Anchorage theatre artist Carrie Yanagawa will be stepping in to coordinate this year’s Ten-Minute Play Slam at the 22nd Annual Last Frontier Theatre Conference. This popular program has run as a regular event at the Conference since 2007 with three different coordinators (not counting the first year when the job was shared by three directors). Playwrights participating in the Play Lab have the opportunity to submit one play each for consideration in the event, and 6-8 are chosen from a submission pool that is usually around 40 pieces. They rehearse all week and are then presented as readings during the day on the final Saturday of the Conference, June 14.
Carrie Yanagawa is an Anchorage-based Director, Scenic Designer, and Painter who currently serves as the Scenic Charge Artist for the Anchorage Opera. Recent directing credits for new one act plays include: Fourplay: Four Short Plays by Alaskans (Three Wise Moose) and many installments of the Alaska Overnighters (3WM/TBA). Recent design credits include: La cambiale di matrimonio (Anchorage Opera); A Gulag Mouse (TossPot Productions); The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe; Antigone (TBA); Fourplay; Rounding Third (3WM); Come to Me, Leopards; Pinkalicious; It’s a Wonderful Life (Cyrano’s). Recent painting credits include: Die Fledermaus; Lucia di Lammermoor; Pirates of Penzance; Tosca; Mrs. President; The Sound of Music; Macbeth; La Bohème (AO); Rush at Everlasting; the road weeps, the well runs dry; Betrayal; The Blue Bear (Perseverance Theatre); The Producers (Earl Cameron Theatre, Bermuda); Beauty & the Beast (Elgiva Theatre, England); The Veil; The Kitchen; Collaborators (National Theatre, London); as well as the feature film Big Miracle.