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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

In the words of the playwrights

  • AMY FREED

    AMY FREED

    Bay Area resident Freed, 50, has won acclaim with "The Beard of Avon" and "Freedomland" (both SCR commissions) as well as other nightmarish comedies and historical riffs. "You, Nero" will be read at 10:30 a.m. next Sunday.

  • LAUREN GUNDERSON

    LAUREN GUNDERSON

    Atlanta native Gunderson, 26, started acting when she was 10 and wrote her first play in high school. A reading of "Emilie: The Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life at the Petit Théâtre at Cirey Tonight" will be held at 3:30 p.m. Friday.

  • JOHN KOLVENBACH

    JOHN KOLVENBACH

    New Yorker Kolvenbach, 42, creates what he calls "personal dramas that are some combination of funny and sad," including "Love Song." The festival is presenting a reading of his quirky romance "Goldfish" at 10:30 a.m. Saturday.

  • LYNN NOTTAGE

    LYNN NOTTAGE

    Best known for the prize-winning "Intimate Apparel" (an SCR co-commission), Brooklyn-born Nottage, 43, spins imaginative tales that zip through time and space.

  • SHARR WHITE

    SHARR WHITE

    White, 37, grew up in Orange County and lives in

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