March Events Port Townsend. Presented over two weekends, PT PlayFest features six winning one-acts by Jefferson County playwrights, open rehearsals of plays-in-progress, playwriting workshops, and more.
Jefferson County talent will be showcased in premieres of six plays by winning playwrights of the 2016 Port Townsend Arts Commission’s One-Act Play Competition: Christopher Clow, Doug Given, D.D. Wigley, Christopher Clow, Judith Glass Collins, and new playwright Hewitt Brooks. Three plays receive staged readings; three receive full productions.
“Locals Weekend” (March 3-6, 2016) features the winning one-acts and precedes the jam-packed “Festival Weekend” (March 10-13, 2016), with three days of back-to-back events.
Two notable regional playwrights were invited to spend a week in residence, workshopping their full-length plays in progress. In Richard Dresser’s “War Stories”, Master Sergeant Boyd Cassidy, a Vietnam vet, is in a high-end Phoenix hotel to finally receive the recognition he deserves after years of turmoil—until a knock at the door sends him into a horror more profound than anything he faced on the battlefield. In Duane Kelly’s “Escorting Tom”, Carol will be leaving her inept and isolated husband, but her secret plan to help him survive without her goes wildly off the rails.
KCPT’s featured guest playwright this year will be Darrah Cloud, whose play “The Posthumous Democrat”, the dramatic story of a composer, Catherine Starr, whose famous, connected conservative father leaves her a legacy both enormous and crippling. This full-length play will be directed by KCPT Artistic Director Denise Winter. Darrah will also be teaching the free playwriting workshop sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission on Saturday, March 12, from 10 am – 1 pm. This will be followed by Darrah’s fee-based playwriting intensive Sunday, March 13, from 10 am – 1 pm (space is limited).
To register for one or both of these workshops, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 360-379-0195.
The $35 Festival Pass grants access to all performance events both weekends. Writer’s Passes are $95 and additionally include the playwriting intensive taught by Darrah Cloud.
Single show tickets and passes are available from the Playhouse Box Office at 360-385-KCPT, or online at http://www.keycitypublictheatre.org/ptplayfest/
Port Townsend’s Victorian Festival 2016
The 2016 Victorian Festival will celebrate Port Townsend’s extrordinary history and culture and is scheduled for March 18-20, 2016. Tickets now on sale!
Victorian Pub Crawl Friday Night
Kick off Friday night with our pub crawl – featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails through a staggering selection of Port Townsends (in)famous watering holes.
Lectures, exhibitions and more
We invite you to celebrate the extraordinary Pacific Northwest history and architecture preserved in Port Townsend’s historic uptown and downtown districts.
Join us March 18-20, 2016
For a celebration of our region’s 19th Century history – bringing together scholars, enthusiasts and curiosity-seekers from across the Pacific Northwest.
March 18-20, 2016
Victorian Heritage Festival
Port Townsend and Fort Worden
Kick off the weekend with the Victorian Pub crawl, featuring saloons, “shanghai tunnels,” and fine vintage cocktails. Tour inside Victorian buildings, attend lectures, a Victorian fashion show and Ball plus much more.
We look forward to welcoming you to Port Townsend!
Events in MARCH – 2016
5 Art Walk – 5.30 p.m. – 8 p.m
6-11 Explorations at Centrum
3-13 PT Playfest, KCPT
12 PT Library Book Sale
16 Wooden Boat Wednesday
18-20 Victorian Festival
18-20 Insider’s Historic Building tours
19 14th Annual JeffCo Community Garage Sale