Search
Close this search box.

Ojai Playwrights Conference Returns with 25th ‘New Works’ Festival Aug 7-14

The 2022 Ojai Playwrights Gala held at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on June 4, 2022, in Culver City, California. (Photo by Reza Allah-Bakhshi/Capture Imaging)
The 2022 Ojai Playwrights Gala held at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on June 4, 2022, in Culver City, California. (Photo by Reza Allah-Bakhshi/Capture Imaging)

*The Ojai Playwrights Conference is announcing 11 playwrights for the 25th Anniversary New Works Festival taking place August 7-14, 2022, in Ojai, CA, marking a return to in-person workshops and live performances after two years of working online.

Playwrights and plays set to be part of the OPC New Works Festival include Vivian Barnes, “The Sensational Sea Mink-Ettes”; Bill Cain, “God’s Spies”; Jahna Ferron-Smith, “Running While Black”; Peter Kim George, “To Red Tendons”; Stephen Adly Guirgis, “Dog Day Afternoon”; Matthew Paul Olmos, “a home what howls (or the house what was ravine)”; Michael Shayan, “Avaaz”; Zakiya Young “Suburban Black Girl”; and Anna Ziegler, “The Janeiad.”

Playwrights will participate in play development workshops with actors, directors, dramaturges and OPC’s artistic staff, culminating in public presentations.

Writers in Residence Zora Howard and Lyndsey Bourne will take part in a non-public play development process.

OTHER NEWS ON EURWEB: Kim Kardashian and Pete Davidson Have Split – It’s a NOPE on Getting Back with Kanye

The 2022 Ojai Playwrights Gala held at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on June 4, 2022, in Culver City, California. (Photo by Reza Allah-Bakhshi/Capture Imaging)
The 2022 Ojai Playwrights Gala held at Center Theatre Group’s Kirk Douglas Theatre on June 4, 2022, in Culver City, California. (Photo by Reza Allah-Bakhshi/Capture Imaging)

OPC Artistic Director/Producer Robert Egan shared his thoughts about the coming events:

“It is with great anticipation that I look ahead to our 2022 New Works Festival in Ojai. To be back with our audience, with these visionary playwrights, will be both gratifying and inspiring.

Egan added: “It is our 25th Anniversary Season, and to assemble this group of veteran and emerging artists who passionately and eloquently address the great challenges of our world is a fitting end to my tenure as leader of OPC.”

Egan steps away from his leadership role at the end of 2022.

In addition to the New Works Festival plays, OPC is presenting special events at the Zalk Theater, including opening the Festival with “OPC25: The Legacy Continues” on August 7 at 7pm.

There’s also an OPC Artistic Intern Workshop Presentation on August 8 at 7pm and an OPC Youth Workshop Performance on August 10 at 7pm.

Festival passes are $300; individual event tickets are $30.

Egan steps away from his leadership role at the end of 2022.

In addition to the New Works Festival plays, OPC is presenting special events at the Zalk Theater, including opening the Festival with “OPC25: The Legacy Continues” on August 7 at 7pm.

There’s also an OPC Artistic Intern Workshop Presentation on August 8 at 7pm and an OPC Youth Workshop Performance on August 10 at 7pm.

All tickets on sale now at: www.ojaiplays.org
source: Phyllis Moberly / Center Theatre Group

We Publish News 24/7. Don’t Miss A Story. Click HERE to SUBSCRIBE to Our Newsletter Now!

amber rose
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE GLOBAL ALL STARS
Social Security
Donald Trump Shooting in Butler PA - GettyImages
Donald Glover linked with TikTok star Jordan Howlett
Black Girls Rock! event
Nina Senicar and Jay Ellis - via Instagram
Jacoby Jones (Wesley Hitt-Getty Images via CNN Newsource)
Stephen A. Smith - Getty
Postal workers and trucks (Kyle Grillot-AFP-Getty Images-File via CNN Newsource)
Thomas Matthew Crooks
Read More
Donald Trump shooting - bloody ear (screenshot)
Read More
Tejuana Johnson - via Facebook
Read More
Donald Trump in Butler PA as shots are heard - screengrab
Read More
Donald Trump being rushed from stage in Butler PA
Read More
John Gotti - Donald Trump
Read More
Paige Butcher and Eddie Murphy - Depositphotos
Read More
KeKe Jabbar
Read More
Shannon Sharpe and Meagan Good - via Club Shay Shay
Read More
Kadia Iman in scuffle with white educator during graduation ceremony
Read More

POPULAR

amber rose
Amber Rose Discusses Her Support for Donald Trump to His Daughter-in-Law | Video
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE GLOBAL ALL STARS
Meet The Queens of 'Rupaul’s Drag Race Global All Stars' | Video
Social Security
Key Ages for Social Security Benefits: 62 and 67 Explained
Donald Trump Shooting in Butler PA - GettyImages
Bennie Thompson Faces Backlash for Bill to Strip Trump’s Security
Donald Glover linked with TikTok star Jordan Howlett
Donald Glover Teams with TikToker Jordan Howlett to Joke About Their Resemblance | Watch
Black Girls Rock! event
Black Stars Sing 'Before I Let Go' During Delta Flight to ESSENCE Festival | Watch
Nina Senicar and Jay Ellis - via Instagram
Jay Ellis and Nina Senicar Welcome Baby Noa: 'We Have a Son!'
Jacoby Jones (Wesley Hitt-Getty Images via CNN Newsource)
Former NFL Player and Super Bowl Champion Jacoby Jones Dead at 40 | VIDEO
Stephen A. Smith - Getty
Stephen A. Smith On Relationship with LeBron James: ‘I Don't Give A Damn’
1 2 3 8,185