Corvallis: Writing a Play with Merridawn Duckler and Cristina White
November 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nothing Dull: Writing a Play
“Drama” said Alfred Hitchcock, “is life with the dull bits cut out.” In NOTHING DULL: Writing A Play, playwrights Merridawn Duckler and Cristina White will talk about the fundamentals of writing a stage play and the ways they are relevant to other forms of writing. Whether you write fiction, poetry, or nonfiction, you’ll learn how playwriting fundamentals can be applied to your own work.
With local actors on hand, you’ll also be able to see two original one-minute plays, and have the chance to discuss the process of seeing your work go from page to stage.
About Merridawn Duckler and Cristina White
Merridawn Duckler is a poet and playwright from Portland and the author of INTERSTATE, Dancing Girl Press. She has adapted works by Brecht, Kafka and Omar Khayyam. Plays in Fertile Ground, Portland, IPOP Festival, Olympia, Playwrights Forum Festival, Spokane, Manhattan Shakespeare Project, New York, SWAN festival, OCT and commission work on the artist Rick Bartow at Newport Performing Arts Center in December. Fellowships: RACC, Yaddo, Last Frontier Theater Conference, Valdez, Alaska, Southampton Theater Conference, Norman Mailer Center. She’s the drama editor for Narrative Magazine and teaches at the Attic Institute.
Cristina White began writing plays as resident playwright for a San Francisco children’s theatre troupe. Her four plays for the company toured throughout the SF Bay Area, and one of them, published by Samuel French, has been produced throughout the United States and in Canada. Her plays and monologues for adults have been produced in San Francisco, Los Angeles, and at Oregon theaters in Newport and Corvallis. Her directing experience includes independent films, revues, and stage plays in San Francisco, Santa Rosa, Los Angeles, and New Haven. She is a co-founder of the Majestic Playwright’s Lab, and Coordinator for Majestic Eight, a biennial 10-Minute Play Festival.