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Peaceful Transfer Of Power Atop Ashland New Plays Festival

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Ashland New Plays Festival
Jackie Apodaca and Kyle Haden meeting pre-pandemic.

Plays become fully-staged plays only after they've been heard a few times. So actors get together and read play scripts aloud, giving playwrights a better idea of the strengths and flaws in the stories they construct.

It can be a lot of fun to watch, as evidenced by the success of the Ashland New Plays Festival. The autumn festival, which had to go virtual this year, gets a new Artistic Director in Jackie Apodaca, from the Theatre program at Southern Oregon University.

She and predecessor Kyle Haden visit to talk about the handoff... and ANPF's future.

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