Tira Palmquist | Breakout Session
Tira joins Jeni Mahoney (artistic director and playwright), Heather Helinsky (dramaturg), and Christy Montour-Larson (director) for a panel discussion entitled, "Developing Development: Examining the Principles and Practices of New Play Development and New Play Festivals". This breakout session focuses on the realities of new play development, workshops and festivals, and discusses what the best practices for bringing new plays from conception to production. While promoting the work of women in theatre is important and timely, it's important to take a close look at new play development and new play festivals, to make sure that these opportunities both support the work of the artists as well as foster better work. Tira, Heather, Christy, and Jeni discuss the good, the bad and the ugly of new play development, and offer models for better approaches.
Tira Palmquist's plays include Two Degrees, Ten Mile Lake (Sreenbe Playhouse), Age of Bees (MadLab Theater, Tesseract), And They Fell, and others. Ten Mile Lake was a finalist for the 2015 Primus Prize. Two Degrees has been featured in numerous festivals, including the 11th Annual Denver Center New Play Summit and the 2014 Great Plains Theatre Conference, and will have its World Premier in the Denver Center's 2016/17 Season. And Then They Fell was workshopped by Brimmer Street (2015) and the UMass New Play Lab (2014), and will premier at Brimmer Street in September 2016.
Learn more about Tira work at www.tirapalmquist.com.