Diamond Peak Studio in Oakridge, Oregon has produced some of the greatest pop music records of all time. Throughout 2019, five bands visit the studio to record their next albums, and their styles of music (ranging from bubblegum pop, to pop punk, to dream pop) are as different as their interpersonal struggles. And at Diamond Peak, the microphones never stop recording – capturing everything from guitar riffs and vocal runs, to bold confessions and sudden breakdowns. The Diamond Peak Studio Sessions chronicles the pressure, joy, and intimacy of creation – and examines how, for these bands, music and lyrics are only half the story.
About the Production
The Virtual Residency 2021
Virtual showing dates TBD
Run Time TBD
OUR FEATURED PLAYWRIGHTS
Angela Bey (they/them)
Nate Foster (he/him)
Piece: Don’t Laugh. It’s Funny.
Nate is a New York City-based Playwright, Performer, and Dramaturg. He is a 2017 Kennedy Center New Play Dramaturgy Fellow, 2018 ASTEP Artist as Citizens Fellow, a 2018 Cape Cod Theatre Project New Play Development Fellow and a 2019 New Play Development Apprentice at The Public Theater. He was the recipient of the 2018 Kennedy Center Ken Ludwig Young Playwright Award. He was a member of the Workshop Theatre’s 2020 Writers Intensive cohort and is currently an Arthouse 2020-2021 Inkubator playwright. His plays have been seen or developed at The Kennedy Center, New York Theatre Festival, The Brick, The Workshop Theatre, Fort Collins Fringe Festival, Q1GO Theatre, Pharmacy Theatre, Permafrost Theatre, Mirrorbox Theatre, and The Tank.
Matthew Sievers (he/him)
Piece: Deep Space
Matthew Sievers (he/him) is a queer New York-based playwright. His work has been developed through: The Tank NYC, Dixon Place, The Barrow Group’s writing workshop, Two Cats Theatre Company, Monument Theatre Company, New Ambassadors Theatre Lab, The Inkwell Theatre, Eastern Bridge Theatre Troupe, OP Theatre Company, THEATRE IS THE CURE@Logan Squared Productions, First Fridays@TBG, Village Playwrights, USF Theatre, The Tampa Initiative for Diversity in Theater, Manhattan Repertory Theatre, The Troupe NH and more. He is the resident playwright at Two Cats Theatre Company and was a finalist for the 2020 Letter of Marque Ensemble Playwright Lab. He received a BA from the University of South Florida, and is the winner of the 2017 Anspaugh Award. His fiction has been published most recently in Typehouse Literary Magazine and Bridge Eight.
The Strides Collective
Philadelphia-originated, est. 2020