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Edgerton New Plays

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(Pictured: Program Art from Portland Center Stage’s Production of Bo-Nita, Winter 2014) Stories need room to grow. Elizabeth Heffron’s Bo-Nita, a recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New Play Award, germinated at Portland Center Stage’s JAW, came of age at Seattle Rep in its first full production, and most recently matured back on the mainstage at PCS. [...]

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“There’s a kind of weird idea that politics isn’t about psychology, or that politics isn’t about family, or that politics isn’t about daddies, and mommies, and brothers. Of course, politics is just another aspect of human behavior. And I think one of the great things about American democracy is the way in which it has carved out space in [...]

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A Hinge of History

by August Schulenburg November 2, 2011 Edgerton New Plays
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“I think what is particularly poignant about LBJ, and tragic about his story, is that he could see, actually, what was happening in Vietnam, but couldn’t find from his own political standpoint a way out, and he knew it would be the destruction of his domestic program which is all he really cared about, but [...]

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The Color of Sugar

by August Schulenburg October 28, 2011 Edgerton New Plays
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(Photo: Craig Schwartz. Pictured: Angela Lewis, J. Mallory McCree) To better tell the stories of the Edgerton grantees, we’ll be sharing details from the plays and productions. In a recent discussion with Stephen McCormick, the Director of Education and Outreach at La Jolla Playhouse, I learned about a particularly fascinating post-show conversation surrounding their production of Kirsten [...]

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The Music of Rebuilding

by August Schulenburg October 26, 2011 Edgerton New Plays

“I really wanted to tell a story that did justice to the work of rebuilding after that kind of disaster.” -Dan Dietz, Playwright, Clementine in the Lower 9 To better tell the stories of the  extraordinary Edgerton grantees, we’ll be sharing details from the plays and productions. We’re thrilled to begin by sharing this video [...]

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Second Round of 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards

by August Schulenburg October 25, 2011 Edgerton New Plays
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We are pleased to announce the second round of 2011 Edgerton Foundation New American Play Awards! Granted to TCG member theaters across the U.S., the awards, totaling $762,000, allow 22 theaters extra time in the development and rehearsal of new plays with the entire creative team, helping to extend the life of the play after its first run. [...]

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