Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Good news: I'm going to Seven Devils

Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, that is.   We were away in Costa Rica for a week on a family trip, and upon our return I was looking through the 200 messages that had accumulated in my inbox and came across one from Jeni Mahoney, co-artistic director of the id theater, who puts on the conference.  They'd picked my script Flight as one of the finalists and had been trying to reach me all week.

So, now I'll be heading to McCall, Idaho, for two weeks in June, where I'll get a week to work with a director and dramaturg, and then another week to work with a cast of actors who are flying in from around the country.

I'm very excited for this trip.  The script is at the point where this sort of workshop environment (which culminates in a sit-down reading) is exactly what's needed for me to take it to the next level.

I've been applying to residencies and workshops like this for a long time (I first applied to the O'Neill in 1992), but this will be my first time getting to go.


Diana Renn said...

A well-deserved honor, Pat. FLIGHT is excellent and I'm thrilled you're taking it to the next level. How ironic you got the good news on vacation. Is the photo on your post from Idaho or Costa Rica?

Patrick Gabridge said...

Thanks, Diana. I'm really psyched about it, and this comes at just the perfect time for the script. (The photo is from Idaho.)