ANPF 2016 Winning Playwrights Announced
Ashland New Plays Festival is very pleased to announce the winning playwrights for ANPF 2016.
Michael Erickson for Oberon Springs
Beth Kander for Hazardous Materials
Mike Teele for EdanEv
Stephanie Walker for The Madres
It's 1979 in Buenos Aires, Argentina where people are disappearing right off the street. The so-called "Dirty War" waged by the military Junta against its own people is in full-swing. Carolina and her mother Josefina are searching for their pregnant daughter/granddaughter, Belén, who has been missing for twelve weeks. When they receive a surprise visit first from a priest who is now the chaplain to the military at ESMA (one of the known concentration camps) and then by a soldier from the neighborhood who is also stationed at ESMA, they come up with a plan to try to see Belén one last time. Will it work? Will they be able to save her baby? Will they be able to save themselves?
These four exceptionally gifted playwrights will travel to Ashland to present their work during our annual Fall Festival, October 19-23, 2016.
A week of receptions, rehearsals, a playwriting workshop, and other festivities will culminate with dramatic readings of their plays, which will be performed by some of our finest actors in both matinee and evening performances at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street in Ashland. Tickets will go on sale online and at Paddington Station around September 1.
Talk backs with Ashland’s famously sophisticated audiences will follow each performance.
We at ANPF sincerely congratulate our winning playwrights and the other eight finalists, listed below, for their extraordinary work.
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