Meet the New Class of 2020: Jessie Salsbury and Joshua Efron
The Midwest Dramatists Center welcomes the new class of resident
playwrights for 2020: Jessie Salsbury and Joshua Efron. They will join our other
resident writers who represent the
institution’s desire to find and support new voices in theater. We look forward to getting to know them and their work when MDC resumes activity in the future.
Salsbury is a local Kansas City area playwright and has participated in
numerous new work festivals and contests since 2014. In addition to
playwriting, she is a contest selection reader for multiple festivals
and a facilitator for a bi-weekly playwriting support group.
She is a member of the Dramatists Guild, 365 Women a Year Playwriting
Initiative, and the International Centre for Women Playwrights (ICWP).
Her work can be found on the New Play Exchange at https://newplayexchange.org/users/4399/jessie-salsbury.
Joshua Efron is a theater and film artist living in the Kansas City
area. According to his niece he is really funny, and likes to write.
Upon then asking his niece and nephew to write this entire bio for him,
his Nephew commiserated with the horror and challenge of such a task
and asked, "Will you give me $5 for this? Or maybe one dollar?" His
niece gutsily counter-offered that she would be willing to write it for
12. Joshua feels very proud of them both.
Joshua is not tricking audiences into drinking deeply of their loves,
hopes, fears, and dreams in the forms of raging gods, rabid rabbits, and
murderous fetuses, he's swinging wildly the scalpel-taped-to-a-hammer
of his political satire. He strives to work to be one of the million
drops of influence needed to transform the world into one where sharing
the stories in his brain is no longer required.