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Thursday, March 6
 

10:30am

High School New Play Contest Interest Group
Participate in the discussion and planning of SETC's annual competition. Learn how your high school students can submit scripts.

Speakers
ML

Meredith Levy

SETC Committe Chair, Hollins U


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Windjammer Suite

10:30am

Snippets: New Works from SETC Playwrights
Hear actors read brief excerpts of new plays by eight to 12 SETC members. No critiquing but a unique opportunity to meet playwrights through their work.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Gall-Clayton

Nancy Gall-Clayton

Independent Artist, Independent Playwright
Nancy Gall-Claytonâs plays have been on stages in half the states, plus Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Japan. She is published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Motes Books, and others. Nancy served a 3-year term as the Kentucky Representative to the Dramatists Guild, and her... Read More →
avatar for Doug Grissom

Doug Grissom

Associate Professor, U of Virginia
Doug Grissom is an award-winning playwright and an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia, where he is the primary instructor of Playwriting, Screenwriting and Script Analysis.
SH

Stephen Hancock

Associate Professor, U of Memphis
Stephen Hancock, His work includes The Writer's Block, The Horror of the Little Family Farce, The Krewe of Ganymede, The Lioness of the Leopards, and Antiquorum Botanicus Nomen, and Revelations. A semi-finalist in the Humana 10-Minute play festival, runner up for the KCACTF Cohen... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Leinkauf

1:00pm

Playwriting NOW: Exercises and Tools to Get Students Writing
Work with playwright Lindsay Price to learn exercises and tools to get students started in the writing process and keep them writing. Don't wait to write, write now! For teachers and instructors.

Speakers
avatar for Lindsay L. Price

Lindsay L. Price

Resident Playwright, Theatrefolk
Lindsay Price is the resident playwright for THEATREFOLK a publisher of playscripts and educational resources for schools and student performers. She is also the co-founder of the DRAMA TEACHER ACADEMY. She has been a professional playwright for 20 years and written over 60 plays... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Leinkauf

7:00pm

Open Rehearsal of 'The Missing Link' by Robert Plowman, the 2014 Charles M. Getchell New Play Winner
Observe a rehearsal preparing for Friday evening's staged reading of the 2014 SETC award winning play.

THE MISSING LINK by Robert Plowman

In the Sideshow of Wonders, Marie discovers that it’s easy to get lost in a world of make-believe…but it might not be easy to escape from.  In her Uncle Fletcher’s Sideshow of Wonders, she discovers a world of mystery and strangeness.  And though no one else can see it, Marie discovers a terrible curse at work, and only she can put a stop to the endless chain of misfortunes. 

Open Rehearsal  - 7PM Thursday,  Windjammer Suite, Riverview

Staged Reading & Response  -  7PM Friday, Windjammer Suite, Riverview

Staged Reading is directed by Todd Ristau (Hollins U)

Respondent: Craig Popisil, Dramatists Play Service

The 2014 SETC Charles M. Getchell Award winning play and playwright have also been honored by ATHE with an invitation to receive further development through a workshop and staged reading at their annual conference.




Moderators
avatar for Craig Pospisil

Craig Pospisil

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. He’s the author of Months on End, Somewhere in Between, The Dunes and Life Is Short, published by DPS. His work has been seen in New York, LA, around the U.S., and in 17 countries, and has been translated into seven languages... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Plowman

Robert Plowman

Playwright, SETC Getchell New Play Award Winner
ROBERT PLOWMAN is a Canadian playwright and collaborative theatre artist. Most recently: THE MATADOR was produced in Roanoke and Los Angeles; and his collaboration with Secret Theatre, the audio installation FOLKLOREMOBILE, debuted at the Nocturne: Art at Night festival in Halifax... Read More →


Thursday March 6, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
RV Windjammer Suite
 
Friday, March 7
 

9:00am

Playwriting Interest Group Meeting
Annual meeting of playwrights and others interested in creating, producing, and performing new plays.

