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Saturday, October 28 • 12:30pm - 1:45pm
Playwriting Track: Stage Write

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Oh, the theater, with its brimming lights and energy, where every performance is unique and the words of the playwright are met with reverence. One of the oldest and purest forms of entertainment, the theater is a haven for brilliant dialogue, evocative themes, and raw storytelling. Join established playwrights as they pull back the curtain on this distinguished medium and break the fourth wall by sharing seasoned lessons learned throughout their careers.

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Sarah Saltwick

SARAH SALTWICK is a playwright based in Austin, TX, a graduate of the Michener Center for Writers at UT Austin and was a Jerome Fellow at the Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. Recent Austin productions include A Perfect Robot at The Vortex (nominated for 3 Austin Critic Table... Read More →

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Steven Dietz

playwright/director Fiction, Bloomsday, Becky's New Car, Lonely Planet
Steven Dietz's thirty-plus plays and adaptations have been seen at over one hundred regional theatres in the United States, as well as Off-Broadway. International productions have been seen in over twenty countries and his work has been translated into ten languages. Recent world... Read More →
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Julian Sheppard

Julian is the Co-Writer of Complete Unknown, directed by Joshua Marston, and starring Rachel Weisz, Michael Shannon, Kathy Bates, and Danny Glover. It premiered at the 2016 Sundance Film Festival and was released theatrically by Amazon Studios later that year. He and Mr. Marston are... Read More →
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Lisa B. Thompson

playwright/scholar Underground, Single Black Female, Mother's Day, Watch; author Beyond the Black Lady: Sexuality and the New African American Middle Class
Playwright Lisa B. Thompson’s credits include: Underground (Vortex Repertory Company, 2017 David Mark Cohen New Play Award from the Austin Critics Table), Single Black Female(New Professional Theatre, 2005 LA Weekly Theatre Award for Best Comedy nominee), Mother’s Day (FronteraFest... Read More →

Saturday October 28, 2017 12:30pm - 1:45pm CDT
InterContinental Stephen F Austin, Assembly Room