Public invited to Playwrights Conference

The public  is invited to attend, at no charge, the Keynote Address by James Still at the first Montana Playwrights Conference. Keynote speaker, James Still, a world-renowned playwright and inspirational speaker, will give his keynote address on Nov. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in Helena High School’s Little Theatre.

Stills is the Resident Playwright at Indiana Repertory Theatre, which recently received a $2.5 million gift to honor his 20th season as IRT’s Playwright-in-Residence, and officially name the James Still Playwright-in-Residence position in perpetuity through the designation of The James Still Playwright-in-Residence Fund. James is one of the few playwrights in the country to hold such tenure.


Montana Tales and Native storytelling

Montana Tales, a collection of short plays, monologues, and essays, and a storytelling performance by OPI Indian Education Specialist Mike Jetty, will be presented in the Helena High School Little Theatre immediately following the keynote address for a small charge. (Free to registered participants of the Montana Playwrights Conference.)

The first Montana Playwrights Conference, scheduled for Nov. 2 and 3, at Helena College is offered through a partnership among the Montana Playwrights Network, the Helena College Foundation, Helena College’s Continuing Education department, and the Theatre Arts program at Helena High School. In addition, our supporters include Humanities Montana, Opportunity Bank, Sullivan Financial Group and many Helena area businesses.

For complete information regarding the Montana Playwrights Network or the Montana Playwrights Conference, visit MPN’s website at



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