Sandra Oh, Allison Janney, Neil Patrick Harris Star in Belber, Bunin Works for Ojai Gala

News   Sandra Oh, Allison Janney, Neil Patrick Harris Star in Belber, Bunin Works for Ojai Gala
Sandra Oh, Allison Janney, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Kaczmarek, Steven Weber, Mary McCormack and more star in the Ojai Playwrights Conference's annual winter gala performance, Jan. 20.

The evening, which celebrates the company's tenth anniversary, will feature new short plays written for the occasion by Stephen Belber (McReele, Tape, Match) and Keith Bunin (The Busy World Is Hushed, The Credeaux Canvas), among others, as well as a new spoken word piece created by Sekou and Steve Connell.

The starry lineup includes Oh (Satellites, "Grey's Anatomy"), Janney (A View From the Bridge, "The West Wing"), Harris (Assassins, "How I Met Your Mother,”), Kaczmarek (Lost in Yonkers, "Malcolm in the Middle"), Weber (The Producers, "Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip") and McCormack (Cabaret, "The West Wing") as well as Charlayne Woodard (In Real Life, "ER"), David Burtka (Gypsy, The Play About the Baby), Rick Cleveland (My Buddy Bill) and spoken word artists Sekou (tha misfit) and Steve Connell ("Russell Simmons' Def Poetry Jam").

Founded in 1996, the OPC is set in the Ojai countryside, a retreat-like environment away from nearby Los Angeles that provides a place where scribes work in-house on their developing plays. The intensive workshop ends with the public readings.

The show starts at 6:30 PM at the Matilija Junior High School Auditorium, 708 El Paseo Rd. in Ojai, CA.

General admission — which includes the reading, complimentary refreshments and snacks — is priced at $65 while the premium ticket — which also includes a dinner with the cast and live auction — can be purchased for $225 by calling (805) 640-0400. For more information on the OPC, visit

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