Other than Mead's description, I am not familiar with the work of the first and third writers. I do, however, know Ginny Foster and highly recommend her work. I had the pleasure of seeing a few short 10-minute scripts in their development and as staged readings. She has a gift of putting words together so that you are drawn into the story. Her characters are real (and I heard her write a really wide variety of characters and challenge herself, very successfully) and you want them to tell you more. Unfortunately, I have to miss her play, but will keep my eyes out for a later production of it somewhere in town! Go if you can, I'm sure it will be a worthwhile experience. An added bonus is that Karin Magaldi is directing; more information about her is available via Mead's blog. I have experience with Karin, as well, and she is passionate about what she does, is clear and very intelligent, with a good eye and ear ... she knows her stuff and I would see anything she works on. She is a talented writer, director, instructor, dramaturg (and more, I'm sure) - with a warm and open heart for what she does and the sensibilities to make it all flow. What a dynamic combination that is not to be missed - and I mean that in all seriousness, despite the use of cliches.
The plays JAW : Made in Oregon
"Script-in-hand readings by three of Oregon’s own. All Made In Oregon readings begin promptly at 7:30pm in the Ellyn Bye Studio Theater at Portland Center Stage."
by Matthew B. Zrebski
All the clouds are cumulonimbus in this heady mix of meteorology, migraines and steamy romance. Only an air-clearing storm will reveal who’s zoomin’ whom.
by Ginny Foster
In this adaptation of the true-crime novel by New York Times best-selling author Gregg Olsen, lady doctor Linda Hazzard opens a sanitarium with some unorthodox treatments. When her clients start leaving her care feet first, a mysterious figure known as Nanny appears, determined to save two patients in particular.
by Hunt Holman
Nowheresville, Southwest Washingon. Meet four aging chums with a good idea: stave off middle age by reviving their high school rock band. Bad idea: coming to terms with their past during a disastrous game of D&D – in costume.