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South Coast Repertory's 17th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival in Costa Mesa, California presented the panel "What is the Role of the Playwright?" livestreamed on the global, commons-based peer-produced HowlRound TV network at on Sunday 27 April at 9 a.m. PDT/ 11 a.m. CDT/ 12 p.m. EDT/ 16:00 GMT / 5 p.m. BST/ 6 p.m. CEST. In Twitter, use #howlround & @SouthCoastRep.

Julie Marie Myatt is the Playwright-in-Residence at South Coast Repertory  through the National Playwright Residency Program, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Find out more about her residency experience here and learn about the impact of the program at large here

Julie Marie Myatt, South Coast Repertory’s Mellon Playwright in Residence, will moderate a conversation with many of this year’s festival playwrights. Join us as Julie investigates what it means to be a playwright in America today. What keeps these playwrights writing? What inspired these plays?

Panelist include this year’s festival playwrights:

Rachel Bonds
Eliza Clark
Rajiv Joseph
Adam Rapp
Theresa Rebeck

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