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Knotted to be developed at groundswell playwrights conference

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I'm really excited to share that I'll be one of three writers chosen to be a part of the first groundswell playwrights conference in Austin. 

The conference is a new initiative to connect the work of artists from The University of Texas at Austin MFA theatre program with the Austin and national theatre communities. The conference was founded on the notion of prioritizing writers of the selection of a specific script. Members of the newly formed Austin-based groundswell company invited three playwrights—UT alum Martin Zimmerman, UT faculty member Kirk Lynn, and myself—and offered time and resources to work on whatever they want.

I'll develop my new play, Knotted, about a small-town dominatrix and her new female client. Jess Hutchinson will direct the reading. Read more about all three of the plays on the groundswell website. 

There will be a marathon day of readings, plus lunch, and a post-event party on January 23. Reserve a free ticket here. 

Joanna Garner