Top Secret Club – Live Script Readings October 19

Join us Thursday, October 19th from 6 PM to 10 PM at Desert Island Studios, 1316 SE 12th Ave. Portland. As always, the evening will feature live table reads of a cut from each script, plus a facilitated feedback session, drinks/snacks, and networking.
This month we are delighted to host the work of playwright Brianna Barrett and screenwriter Masami Kawai.
About Masami

Masami Kawai is a Los Angeles-born filmmaker who lives in Eugene, Oregon. She’s of Ryukyuan descent from the island of Amami. Kawai participated in Film Independent’s diversity program, Project Involve, and her work has screened at various venues, including the Rotterdam Film Festival, LACMA, and Indie Memphis. Her film TIDES won Best Narrative Short at the Northwest Film Forum’s Film Festival and the Eastern Oregon Film Festival. Her film ZONA won Best Narrative Short at the Los Angeles Asian Pacific Film Festival.

She is currently an Assistant Professor of Filmmaking at the University of Oregon. She received her Bachelor of Arts from Hampshire College, where she focused on Visual Arts, Radical Pedagogy, and Post-Colonial Studies. After graduation, she devoted herself to community organizing before pursuing filmmaking again. She received her Master of Fine Arts in Directing from UCLA’s School of Theater, Film, and Television.

About Brianna

Brianna Barrett is a playwright, screenwriter and performance artist from Portland, Oregon. Her theatrical work has been developed with LineStorm Playwrights at Artists Repertory Theatre, Theatre33, with Naked Angels LA. Her short plays are published by Samuel French/Concord Theatricals and Applause Books. She has an MFA in playwriting from UCLA.
This event is supported, in part, by Oregon Film and the Creative Opportunity Program.
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