Meet the Playwrights

Our playwrights come to us with unique points of view, writing inventive challenging material that springs from the storytelling tradition ‚Äčfundamental to great theatre.


Briana Barrett

Brianna Barrett

Playwright, Acts of Creation

3x33 Festival 2022


Brianna Barrett
is a playwright, screenwriter, and performance artist from Portland, Oregon. Her full-length theatrical work has been developed with LineStorm Playwrights, at Artists Repertory Theatre, Theatre33, Fertile Ground Festival, HART Theatre, UCLA, and published by Samuel French/Concord Theatricals and Applause Books. Her TV work has been developed with Stuber, Farah Films, and Hollywood Laundromat. She has performed at venues such as Pickathon, FolkLife Festival, and her own limited series podcast with Bag & Baggage Productions.


Evelyn Jean Pine

Evelyn Jean Pine

Playwright, 7 Secrets of Teaching Online

3x33 Festival 2022


Evelyn Jean Pine
is a PlayGround Resident Playwright and a June Anne Baker Prize winner. The Invisible Project, co-written with Katja Rivera, launched the Latinx Mafia's Staged Reading series in 2021. Her play, Oakland, 1982: You, Me and Rickey is the first drama ever published in the online baseball journal, The Twin Bill. Her short opera about interruption, nada, written with Norwegian composer, Tze Yeung Ho, premieres at Strange Trace Opera’s Stencil Festival in June 2022. An emerita professor at San Francisco State University, she also taught at Berkeley City College and City College of San Francisco.

evelynjeanpine.com

Paul Lewis

Paul Lewis

Playwright, Lost in the Hills

3x33 Festival 2022

Paul Lewis is a Seattle-based playwright and composer whose work includes musical adaptations of two iconic children’s books, The Runaway Bunny and Caps for Sale, both of which premiered at Boston Children’s Theatre; Jill Trent, Science Sleuth (Cayuga Community College); The Crossing: A Musical (Theater Schmeater, Jewel Box Theatre, and winner of a Seattle Times Footlight Award for promising new work); The Bright Days of Our Youth (Bainbridge Performing Arts radio play); Oblivion (Driftwood); and The Hours of Life: A Musical (Theatre22).

Additional scoring projects have included Last Poem on Earth: A Jazz Requiem (BPA), and the underscoring for Theatre22’s production of The Pride. His play The Names has had developmental readings at Equity Library Theatre of Chicago, FUSION, Atlantic Stage, and The Field (NYC). 

Paul’s one-act plays have been staged at theatres in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, and the U.K, winning Best of Festival awards at a number of these. His work has been published in the Best Ten-Minute Plays, Best Women’s Monologues, and Best Men’s Monologues anthologies published by Smith & Kraus. Paul is a member of BMI and the Dramatists Guild of America.

* Photo Credit: Steve Stolee


Debbie Lamedman

Debbie Lamedman

Playwright, More of You

Summer pop-up reading, 2022


Debbie Lamedman
is a playwright, editor, and teaching artist currently living in Portland, OR. Her books and plays have been published by Smith & Kraus, Inc., Heuer Publishing, Applause Books, and Next Stage Press. Debbie’s plays have been produced in New York, Los Angeles, Portland, OR, as well as other theatres around the country.

In addition to writing, Debbie has worked as an adjunct theatre instructor and guest director at Pacific University, Portland Actors Conservatory, and Portland Center Stage. Debbie is a frequent guest teaching artist and has taught master classes in playwriting and monologue workshops around the country. She is currently the editor of the “Best Of” Anthologies for Smith & Kraus, Inc.

Debbie received her MFA in theatre from Brandeis University and is a proud member of the Dramatists Guild. She also participated in the 2021 Kennedy Center Playwriting Intensive. Debbie happily shares her home with her incredible spouse and their beautiful SharPei/Lab rescue, Mrs. Zelda Goldfarb.

debbielamedman.com 


 

Steve Lyons

Steve Lyons

Playwright, Biosphere

Summer pop-up reading, 2022


Steve Lyons moved to Bellingham, Washington, from Berkeley, California in 2011. He puts his degree in electrical engineering from UC Berkeley to good use by writing plays and being a homemaker to wife Bree and son Riley. He founded Playwrights Cafe in Berkeley in 1998 and was its executive director for 13 years. In 2012, he initiated the AACT NewPlayFest, one of the largest new play festivals in the nation. In 2014 he co-founded Bellingham TheatreWorks, and serves as its producing director.

His plays have won multiple awards and have been produced in Edinburgh, London, New York City, Philadelphia, Boulder, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Bellingham, and elsewhere.


Lindsay Partain

Lindsay Partain

Playwright, Light Keepers

Summer pop-up reading, 2022

Lindsay Partain (she/her) is an internationally published and produced Oregon playwright and member of the Dramatists Guild. She holds her BA in Theatre from Pacific University and is a resident artist of Theatre Viscera. She was selected to be part of the Ashland New Play Festival's 2022 New Voices Cohort, her 10-minute play, "Cookie Cutter Christmas" was selected as a top-10 semi-finalist for VetRep Theatre's 2022 Play Writing Competition, and her 10-minute play, "Last Dance with MJ" was selected for the 2022 Lanford Wilson New Plays Festival. Recent publications include: "The Way You Made Me" and “Siren Songs” (Next Stage Press). Her body of work can be found on New Play Exchange.

Willamette University

Theatre 33

Salem Campus

Address
M. Lee Pelton Theatre
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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