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Creating, Staging, and Getting Plays Produced with Kwik Jones
June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Kwik Jones discusses Creating, Staging, and Getting Plays Produced
Playwright Kwik Jones will speak to the Portland Chapter of Willamette Writers about his process of writing, staging, and getting his work performed and produced. Kwik has been writing, directing, and producing plays for twenty-eight years.
About Kwik Jones
Kwik Jones developed the following plays: A Strange Seed, Forgotten Soul, Voices, Black Like me, Jupiter is Stormy, Spotlight, The Code, Puzzle Dream, Conversations, Organ, L.U.S.T, Both Sides of the Fence, Sweet Mother Jones, Memphis Bound, Water Boyz and many more.
Awards and honors he has received include The Portland Civic Theater Guilds New Play Award, for his play Cat Napper. A finalist for the Downtown Urban Arts Festival in New York City for his plays Memphis Bound and Water Boyz which was also selected as a finalist for the PNMC New Play Readers Series Festival. He was named a semifinalist for the Lanford Wilson Festival for the play The Closet Pigeon. Recently his play A Strange Seed was chosen as one of the six finalists in The Portland Civic Theater Guilds New Play Award and just recently became a semifinalist at the 2022 National Playwrighting Conference.
Currently, he is working on a new play, We Act, which he has been commissioned to write for the upcoming book (ed. Jose Casas and Tiffany Trent) Every Great Dream: Visioning African American Theater for Young Audiences, which will be published by Dramatic Publishing. Also currently commissioned by The Robey Theater in Los Angeles, California for another new work Man’s Favor Devil’s Plan. Along with being 1 out of 16 playwrights commissioned to write a BIPOC Superhero plays that will be published on Dramatic Publishing.
How to Join Us
The meeting is Tuesday, June 7th, from 7-8:30 pm via Zoom. Register in advance for this meeting:https://us02web.zoom.us/
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
About your chapter
Willamette Writers meetings are open to all writers, 18 and up. Young writers are encouraged to join our Young Willamette Writers meetings. Guests are welcome to make a donation to help support the cost of the meeting (we believe in paying our speakers for their time and skills). This meeting is run by volunteers. We look forward to seeing you there!