Maine Playwrights Festival

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MPF 17 Indiegogo IconThe Maine Playwrights Festival is now in its 16th year of nurturing the development of new scripts by Maine writers. The festival is centered on developing and honing short plays, from submission through staged readings, rewrites, and culminating in a series of public performances.

The featured playwrights for the 2017 Maine Playwrights Festival are Lynne Cullen, Elaine Ford, Ron Kanecke, John Manderino, David Susman, and David Vazdauskas. The six writers have been working with Playwright-in-Residence Kate Snodgrass, Artistic Director of the Boston Playwights Theatre, as well as local directors, dramaturgs, and actors to develop their plays from text on a page to full productions. Click here to see the list of plays selected to be a part of the 2017 Maine Playwights Festival

The 2017 Maine Playwrights Festival will present two weekends of fully staged performances from April 27 to May 7, 2017. Each selected script will be performed on every show night during the festival. The plays will be performed in Portland at the Portland Ballet Studio Theater on Forest Avenue from April 27 to May 6, 2017, and in a special one-night-only performance on the University of Maine campus in Orono on Sunday, May 7, 2017.  Click here to purchase tickets for the Portland performances.

One of this year’s festival playwrights, David Vazdauskas, has also been writing a weekly blog about his experience as a selected playwright seeing his play Connection move towards its world premiere at the festival. You can read the latest blog entries by clicking here.