After a brief welcome address, the day will include:
Brief Welcome (11:00 am)
Dramatists Guild's DC representative Gwydion Suilebhan
Ask the Expert: How to Fringe (11:10 am-12:00 pm)
A panel discussion, moderated by playwright Brett Abelman, on the secrets to success in Fringe festivals far and wide. Panelists will include playwrights Stephen Spotswood, Ann Fraistat, Regie Cabico, Bob Bartlett, and Laura Zam.
Lunch/Mix-and-Mingle (12:00-1:00 pm)
Social Media for Playwrights (1:00-2:00 pm)
A presentation on the essentials of social media by dramatist and leading social media expert Devon Smith.
Playwrights Raising Money (2:00-3:00 pm)
A panel discussion designed to help playwrights understand the secrets of raising money in support of their work. Moderated by Jojo Ruf panelists include playwrights Kathleen Akerley, Jacqueline E. Lawton, Ari Roth, and Anu Yadav.
Break (3:00-3:30 pm)
Roundtable: Local Playwright Initiatives (3:30-4:30 pm)
A round-table discussion of local playwright initiatives: their models, missions, challenges, and opportunities. Moderated by Renee Calarco, participants include Caleen Sinnette Jennings, Allyson Currin, Danielle Mohlman, and Joanna Castle Miller.
Town Hall Brainstorming (4:30-6:00 pm)
Discuss the fate of the DC and Baltimore playwriting community: the issues we're facing and how we'd like to address them. This should be a vital opportunity for connection, empowerment, and direction for all of us.