Festival Guest Panel Discussion
Going back to 2009, we have been presenting original work by our students in front of a live audience comprised of other students, local audiences and guest respondents from around the country.
We're trying something new this year--the slot that would have been our 8PM show will instead be a guest panel discussion where our guest respondents will introduce themselves, talk briefly about their own background, and then give a moderated response to the festival as a whole. There won't be time to give detailed feedback on individual readings, but instead this will be a way to give feedback on the program at Hollins, the partnership with Mill Mountain Theatre, the enthusiastic support of our local theatre community and audiences... and why programs like the one here at Hollins are important for the future of the American Theatre.
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL:
Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwrights Lab. These readings are minimally staged for the general public and close to a dozen theatre professionals as respondents from as far away as Los Angeles and from as close as right here in Roanoke.
These readings are presented free to the public, but there is limited seating. Many of our festival readings have gone on to be published, produced and won major awards. Come see tomorrow's stars today!
Our festival is presented in collaboration with Mill Mountain Theatre on their Waldron Stage.
Mill Mountain Theatre, Waldron Stage (View)
20 Church Ave SE
Roanoke, VA 24011
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