July 31, 2013
LA Stage Times
By Amy Tofte
The Women Playwrights of the Ojai Conference
For 15 years, Ojai Playwrights Conference has nurtured playwrights — established and emerging — through the development of their plays in a two-week, retreat-like residency that culminates in public readings of the work. Developed work from the conference ranges from Stephen Adly Guirgis’ Motherfucker with the Hat (2009) to Charlayne Woodard’s The Night Watcher (2007).
In this 16th summer of the program, four of OPC’s nine selected playwrights are women from diverse backgrounds, who are each coming to the conference for the first time: Alice Tuan, Jiehae Park, Lucy Alibar and Laura Schellhardt.
With open minds and an eagerness for the work to come, from emerging new voices to seasoned dramatists, these writers are preparing for Ojai by thinking through the personal connections driving the stories of their scripts.
Cock’s Crow by Alice Tuan
A recipient of Center Theatre Group’s 2000 Sherwood Award for emerging theater artists, Alice Tuan first made waves with her play Ajax (por nobody) at the Flea Theater in NYC (2001). Her work has been produced at Los Angeles Theatre Center, by East West Players, and internationally. She teaches at CalArts and has been a visiting professor at Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas, Austin. Read More.