashland, is underwritten by Carole and David Florian. Buy tickets.
ANPF Theatre Talk is a series of conversations between host John Rose and prominent local actors and theatre professionals. Inspired by James Lipton’s television series Inside the Actors Studio, it focuses on the ways their lives merge with their process, skill, and inspiration to create art. The series gives audiences a unique glimpse into the art, craft, and nature of theatre and the lives of these dynamic, hardworking artists.
View photos of ANPF 2013′s Festival Week interviews with Robynn Rodriguez, Kimberly Scott, and Al Espinosa. Check out the full-length videos of Theatre Talk interviews with Oregon Shakespeare Festival dramaturg Lue Douthit and OSF actors John Tufts, Nell Geisslinger, and Mark Bedard on our YouTube channel.