Daily Archives: October 9, 2015

Playwrights Foundation- Resident Playwrights Initiative – PF Alumni – We’re Hiring – Submit Your Play

Resident Playwrights Initiative – PF Alumni – We’re Hiring – Submit Your Play

North by Inferno
by PF Resident Jon Bernson

At StoryWorks in Oakland
November 14 – 21
Presented by Tides Theatre and The Center for Investigative Reporting

“North by Inferno explores the lives of four men and their involvement in the deadliest rig explosion in the history of the Bakken shale boom. This StoryWorks premiere gives voice to the complex choices, high stakes and conflicting loyalties that affect workers who have come to North Dakota from around the country.”

Good, Better, Best, Bested
by PF Resident Jonathan Spector

In PF’s Rough Reading Series
Monday 10/19, 7:30pm at Stanford University
Tuesday, 10/20, 7pm at Custom Made Theatre

“A long, drunken stumble down the Las Vegas Strip, in which bachelorettes, stage magicians, street performers, professional gamblers, obnoxious tourists and historical soldiers reckon with a disturbing event, and are forced to decide how much they should let it disturb their good time.”

To RSVP email rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org


Life is a Dream
by Pedro Calderón de la Barca
Translated by PF Resident Andrew Saito

At Cutting Ball Theater
Running October 2 – November 1 

“The rightful prince Segismundo has been imprisoned by his father, the king following a prophecy: Segismundo will bring his country turmoil and his patriarch an untimely death. Yet suddenly the prince is set free. What is a young man to do in the wide world when he’s never known anything but his solitary tower? And is his fleeting freedom a reality – or is it just a dream?”

Ada and the Memory Engine
by PF Resident Playwright
Lauren Gunderson

At Central Works in Berkeley
Running October 17 – November 22 

Ada Lovelace (1815-1852): countess, metaphysician… computer programmer!

As she writes the first computer program, Ada envisions a whole new world where art and information converge—a world she will not live to see.

Part of Playwrights Foundation Producing Partnerships Initiative.



Chaste (an awful comedy)
by PF Alum Ken Prestininzi

At Saint Mary’s College of California
Running November 5 – 8

“A darkly delicious comedy, about a trio of free-thinking Victorians who bet their friendship on a vow of abstinence. Things get sticky quickly when their high-minded living arrangements invite desire, provoke jealousies, and fan titanic egos. Prestininzi’s irreverent fantasia is inspired by the pivotal real-life encounter between philosopher PFriedrich Nietzche and proto-feminist Lou Salome.”


by PF Alum JC Lee

Directed by PF Alum Mina Morita
Running September 17 – October 11 

“The Ferocious Lotus Theatre Company world premiere of JC Lee’s CRANE is the kind of theater that makes me happy… They’re tackling a notable playwright, and… they’re making something beautiful.”  – Chad Jones, theaterdogs

Part of Playwrights Foundation Producing Partnerships Initiative.



Truck Stop
by PF Alum Lachlan Philpott

Produced by Crowded Fire at the Thick House Running October 1 – October 24

“It is daring, well-crafted, compelling and deeply effecting…one of the most culturally important, artistically significant and socially relevant portraits of where we are, right here and now.” – Augusta Supple, Theatre Blog

Part of Playwrights Foundation Producing Partnerships Initiative.


by PF Alum Philip Kan Gotanda
and Sean San José 

At A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
Running September 16 – November 22

In these two tales of contemporary Filipino-American life in California, adapted from the acclaimed collection of short stories by San Francisco author Lysley Tenorio, a vibrant array of characters strive for personal transformations that are seemingly impossible, wonderfully moving, and distinctly theatrical.



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Submit your play now for the 2015/16 Season
Open submissions accepted to November 7, 2015 

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