A year-round festival of new plays: theater in the ethers 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.
Most new plays end up in slush piles where they go to die. Harsh but true. 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, available anywhere, any time?
Can we make a place where new plays live? That is what we are doing with Play4Keeps Podcast: an ever-growing library of new plays performed by incredible actors, available on demand.
We have free and premium content available through our podcast. Premium subscribers have an all-access pass to the complete collection. Our free podcast includes conversations with theater creators and a select few full plays.
Play4Keeps 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. Play4Keeps is a way to do more with these resources in supporting new works for the stage.
Click here to explore the compelling stories we have in the ever-growing Play4Keeps collection.
Click here to start listening to our podcast,
available free on Spotify, Apple Podcast, Stitcher and more!
Join us in encouraging and supporting playwrights in the development of new works for the stage! Start discovering new plays today.