Pulitzer- and Tony-Winning Playwright Marsha Norman to Attend Montana Rep's MISSOULA COLONY 19 Next Month

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Pulitzer- and Tony-Winning Playwright Marsha Norman to Attend Montana Rep's MISSOULA COLONY 19 Next Month

The Pulitzer Prize- and Tony Award-winning playwright Marsha Norman will be in town to attend Montana Repertory Theatre's MISSOULA COLONY 19, a gathering of artists in support of the writer's craft, in late July 2014.

Marsha Norman, Michael Murphy, and Montana Rep's Artistic Director Greg Johnson had the idea in 1995 to bring established writers from across the nation to Missoula to read their plays out of the glare of the big cities and to help cultivate the next generation of writers for stage and screen in an atmosphere of support, creativity, laughter, and natural beauty. To date, hundreds of new plays having been written for or during COLONY; nearly thirty of those have gone on to see full-scale productions.

Norman will be a key member of COLONY 19's July 16 evening panel, discussing "The Politics of Gender Parity: What Has and Has Not Been Accomplished." She will be joined by visiting playwrights Julia Jordan, Molly Rice, and Deborah Zoe Laufer. That evening, Norman will also be receiving the McLure Award, named after long-time and beloved original COLONY writer James McLure. COLONY bestows this award occasionally to a person who has made a significant contribution to writing for the theatre. There is no one more deserving; Montana Rep is honored to bestow this award on the brilliant Marsha Norman.

For more information on this event and all MISSOULA COLONY 19 readings and workshops, contact COLONY Producer Salina Chatlain at salina.chatlain@umontana.edu, 406-243-6809, or visit www.montanarep.org.

DETAILS:

WHO: Montana Repertory Theatre

WHAT: PLAYWRIGHT MARSHA NORMAN TO ATTEND COLONY 19

WHEN: Missoula Colony 19

WHERE: Montana Theatre, PARTV Center, U of M Campus

TICKETS: All-Access Pass: $100; Workshops-Only Pass: $75; All-Readings Pass: $75; Individual Readings: $15

INFO: http:// www.montanarep.org/colony.html

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