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Sunday, October 29 • 1:15pm - 2:30pm
Playwriting Track: From Script to Stage - The Playwright's Journey

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If all the world’s a stage, then why isn’t it easier to get a play produced? While there’s no one way for your words to find their way under the bright lights, navigating the backstages and inner-workings of the theater scene can be as confusing as the ending of Cats. Join this panel for an exploration of a play’s journey from script to stage, and the people, process, and politics involved along the way.

Moderators
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Donna Hoke

playwright The Couple Next Door, Safe, Brilliant Works of Art, Elevator Girl
Resident playwright at Road Less Traveled Productions, Donna’s work has been seen in 43 states and on five continents. Plays include The Couple Next Door (Princess Grace semi-finalist), Safe (winner of the Todd McNerney, Naatak, and Great Gay Play and Musical Contests), Brilliant Works of Art (2016 Kilroys List), and Elevator Girl (2017 O’Neill finalist). She's also been nominated for both the Primus and Blackburn prizes. Donna is also a New York Times-published crossword puzzle constructor; author of Neko and the Twiggets, a children's book; and founder/co-curator of BUA Takes 10: GLBT Short Stories. She has received an Individual Artist Award from the New York State Council on the Arts to develop Hearts of Stone, as well as an Artie Award for Outstanding New Play (SEEDS). For three consecutive years, she was named Buffalo's Best Writer by Artvoice—the only woman to ever receive the designation. | | Donna Hoke serves on the Dramatists Guild Council and also as Western New York regional representative. In addition, she is a blogger, and moderator of the 11,000+-member Official Playwrights of Facebook. Recent speaking engagements include Citywrights, Kenyon Playwrights Conference, the Dramatists Guild National Conference, Chicago Dramatists, and a live Dramatists Guild webinar. Her commentary has been seen on #2amt, howlround, The Dramatist, the Official Playwrights of Facebook, the recently released Workshopping the New Play, and at... Read More →

Panelists
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Nan Barnett

Executive Director, National New Play Network
Nan Barnett is a new play developer and producer, and an advocate for theater-makers and the theater they make. She is currently the Executive Director of National New Play Network, the country's alliance of more than 100 theaters with a dedication to the development, production... Read More →
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Liz Engelman

dramaturg; Head of Playwriting and Directing, UT Austin; Director, Tofte Lake Center
Liz Engelman is the head of the Playwriting and Directing area at UT Austin. As a dramaturg, Liz splits her time between the school year at UT Austin, and summer in Ely, MN, where she is the founder and director of Tofte Lake Center at Norm’s Fish Camp, a creative retreat cente... Read More →
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Katie Goan

Managing Director, Sweetwood Creative; writer/co-creator Kidnapped By Craigslist; producer/instructor/arts administrator
Katie Goan is a producer, writer and arts administrator, and has worked in show business for more than twenty years. She currently serves as Managing Director of Sweetwood Creative. Katie came to Austin after many years in New York City where she was Managing Director of The Peop... Read More →
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Allison Gregory

co-founder Austin ‘Wrights; playwright Wild Horses
Allison Gregory’s plays have been produced all over the country, and she has received commissions, grants, and development from Oregon Shakespeare Festival, South Coast Repertory, The Kennedy Center, Indiana Repertory Theatre, the Skirball-Kenis Foundation, ACT Theatre, Seattle... Read More →


Sunday October 29, 2017 1:15pm - 2:30pm
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room

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