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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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Ashland New Plays Festival announces 2018 season

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Celebrating Past Winners and Welcoming the New: Ashland New Plays Festival announces its 2018 season

Ashland New Plays Festival is pleased to announce its 27th season of staged play readings showcasing new theatrical works, along with a program of talks with theater professionals.

ANPF’s flagship annual Fall Festival Oct. 17-21 will unveil four new plays in staged readings by casts of professional actors. The plays will be selected from 400 entries currently being read by local volunteer readers, with the final decisions to be made in June by ANPF artistic director Kyle Haden. They will be performed at Ashland’s Unitarian Center.

In carrying out its mission to support new works for the stage, ANPF is “working to develop underrepresented voices in theater, including women and playwrights of color,” said Haden. The 2018 season opens Sunday, March 25, with a staged reading of Meridith Friedman’s Your

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