Sandra Oh Joins Allison Janney, Neil Patrick Harris and Co. for Ojai Playwrights Gala

News   Sandra Oh Joins Allison Janney, Neil Patrick Harris and Co. for Ojai Playwrights Gala Stage and screen star Sandra Oh joins Allison Janney, Neil Patrick Harris, Jane Kaczmarek, Steven Weber, Mary McCormack and more in the cast of the upcoming Ojai Playwrights Conference annual winter gala performance on 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.

Oh — who recently returned to Off-Broadway in Satellites and currently stars in ABC's "Grey's Anatomy" — joins the previously announced starry lineup that includes Janney (A View From the Bridge, "The West Wing"), Kaczmarek (Lost in Yonkers, "Malcolm in the Middle"), Harris (Assassins, "How I Met Your Mother,”), 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 www.ojaiplaywrightsconf.org.