Playwrights Foundation- Erin Bregman’s BID TO SAVE THE WORLD & Anthony Clarvoe’s EARLY ROMANTICS & THE MUMMY AND THE REVOLUTIONARY by Yussef el Guindi
Erin Bregman’s BID TO SAVE THE WORLD
Directed by Susannah Martin
BID TO SAVE THE WORLD is a dystopian epic, where several stories intermingle in a world without death.
Death sits on the side, peeling oranges relegated to the dustbin of history, while inquisitive young minds search for a way to grapple with their infinite reality.
While you watch the normality of their immortality, ask yourself “What is living without death?”
January 13 @ 7:30pm
Roble Hall at Stanford University
January 14 @ 7pm
at the ACT Costume Shop in San Francisco
Staged Readings are PAY WHAT YOU CAN
at the door
Reservations are encouraged!
See you in the seats!
Erin Bregman has been a finalist for the Princess Grace Award, the Jerome Fellowship, Aurora’s Global Age Project, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. Erin has worked with Just Theatre, The Lark, the Playwrights Foundation, FuryFactory, Actors Theatre of Santa Cruz, UCSB New Plays Festival, and PlayGround. During the day she works as a teaching artist for the San Francisco Opera, and runs Little Opera, an all-kids opera company.
Anthony Clarvoe’s EARLY ROMANTICS
Anthony Clarvoe is a veteran playwright and Bay Area native who recently, very happily, returned home to San Francisco. His plays include the award winning PICK UP AXE, THE LIVING, THE BROTHERS KARAMAZOV, and THE ART OF SACRIFICE. While living and working in the Bay Area he received the Will Glickman, Bay Area Drama Critics’ Circle and Dramalogue Awards.
EARLY ROMANTICS is inspired by the passionate lives of the tightly-knit community of men and women sometimes referred to as the Transcendental Idealists, sometimes as the Early Romantics.
Rebellious children of establishment parents, deeply thoughtful revolutionaries, pioneers in unconventional love, they were notorious as much for their ideas as their affairs. Their tangled artistic and emotional lives struck a strong chord with me, from my days on the periphery of the entourages of two very different music scenes, each of which spawned a band whose relics are now respectably on display in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
February 10 @ 7:30pm
in Roble Hall at Stanford University
February 11 @ 7pm
at the Thick House in San Francisco
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THE MUMMY AND THE REVOLUTIONARY by Yussef el Guindi
March 10 at Stanford and March 11 in San Francisco
Currently Untitled by Thomas Bradshaw
April 7 at Stanford and April 8 at the Thick House
The Rough Readings are a series of new plays brought to the Bay Area. All are performed as concert readings, directed and acted out by some of the Bay Area’s top professional theater artists and attended by patrons like you. Playwrights Foundation partners withThe Center For New Plays at Stanford University and Bay Area theaters to provide playwrights an opportunity to hear the drafts of their new plays in front of an audience.
The Rough Reading experience is a valuable rewriting and development process for many playwrights and an opportunity for theatre enthusiasts to catch a glimpse of the next big thing!
Funding for the Rough Reading series comes from the National Center for New Plays, The San Francisco Foundation, Grants for the Arts, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, the RHE Charitable Foundation and generous individuals like yourself. Your support allows Playwrights Foundation to continue the discovery and development opportunites for local and national playwrights.
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