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Happy Hour with "Kodachrome" Director + Playwright

Posted 16 January 2018

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Join the director and playwright of Kodachrome at a Happy Hour. Hear about what inspired the play, how they brought it from the page to the stage and how it has grown since its premiere at the JAW festival in 2015. 

Saturday, February 10 

6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.


About Rose Riordan

Rose is in her 18th season at Portland Center Stage, where she serves as Associate Artistic Director. At The Armory she has directed Our TownThe People’s Republic of Portland (2013 and 2015), Vanya and Sonia and Masha and SpikeThe Typographer’s DreamLIZZIEA Small FireThe MountaintopThe Whipping ManThe North PlanRedOne Flew Over the Cuckoo’s NestA Christmas StoryThe 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling BeeThe ReceptionistA Christmas CarolFrost/NixonHow to Disappear Completely and Never Be FoundDoubtThe UnderpantsThe Pillowman and The Thugs, which won four Drammy Awards, including Best Ensemble and Best Director. Rose has also directed some of the staged readings for JAW festivals: The Thugs (2005), Telethon (2006), A Story About a Girl (2007), 99 Ways to F*** a Swan (2009), The North Plan (2010), San Diego (2012), The People’s Republic of Portland (2012), Mai Dang Lao (2013) and A Life (2014).

About Adam Szymcowicz

Adam Szymkowicz’s plays published full-length plays include Food For FishHearts Like Fists, IncendiaryClown BarThe Why OverheadDeflowering WaldoPretty TheftAdventures of Super Margaret, 7 Ways To Say I Love You, Rare Birds, Marian, or The True Tale of Robin Hood and Nerve. Adam was a featured playwright at The Armory’s JAW: A Playwrights Festival, served twice as playwright in residence at the William Inge Center, and took part in The Dramatists Guild Fund’s Traveling Masters program. He has been commissioned by South Coast Repertory, Rising Phoenix Repertory, Texas State University, The NOLA Project, Single Carrot Theatre and Flux Theatre Ensemble. He received a Playwright’s Diploma from The Juilliard School's Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Program and an M.F.A. from Columbia University, where he was a Dean’s Fellow. He is a two-time Lecomte du Nouy Prize winner, a member of the Dramatists Guild and Writer’s Guild of America, and was a member of Primary Stages’ Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group, the MCC Theater Playwrights’ Coalition, and the first Ars Nova Play Group. He has interviewed 1,000 playwrights on his blog. He is currently the literary manager at The Juilliard School.

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