In the House
Without playwrights, Table|Room|Stage would be nothing at all – as cold and lonesome as an empty table, a musty room, a darkened stage. But then, what would theatre itself be without playwrights? Nothing! Just a lot of waiting… waiting without even the slimmest possibility that Godot will ever show up. Thank goodness we don’t have to live in such a dark and dreary world!
At Artists Rep, we celebrate playwrights At the Table, On the Workbench, and with productions by the most exciting writers we can find. We seek to create a welcoming, effective environment for these essential storytellers, whether they are in residence for a week-long workshop, are here for rehearsals of their play, or a part of our ongoing work as Resident Artists.
Starting in March 2017, Andrea Stolowitz will be our Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence. Under the generous patronage of Ronni Lacroute, Andrea has several years to focus entirely on writing plays and developing her career. She will be in residence at Artists Rep for at least two years and will use part of that time on Recent Unsettling Events. Over five years, Andrea will create several new plays, cultivate professional relationships with other theaters, and most importantly, have time to think, to write, and to be here, where theatre happens. This is all possible through Ronni Lacroute’s commitment to art and to Oregon – a remarkable gift to us all!
E.M. Lewis joins Artists Rep in July 2020 as our Andrew W. Mellon Playwright-in-Residence. This prestigious award is part of the The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Playwright Residency Program, and supports Ellen’s work with Artists Rep for three years. During her residency, Ellen will focus on writing The Great Divide, a co-commission by Artists Rep and Oregon Shakespeare Festival’s American Revolutions: The United State History Cycle. She will be also be a vital team member, contributing to our educational programs and supporting meaningful conversations with our audiences around issues raised by productions.