Festival Guest Roundtable
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. On Sunday, after the final staged reading, we provide an opportunity for each of the guest respondents to introduce themselves, talk a little bit about their own work, and reflect on their observations of the weekend as a whole. There may be a chance for the public to ask questions or give their own feedback on the event, but the focus will be the perspective of our guests on new play development, partnerships between academic and professional theatres, and current trends in approaches to new work rather than further feedback on individual readings from the Festival.
2020 Guest Respondents:
John Bergman, Megan Gogerty, Marion Grey, Heather Helinsky, Saffron Henke, Michelle LoRicco, April Marcell, Anne G. Morgan, Bob Moss, Ginger Poole, Clyde Santana, Shane Strawbridge, Elena Velasco, Dwayne Yancey, Dana Young-Howze, Ricky Young-Howze
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. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre's Waldron Stage for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe.
This year, due to the COVID-19 pandemic and social distancing, Festival readings will be presented live online via Zoom (all times Eastern).
All Festival Readings are free and open to the public. But tickets will be limited.
Details for getting tickets:
1. After reserving a ticket, you will get an email with a confirmation of your reservation, but it won't include the Zoom link or event instructions.
2. YOU WILL GET AN EMAIL ABOUT AN HOUR BEFORE THE EVENT WITH THE LINK TO THE PRESENTATION and any additional directions specific to the event.
3. You can join the event up to 15 minutes before the start time and wait in the lobby. The event running time is approximately 90 minutes, including the Q&A.
4. DON'T LIVE ON THE EAST COAST? PLEASE MAKE SURE YOU CHECK THE TIME DIFFERENCE!
Hollins Playwright's Lab (View)
LIVE online, via ZOOM
Roanoke, VA 24020
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