Started in 2003, the PWSCC Drama Department presents two to three full-length shows a year, in addition to two sets of one-act plays that come out of the acting classes. The program is centered around the Last Frontier Theatre Conference, and focuses on giving its students a strong understanding in play construction and dramaturgy. In addition to traditional theatre students, the program involves the Valdez community at large.
The program’s principal instructor is Dawson Moore. As a playwright, his plays have been produced Off-Broadway and in California, Alaska, Washington, Texas, Virginia, and Bologna, Italy. He has won national awards for his short comedies Bile in the Afterlife, The Bus, In a Red Sea, and Domestic Companion. He serves on the national advisory board of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, is the founding Co-Artistic Director of San Francisco’s Three Wise Monkeys Theatre Company, and is a member of New York’s Circle East Theatre Company. At PWSCC, he teaches acting, directing and playwriting.
Page Updated: January 26, 2012 by Ryan Adkins