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Elisabeth Giffin Speckman (she/her) received her MFA in Fiction from Butler University. As an actor and director, she has been involved in theatrical productions throughout the Indianapolis area. Her work appears in Midwestern Gothic, CHEAP POP, Pidgeonholes, Flash Fiction Magazine, Best Men’s Monologues 2021 (Smith & Krause), and Stage It! 2: 30 Ten Minute Plays. Her play Cindy/Ella, which premiered at IndyFringe in 2018, is forthcoming from Next Stage Press. Her plays have been produced throughout the United States as well as internationally in the UK, Canada, Australia, and Israel. She has developed work with the Yale Writers’ Conference (now Yale Writers’ Workshop), the Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive, 29th Street Playwrights Collective, The Bechdel Group, The Skeleton Rep(resents), The Barrow Group, and more. She is an O’Neill National Playwrights Conference semifinalist and a two-time Henley Rose Award finalist. She adapted her play, Brothers on a Hotel Bed, and sold it to an independent LA filmmaker, who premiered the film at the Marina del Rey Film Festival. Her other screenplays have been a quarter-finalist for Short Comedy (Australasian Screenplay Competition) and nominated as Best Short Comedic Screenplay (Houston Comedy Film Festival). She teaches writing workshops for the Indiana Writers Center, is the education chair for the Indianapolis Playwrights Circle, and is a 2022-2023 national mentor for MadLab Theatre’s (Columbus, OH) Young Writers program.

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The Actors Conservatory Announces Oregon One Act Festival

After an amazing year of creativity, compromises, collaborations, and (so many) silver linings, The Actors Conservatory announces The Oregon One Act Festival: Two Evenings of short plays featuring the graduating class of 2021 and the work of directors Beth Harper, Dámaso Rodríguez, Lava Alapai, Michael Mendelson, and Samson Syharath.
StatueFest Two Presents New Monologues as Part of 'Put A Woman On A Pedestal'

Six playwrights depict their choices of statue-worthy women in StatueFest Two on Friday, April 16 at 7 pm EDT in a series of monologues. The readings, on Zoom, are part of a series to Put A Woman On A Pedestal.
January 14 Deadline Approaching For 2020 STAGE IT! 10-MINUTE PLAY FESTIVAL

January 14 will mark the deadline for entries into the fourth annual Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival at Center for Performing Arts Bonita Springs. The Festival culminates with a full production of ten of the winning plays March 19-22, 2020.
Center For Performing Arts Of Bonita Springs Announces Line Up For Stage It! 2 Ten-Minute Play Festival

Ten plays from the second annual Stage It! 10-Minute Play Festival will premiere at the Center for the Performing Arts of Bonita Springs Saturday and Sunday, April 28 and 29. The event in includes a Book Release Party to celebrate the publication of all the winners.

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