Key City Public Theatre

 One-Act Play Competition

This annual competition, sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission and now in its nineteenth year,

will culminate in PT PlayFest 19: The Port Townsend Festival of New Plays

to be produced by Key City Public Theatre in March of 2015.

Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community

The competition, sponsored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission, will culminate in March 2015 at the PT PlayFest 19 produced by Key City Public Theatre, where local playwrights see their work brought to life on stage.

Playwrights may submit one-act plays of any length — from 10 minutes to 60 minutes. The judges will select the best four to six plays from those submitted as winners.

The competition is open only to residents of Jefferson County, Washington. Playwrights are limited to one entry per year. Playwrights may revise and re-submit any previously entered scripts. No previously performed or published plays are accepted. Please note this competition is reserved for one-act plays. The judges will not consider full length plays.

All entrants must submit three copies of their script. Handwritten submissions will not be accepted.  Each submission must be accompanied by a single cover page bearing the title of the play along with the name, address, phone and e-mail address of the author; the scripts themselves must have the title of the play only and no author information.

Script entries must be postmarked no later than Tuesday September 2, 2014.  A $15 submission fee, made out to “City of Port Townsend/PT Arts Commission” shall accompany each entry.  Entries should be sent to:

Port Townsend Arts Commission

Attn: Play Competition

250 Madison St

Port Townsend, WA  98368

To be returned by mail, scripts must be accompanied by a stamped, self-addressed envelope.

The Port Townsend Arts Commission partners with Key City Public Theatre, which produces PT PlayFest: The Port Townsend Festival of New Plays to showcase the winners of the One-Act Play Competition. All winning plays from the 2014 Competition will participate in the PT PlayFest 19 to be held in March of 2015.  In addition, all winners will be honored by the Port Townsend Arts Commission at an awards ceremony prior to the opening of the annual Festival performances.

After the results of the competition are announced, a reading will be arranged for each of the winning plays. This reading will not be open to the public. The reading is an opportunity for the playwright to hear the work read by actors and to discuss it with those actors, potential directors, and Key City Public Theatre’s Artistic Director.

Following these readings and consultations with the playwrights, Key City Public Theatre’s Artistic Director will determine the level of production that each script will receive for the Festival (i.e., staged reading or workshop production). KCPT will provide the director for each script; playwrights will be invited to refine, rewrite and polish the play prior to the rehearsal process. The playwright is also invited to participate in the audition, rehearsal and performance process under the guidance of the Artistic Director.

In submitting an entry to the Arts Commission competition, the playwright grants Key City Public Theatre premiere performance rights for the script’s production. Performance rights payments from the Festival will be distributed among the winning playwrights. The playwright further agrees that in any future publication of the script, KCPT will be credited with the premiere production.

In a continuing effort to develop local playwriting talent, the Port Townsend Arts Commission and Key City Public Theatre sponsor aPlaywrights’ Workshop every year.  This year’s workshop featured Richard Dresser, a nationally recognized and produced playwright.

For more information, e-mail KCPT Artistic Director Denise Winter, denise@keycitypublictheatre.org

For all your real estate contact John Eissinger at Remax First 360-301-2378 or visit my web site. www.johneissinger.com

Visit, stay, shop and dine in Port Townsend, WA.

Visit the Blue Gull Inn B&B in Historic Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. Our web site is www.bluegullinn.com. For real estate contact John Eissinger at Remax www.johneissinger.com.

Our bed & breakfast was one of the first homes built in Port Townsend, WA. The Blue Gull Inn B&B was built by ND Hill in 1868.

The Blue Gull Inn B&B is located in Uptown, just 5 blocks from downtown Port Townsend, WA.

Check out our web site at www.bluegullinn.com

Bunkers at Fort Worden State Park in Port Townsend, WA

Are you looking for a romantic getaway? Look no further than the Blue Gull Inn Bed & Breakfast.
We are located in Port Townsend, Washington Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. Enjoy a romantic dining experience in one our many very good restaurants. Our guests at the Blue Gull Inn rant and rave about how good the food is at the Fountain Cafe. Our favorite place to dine is Lanzas. Enjoy your Valentines weekend by taking a walk on the beach or visiting Fort Worden State Park. After your walk come back to the B&B for a soak in one of our whirlpool tub rooms. www.bluegullinn.com
The Blue Gull Inn B&B is located in Historic Uptown, just 5 blocks up the hill from downtown. Great place to dine in both Uptown and Downtown. We are happy to provide you a map of the many restaurants. Do not miss Fort Worden State Park. If you have seen the movie Officer and a Gentleman. You can walk the bunkers that Richard Geer walked.
Point Hudson is an old Coast Guard Station, located on the water and the Northeast corner of town. It has an RV park and Marina. Bring your boat and stay right in downtown.
Northwest Maritime Center has a working boat shop and maritime training center, also located downtown.
In addition to many great places to dine. We have several brew pubs and 2 wonderful Wine shops, one uptown and the other downtown.
If you need more information feel free to visit our web site www.bluegullinn.com or www.ptguide.com
For other things to do, I suggest you walk on the Washington State Ferry located right downtown. Take a ride to Fort Casey State Park, on Whidbey Island. Pack a picnic lunch and enjoy your ferry ride across the entrance to Puget Sound.

