Lakewood Theatre Company Presents Young Playwrights Festival

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Come to Lakewood Theatre Company to see brand new theatre works premiered through the Fertile Ground Festival in January 23 - February 3, 2019. This year Lakewood will premiere four new works. Fertile Ground, a Portland-wide festival that involves local theatres, artists, and playwrights, "aspires to increase the appreciation for Portland's lush creative culture, the artists and projects spawned right here in our native soil." Fertile Ground is put on by the Portland Area Theatre Alliance, a nonprofit volunteer organization in collaboration with local nonprofit theatres.

Single Tickets for Lakewood readings are $10 at the Lakewood Box Office (503-635-3901) and online at lakewood-center.org. Please call the box office to reserve your seat. Festival passes are $50 and available by ordering through the Fertile Ground website at: https://www.boxofficetickets.com/ See the full citywide festival schedule at fertilegroundpdx.org.

Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) is a collection of one act plays by High School playwrights from the Portland metro area who have been selected to work with professional playwrights and actors to gain insight, experience and feedback to develop their plays. YPF provides an opportunity for these young playwrights to learn and discover how to hone their playwriting skills through a series of workshops with theatre professionals. The culmination of this process is to experience the audience response at this presentation of their work.

Young Playwrights Festival

Playwrights: Megumi Hoff, Emily Imanishi, Aishwarya Marathe

Program director, Megan Kate Ward

Festival Date: Jan 26 @ 2pm

Venue: Lakewood Theatre Company

368 S State St, Lake Oswego OR 97034

Tickets: $10

Purchase tickets online at https://tix4.centerstageticketing.com/sites/lakewoodtheatre/ or

503.635.3901

Manage your pass at https://www.boxofficetickets.com/ or email fertileground@boxofficetickets.com

Young Playwrights Festival (YPF) is a collection of one act plays by High School playwrights from the Portland metro area who have been selected to work with professional playwrights and actors to gain insight, experience and feedback to develop their plays. YPF provides an opportunity for these young playwrights to learn and discover how to hone their playwriting skills through a series of workshops with theatre professionals. The culmination of this process is to experience the audience response at this presentation of their work.

Mentor Playwrights: Matt Zrebski, Cynthia Whitcomb

Mentor Dramaturg: Jessica Dart

Actors: Grant Byington, Mahsa Darabi, Joe Healy, Ajai Tripathi, Tom Walton, and Melissa Whitney

DR. MRS. by Aishwarya Marathe

After suffering a great loss, Anandi was driven to purse a career in medicine and become India's first female physician in the late 1800's. Dr. Ananbibai Gopal Joshi was a trailblazer, a woman who carved a path for herself in a world full of obstacles. DR. MRS. examines her struggle and the struggle of countless working women today: how to balance their career and family life. DR. MRS. transcends cultural and historical boundaries and brings to light the unspoken questions that dwell in our society today.

TWO POINTS BELOW PERFECT by Emily Imanishi

Olivia and Mason have been friends since they are six year old. TWO POINTS BELOW PERFECT is a reflection of childhood and the different paths we take and their consequences.

TWO PRINCES by Megumi Hoff

Inspired by LION IN WINTER, TWO PRINCES examines arranged marriages and what would happen if two men were promised to each other to form an alliance between two kingdoms.



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