songwright / playwriter
Devan Wardrop-Saxton is a writer making intimate, fabulist works about the complexities of collective memory, cross-cultural communication, and the shifting balance between how much personal identity is determined by ourselves v. in relationship with our communities. Originally from the City of Subdued Excitement (otherwise known as Bellingham, WA) and raised in the Pacific Northwest folk music community, she currently lives in the woods outside Portland, OR.
Past work includes writing One Without the Other, a national semi-finalist for the John Cauble Short Play Award, composing the original score for Anon it Moves' The Winter's Tale, co-devising for the Drammy-award nominated ... And the Great Refraction!, collaborating with writer/performer Amy Miyako on their solo piece Metaxu, and releasing her debut EP of original music, The City Where You Live, in 2015. You can find her music on Bandcamp and her games on itch.io.
A proud associate artist of new works lab String House Theatre, she is also the grateful recipient of developmental residencies with D'Clinic Studios (Zalaegerszeg, Hungary) and Shaking the Tree Theatre (Portland, OR). She is a graduate of the Young Audiences of Oregon & SW Washington Teaching Artist Studio, and has been on the teaching staff at California Coast Music Camp, Northwest Women's Music Celebration, and Northwest Writers' Weekend. B.A., Theatre & German Studies with a Distinction in Dramaturgy from Lewis & Clark College.
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+ up next: poems "soup song" & "I I I wish" on the lickety~split