[Theaterfacultystaff] Playwrights Festival

Smith, Charles smithc4 at ohio.edu
Wed Apr 24 12:44:39 EDT 2019


Please join us tomorrow, Thursday, April 26 from 11:30 to 12:30 in the 1804 Room of Baker Center for the Opening Reception for the 25th Annual Seabury Quinn Jr. Playwrights’ Festival. Light refreshments will be served, and the introduction of our festival mentors will begin at noon.

This year’s festival mentors include:

NAN BARNETT is a new play developer, producer, and advocate, and is the Executive Director of National New Play Network, an alliance of more than 120 professional theaters that collaborate in innovative ways to develop, produce, and extend the life of new plays and model a robust, equitable, and inclusive new play ecosystem. During her previous tenures as a member of the Network’s Board, Executive Committee, and President she helped create and implement several of the organization’s revolutionary initiatives, including the acclaimed NNPN Rolling World Premiere, Residency, and National Directors Fellows programs.

MARTINE KEI GREEN-ROGERS is an Assistant Professor at SUNY: New Paltz, a freelance dramaturg, and the President of the Literary Managers and Dramaturgs of the Americas. Her dramaturgical credits include: The Greatest with the Louisville Orchestra, Fences and One Man, Two Guvnors at Pioneer Theatre Company; Clearing Bombs and Nothing Personal at Plan-B Theatre; the Classical Theatre Company’s productions of Uncle Vanya, Antigone, Candida, Ghosts, Tartuffe, and Shylock, The Jew of Venice; Sweat at the Goodman; productions of Radio Golf, Five Guys Named Moe, Blues for An Alabama Sky, Gem of the Ocean, Waiting for Godot, Iphigenia at Aulis, Seven Guitars, The Mountaintop, Home, and Porgy and Bess at the Court Theatre

JACQUELINE E. LAWTON is a playwright, dramaturg, producer, and advocate for Access, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in the American Theatre. Her plays include: Among These Wild Things, Anna K; Blackbirds, Blood-bound and Tongue-tied; Deep Belly Beautiful; The Devil’s Sweet Water; The Hampton Years; The Inferior Sex, Intelligence; Love Brothers Serenade; Mad Breed; and Noms de Guerre. Lawton has worked as a dramaturg and research consultant at Active Cultures, Actors Theatre of Louisville - Humana Festival of New American Plays, the Arden Theater (Philadelphia, PA), Arena Stage, Denver Center for the Performing Arts, Discovery Theater, Ensemble Studio Theater (New York, NY) Folger Shakespeare Library, the Ford’s Theatre, Horizons Theater (Atlanta, GA), Howard University, the Hub Theatre, and Interact Theatre (Philadelphia, PA) among others.

Thank you for your continued support of new work. Hope to see you there.



Charles Smith
Distinguished Professor
Head, Professional Playwriting Program
Ohio University

An artist is a sort of emotional or spiritual historian.  His role is to make you realize the doom and the glory of who you are and what you are.  He has to tell, because nobody else can tell, what it is like to be alive.  James Baldwin

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