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2024 Playwrights Festival

location icon for event Event Location: Mill Mountain Theatre, 1 Market Square SE, Roanoke, VA, 24011, United States time icon for event Event Time: Friday, July 19, 2024 – Sunday, July 21, 2024:
single-paper-background Playwright's Lab
Each summer at the end of July, we present a three-day event showcasing readings of student work from the Playwright’s Lab. Normally, these eight readings are minimally staged at Mill Mountain Theatre for the general public and close to a dozen guest professional responders from all over the globe. As part of the festival, there will be a panel discussion when our guest respondents will introduce themselves, talk briefly about their own background, and then give a moderated response to the festival as a whole. Get acquainted with these plays and playwrights before they are famous and engage in a conversation about theatre with our students, faculty, and some established theatre professionals. Friday, July 19 8 pm; The Greenhouse by J. Harvey Stone Saturday, July 20 11 am; Astroturf by Kolin Lawler 2 pm; Lil’ Troopers by Richie Cannaday 4 pm; The Caregiver by Stephanie Goldman 8 pm; The Names Have Been Changed to Protect the [GUILTY] by Ami Trowell Sunday, July 21 11 am; Hamlet’s Ghost by Emily Fleischhuer 2 pm; Freida by ArLynn Parker 4 pm; Nuptial Mass by Ben Abbott 8 pm; Festival Guest Respondent Panel Seating is limited. To reserve tickets, email Gwyneth Strope at stropegm1@hollins.edu.