Press - ​2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival


18th ANNUAL PACIFIC PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL

The Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) annually presents seven new plays in staged readings and full productions during a three-day period.  Audiences consist of local playgoers and representatives from theatres nationwide.

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Participants in South Coast Repertory's 18th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival.  Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Pacific Playwrights Festival playwrights:  Aditi Brennan Kapil, Qui Nguyen, Melissa Ross, Itamar Moses and Bekah Brunstetter (missing: Rajiv Joseph). Photo by Madeline Porter/SCR.

​Going to a Place where you Already Are

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Jenny O'Hara, Nick Ullett and Stephen Ellis in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Going to a Place where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Christopher Thornton, Rebecca Mozo, Jenny O'Hara, Nick Ullett and Stephen Ellis in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Going to a Place where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Christopher Thornton and Rebecca Mozo in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Going to a Place where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Jenny O'Hara and Nick Ullett in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Going to a Place where you Already Are by Bekah Brunstetter. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

The Whistleblower

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Director Casey Stagle, Matthew Arkin and Rob Nagle in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of ​The Whitstleblower by Itamar Moses. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Matthew Arkin, Michael Esper, Jaimi Paige, Nike Doukas and Johnathan McClain in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of ​The Whitstleblower by Itamar Moses. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Jaimi Paige, Nike Doukas and Rob Nagle in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of ​The Whitstleblower by Itamar Moses. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Jaimi Paige, Rob Nagle, Nike Doukas and playwright Itamar Moses in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of ​The Whitstleblower. Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

​Vietgone

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Raymond Lee and Lawrence Kao in ​rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Tania Thompson/SCR.

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Samantha Quon, Raymond Lee, Lawrence Kao and Paco Tolson in ​rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Tania Thompson/SCR.

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Raymond Lee, Lawrence Kao and Paco Tolson in ​rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Tania Thompson/SCR.

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Samantha Quon, Raymond Lee​, Lawrence Kao and Paco Tolson in ​rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Tania Thompson/SCR.

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Samantha Quon and Raymond Lee in ​rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Vietgone by Qui Nguyen. Photo by Tania Thompson/SCR.

​Orange: an illustrated play

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Assaf Cohen and Anjali Bhimani in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Orange: an illustrated play by Aditi Brennan Kapil.  Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Assaf Cohen, Anjali Bhimani, Pia Shah, Monika Jolly and Manu Narayan in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Orange: an illustrated play by Aditi Brennan Kapil.  Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Playwright Aditi Brennan Kapil, center, with director Jessica Kubzansky, right, and dramaturg Liz Engelman in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Orange: an illustrated play.  Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.

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Pia Shah in rehearsal for South Coast Repertory's 2015 Pacific Playwrights Festival reading of Orange: an illustrated play by Aditi Brennan Kapil.  Photo by Debora Robinson/SCR.