Cleveland Playwriting Festival on Waterloo Offers a Day of Workshops, Staged Readings and More

Sat 9/23 @ noon

Playwrights Local is back with its 3rd annual Playwrights Festival, a day-long event for adults and teens that gives attendees a concentrated dose of its core mission: to encourage and develop local playwriting talent.

The group worked with other theater-oriented groups, including this year’s co-sponsors the Dramatists Guild, the Oatman Players and the Bessemer Project, to offer a day of workshops, staged readings and networking sessions, taking place at the Creative Space on Waterloo, located behind Waterloo Arts.

Workshop topics include adapting source material for the stage and working with new material as a director. Writer Michael Oatman will present his new web series Mama Said: Stories of Life, Love and Triumph; the Bessemer Prject will present Rachel Baird’s one-person show Pics, or It Didn’t; and Vickie L. Williams’ Axe Under the Bed about a midwife and a slave uprising in 1822 and Stuart Hoffman’s Broken Wings, about an elderly man and young woman bonding over their love of birds, will be given staged readings.

The long day concludes at 10PM with the “Newcomers’ Night Session,” with the staged readings of three plays by writers who are new to Playwrghts Local.

All events are free, no tickets required.

Cleveland Playwrights Festival

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