30th Annual Valdez Theatre Conference Held on June 11-18
by Vicki Heisser |
The 30th Annual Valdez Theatre Conference takes place June 11-18. This year, there will be 55 developmental Play Lab readings. The authors are in attendance, and afterward, they receive feedback from a panel of professionals.
There are three 8 p.m. performances at the Valdez Civic Center. All of these shows are presented free of charge to the public:
- Sunday, June 12, Cyrano's Theatre Company presents Chantal Bilodeau's No More Harveys, a one-woman show starring one of Alaska's greatest actors, Danielle Rabinovich.
- Tuesday, June 14, features readings of Joe Barnes and Ashley Rose Wellman, starring Frank Collison, Laura Gardner, Dennis Renard and Melody Knudson.
- The final show, on Thursday, June 16, is James Hindman's smash New York hit What Doesn't Kill You..., a one-man comedy about discovering he had cancer.
The week also features nightly comedy at Magpie's Bakery with the Valdez Theatre Fringe. On the final Saturday, June 18, at 1 p.m., the Monologue Workshop has its final presentation, a whirlwind of one-minute pieces. This is also free to the public.
This conference is coordinated by Dawson Moore and his staff and hosted by Prince William Sound College. The full schedule and bios for the artistic staff can be found at theatreconference.org.