Save the Date and Start Writing: One-Act Play Competition

Starts:Monday, September 19, 2016  1:00 PMEnds:Saturday, January 14, 2017  5:00 PM

Fee is $50. Registration is at


Hoffman Center

594 Laneda Avenue

Manzanita, OR 97130


Saturday, November 05, 2016

Time:9:30 AM - 10:30 AM

Saturday, November 05, 2016

Time:11:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Event Description:

Save the Date and Start Writing: One-Act Play Competition at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita

The Hoffman Center for the Arts will host a new one-act play competition. Writers will have the opportunity to attend two workshops on play-writing on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2106. Submissions will be due January 14, 2017. Each entry will be randomly assigned to one of three judges. All submissions will be blind submissions for judging. The top three submissions will be performed in a Reader’s Theater event at the HCA on March 11, 2017.

The Judges

Anne Osborne Coopersmith of Nehalem – She is an accomplished local actor with the Tillamook Association for the Performing Arts, The Coaster and Riverbend Players. She has adapted material for  and directed  and read in readers theater as well as acted in multi-act plays.

George Dzundza of Tillamook is well known as a character actor for his roles on stage and in front of the camera, including among others “The Deer Hunter” and “Basic Instinct,” and performances on “Law & Order” and “Grey’s Anatomy.” Dzunda has been involved in productions on Broadway, national tours, off-Broadway, off-off-Broadway, regional theater, dinner theater and community theater. He is founding member of the coastal nonprofit Rising Tide Productions and recently directed the play “I am My Own Wife” at NCRD in Nehalem.

Carole Zucker, Ph.D., of Portland, Professor Emerita,Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal. See full bio below.

The writing workshops will be held Saturday, November 5 at the Hoffman Center for the Arts in Manzanita.

From 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., a free Introduction to Script-Writing will be presented by Sue Jelineo and Linda Macahon, both Riverbend Players, covering format, character development, plot, dialogue writing and what directors and actors like and dislike about scripts , along with Q&A about the competition. Each participant will leave with an extensive handout.

The session that follows, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 to 5 p.m., is presented by Carole Zucker. The class will consider the novella of The Postman Always Rings Twice, studying how it was adapted from two different versions of the David Mamet screenplay, considering how the scripts changed during production. Zucker has the group look at acting, writing, directing, to see how it changes from book to screenplay, to consider how this affects the participants own script-writing.

Fee is $50. Registration is at

Carole Zucker, Ph.D., Professor Emerita, Film Studies, Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec is known as Montreal’s “Acting Guru.” She studied at The Neighborhood Playhouse, and with Uta Hagen at HB Studios, both in New York City. Carole has performed in numerous off-Broadway productions, as both an actor and a singer, and in regional theater in the U.S. and Canada.

She has a doctorate from New York University in Cinema Studies, and taught Film Studies at The Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema, Concordia University Montreal for three decades. Zucker is author of seven books, and has written essays for many of the major film journals in the US and Canada.

She has lectured widely on performance in the US, Canada, and various locations in Europe, has taught workshops at the Flynn Center for the Performing Arts and The Off Center for Dramatic Arts in Burlington, Vermont, and has taught at The Portland Actors Conservatory and at The Portland Playhouse.

The Manzanita Writers’ Series is a program of the Hoffman Center for the Arts and will be held at the Hoffman Center (across from Manzanita Library at 594 Laneda Avenue.) Further information is available at online or contact Sue Jelineo,

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