The Armory
128 NW Eleventh Ave, Portland, OR 97209 · 503-445-3700 ·
The Armory

JAW: Portland Playwright Slam

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Sunday, July 28, 2019
5 p.m.
Meyer Memorial Trust Lobby

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Ready for some fast-paced, high-energy theatrical hijinks? Join our Portland Playwright Slam, where anyone can be an actor or a playwright!

Here's how it works: Anyone is welcome to bring a brief script — no longer than 3 pages — that will be read out loud by actors chosen from audience volunteers. Our challenge is to see how many scripts we can perform in exactly 90 minutes! Not a writer? Not an actor? Come anyway! These nuggets of theatrical gold are going to need a robust audience, so come cheer on your local community. Let's make a raucous ruckus together!

Guidelines for playwrights: The prompt is simply "Just Add Water," so go wild! You must drop off your 1-to-3 page script with us between 4:30 p.m. and 4:50 p.m. on Sunday, July 28. It's up to you to bring enough copies for each performer your script requires, as well as an extra copy for a stage directions reader. If we receive a high volume of scripts, we will assign each one a number and pick selections by lottery. Bring the mayhem, bring the fun! We'll put 90 minutes on the clock, wind it up, and see what happens ... come play with us!

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