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NATIONWIDE: Summertime festivals are easy--to find, that is. In Shepherdstown, W.V., the Contemporary American Theater Festival (July 6-29) presents free lectures, readings, panels and an art exhibition, along with such plays as Gidion's Knot by Joh nna Adams, The Exceptionals by Bob Clyman, In a Forest, Dark and Deep by Neil LaBute, Captors by Evan M. Wiener and Barcelona by Bess Wohl. Go to www.catf.org.

Meanwhile, adventurous New York theatregoers will puzzle out the acronym PAM. Does it stand for Paradoxes At Midnight? Pipsqueaks Are Maniacs? No, it's IATI (Theater Todo Vanguardia)'s fifth annual Performing Arts Marathon (July 26-Aug. 12), featuring "three weeks of pure, unfiltered vanguardia," which will include theatre, dance, music and multidisciplinary numbers. Visit www.teatroiati.org/programs/pam.

Also in New York, an opportunity to see South African plays not by Athol Fug comes July 25-Aug. 4 when Imbewu Trust brings some South African theatre companits to New York's Horse Trade. Plays include Every Year; Every Day I Am 11/4/king by Magnet Theatre, which concerns the refugee crisis in South Africa, and Tin Bucket Drum by 'Thin k "Theatre Productions, about a little girl born with a revolutionary heartbeat. Find out inure at www.imbewufestiual.com.

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Up and to the left, in Portland, Ore., JAW: A Phi 71/4 v. rights Festival returns for its 14th year (July 16-30). Free and open to all, JAW gives local playwrights a chance to shine in the "just Add Water: Made in Oregon" five-to-eight minute play fest, while high school students will see their work in the "Promising Playwrights" series. Mainstage plays selected from a national search include Bo-Nita by Elizabeth Heffron, Broken Stones by Fin Kennedy, I he Bacbelors by Caroline V.McGraw, San Diego by dam Rock, The People'* Republic of Portland by Lauren Weedman and The Few by Samuel D. Hunter. Go to www.pcs.org/jaw.

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Date:Jul 1, 2012
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