Playwrights’ Center announces 2015/2016 season!

The Playwrights’ Center announced it’s upcoming season last week!

2015 / 2016 season playwrights at the Playwrights' Center.
2015 / 2016 season playwrights at the Playwrights’ Center.

From Producing Artistic Director Jeremy Cohen, “These are brave plays by truly original writers. There’s a real diversity of form and genre this year, from more lyrical and experimental pieces, to comic adventures, to family dramas and beyond. But each play carries at its heart moments of intimacy and great revelation. I’m so excited to share these stories with Twin Cities new play fans and visiting artists from around the country.”

The two programs for producing new work include Playlabs and the Ruth Easton New Play Series. Eight core writers will have their work featured in free public readings. The lineup is as follows:

PLAYLABS, October 12-18:

  • “Small Town Values” by Kathryn Walat
  • “Halftime with Don” by Ken Weitzman
  • “The Hidden People” by Joe Waechter


  • “Scientific Method” by Jenny Connell Davis
  • “ENCYCLOPEDIA” by Rachel Jendrzejewski
  • “Seek” by Susan Soon He Stanton
  • “California Love” by Alice Tuan
  • “A Guide for the Homesick” by Ken Urban


By Deborah Ervin

Deb holds an M.A. in Arts and Cultural Management from Saint Mary’s University, and a B.A. from the University of Minnesota where she majored in theater. Based out of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Deb has 12 years of experience working in the nonprofit arts sector, working with Twin Cities cultural gems such as The Cedar Cultural Center, the Midtown Global Market, In the Heart of the Beast Puppetry and Mask Theatre, and more. She’s primarily drawn towards work that involves relationship building, such as communications and fundraising. Deb also has two decades of experience as an events manager for live music, theater, and dance. Her work as a stage manager has brought her into intimate collaborations with diverse communities, artists from around the globe, and projects ranging from river boat ballets to burlesque holiday shows.