Old Pueblo Playwrights

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PO Box 775, Tucson, AZ 85702
(520) 548-3484

Old Pueblo PlaywrightsOld Pueblo Playwrights: “Where Words Come First”

Old Pueblo Playwrights (OPP) was organized in 1989 as a nonprofit association dedicated to encouraging and promoting the creation of new dramatic works by Arizona authors.

OPP members meet weekly in Arizona Theatre Company’s rehearsal hall to hear local actors perform readings of members’ scripts. At the conclusion of each reading, a pre-appointed facilitator, using established guidelines, leads the membership in a critical discussion of the drama.

OPP has been presenting their New Play Festival to the public since 1990, and many local theatrical artists have donated their time and talents to acting, directing and scenic designing them. Several works which premiered at OPP Festivals or were read and critiqued by members have gone on to win awards or receive full production by theatre companies.

In addition to the annual Festival, OPP has held play readings at local libraries, donated scripts for performances at fund-raisers, and produced Play-in-a-Day. Periodically, OPP conducts workshops, panel discussions, guests lectures (which are free to members and any interested guests), and logistical support to other theatrical events.

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