Speakers
SB

Steven Burch

U of Alabama
Steve Burch teaches theatre history and playwriting at the University of Alabama. He chairs the SETC Playwriting Interest Group and is writing two books about the Focus Theatre in Dublin Ireland.


Friday March 7, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Campground

10:30am

Open Forum for Teachers of Playwriting
A panel of playwriting teachers will discuss interesting exercises, books to consider, and answer questions about classroom strategies or playwriting challenges.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Grissom

Doug Grissom

Associate Professor, U of Virginia
Doug Grissom is an award-winning playwright and an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia, where he is the primary instructor of Playwriting, Screenwriting and Script Analysis.
SH

Stephen Hancock

Associate Professor, U of Memphis
Stephen Hancock, His work includes The Writer's Block, The Horror of the Little Family Farce, The Krewe of Ganymede, The Lioness of the Leopards, and Antiquorum Botanicus Nomen, and Revelations. A semi-finalist in the Humana 10-Minute play festival, runner up for the KCACTF Cohen... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
BH Bienville Square

10:30am

Open Rehearsal of 'This is A Play About Pirates: An Autobiography' by Caleigh Derreberry, Winner of the High School Playwriting Contest
The staged reading of a new play will provide insight into the ways in which director, writer and actors collaborate to bring a newly written work to the stage.

Speakers
ML

Meredith Levy

SETC Committe Chair, Hollins U
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Windjammer Suite

12:00pm

Finding Your Story: Fundamentals of Playwriting
With both the beginner and experienced playwright in mind participants will be given the tools necessary to develop active characters, create dramatic tension and write compelling dialogue.

Speakers
EG

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at U of the South Sewanee
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's plays include Gee's Bend was the recipient of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association and has been produced at ASF, Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, KC Rep, Northlight, the Arden and Hartford Stage, among others. Other plays... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
BH Bienville Square

1:00pm

Breaking from Realism: Playwriting for the 21st Century
"Realistic" plays don't reflect life in the 21st century -- with its surreal juxtapositions, hyper-connectivity, and live experience mediated by technology. So find out what's next in playwriting....

Speakers
MD

Michael Dixon

Transylvania U
Michael Bigelow Dixon is on the theatre faculty at Transylvania University. He's worked as Literary Manager and Asst. Artistic Director at Actors Theatre of Louisville, Literary Director at the Guthrie Theater, and Resident Director at The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. He's... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
BH Bienville Square

4:00pm

Writing Aerobics
Playwriting exercises to get your imaginative blood flowing. No experience necessary. Just bring a pen and paper, not your laptop.

Speakers
avatar for Doug Grissom

Doug Grissom

Associate Professor, U of Virginia
Doug Grissom is an award-winning playwright and an Associate Professor in the Department of Drama at the University of Virginia, where he is the primary instructor of Playwriting, Screenwriting and Script Analysis.
SH

Stephen Hancock

Associate Professor, U of Memphis
Stephen Hancock, His work includes The Writer's Block, The Horror of the Little Family Farce, The Krewe of Ganymede, The Lioness of the Leopards, and Antiquorum Botanicus Nomen, and Revelations. A semi-finalist in the Humana 10-Minute play festival, runner up for the KCACTF Cohen... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 4:00pm - 5:15pm
BH Bienville Square

7:00pm

Staged Reading & Critique of 'The Missing Link' by Robert Putnam, the Charles M. Getchell New Play Winner
Join Robert Plowman, Charles M. Getchell Winner, for the staged reading of The Missing Link. The annual Charles M. Getchell New Play Contest showcases in a staged reading, the play chosen as this year's best work from submissions sent by talented playwrights from across North America.

THE MISSING LINK by Robert Plowman

In the Sideshow of Wonders, Marie discovers that it’s easy to get lost in a world of make-believe…but it might not be easy to escape from.  In her Uncle Fletcher’s Sideshow of Wonders, she discovers a world of mystery and strangeness.  And though no one else can see it, Marie discovers a terrible curse at work, and only she can put a stop to the endless chain of misfortunes.

