Thursday, August 2 at 7:30pm

The Earl Hamner Playwrights Conference


Carol S. Lashof

Directed by Paul Hildebrand
Dramaturgs: Mary Amato/ Richard Washer
Technical Director: J Taylor
Production Stage Manager: Guinn Baker

Ruben Rick Hite
Myra Betty Hales
Zeta Jacquie Harvey
Will Missel Leddington
Fran/ Sheryl Kerry Moran
Aaron/ Carla Daria Okugawa
J / Ellen/Lily Mollie Remillard

Carol S. Lashof, St Mary’s College of California
Carol Lashof is Professor of English at St Mary’s College of California, where she has taught a variety of courses including 19th-20th century British Literature, Playwriting, Shakespeare, and Restoration and 18th Century Comedy. She holds a Ph.D. in Modern Thought and Literature from Stanford University, and has received Playwriting awards from the National Arts Club of New York and the Jane Chambers Competition. She is just finishing a sabbatical year, working with British composer James McCarthy on a new opera about the metaphor of America as a “Melting Pot.”

The EARL HAMNER PLAYWRIGHTS CONFERENCE, now in its second year, is a three-week residential workshop for eight to ten playwrights. It is a venue for them to work on and experiment with new scripts in a company of experienced actors, directors, dramaturges & technicians, giving the playwrights time and space to work on their own visions. During the residency, the playwrights continually rewrite and experiment with their scripts. Staged Readings of each play are offered to the public on the final days of the conference; the Staged Readings are followed by a question and observation session.

The Earl Hamner Playwrights Conference is supported by the Virginia Commission for the Arts.
The Hamner Theater is a non-profit project of the Rockfish Valley Community Center