4th Annual Cleveland Playwrights Festival


Saturday, September 29, 2018

Free | Tickets or Reservations Not Required | Recommended for Adults & Teens

Featured Guests

The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

The Dramatists Guild – Ohio Region

Literary Cleveland

Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble

Upstairs Web-Series

Latest Media

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11:00 AM   |  Workshop

“The Sherlock Project”

With instructor Eric Schmiedl

Part crime scene. Part collaborative game. Part exploration of 21st Century storytelling techniques. “The Sherlock Project” is a creative exercise that seeks to find new ways of collaborating and innovating through the process of exploration and discovery. Inspired by the work of the Columbia University School of Arts’ Digital Storytelling Lab, this creative writing session seeks to ignite your imagination through game playing, investigation, and imagination. There will be a murder. There will be a discovery. There will be a whole new story…your story!

Presented with Literary Cleveland

1:00 PM   |   Craft Talk

“Writing Plays That Get Produced”

A panel discussion featuring playwrights Andrew Black, Amy Drake, and Faye Sholiton, moderated by Dramatist Guild Regional Representative Les Hunter

Presented with The Dramatists Guild – Ohio Region

2:30 PM   |   Staged Reading

Sexual Politics
(Adapted from William Shakespeare’s Measure for Measure)

Written by JC Cifranic

Directed by Tyson Douglas Rand

Presented with The Cleveland Shakespeare Festival

4:45 PM   |   Performance & Talkback

The Events of the Warren County Fair as Observed by a Young Astronaut: A Tabletop Play

Written and performed by Amy Schwabauer and Mike Geither, with direction and dramaturgy by Karin Randoja

6:15 PM   |   Screening & Talkback

Upstairs Web-series

A screening of episodes from a new, locally produced web series followed by a Q&A with production contributors Robert Hunter and others TBA

Presented with Upstairs Web-Series

7:45 PM   |   Staged Reading

In Plain Sight

Written by Gail Nyoka

Directed by Terrence Spivey

Presented with Powerful Long Ladder Ensemble

10:00 PM   |   Staged Readings

6 Quick Cuts: Ten-Minute Plays from Playwrights Local’s 2018 Open Submissions

Threshold: Written by Erin E. Dolan and directed by Jessica R Swank

Nudity Required: Written by Agnes Herrmann and directed by Christina Courtenay

Moth to a Flame: Written by Reys Phillips and directed by Jocelyn Laracuente

Vanilla Fudge: Written by Cornell Hubert Calhoun III and directed by Crystle Paynther

Flirting Rights: Written by Amy Schwabauer and directed by James Kosmatka

Under a Watchful Eye: Written by John Busser and directed by Anne McEvoy