Concrete Bunkers

Concrete Bunkers in Port Townsend, WA

 

Concrete Bunkers

Fort Worden State Park Bunkers

2015 Shipwright's Regatta

The sailboat racing season opens with the 24th Annual Port Townsend Shipwrights’ Regatta on February 28, 2015. Boats of all construction are welcome. As always, the race is open to folks who would like to try sailboat racing, but do not have a boat. Non-boat owners are encouraged to show up at the Skippers’ Meeting and be connected with skippers looking for crew.

The regatta is presented by the Northwest Maritime Center and Wooden Boat Foundation, in conjunction with the Port Townsend Sailing Association.

Visit the Blue Gull Inn B&B in Historic Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. Our web site is www.bluegullinn.com. For real estate contact John Eissinger at Remax www.johneissinger.com.

Our bed & breakfast was one of the first homes built in Port Townsend, WA. The Blue Gull Inn B&B was built by ND Hill in 1868.

Choose one of our 6 comfortable guest rooms, 2 with whirlpool tubs.

The Blue Gull Inn B&B is located in Uptown, just 5 blocks from downtown Port Townsend, WA.

Check out our web site at www.bluegullinn.com

2014 Real Estate Market

2014 Real Estate Recap for Jefferson County, Port Ludlow and Port Townsend, WA

 

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It is very exciting to see another year of positive sales growth in the real estate market for 2014.

I will start with the recap of sales for Port Townsend, WA.  If you look at the first chart you can see that residential home sales increased by almost 12%. We have now shifted to a sellers market with 3.3 months of inventory in Port Townsend. Sellers markets are defined by the fact of having less than 6 months of residential home inventory to sell. Median home price has increased to $280,000 or 11 percent. The other key point is that the average home sale is 96% of the last listed price.

Now to review Port Ludlow, WA. In the past few years the best values in Jefferson County have been in Port Ludlow. Port Ludlow is located 18 miles south of Port Townsend, just north of the Hood Canal Floating Bridge. An area of many very nice homes with 2 swimming pools, golf courses and marina. Residential home sales for 2014 increased by 51%. That is 69 homes sold for 2013 and 104 in 2014.

As a recap for Jefferson County. Total residential home sales in 2013 were 454 sales and in 2014, 509 sales, or 12%, the largest increase was in Port Ludlow, WA. Median prices for 2014 were at a break even. Days on market lowered from 6 months to just over 4 months, also becoming a sellers market. Total sales in the county increased by 5.8%. The disappointing sales are still vacant land, off by 5% in 2014. It is my opinion and in discussion with other Realtors. We have 2 main reasons for slow residential land sales. One is, it is less expensive to purchase an existing home than to build new. The second reason, many of the homes built across the United States are built by small contractors. Because the banks have tightened lending requirements those same small contractors are having a difficult time finding construction loan financing.

As a total overview, I am happy to see another year of positive growth in our local real estate market. Another way to look at our real estate market in future years. No large down turns and no large up swings. Just modest growth.

If you have any questions or comments about this information, please feel free to contact John Eissinger at 360-301-2378, email john@johneissinger.com or visit my web site www.johneissinger.com

 

Having had the opportunity to travel much of the United State by car. I believe that one of the best State Parks you will find anywhere in the United States is right here on the Olympic Peninsula in Port Townsend, WA. It is Fort Worden State Park. As you enter the park and turn right at the stop sign, you drive by many historic buildings. Keep driving down the hill, you will find the Marine Science Center and on the other side is a beautiful curved sandy beach. Kids swim in the water even though it is cold. In the summer time when the tide is out the sun warms the sand and as the tide comes back in it warms the water just a little.
As you take a walk down the beach, at the end you will find the Point Wilson Lighthouse, sometimes it is open for tours. Enjoy all that Fort Worden has to offer, Commanding Officers Quarter, Coast Artillery Museum, 2 Campgrounds, do not miss going through the old concrete bunkers. Fort Worden was built in 1902 to protect the entrance to Puget Sound. One of the best moments of Fort Worden was when it was transformed into a Navy base for the shooting of the movie Officer and a Gentlemen. You can still walk the lower bunker where Richard Geer walked and had to do push ups. Visit Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community. Many great places to dine and come stay over night and really enjoy all that Port Townsend has to offer.

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Point Wilson Lighthouse

Quincy Street Ferry Dock

Visit Port Townsend, Washington’s Victorian Seaport and Arts Community.

Part of our Historic Downtown is the old Quincy Street Ferry Dock. This ferry was privately owned for years. It gave you access to Whidbey Island by way of Coupeville. Now the ferry service is an extension of Highway 20 now operated by the Washington State Ferries. Do not miss the opportunity to pack a picnic lunch and walk on the ferry. Just on the other side is Fort Casey State Park. It was built in about 1902 to protect the entrance to Puget Sound. Take time to see the old concrete bunkers and gun emplacements. Enjoy your lunch and take in the views of Puget Sound, Port Townsend Bay and the Olympic Mountains.

Wooden Boat Festival

Wooden Boat Festival

Blue Gull Inn B&B

Fort Worden State Park
Port Townsend, WA

Jun 11

Pink Poppies

Blue Gull Inn B&B

Port Townsend, WA