The 37th Annual Playwrights Festival- Final Weekend Four Plays


Come for a play, stay for the day!
6 plays + 4 extraordinary events this weekend


Join us this July 25-27 for the final weekend of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and the numerous special events that come along with it!

A VIP or Flex Pass is a great way to SAVE on tickets and ensure a seat at any and all Special Events!

Staging the Now

Addressing Real Time Issues Through Theater

July 25, 2 – 5 pm


Featuring Beth Hersh (Shelter in Place), Michael Gene Sullivan (SF Mime Troupe), Lily Janiak (reviewer) and many more! Join us on Twitter with #bapf37 #stagingthenow
This is a discussion of the mysterious process of keeping a step ahead of the zeitgeist, having timely work available for an audience the moment they are ready to receive it. How do playwrights write about circumstances still developing before their eyes? How do directors and producers get those plays to stage while the issues are still fresh and engaging? Join the roundtable discussion of how theater artists can help lead the conversations most important to the community and the nation. This is a FREE Event and Pizza will be provided.

Almost No One Sees Your Facebook Posts

Be More Effective at Marketing your Show

July 26, 9 – 11 am

Featuring Prince Gomolvilas and Susan Shay


The digital market has become the foremost arena for publicizing and selling a show – whether you are a playwright, director, or an actor, Internet literacy is only the beginning. This is a Hands On Marketing Experience!

Reserve your Seat NOW with our PAY-WHAT-YOU-CAN window!

Translating the Untenable

Staging Thorny Issues in Ways That Matter


July 26, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Featuring playwrights Phillip Howze (abominable), TD Mitchell (Queens for a Year, Army Wives) and E. Hunter Spreen (Split the Stick)


Three of our playwrights who tackle intricate real-world issues – from postcolonialism to social justice, the war in Iraq to the inequalities between male and female soldiers – will explore the process of transforming these issues into plays that are able to inform and engage audiences as only the theater can. Bring your own questions and thoughts to the discussion of how to translate what may not be discussed at the dinner table into a conversation with the community at large.


Free and open to the public, no RSVP required.

Deepening the Talent Pool

Radical Inclusion of Deaf Artists and Artists with Disabilities

July 27, 2 – 3:30 pm

Featuring: Michaela Goldhaber, Doug Gordy, JW Guido, Don Nguyen, Marilee Talkington

Moderator: Erin Merritt


This talk will be ASL interpreted by Kendra Keller.


Beginning with the notion that the Deaf theater community and performers with disabilities should be employed to fill roles written about them, we’ll explore the reasons and means to employ them in more mainstream roles as well. Come make new connections and share your own success stories.


This is a FREE Event and Pizza will be provided. 

Will You Be There? 
Photo courtesy of Jim Norrena

JOIN US for the Final #BAPF Weekend!
Friday, July 25

2-5pm Staging the Now

8pm Ozma of Oz

Saturday, July 26

9am Marketing Your Work in the Digital Age

12pm Split the Stick

2:30pm Translating the Untenable

4pm Queens for a Year

8pm abominable

Sunday, July 27

12pm Shelter in Place

2:30pm Deepening the Talent Pool

4pm Sound

Tickets are ON SALE NOW!

All performances and Special Events will take place at the Thick House located at 1695 18th St.
Click here for directions.

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