Announcing the 2019 Playwrights Gathering

Spokane Civic Theatre

31st Playwrights’ Forum Festival


Saturday, June 22, 2019

10:30 AM – 12:30 PM

Spokane Civic Theatre

Firth J. Chew Studio Theatre

1020 North Howard Street

This gathering focuses on the development and production of new works, and the art and business of play writing. While the gathering is primarily designed to serve the playwright, the various presentations and panels will also involve the other principal collaborators in the play development process, including directors, actors and producers.

Special Guest: Kate Danley – Seattle Regional Representative, Dramatists Guild of America


Those interested are encouraged to RSVP to


10:30: Welcome by Jake Schaefer, Spokane Civic Theatre Creative Director, and Overview of Program by Bryan Harnetiaux, Playwright-in-Residence

10:40: Keynote Presentation, by Kate Danley, Dramatist Guild of America Regional Representative (Seattle)

11:10: Playwrights Panel – The Art & Business of Playwriting (Panalists: Barbara Lindsay (Shoreline, WA), Matthew Weaver (Spokane) and Sandy Hosking (Spokane Valley); Moderator Kate Danley

11:40: Directors & Actors Panel – The Joy/Pain of Working with Living Playwrights (Panelists: Jean Hardie (Spokane), Melody Deatherage (Spokane); Moderator Pam Kingsley (Spokane)

12:00: Producers Panel – Developing New Works (Panalists: Jake Schaefer (Spokane Civic Theatre), Wes Deitrick (Stage Left) and Marty Kittelson (Ignite!); Moderator Bryan Harnetiaux

12:20: Audience Q&A & Comments – Moderator Kate Danley