This month Brian talks to a writer inspired by the music his parents made when he was young, as well as by the diverse biographies and interests of the playwrights he admires.
The three fellows will partner with producing theatres across the country.
Aya Ogawa is the recipient of the McKnight National Residency & Commission, while Gethsemane Herron and Rachel Jendrzejewski are the new McKnight Fellows.
Cohen will remain with the Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis through June 2024, even as he begins programming for Ojai.
A recent reading of TyLie Shider’s play ‘Whittier,’ about the aftermath of George Floyd’s murder, brought together artists intent on sustaining the energy of the past 2 years of protest.
This month Brian talks to the producing artistic director of Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis about supporting writers, following a unicorn, and teaching doctors to write.
The Cygnet Theatre commission awards the playwright $10,000 and an unrestricted time limit to create a new play.
Building bridges between young artists and theatre institutions in the Twin Cities, she also wrote smart, heartful plays and adaptations.
Core Writers include Mathilde Dratwa, L M Feldman, Franky D. Gonzalez, Yilong Liu, TyLie Shider, Deborah Yarchun, and Nathan Yungerberg.
To get the most out of a staged reading, communicate early and often so that everyone is on the same page.