What’s your love language as a playwright? Perhaps it’s having your words read, heard, and digested by actors and audiences. Get to know the ANPF 2022 New Voices Emerging Playwrights Mikki Gillette, Lindsay Partain, Lorenz Qatava, Leslie Slape, and Ken Yoshikawa as they share their thoughts about this and more in their recorded conversation at the end of their retreat weekend in Ashland.
The playwrights flow through topics like the kind of stories they gravitate toward telling, their retreat takeaways, as well as explorations of intersectionality, challenging dogmas, opening dialogue, and what they’re excited about in the writing process.
Enjoy meeting the wonderful Mikki Gillette, Lindsay Partain, Lorenz Qatava, Leslie Slape, and Ken Yoshikawa!
“I love how much care was taken in choosing our cohort,” Leslie shared. “We come from different backgrounds, but we blended easily and naturally.”
ANPF’s 2022 New Voices Emerging Playwrights Retreat centered Oregon playwrights this year – with voices hailing from Ashland, Portland, Rainier, and Banks – and focused on connection and community building. The goal was celebration and encouragement, giving the playwrights opportunities to develop their creative work, meet with industry professionals, and draw inspiration from being with fellow artists in Ashland.
Learn more about the playwrights here: https://ashlandnewplays.org/new-voices-retreat/