THE MANIFESTO SERIES To create a Manifesto Series volume, Rain City Projects commissions a nationally recognized playwright to write a mission for or vision of what theater could be. They then edit a compilation of 5 to 8 plays, culled from the ranks of works with a link to the Pacific Northwest that best illustrate their personal manifesto for the theatre.
VIVID IMPACT As a young playwright I was given two small lapel pins. The first of these pins read: Art is anything you can get away with. The second read: Just because no one understands you doesn't make you an artist. In the wide gulf between these two sentiments rests the defining principle of this anthology." Steven Dietz from the Manifesto Series Volume 2 VIVID IMPACT (OR: HOW SIX DEEPLY ENGAGED PLAYWRIGHTS STUCK AN ARROW IN THE COLD HEART OF IRONIC DETACHMENT) edited by Steven Dietz represents Rain City Projects second foray into the Manifesto Series project. According to Steven the second Manifesto Series anthology glows with a boldness of theatrical vision thanks to the six theatrical treasures waiting in its pages including: 24 Pictures of a Pilot by Holly Arsenault Texarkana Waltz by Louis Broome Burning Bridget Cleary by Allison Gregory The Secret Recordings of Lenin to his Lost Love Mary Ann of Topeka, Kansas by Brendan Healy The K of D by Laura Schellhardt Crumbs Are Also Bread by Stephanie Timm
MORE ABOUT RAIN CITY PROJECTS RCP is dedicated to supporting, promoting and developing professional playwrights and their work in the Pacific Northwest. Our goals include raising the profile of the playwright within the working theater community and furthering an understanding of the playwright's role to the larger community. We encourage the presence and participation of the playwright in the rehearsal process, and work to educate audiences around the relationship of text to performance. Our current programs include Sweetness Grants that provide travel stipends for playwrights to attend rehearsals and premiere performances of their works and publishing the Manifesto Series, a unique Biennial anthology of new works.
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