The Seabury Quinn, Jr. Playwrights’ Festival

The School of Theater presents the Seabury Quinn, Jr., Playwrights’ Festival.  The festival celebrates the work of the playwright. Works in progress by student playwrights are directed, read and performed (often for the first time in public) and are evaluated by guest artists.

Held each year at the end of May, the festival presents a year’s worth of work by graduate playwright majors. First-year graduate students present their work in rehearsed seated readings, while second- and third-year students present their work in the form of rehearsed script-in-hand readings or full studio productions.

The performances and readings will each be followed by a discussion with leading playwrights, artistic directors and other nationally known professionals. Audience members are encouraged to stay and participate in these forum discussions.

Tickets for featured productions are $5 general admission or free for OU Students (with Valid Student ID) through Arts for Ohio. Tickets are available at the Kantner Hall box office.
All other readings and staged readings are free and seats are available on a first come, first served basis.

Featured Performances:

THE MAGNIFICENT MASKED HEARING AID

“Ask Tess if the real hero is Superman or Clark Kent; she’ll say the glasses make the man.  Once the teenager learns she’ll be deaf by age thirty, her outlook fogs.  How she feels about the Man of Steel, which art school to go to, whether to get a risky surgical implant to restore her hearing — everything’s up in the air, until Tess decides what defines her:  her abilities or how she masks them.”

By Sarah Bowden

Actors Matt Marceau, Rachel Collins and Marissa Wolf

Directed by Shelley Delaney

May 23, 25, 31 & June 2

Forum Theater, RTV Building @ 8pm

ISRAELI — PALESTINIAN RESOLUTION A VERY, EXTREMELY IMPORTANT PLAY (IN PROGRESS) BY SAMUEL GOLDMEYER

“Samuel Goldmeyer is an 18-year old playwright prodigy. In fact, he is SUCH a playwright prodigy that he has written the most important play ever- a play, which will solve Israeli Palestinian conflict, catapult him into fame and fortune, and also finally prove to his parents that Judaism is obviously totally lame. So then why does his stupid mom keep mysteriously appearing on stage during his opening night? “

Directed by Jocelyn Wiebe

Featuring the acting talents of: Clifton Holznagel, Glenna Brucken, Andy Danford, and Nicole Tuthill

Stage-managed by Abbey Phillips and Aurora Held

A Play by Ira Gamerman

May 24, 26, 30 & June 1

Forum Theater, RTV Building @ 8pm

Festival Readings:

May 30 – June 2

Elizabeth Evans Baker Theater, Kantner Hall,

Wednesday, May 30th

1pm THE NORTH STAR by Anthony Ellison

4pm IN THE SHADOW OF HIS LANGUAGE by Jacob Juntunen

8pm TAKING UP SERPENTS by Mark Chrisler

Thursday, May 31st

1pm THEY’RE NOT RAPPERS by Chanel Glover

4pm THE FINGERTIPS OF CHILDREN by Greg Aldrich

8pm YOUR FOOT, MY FOOT, WET FOOT, DRY FOOT by Rebecca Abaffy

Friday, June 1st

2pm IN DEFENSE OF DRAGONS AND TIGERS by Leean Kim Torske

4pm THE PHYSICS OF TINY BUBBLES by Jeremy Sony

Saturday, June 2nd

1pm AT THE RIVER’S END by Bianca Sams

4pm PUPPET MAN by Andrew Black

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