Seven Devils New Play Foundry Statement from the Board & Staff Regarding COVID-19
Like so many artists and organizations, we are working to keep pace with the new and quickly shifting demands of life in a time of pandemic. While we are not, at this time, cancelling the 2020 Seven Devils Playwrights Conference, we recognize, and are actively preparing for, the possibility that things may not be able to move ahead as planned.
Regardless of what the future holds, we plan to complete the 2020 play selection process. We are committed to reading every one of the 600+ plays we received this year cover-to-cover, and look forward to honoring and celebrating those playwrights whose work is selected – even as we try to figure out precisely what doing that might look like come June.
In the face of so many uncertainties, our determination to support the work of playwrights whose efforts embrace the complicated diversity of the American experience is something we embrace with certainty, and great urgency. We are exploring the best way to do this, while at the same time doing all we can to protect the health and safety of ourselves and others, as well as the fiscal health and safety of the organization as a whole. This is a challenge that will require patience, creativity, compassion and – in all likelihood – a solid dose of humility.
Thank you for your patience with this process. We will provide updates as we have them.
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