Pamela Turner: Playwright/Director

Pamela Turner is a playwright and director with credits in the United States, Europe, and the Pacific Islands. Her original plays have appeared at theatres throughout Atlanta, and in New York, California, South Carolina, Germany, Guam, and Ireland. Upcoming productions include HIDDEN MAN, opening spring 2012 at 7 Stages Theatre (Atlanta) and at University Theatre (Athens, GA). Other recent productions include THE FURTHER ADVENTURES OF LOUISE HEAVINGBODICE (2011 Independent Actors Theatre Short Play Fest - Columbia, MO); THE JUDAS GOSPEL and MALE MAN (2009 and 2007 Chester Horn Short Play Festival - Theatre Rats, NYC); VOICES DEUX (2007 Atelier Stage New Play Series – Atlanta); COSMETICOS (2006 Xperimental Puppetry Theatre Adult Series - Center for Puppetry Arts, Atlanta).  Pamela’s plays have also appeared in the 2006 Stage 3 Festival of Plays in Sonoma, California; in the 2003 and the 2004 Spoleto Festival USA in Charleston, South Carolina; in the 1997 Women’s International Play Festival in Galway, Ireland; and in the Cultural Olympiad of the 1996 Olympic Games.

 

Pamela has received play commissions from 7 Stages Theatre (FACES); Fly-By Theatre (FRIJOLES ON THE SIDE); and Theatre Gael (THE LADY AND THE POET). She is currently working on YEARNING, a play about texting with a “First Reading” at Stage Door Players (Atlanta), and MOTHER/MONSTER, a multimedia piece in collaboration with Cine-Majik-Design (Los Angeles). Her numerous awards include “Outstanding Playwright” in the 2007 Chester Horn Short Play Festival for MALE MAN (also a finalist for the 2004 Heideman Award, Actors Theatre of Louisville) and winner of the 2006 American Theatre Coop Playwriting Competition (FUNNY VALENTINE) and the 2001 Porter Fleming Award (LOUISE HEAVINGBODICE). Pamela was the featured playwright in the November 2004 issue of Insights for Playwrights and in the (inaugural) 2006 “Playwrights and…” Atlanta series sponsored by Poets & Writers magazine. She is the Atlanta Regional Rep for The Dramatists Guild and Artistic Director of multiShades.atlanta.


"HER WRITING IS DRAMATICALLY BOLD AND EXCITING..." —Director Judith Royer, Los Angeles

"PAMELA LIT A CREATIVE FIRE IN ME THAT MADE IT SEEM I'D KNOWN EVERYTHING ALL ALONG." —Actor/Artist Gregory Golden, Atlanta

"...BUT I HAVE AN EVEN GREATER APPRECIATION FOR THE INFUSION OF LUSH, CINEMATIC LANGUAGE IN PAMELA'S PLAYS..." —Projection Designer, Sabina Maja Angel, Atlanta/Los Angeles