Plenty for creative people to get their JAWs into

July 26, 2013 by  

‘JAW: A Playwrights Festival’ is a developmental each year held in Portland each year, and it got underway for 2013 yesterday.

The event takes over the inside and outside of the Amoury, presenting brand new works that are still in process, and exploring what live productions can do to veiwers’ expectations. Poster printing, banner printing, and flyer printing have most likely promoted this festival to residents in this community and the surrounding regions.

Launched in 1999, the festival focuses on the creative process of the playwright and includes four to six writers chosen from more than 200 submissions across the nation. These playwrights work with directors, actors, and other theater personnel to revise, read, and completely redo their scripts. During this period, the playwrights learn the dos and don’ts of what to take to the stage.

This year, playwrights from the high school’s PCS Vision and Voices program will be joining the other writers to share their finished scripts before they are presented to the public. The event is a production of the Portland Center Stage.

Admission to hear the readings is free to the public. JAW, which stands for ‘Just Add Water’, can still be enjoyed up until tomorrow, July 27, at the Gerding Theatre at the Armory located at 128 NW 11th Avenue in Portland, Oregon. To learn more about the event, or what the reading schedule is, please visit the event’s website or that of the Portland Center Stage.