Ellen’s play, Pericles, the Shakespeare “translation" commission a few years ago by Play On, will be read on June 27th. Ellen will also be part of the acting company, CSC, doing the readings of the plays.
Location: Lynn F. Angelson Theater at CSC (136 E. 13th Street)
PLAY ON SHAKESPEARE IN ASSOCIATION WITH CLASSIC STAGE COMPANY AND OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL PRESENTS PLAY ON!, A FESTIVAL OF READINGS FROM OSF’S AMBITIOUS SHAKESPEARE TRANSLATION PROJECT, MAY 29–JUNE 30
Festival Marks the First Opportunity to Experience the Entirety of This Groundbreaking Project that Commissioned a Diverse Group of 36 Playwrights to Translate Shakespeare’s Works into Contemporary English.
Participating Playwrights Include Christine Anderson, Ranjit Bolt, Aditi Brennan Kapil, Alison Carey, Kenneth Cavander, Christopher Chen, Migdalia Cruz, Amy Freed, Marcus Gardley, Virginia Grise, Lillian Groag, Dipika Guha, Naomi Iizuka, David Ivers, Hansol Jung, Shishir Kurup, Douglas Langworthy, Ellen McLaughlin, Brighde Mullins, Yvette Nolan, Lisa Peterson, Amelia Roper, Sean San Jose, Tim Slover, Octavio Solis, Lloyd Suh, Caridad Svich, Andrea Thorne, Elise Thoron, Mfoniso Udofia, Jeff Whitty, Josh Wilder, and Tracy Young.
Play On Shakespeare in association with Classic Stage Company (CSC) and Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) presents the Play on! festival—featuring 39 readings of new, work-in-progress translations of Shakespeare’s plays into contemporary modern English by some of today’s most exciting playwrights. In 2015, Oregon Shakespeare Festival launched an ambitious 39-play, three-year commissioning project, Play on!, tasking 36 playwrights—more than half of whom were women and playwrights of color, each paired with a dramaturg—to translate Shakespeare’s canon in celebration of the enduring impact of the Bard’s work. Supported by a generous grant from the Hitz Foundation and inspired by long-time patron Dave Hitz’s passion for Shakespeare, the project was and continues to be led by Lue Morgan Douthit.