Staged Reading is directed by Todd Ristau (Hollins U)

Respondent: Craig Popisil, Dramatists Play Service


Moderators
avatar for Craig Pospisil

Craig Pospisil

SETC Getchell New Play Respondent, Dramatist Play Service
Craig Pospisil is an award-winning playwright and filmmaker. He’s the author of Months on End, Somewhere in Between, The Dunes and Life Is Short, published by DPS. His work has been seen in New York, LA, around the U.S., and in 17 countries, and has been translated into seven languages... Read More →
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →

Speakers
avatar for Robert Plowman

Robert Plowman

Playwright, SETC Getchell New Play Award Winner
ROBERT PLOWMAN is a Canadian playwright and collaborative theatre artist. Most recently: THE MATADOR was produced in Roanoke and Los Angeles; and his collaboration with Secret Theatre, the audio installation FOLKLOREMOBILE, debuted at the Nocturne: Art at Night festival in Halifax... Read More →


Friday March 7, 2014 7:00pm - 10:00pm
RV Windjammer Suite
 
Saturday, March 8
 

9:00am

The Business of Writing Plays
In this workshop geared toward playwrights, participants learn about submission opportunities, protocol, agents, programs for new play development, new play, festivals and MFA programs.

Speakers
EG

Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder

Tennessee Williams Playwright-in-Residence at U of the South Sewanee
Elyzabeth Gregory Wilder's plays include Gee's Bend was the recipient of the Osborn Award given by the American Theatre Critics Association and has been produced at ASF, Denver Center, Cleveland Play House, KC Rep, Northlight, the Arden and Hartford Stage, among others. Other plays... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 9:00am - 10:15am
BH Bienville Square

10:30am

Staged Reading of 'This Play is About Pirates: An Autobiography' by Caleigh Derreberry, Winner of the High School Playwriting Contest
Join Caleigh Derreberry, High School New Play Winner, for the staged reading of This Play is about Pirates: An Autobiography. The annual High School New Play Contest showcases, in a staged reading, the play chosen as this year's best work from submissions sent by talented young playwrights from across the southeast.

Speakers
ML

Meredith Levy

SETC Committe Chair, Hollins U
avatar for Todd Ristau

Todd Ristau

Director, Playwright's Lab at Hollins University, Hollins University
Todd Ristau designed and launched the Playwright’s Lab at Hollins University and has served as program director since its launch in 2007. He is a distinguished graduate of the Iowa Playwright’s Workshop. His work has been performed in theatres across the U.S. and England... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 10:30am - 11:45am
RV Windjammer Suite

12:00pm

Let's Create a Play in One Hour
Through composition and devising techniques, create and perform pieces in one hour that could lead to a full length play. Every attendee will participate as actor, director, and writer.

Speakers
PS

Peter Stone

University of Kentucky
Peter Allen Stone University of Kentucky Mr. Stone has worked professionally in New York on Film/TV, Off-Broadway, Regionally (ATL, Humana Festival, Portland Stage), and was a Casting Assistant at Mackey Sandrich in NYC (Green Zone, The Adjustment Bureau with Matt Damon, and The Proposal... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00pm - 12:50pm
CC 204 A/B

1:00pm

Crash Course in Playwriting
Interactive workshop with tips on writing your first (or almost first) play. Bring paper, pencil, energy, and a desire to learn and share.

Speakers
avatar for Nancy Gall-Clayton

Nancy Gall-Clayton

Independent Artist, Independent Playwright
Nancy Gall-Claytonâs plays have been on stages in half the states, plus Australia, Canada, Denmark, and Japan. She is published by Dramatic Publishing, Smith & Kraus, Motes Books, and others. Nancy served a 3-year term as the Kentucky Representative to the Dramatists Guild, and her... Read More →


Saturday March 8, 2014 1:00pm - 2:15pm
CC 202 A/B