Ashland New Plays Festival has announced the winning playwrights for ANPF 2014, its flagship festival in October.
They are James Harmon Brown, of Los Angeles, for "The Groyser"; Bob Clyman, of North Caldwell, N.J., for "A Little Quid Pro Quo"; Michael Edan, of Southfields, N.Y., for "Homecoming"; and Jack Karp of Brooklyn, N.Y., for "Irreversible."
The winning scripts were chosen from nearly 200 blind submissions. The winners will travel to Ashland for a week in October to workshop their plays. There will be two readings of each, featuring professional actors and directors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and the community.
Festival Week kicks off Friday, Oct. 17, with an ANPF Theatre Talk interview with OSF actor Dan Donohue, who this season plays Richard in "Richard III" at OSF. The staged readings are Wednesday through Sunday, Oct. 22-26, at the Unitarian Center, with performances at 2 and 8 p.m.
Festival Week will also include a playwriting workshop on Saturday, Oct. 25, led by ANPF 2008 winner and returning host playwright E.M. Lewis.
For more information, visit www.ashlandnewplays.org.