songwright /playwriter

Devan Wardrop-Saxton is a writer and teaching artist making intimate, fantastical works about the complexities of memory, personal identity, and what it means to belong to a community. 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 her solo piece Metaxuand releasing her debut EP of original music, The City Where You Live, in 2015. 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.

A proud associate artist of new works lab String House Theatre and one half of the writing collaborative triio, she is also the grateful recipient of developmental residencies with Hungary's D'Clinic Studios and Portland's Shaking the Tree Theatre. B.A., Theatre & German Studies with a Distinction in Dramaturgy from Lewis & Clark College.

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+ check out my writing résumé (.pdf)!

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