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April 8, 2011 – OCPA and Hunger Artists Theatre Company join together for a second season of OCPA Studios

OCPA Studios burst onto the Orange County stage last year with readings of the newest, most innovative theater around. Now, it’s time to do it again with a bigger and bolder second season.

OCPA, the Orange County Playwrights Alliance ( and Hunger Artists Theatre Company ( have announced that they will join forces to bring back this new style of staged readings. Informal and Un-Staged, OCPA Studios presents premiere readings from many of Orange County’s most talented playwrights with the talented actors and directors of one of Orange County’s premiere store-front theaters, Hunger Artists.

OCPA Studio’s second season will begin on July 23rd, with dates extending through the end of the year. Both organizations enthusiastically anticipate a season that will bring new and exciting theater to Orange County.

The Orange County Playwrights Alliance (OCPA) began on April 1, 1995 with an informal meeting in an oncologist’s office in Anaheim. Since then, OCPA has become the fundamental group for playwrights in O.C., presenting staged readings and productions of plays at venues such as the Hunger Artists Theatre, the Vanguard Theatre, Rude Guerrilla Theatre Company, STAGESTheatre, Chapman University, the Curtis Theatre, and Newport Theatre Arts Center. OCPA playwrights have been produced across the United States, and have won national and regional playwrighting awards.

Hunger Artists Theatre Company was founded in 1996 and is the first Orange County based alternative theater. Located on the east end of Fullerton’s vibrant Theatre Community, Hunger Artists has transformed an industrial warehouse into an unexpected art-house gem. This intimate storefront theatre seats 50 and stages an array of alternative theatrical entertainment.  The Hunger Artists have a long tradition of premiering local playwrights from Fengar Gael’s “The Cantor’s Tale” to Johnna Adams’s “Cockfighters” and “Sans Merci”. Focusing on innovative storytelling and producing thought-provoking art, The Hunger Artists pride themselves on hosting an annual playwriting festival, “Beyond Convention” to push the boundaries of traditional theater.



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