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Ashland hosts annual international playwright competition

Ashland New Plays Festival  is an international competition featuring four new plays performed by actors from the Oregon Shakespeare Festival and beyond. The festival has remained a small but vital force for over a quarter century that has given scores of playwrights from far and wide the forum to have their fledgling works read before a supportive, knowledgeable, and insightful audience.

For their flagship festival in October, the winning playwrights are in residence in Ashland for an entire week during which they talk with other playwrights, receive counsel from a host playwright, and have opportunities to discuss their plays in informal social settings. Testimonials from past winners attest to the value of the festival—its supportive atmosphere, instant feedback, and emphasis on the words.

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