Playwriting Intensive Preview

Workshops include:

  • Pitches, Bitches! with Chisa Hutchinson (She Like Girls, Somebody’s Daughter, Surely Goodness And Mercy)

  • Thunder and Light: What’s To See and Hear in Our Writing with
    Gary Garrison (Director, Dramatists Guild Institute)

Instructors include:

  • Randy Reinholz (Artistic Director, Native Voices at the Autry, Director of the
    School of Theatre, Television, and Film at San Diego State University)

  • Francesca Piantadosi (Writing Wrongs)

Included in registration fee:

  • Saturday/Sunday workshops at Artists Repertory Theatre

  • Tickets to Portland's first production of The Dramatist LIVE, featuring
    DG DIrector of Publications Joey Stocks, Saturday evening

  • Continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday

  • Access to discount tickets for Dael Orlandersmith's, Until The Flood,
    Friday, March 29th


Friday, March 29

  • 7:30 pm: Until the Flood; Portland Center Stage (tickets available for an extra fee; scroll down for more information)

  • 9:30pm: talkback with Dael Orlandersmith

Saturday, March 30

  • 10am: continental breakfast (provided) with Gary Garrison

  • 11am: “Pitches Bitches,” Chisa Hutchinson

  • 1pm: break for lunch (on your own)

  • 2pm: “Making Magic Onstage” with EM Lewis (part one)

  • 2:45pm: snack (provided)

  • 3pm: “Making Magic Onstage” with EM Lewis (part two)

  • 4pm: panel discussion – “The How and Why of Diverse Theatrical Storytelling,” with Randy Reinholz, Chisa Hutchinson

  • 5pm: breakout sessions with Chisa and Randy

  • 6pm: dinner on your own

  • 7:30pm: Wolf Play by Hansol Jung (tickets available for an extra fee)

    • Discount code for $30 tickets to Wolf Play: DGWOLF

  • 9pm: reception in ArtCafé

Sunday, March 31

  • 9:30am: continental breakfast (provided) with Gary Garrison

  • 10:30am: “Writing Wrongs,” Francesca Piantadosi

  • 12:30pm: “Thunder and Light: What’s to See and Hear in Our Writing,” Gary Garrison

  • 2:30pm: finis

Included in registration fee:

  • Saturday/Sunday workshops at Artists Repertory Theatre

  • Continental breakfast Saturday & Sunday

Until the Flood:

“She brings the questions, the pain and even the unspeakable thoughts of hundreds, if not millions, to life. Until The Flood is an urgent moral inquest.” —The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize finalist and celebrated performer Dael Orlandersmith (Forever) explores the social unrest in Ferguson, Missouri following the shooting of teenager Michael Brown. Pulling from her extensive interviews with Missouri residents, Orlandersmith crafts a stunning theatrical experience that must be seen. The Chicago Tribune called it “palpably compassionate” and raved that it “achieves a great beauty by bringing us together rather than driving us apart."

Run Time
Approximately 1 hours and 15 minutes, no intermission.
For more information on Until the Flood, please click here.
To purchase a copy of the play, click here