2005 playwrights at North Star Cafe: Karen Kinch (Washington State), Mrinalini Kamath (New Jersey), Maureen Brady Johnson (Ohio), Nancy Gall-Clayton (Kentucky), Robin Rice Lichtig (New York)
Here's a list of panels and workshops currently scheduled for the retreat--always subject to change!
8/14: Katherine Burkman, founder of Women at Play, writing workshop
8/15: Panel on straight and GLBT theatre in Columbus, third Columbus National Gay and Lesbian Theatre Festival in Columbus, September, 2006; Jon Putnam, Associate Artistic Director, CATCO; Beth Kattelman, Director, Puppet Queers; Dee Shepherd , co-founder, Reality Theatre; Chris Brooks, performer; Lori Cannon, performer/standup/writer
8/16: Joy Reilly and Howling at the Moon ensemble: workshop on lifewriting as basis for performance
8/17: David Tolley, composer: workshop on writing musicals
8/18: Carolyn Gage, workshop on adapting historical figures for the stage, including Calamity Jane and Joan of Arc.
All events are in the New Works Lab, 2056 Drake Performance and Event Center, 1849 Cannon Drive, on the Ohio State University campus. All are free and open to the public.