Playwrights West…a new Portland theatre company….
Eight professional Portland playwrights, recognized for the high quality of their writing, have formed Playwrights West, a new professional theatre company focused on presenting top-level productions of its members’ work and supporting development of original work in Portland.
Member playwrights include: William S. Gregory, Ellen Margolis, Steve Patterson, Andrea Stolowitz, Eugenia Woods, Patrick Wohlmut, Nick Zagone, and Matthew B. Zrebski.
In additional to Playwrights West’s inaugural reading in January, the collective’s first year will be dedicated to introducing members’ work to Portland audiences, establishing professional business operations, and developing selected work through workshops and public readings to full production. Eventually, Playwrights West may include workshops for non-member playwrights, playwriting seminars, internships for beginning playwrights, or other forms of outreach to foster play development