A year-round festival of new plays: theater for everyone to enjoy, anywhere
We’ve learned a lot working with playwrights and presenting new works to audiences. We think there’s more that we can do. New ways to promote new plays.
The ANPF Play4Keeps Podcast is proudly made in Ashland, Oregon, a small town with a big theatrical presence.
We have unique resources at our disposal: a successful relationship with playwrights all over the world; a knowledgeable, dedicated core of 60-some reader/reviewers who know and love plays; and a deep pool of world-class acting talent centered on the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Our Play4Keeps Podcast initiative is a way to do more with these resources in supporting new works for the stage.
We realize that most new plays end up in slush piles where they go to die. Not many theaters have the resources to read them, to sort the wheat from the chaff. They rely on agents, the eye of a needle through which too many playwrights hope to pass. Too few agents mean too many important voices go unheard.
How can we bring these plays to life and keep them alive? Can we work with playwrights to create a recording of their play and make it part of a treasury of new works for the stage?
With the ANPF Play4Keeps Podcast we present powerful new plays by accomplished playwrights with incredible casts of actors and engaging conversations with theater professionals, available on demand. We are your new ticket to the theater!
Compelling, convenient, and free, the ANPF Play4Keeps Podcast gives the gift of theater in a format that suits your lifestyle. At the gym, on the trail, in the car, listen wherever, whenever you like.
You can help us build and support this exciting new platform for theater. Share our plays and conversations with the story- and theater-lovers in your life!