PRESS - 2011-12 PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL


PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL 2012
April 27-29, 2012

The Pacific Playwrights Festival provides a gathering place for writers and theatre leaders to meet informally, sharing ideas and interests as new projects emerge in staged readings, workshops and full productions.

FRIDAY, April 27
1:00pm Reading - Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin
3:30pm Reading - You Are Here by Melissa Ross
7:45pm Performance of Cloudlands book by Octavio Solis, music by Adam Gwon, lyrics by Octavio Solis and Adam Gwon
8:00pm Reading - I And You by Lauren Gunderson
8:00pm Performance of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman

SATURDAY, April 30
10:30am Reading - The Few by Samuel D. Hunter
2:00pm Performance of Cloudlands book by Octavio Solis, music by Adam Gwon, lyrics by Octavio Solis and Adam Gwon
2:30pm Performance of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman
2:30pm Reading - I And You by Lauren Gunderson
7:45pm Performance of Cloudlands book by Octavio Solis, music by Adam Gwon, lyrics by Octavio Solis and Adam Gwon
8:00pm Reading - I And You by Lauren Gunderson
8:00pm Performance of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman

SUNDAY, May 1
10:30am Reading - Smokefall by Noah Haidle
2:00pm Performance of Cloudlands book by Octavio Solis, music by Adam Gwon, lyrics by Octavio Solis and Adam Gwon
2:30pm Performance of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman
7:30pm Performance of The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman
7:45pm Performance of Cloudlands book by Octavio Solis, music by Adam Gwon, lyrics by Octavio Solis and Adam Gwon

2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival

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Participants in the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Pacific Playwrights Festival playwrights from left to right, Steven Drukman, Melissa Ross, Kenneth Lin, Samuel D. Hunter, Lauren Gunderson and Noah Haidle. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.


Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin

   
Gregory Itzin (foreground), Ryan Yu and Bridget Flanery in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Dramaturg Amy Levinson, playwright Kenneth Lin and director Evan Cabnet in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Warrior Class. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Ryan Yu and Gregory Itzin in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading ofWarrior Class by Kenneth Lin. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Playwright Kenneth Lin.  Photo by Tom Bloom.


You Are Here by Melissa Ross

   
Marin Hinkle and Mather Zickel in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of You are Here by Melissa Ross. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Laura Heisler, Jimmi Simpson and Marin Hinkle in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of You are Here by Melissa Ross. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

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Playwright Melissa Ross, director Matt Shakman and dramaturg Kimberly Colburn in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of You are Here. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Playwright Melissa Ross.  Photo by Larkin Clark.


I And You by Lauren Gunderson

   
Kira Sternbach and Jordan Bellow in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of I and You by Lauren Gunderson. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Jordan Bellow, playwright Lauren Gunderson, director Meredith McDonough and Kira Sternbach in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of I and You. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Kira Sternbach and Jordan Bellow in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of I and You by Lauren Gunderson. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.


The Few by Samuel D. Hunter

   
William Francis McGuire and Wyatt Fenner in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of The Few by Samuel D. Hunter. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
William Francis McGuire, Wyatt Fenner and Natacha Roi in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of The Few by Samuel D. Hunter. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Dramaturg Kelly L. Miller, playwrights Samuel D. Hunter and director Casey Stangl in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of The Few. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Playwright Samuel D. Hunter.  Photo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.


Smokefall by Noah Haidle

   
Playwright Noah Haidle and director Anne Kauffman in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Smokefall. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Nick Toren and Nick Ullett in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading ofSmokefall. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

   
(l. to r.) Nick Toren, Nick Ullett and Darby Stanchfield in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Smokefall. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.
  
Leo Marks in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Smokefall. Photo by Scott Brinegar/SCR.

Playwright Noah Haidle.  Photo courtesy of South Coast Repertory.


The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman

Playwright Steven Drukman.  Photo by Skipp Sudduth.