Playwright students showcase hard work

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The Playwright Showcase will be returning once again to Pacific University. This year the performances will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 15 in the Black Box Theater in Warner from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

The Playwright Showcase gives student writers who took the fall playwriting class the opportunity to present their work on the stage to fellow students and faculty in the form of short ten minute plays and monologues.

Professor Ellen Margolis, who teaches the playwriting class, says this year’s event will be different from those in the past. As this year’s event will be held in conjunction with Pacific’s Drama Club and English Club who are helping promote the event and helping to act out the different plays.

There will be a mix of dramas and comedies presented at the event with no theme tying all the pieces together. However, Margolis, who has been sifting through the student-submitted work, has been working to string together a relatively smooth-flowing transition of plays. She then plans on ending the event with a comedy so the audience can leave with smiles on their faces.

“I think whenever you have a chance to hear your writing with an audience, you learn a lot about how it is all working together and what can be done to improve it,” Margolis said.

Those who attend the event will be given the opportunity to “visit a lot of different worlds in a very short time,” Margolis said.

They will also get to see what the class is like and possibly even discover a new passion.


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