Announcing first play for third issue!

Over the next few ellen-margolisweeks, we will be announcing the six playwrights we will be publishing in the third issue of Proscenium Journal, coming early September.

The first play is “Pericles Wet,” an adaptation of Shakespeare’s Pericles by Portland playwright Ellen Margolis commissioned by Proscenium Journal. You may have seen “Pericles Wet” performed in July at Proscenium Journal’s Proscenium Live Festival of new work, where it had two very well-received performances.

Ellen Margolis is Chair of Theatre & Dance at Pacific University in Forest Grove, Oregon. Her plays include “How to Draw Mystical Creatures” (2004 NY Fringe Festival Award for Excellence in Playwriting, 2004 Jane Chambers Finalist, produced by ToyBox Theatre and Theatre Limina of St. Paul); “Trying Not to Stare” (Workshop, Portland Theatre Works through a grant from the Regional Arts & Culture Council); “Picking Up the Baby” (2006 NY International Fringe Festival); “American Soil” (Produced by Vital Theatre, New York); “A Little Chatter” (Commissioned and produced by Mile Square Theatre, produced by City Theatre, Finalist 2008 National 10-Minute Play Contest, forthcoming Playscripts, Inc.); “When It Stands Still” (produced by ToyBox Theatre); and others that have been produced throughout the United States. Some of her monologues have appeared in the Smith & Kraus Audition Arsenal series, and she is the editor of two recent volumes, Singular Voices: Monologues from the International Centre for Women Playwrights and The Politics of American Actor Training. Ellen is a member of Playwrights West and the Dramatists Guild.

Stay tuned — we will be announcing the five other plays later this week!

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