Monday, January 6, 2020

PDX Playwrights News 1/6/2020

Kick off the new year with the reading of saucy new comedy!
JANUARY 7, 2020
KINK - by Matt Garland
In this musical, a group of techies are assembled for a project. After work, they get acquainted at a club. When the dancers at the club pull them into drunken improv, connections are made and kinks explored. But can everyone’s kinks be aligned? And can the project withstand the turbulence?
This session is scheduled at the conference room of Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave.
NOTE: After the initial meeting January 7, no Third Tuesday meeting is scheduled in January, as PDX Playwrights will be preparing for, participating in, and celebrating at the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works. Our next regular session is slated for Tuesday, February 4, once the festival is underway. Meanwhile, we welcome comments from PDXP participants and festival attendees about the festival, directed to
PDX Playwrights in the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works
The plethora of PDXPlaywrights offerings in the Fertile Ground Festival of New Works may be seen on our website at and as part of festival listings. Please join us, support your fellow theater-makers, and find inspiration in these acts of creation!
FEBRUARY 4, 2020
MOSCOW/MOCKBA - by Emma Rye and Olivia MacFadden-Elliott
An updated draft of the play presented by PDX Playwrights in the 2019 Fertile Ground Festival: Three Russian expats are grieving the passing of their father, and making the most of their circumstances in Northern Idaho. Olga, the oldest, is micro-managing the affairs of her younger sisters, desperate to have a moment to herself. A stranger from their Russian past appears on the scene to distract Marina from her doof of a husband. Inessa is finally living with her "best friend" Nataly, but it's not all roses and sunshine.  Inspired by Anton Chekhov's Three Sisters as a modern take on a parlor classic.

PDX Playwrights is a group for playwrights who want to meet, hear their scripts read aloud, and share feedback.
Typically we have more than 15 people at each meeting: playwrights, actors, and friends. Plays are read aloud by whomever is at the table that night, or sometimes by actors selected in advance. We encourage you to attend our regular meetings even if you aren't bringing a play. New readers are welcome, but please do let us know with an email RSVP to if you are planning to attend, as space is limited.
Regular meetings
First and Third Tuesdays (and Fifth Tuesdays, if applicable)
7 to 9 p.m.
The location for the January 7 meeting is in Portland Center Stage at The Armory, 128 NW 11th Ave.
An RSVP to is appreciated. Please arrive by 7 p.m. Check our site ( for updated information.
Free - a hat is passed for optional donations to cover expenses.
Thank you. We look forward to seeing you.

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