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Ashland New Plays Festival Announces ANPF 2018 Fall Festival Schedule

ANPF 2018 poster

Ashland New Plays Festival today announced the schedule for its 27th annual Fall Festival.

October 17-21, 2018, at the Unitarian Center, 87 4th Street in Ashland.

ANPF 2018 playwrights, clockwise from top left: Nate Eppler, Ian August, Stephanie Alison Walker, and Victor Lesniewski.

The four winning playwrights, whose plays were selected in blind readings of 400 submissions from around the world, will have their plays produced as dramatic readings by world-class actors and directors in matinee and evening performances.

Each year, more than 50 hard-working volunteers read, debate and score every play submitted to the festival. Artistic Director Kyle Hadenselects the four winners from the readers’ highest-scoring plays. This year’s festival will feature new work by Ian August, Nate Eppler, Victor Lesniewski, and Stephanie Alison Walker, who is a returning winner. Full details on the winning playwrights and their plays are below.

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Playwright Meridith Friedman Returns to Ashland with I Can Go

I Can Go’s vivid characters bring difficult realities to light with warmth and wit

Ashland New Plays Festival is pleased to present a dramatic reading of I Can Go by Meridith Friedman,

the final play in her powerful and touching trilogy about the Hoffman family. Directed by Kyle Haden, this special, one-night-only event is on Sunday, May 13, at 7:30 p.m. in Southern Oregon University’s Main Stage Theatre.

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ANPF is the first organization to present the final two plays of Freidman’s series back to back in the same season. In March, our audiences welcomed the return of Friedman’s memorable and moving family drama with Your Best One. For I Can Go, Friedman will be coming to Ashland the week before the performance for an intense workshop with the director, cast, and a dramaturg.

ANPF’s dramatic reading will star returning cast members Kate Berry, Cameron Davis, Paul

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