Being Regional for a Reason 

A series on the birth and infancy of New Play Frontiers at People's Light and Theatre.

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Being Regional for a Reason

Good News! Good News!

26 June 2014

This is the fifth in a series of blogs that chronicle the birth and infancy of People's Light & Theatre Company's (Malvern, Pennsylvania) New Play Frontiers. I will share the origins of this program, its impact on our organization in the process of selecting playwrights and community partners, as well as the discoveries we make during the residencies. Beyond reporting out, I hope this series will spark further conversation about the different motives for theaters offering playwright “residencies.”

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Being Regional for a Reason
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Being Regional for a Reason

Shake it Up

17 August 2013

This is the fourth in a series of blogs that chronicle the birth and infancy of New Play Frontiers at People's Light and Theater Company. This week: community engagement and new plays.

A logo for People's Light.
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Being Regional for a Reason

Matchmaker, Matchmaker

23 June 2013

Zak Berkman continues his series on People's Light's New Play Frontiers. This week: the regional theater as matchmaker, and our playwrights begin their residency.

A logo for People's Light.
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Being Regional for a Reason

The Revolution Will Not Be Subsidized

29 March 2013

There is no lack of supply of new plays. Now we must make space for them. 

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Being Regional for a Reason
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Being Regional for a Reason

Investing in Playwrights as Community Builders

6 March 2013

Zak Berkman begins his series on the birth and infancy of New Play Frontiers at People's Light & Theatre. This week: connecting playwrights and theaters to respond to their regional communities.

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