In addition to the monthly PLAYAPresents on campus, residents are encouraged to travel off campus to engage with the communities in the region, choosing from a variety of options or coming up with one of their own. It’s an exciting opportunity for audiences and residents to expand their horizons. From teaching a workshop to doing a reading to staging a performance, please review the options below and, if of interest to you, schedule your community outreach session during your first week of residency through Residency Manager John Martin. 

The Lake County library is open to all PLAYA residents offering workshops in their discipline and welcomes writers, visual artists and scientists to give readings and/or presentations; musicians and performing artists to offer recitals. There is also a school-operated radio station in Paisley, KPAI, and students are eager to interview PLAYA residents during the school year (September – May).  Other possibilities for engaging with the local community include teaching workshops at alternative schools in Lakeview and the North Lake area during the school year, and at Warner Creek Correctional Institution year-round. The Bend Art Center in Bend, Oregon collaborates with PLAYA in facilitating presentations by PLAYA residents as do other locations in Deschutes, Klamath and Harney counties.  

BendArtCenter hosts a PLAYA artist every month.

Featured in October is PLAYA resident Marianne Barcellona, photographer and painter.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Date: Monday, October 16, 2017

Featured in November is PLAYA Resident Travis Stewart, painter and sculptor.
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Date: Wednesday, November 1.

Readings, workshops, performances and presentations can be scheduled at:


  • North Lake Schools (K-12 and Alternative School)
  • Christmas Valley Community Center
  • Christmas Valley Library
  • The Community Breeze


  • Paisley School: K-12
  • KPAI Radio interviews
  • Community Center


  • Lakeview Schools (K-12 and Alternative School)
  • Lakeview Library
  • Alger Theater
  • KORV
  • Lakeview Examiner
  • Warner Creek Correctional Institution


  • Bend Art Center
  • Bend-LaPine School District
  • Deschutes County Library
  • The Boathouse


  • Klamath Falls Library


  • Burns Library