Mission: One Coast Collaboration (OCC) builds bridges between emerging professional playwrights and Seattle-based theatre companies collaborating on the development of new plays. Now in its fifth year, this annual week-long collaborative workshop, between playwrights and companies, is designed to establish lasting relationships ; support the development of new work; and produce those works in Seattle. A social and professional melting pot, OCC supports the exchange of ideas and creates opportunities for both national playwrights and Seattle-based theatres.
Founded by Michael Place in 2010 and now co-produced with Tommer Peterson and Marya Sea Kaminski, OCC has engaged more than 100 participating artists since its inception and has led to full productions of several new plays: Tall Skinny Cruel Cruel Boys, Caroline McGraw, and Fairytale Lives of Russian Girls by Meg Miroshnik at Washington Ensemble Theatre; re-Wilding, Martyna Majok with the Satori Group; and Moscow, Cheryomuski at Chicago Opera Theatre.
This past year OCC 3 joined forces with Intiman Theatre in addition to Washington Ensemble Theatre, Satori Group, New Century Theatre Company and the Hansberry Project for a 5-day intensive that included playwrights Caroline V. McGraw, Martyna Majok, Christina Anderson, Dipika Guha, Jose Gonzalez and Lisa Halpern