Fall Festival: Our 29th Fall Festival will be held virtually. Our first and most fervent wish is that we all gather in the Unitarian Center and hold the traditional Festival, but there are too many uncertainties for us to plan on a physical event. The Festival week will present the four winning plays and other opportunities to engage with the playwrights and their new and exciting plays. We will share more updates as they become available.
Perseverance: We are rescheduling our workshop of Perseverance by Callie Kimball for August. ANPF members will receive an email with news
Theatre Talk: We are regretfully cancelling our very popular Theater Talk series for 2020. After discussion with OSF staff, responsible for Carpenter Hall, we agreed that it is not possible to provide safe distance measures in that space and so we cannot in good conscience present the scheduled series.
As our many supporters of this event know, host John Rose focuses on the current OSF season with the scheduled guest and since OSF is dark and many of the actors and playwrights are not in town, it would not be feasible from an artistic point of view to attempt an alternate means of offering a Theater Talk program.
John Rose will begin identifying artists for 2021 once the season is announced and we are able to move forward.
Within our organization, we are creating Zoom video conferencing alternatives for reader gatherings and board meetings.
During this time, we are thankful for our ANPF Play4Keeps Podcast initiative, as it allows us to continue sharing new plays with you. We hope you’ll find connection and entertainment with Play4Keeps. You can find us wherever you listen to podcasts: just search for Ashland New Plays Festival. You can also explore our collection of free plays and conversations with theater professionals on our website:
We thank you for your support and understanding during these difficult times. Please continue to watch our website for details about our future events.