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NEOMFA Playfestival

February 8th, 2013 No comments

hp_1 (1)Went to convergence last night to see two plays from the current NEOMFA. If you’re in the market for plays written by emerging playwrights, that’s the place to go.

Lasts for the rest of this weekend and next weekend. I was highly impressed by Michael Laurenty’s play Dye Jung last night, which is worth seeing for the several factors, including a plot that twists and keeps you on your feet, language that is vibrant and sort of Mac-Wellman-ish at times. And great acting by Zak Hudak who switches personalities deftly throughout. Fun times at concon will keep you warm on a snowy night!

NEOMFA Playwright Festival

January 26th, 2012 No comments

This year’s NEOMFA Playwright festival will be at convergence-continuum‘s Liminis theater.

The 2012 NEOMFA Playwrights Festival features thesis productions of Plant Life by Mike Williams, Directed by Geoffrey Hoffman and Nothing Funny by Jarod Witkowsk, directed by Clyde Simon, at The Liminis. Plant Life will run Thursday, February 2 – Saturday, February 4 and Nothing Funny will run Thursday, February 9 – Saturday, February 11. All shows are at 8:00pm.

“These plays are the culminating experience of three years of intensive study,” says playwright and professor Mike Geither; the plays are co-produced by Convergence Continuum, NEOMFA and Cleveland State University.

The Northeast Ohio Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing (NEOMFA) is a consortium of Cleveland State University, Kent State University, The University of Akron, and Youngstown State University that allows students to take classes on four different campuses and earn a degree from a single unified writing program. Emerging writers may study in four genres – creative non-fiction, fiction, playwriting and poetry – and take advantage of the resources offered on all four campuses. Since its inception in 2005, the NEOMFA has offered small-group workshops, open readings, summer travel fellowships, and high-profile visiting writers, in addition to career-preparing internships, competitive graduate funding, and a diverse Midwestern landscape that tempts the creative eye.

More info can be found at the neomfaplaywright website.

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