The Playwrights Cohort at PlayPenn and a new digital speaker series are designed to help serve even more writers this year.
This year’s conference features plays by Brie Knight, Santiago Tonauac Castro, Ken Kaissar, Ian August, Nimisha Ladva, and Stephanie Kyung Sun Walter.
Susan Dalian and Santiago Iacinti will join PlayPenn as associate artistic directors, leading up to the 2022 return of the annual New Play Development Conference.
Adams was selected following a top-to-bottom reevaluation of the company.
While this influential new-play conference developed plenty of new work, it also developed racist and sexist practices, say many artists and staff, necessitating a change of leadership.
The selected playwrights will receive workshops and readings as part of PlayPenn’s 2020 play development conference.
The selected writers will develop their plays through workshops and public readings at the conference.
To get the most out of a staged reading, communicate early and often so that everyone is on the same page.
The new-play conference will feature work by Dominic Taylor, J. Julian Christopher, Lindsay Joelle, Mattie J. Hawkinson, Ray Yamanouchi, and Sevan Kaloustian Greene.
The new-play conference in Philadelphia will include workshops and readings of six new plays.