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January 13, 2011

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January 13, 2011

The Playwrights' Center changes the lives of the artists who pass through its doors - both in an individual way, and also by being a leading voice in the national conversation around keeping the American theatre vital, vibrant, and relevant.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

give them all the money in the world so that they could help all the artists who need it...

January 10, 2011

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January 10, 2011

The Playwrights' Center is the coolest, under-the-radar fountain of fresh artistic talent in the Twin Cities. Since I first attended a fundraiser - where patrons could "buy a playwright" who composed an act in less than 20 minutes to be performed by the cities' top actors - I've been smitten. I couldn't and still can't believe such an incredible source of new thought and creative energy is right in my own backyard!

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What I've enjoyed most are the readings . . . the breadth and depth of new script content is pretty stunning. You never know what you're going to hear that night, but can be sure it's something so innovative, original, and timely you haven't seen it before. To be part of the audience and the discussion after is such a thrill. Where else can a pedestrian help shape the trajectory of art of this caliber?

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Shine more light on their successes . . . reach a more diverse audience . . . raise their ticket prices - they're well worth it.

January 10, 2011

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January 10, 2011

The Playwrights' Center is in the business of saving the American theatre--from endless seasons of classic plays, most often interpreted respectfully... This is the place where new plays are created--and they are created in a manner entirely respectful to the artists at hand. I feel lucky to have the Center in my life and in my professional career. I am supported by the incredible staff, inspired by the work of other playwrights, and motivated to keep writing for the American theatre in hopes that it can be the place where we all go to be infused with ideas and questions and exciting images and complexity.

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Every play I've written has been workshopped here.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make more of them--put branches in other American cities, but decidely not New York City or Los Angeles. Maybe Austin and Seattle--smaller places, where writers can make lives.

January 10, 2011

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January 10, 2011

As an emerging playwright I have been so pleased with the enthusiastic and complete support from each staff person at the Playwright's Center.
The Early Stages reading of my play a few months ago was a rewarding and inspiring event thanks to the organization's professionalism and dedication to
new work.

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the support I have received

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I have no suggestions

January 10, 2011

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January 10, 2011

I'm both a "client served" but also a member of the public that really appreciates what the Playwrights' Center does. A) They have created a safe space for playwrights to make their art. B) They support emerging AND mid-career playwrights. C) They have helped make Minneapolis a hotbed for new work both with funding but also by serving as a home to playwrights and actors interested in new work.

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Minneapolis is becoming know as an important city for playwriting.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Make sure to stay involved in the local community.

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