DEL SHORES FOUNDATION WRITERS FESTIVAL
September 9-11, 2022 Dallas, tx
DEL SHORES FOUNDATION
was held September 9-11, 2022
Dallas, TX at the Trinity River Arts Center
THREE STAGE READINGS of the Writers Search Winning Scripts.
THREE PANELS with experts in Theatre & Film.
"In Conversation with Del Shores" featuring Sordid Lives Stars.
One-On-One with Jaston Williams of Greater Tuna.
ONE GREAT WEEKEND CELEBRATING LGBTQ+ WRITERS!
Click video to watch highlights from our inaugural Del Shores Foundation Writers Festival!
Vandy Beth Glenn
"Shelter in Place"
A three-part evening centered around a stage reading of the Del Shores Foundation Writers Search Short Film Award winner Shelter In Place by VANDY BETH GLENN. It also features a screening of the award-winning short film that inspired the creation of the Del Shores Foundation, COGNITIVE by special guest MAT HAYES.
The evening closes with "In Conversation With Del Shores" on the journey of his writing career from theatre to TV and film with Sordid Lives stars ROSEMARY ALEXANDER, NEWELL ALEXANDER & ANN WALKER, moderated by EMERSON COLLINS.
Shelter In Place cast features Chris Abraham, Mark Beshai, Nancy Chartier, Kevin Clark, Matt Holmes, Cynthia Sanders, Troy Smith & Chaselyn Wade.
We have FOUR daytime panels with a range of topics related to writing and working to get it made featuring experienced professionals in theatre and film! All panels include a Q&A at the end. **All panels are Free, but you must register through the links below to attend. If you want to attend all four, register through each link, and we will have a lunch break.
10AM - BRINGING YOUR STORY TO LIFE
A panel on finding your story, the right medium for it and what to do when your story meets the real world of film production and coming to life on the stage!
with playwrights LESLIE KIMBELL & BRUCE R. COLEMAN and screenwriter CHAD DARNELL
11:30AM - MAKING IT HAPPEN YOURSELF
A panel of writers who have produced their own work in short film, film and theatre sharing their experiences of making it happen on their own!
with screenwriters MAT HAYES, ISRAEL LUNA, DATHAN SMITH & producer ROSEMARY ALEXANDER
2PM - MEET THE PRODUCERS
Meet Producers from our Del Shores Foundation Theatre Partners and Filmmakers as they share how they choose the work they produce.
with producers JEFF RANE, TIM LONG, TINA PARKER & CHAD DARNELL
3:30PM - ONE-ON-ONE WITH JASTON WILLIAMS
Del Shores interviews Jaston Williams the co-creator and co-actor of the Greater Tuna quartet of plays. Two iconic Southern voices, one great hour!
SPECIAL GUESTS & PANELISTS INCLUDE:
Playwrights Del Shores, Leslie Kimbell and Bruce R. Coleman
Screenwriters Chad Darnell, Mat Hayes, Israel Luna and Dathan Smith
Producers Emerson Collins, Jeff Rane, Tim Long, Tina Parker and Rosemary Alexander
Actors Ann Walker and Newell Alexander
"The Red Suitcase"
A stage reading of the Del Shores Foundation Writers Search Play Award winner The Red Suitcase by JIGGS BURGESS.
The Red Suitcase cast features Hunter Barnett, Mary Blackburn, Dalton Chase Crawford, Skai Dabney, Gerardo Davila, Kristen McCullough, Bruce Melena, Sally Soldo, Charlotte White
with Emerson Collins
& Monèt Noelle
SUNDAY MATINEE CLOSING!
A stage reading of the Del Shores Foundation Writers Search Screenplay Award winner Knead by SERAYAH SILVER & MONÈT NOELLE MARSHALL.
Knead cast features Timylle Adams, Grover Coulson, Martin Ezelle, Morgan Henderson,
Shelby McCall, Shaundra Norwood, Ray-Nita Powell, Randell Robertson, Rey Robinson,
Becca Spencer, Lee Walter