The Writer’s Room
In the month of June, Artists Repertory Theatre commissioned 12 playwrights who wrote, developed, and refined 11 distinct projects. The individual projects with writers include:
WHY THIS NIGHT
Written by award-winning screenwriter (We the Animals) and playwright, Dan Kitrosser, Why This Night is a new play based on his screenplay, a screwball murder-mystery comedy set in a Russian shtetl in the 1880s.
Written by Resident Artist, Vin Shambry, Flower Joy, is one in a series of four storytelling works following Shambry’s journey on the road to wholeness, with a goal to inspire audience members to connect with the “human-ness” of one another by sharing personal stories of joy and heartache and shame and family.
Written by Anthony Hudson, The Carlalogues is an audio play featuring Anthony’s famed drag-clown persona, Carla Rossi, an immortal trickster whose attempts at realness almost always result in fantastic failure.
UNTITLED VIDEO PROJECT
Conceived and written by Resident Artist, Chris Harder, Untitled is a Portland-set piece of online theatre crafted through improvisation and interweaving a vast network of characters.
FORGET ME NOT, AMERICA
Written by Resident Artist, Josie Seid, Forget Me Not, America is an audio recording of a living poem that goes on an emotional ride through American history and centers on Black Americans. From Seid, “It is a journey that travels through pain and strength, frustration and hope, as it crafts a map of the African American experience in this country.”
MAGELLANICA, THE AUDIO DRAMA
Written by Mellon Playwright-in-Residence and Resident Artist, E.M. Lewis
THE BERLIN DIARIES, THE AUDIO DRAMA
Written by Lacroute Playwright-in-Residence and Resident Artist, Andrea Stolowitz
THE CHINESE LADY
Written by Lloyd Suh
Written by Obie Award winner Caridad Svich
UNTITLED SITE SPECIFIC PROJECT
Written by featuring the work of playwrights Lava Alapai, Linda Alper, Dan Kitrosser, Josie Seid, Susannah Mars, and Anthony Hudson