Several playwrights whose work was read or produced in the Baltimore Playwrights Festival were given Individual Artists Award grants this year by the Maryland State Arts Council, in recognition of their exceptional quality work. Congratulations to them, and to all the award recipients.
- 7:30 PM – BPF board meeting, open to the public
- 8:30 PM – Holler by George P. Tilson, directed by Patricia Woolsey
Ken Davenport is a Broadway producer whose credits include Godspell, Chinglish, Oleanna starring Bill Pullman and Julia Stiles, Speed-the-Plow, Will Ferrell’s You’re Welcome America, Blithe Spirit starring Angela Lansbury, and 13. His production company, Davenport Theatrical, offers a Script Coverage Service, which aims to provide writers working on new plays or musicals with dramaturgical feedback from a Broadway producing professional, as well as advise on the piece’s commercial potential and possible next steps.
For more information, see http://www.davenporttheatrical.com/submissions.html.
- 11:00 AM – Strangers by Stanley C. Gabor
- 1:00 PM – Secret Life by Stephen Kilduff
- 3:00 PM – The Rainbow Plays by Rich Espey
Morgan Jenness, currently a Creative Consultant representing playwrights at Abrams Artists Agency, has also worked in various capacities from literary manager to associate producer at the Public Theater, New York Theater Workshop and as a dramaturg, workshop director, artistic consultant and teacher at theaters, play development programs and universities across the country. She will bring her wealth of expertise to PlayPenn with this workshop to provide perspective on what thrills, frustrates, and inspires the people you send your work off to. Beginning with participants’ short writing samples, this one-day workshop is designed to help playwrights break through their particular writing challenges and move forward towards their best work. The class will take place on February 25th.
For more information, see http://playpenn.org/class_jenness.html.