Colleen Bevacqua Karen Fix Curry Eric Eberwein Buddy Farmer Michael Goldstein Dana Hammer Craig Holland John Franceschini Amilcar Jaregui John Lane Wyn Moreno Lynn Wells Nelson Jim Pack Tira Palmquist Joni Ravenna Robert Riemer Baylee Shlichtman Ron Scott Stevens Nicholas Thurkettle Pattric Walker Mark Whicker Jordan R. Young

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.

OCPA Presents... Bless This Divorce by Mark Whicker Directed by Sara Guerrero | Featuring Joe Alanes, Shanelle Darlene, Richard Soto and Angela D. Watson Saturday, February 26 | 8:00pm CSUF Grand Central Art Center 125 N. Broadway | Santa Ana Donation-based tickets: $15 | Reservations: 714.902.5716 or ocpabox@gmail.com Bless This Divorce tells the story of a successful Los Angeles couple - a USC history professor and a CEO of a major non-profit - and their funny and poignant journey out of their marriage. Esther and Barrett are finally acknowledging that their marriage has gone dormant, but they don't want to sever their longtime connection. They resolve to make their divorce a tangible, organic part of their lives. In doing so, they deal with family stress and their own underlying bitterness, and eventually they wonder what took them so long. Plus, they get some great lunches out of it.

Johnna Adams' Gidion's Knot is onstage in Italy. Al Teatro Ambra Jovinelli is currently producing the acclaimed 2-character drama in Milan. Gidion's Knot also had productions this winter stateside at Performing Artists Collective Alliance (Erie, PA) and Know Theatre (Binghamton, NY). | Eric Eberwein's one-act One Cheap Night in Budapest gets a Zoom presentation by Tiger's Heart Players (NYC) on Feb. 27. | Dana Hammer has been offered a 2022 writing residency at Hypatia in the Woods (Shelton, WA). | Craig Holland's full-length comedy The Crow's Nest had a staged reading at Group Rep (North Hollywood) in January. | Amilcar Jaregui's play Tejuino is in part 2 of the Frida Kahlo Theater's 10-Minute Theater Fest, streaming in February and March (Los Angeles).

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