Colleen Bevacqua Karen Fix Curry Eric Eberwein Buddy Farmer Michael Goldstein Dana Hammer Craig Holland John Franceschini Arthur Kraft John Lane Wyn Moreno Lynn Wells Nelson Jim Pack Tira Palmquist Joni Ravenna Robert Riemer Baylee Shlichtman Nicholas Thurkettle Pattric Walker Jordan R. Young
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Committed to free expression and risk-taking, Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) celebrates, promotes and supports the diversity of playwrights with Orange County in common and provides innovative and educative theatrical experiences for the community at large.
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Now on OCPA's YouTube channel: Friends & Family by Lynn Wells Nelson Directed by Philip Brickey | Featuring Keith Bush, Paul Burt, Rose London, Judy Mina-Ballard, and Jamie Sowers Liz and Michael have a comfortable life with friends nearby and children they love dearly. Then, a mysterious stranger, an ancestry search, and a neighbor’s carelessness upend everything. Friends & Family kicks off the 2021 OCPA Presents new play series on YouTube.
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Karen Fix Curry's Crazy Quilts, Buddy Farmer's Joey & Mare, and Joni Ravenna's The Green Grocer have all been selected for Short + Sweet Dubai 2021, the international festival of short plays running Jan. 22 - Mar. 13 (Dubai, United Arab Emirates). Karen Fix Curry's Crazy Quilts will be produced as a podcast in London, U.K. for season two of Wild Duck Theatre’s Short Plays for Short Journeys, slated to premiere in April 2021. The script will also be published in Smith & Kraus’ The Best 10-Minute Plays, 2021 anthology in August. Eric Eberwein's 1-page play An Actor Declares has been selected for the Fast and Furious Festival 2021 at Stage Left Theater (Spokane, WA). Dana Hammer's 1-act play I Live Here Now has been selected for Between Acts, an immersive audio theatre project. Another 1-act, The Date, was published in the Winter 2021 edition of The Stonecoast Review (University of Southern Maine). Her 10-minute play DNA can be heard on the Quarantine Radio Hour. Craig Holland's A Cheesy Christmas had one more online holiday presentation: the Misfits Theatre Company (OC) did the 10-minute play (radio style) on its YouTube channel in December. Monologues from Joni Ravenna's Beethoven and Misfortune Cookies and Jordan R. Young's Kvetcher in the Wry have been selected for Best Men's Monologues, 2021 (Smith & Kraus, to be published in August). Joni Ravenna's 10-minute play, The Green Grocer, has been shortlisted for Short + Sweet Perth, the Australian festival of short plays (Mar. 8 - Apr. 10). Jordan R. Young's monologue Harlem Top to Bottom has been chosen for the Virtual Winter Play Festival of Equity Library Theater of New York (NYC).
Some of the notable plays authored by OCPA members through the years include ... Gidion's Knot, Johnna Adams | Two Degrees, Tira Palmquist | Beethoven and Misfortune Cookies, Joni Ravenna | Strong Arm, Wyn Moreno | Sans Merci, Johnna Adams | Knute Rockne - All American, Buddy Farmer | The Old Bird, Lynn Wells Nelson
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