Thursday, July 26 at 7:00pm

The Earl Hamner Playwrights Conference


Julius Neelley

Directed by Carol Pedersen
Dramaturg: Boomie Pedersen
Production Stage Manager: Guinn Baker
Technical Director: J. Taylor


Mary Daria Okugawa
Jake Ryan Wender
Narrator John Lawson

Julius Neelley (Lake Monticello, VA) is a free-lance journalist, screenwriter & playwright based near Charlottesville, VA. He studied photography/filmmaking at R.J.S.D., playwriting at Brandeis University and screenwriting at UCLA Graduate Film School. He has been a documentary film editor for National Geographic, ABC- Television, video producer/director for Montgomery Community TV and Laughing Eagle Productions in Winchester, Va. His screenplay based on Malcolm Lowry’s novel Under The Volcano was one of three finalists chosen by producers and director John Huston.

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.