One of the newer additions to the festival line up is the first weekend focusing on “Made in Oregon” plays. Respected local theatre guru Mead Hunter calls it a “banner year” for the local plays. Matt Zrebski is eager to get an idea of what his new play, Forky, will look like. It’s a bit surreal by his own admission, dealing with a troubled marriage, alternate dimensions and a sperm coroner. (Yes, you read that right.) Some playwrights want to hear how their dialogue sounds, but Zrebski wants to see “how it moves.” He says it’s one of the best opportunities to see how work evolves, and because it’s theatre, the audience gets to be part of the process.
Are you involved in theatre? What excites you about seeing new work? Have you ever workshopped a play? What was hard or rewarding about it?