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Playwrights Foundation- BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL NEWS New Play Symposium for Theater Professionals and Aficionados Form V.S. Content: Who’s Your Mama? & YOUNG THEATER MAKERS’ CONVENING

Playwrights Foundation- BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL NEWS New Play Symposium for Theater Professionals and Aficionados
Form V.S. Content: Who’s Your Mama? & YOUNG THEATER MAKERS’ CONVENING

WEEK TWO STARTS TOMORROW
SEE BELOW FOR DISCOUNT CODES!

New Play Symposium for Theater Professionals and Aficionados
Form V.S. Content: Who’s Your Mama?

Friday, July 27: 2pm-5:00pm at Thick House
RSVP to rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org
Live Streamed on #newplaytv 2pm PST (5pm EST)

Please join us for a lively conversation and showcase about theatrical aesthetics.
With Lauren Gunderson leading a conversation with Mark Jackson, Abi Basch and Members of kInDeRdEuTsCh pRoJeKtS, Laura Hope and JC Lee.

A reception will follow the symposium.

How and/or when does form take focus over content (and visa versa)? In what ways do they inform each other, and how does that impact the audience’s perception? What comes first and how do playwrights determine the governing logic of their plays when exploring newly charted territory in theatrical structure?

Through conversations and debates, we will address the elements of form that are wedded to content, and we will attempt to understand the enigma: “Which came first, the form or the content?”

Playwright Lauren Gunderson [LINK TO http://www.laurengunderson.com] (Exit, Pursued by Bear, Emilie) moderates this symposium and discusses her thoughts. Playwrights will also discuss their work in these terms as well as provide video presentations depicting their processes.

YOUNG THEATER MAKERS’ CONVENING
Sunday, July 29, 2012 @ 11am-2pm
Thick House Theater -1695 18th Street, San Francisco

Meet, mix, and mingle with your current and future collaborators and peers in the Bay Area.

The San Francisco theater community is known for being a tight knit pool of artists, but who are the people that are just entering the pool? Who are the interns, fellows, and production assistants today that are the company members, artistic directors, and resident playwrights of tomorrow? Playwrights Foundation and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival invite you to come and meet your peers!

socialize + network + share resources + discuss what’s on your mind

Submit discussion topics or questions and RSVP to our Facebook event page or on our Twitter feed (#YTMM) before the event.

Light refreshments and snacks will be served. $5 tickets available at the event to Grounded and The Hundred Flowers Project which with be showing at 3pm and 6pm respectively.

For more information on the event, please contact convening@playwrightsfoundation.org or visit our website at playwrightsfoundation.org.

:::BAY AREA PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL DISCOUNT CODES:::

on a tight budget? wanna see a few readings?

Brahman/i: $5 with code: GAMES (to celebrate the opening of the Olympic Games)
Samsara: $10 with code: MICROWAVE
Grounded: $10 with code: BLUE
THE HUNDRED FLOWERS PROJECT: $10 with code: ZEITGEIST

PF RECOMMENDS!!

SNAP & KINDERDEUTSCH PROJEKTS PRESENT
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF
ARCTIC HYSTERIA
A NEW PLAY BY ABI BASCH
JULY 26 – AUGUST 4

AT BINDLESTIFF STUDIO
185 6TH STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO

PERFORMANCES JULY 27-29 & AUGUST 2-4 AT 8PM; AUGUST 4 AT 2PM
TICKETS $10-25 AT HTTP://WWW.BROWNPAPERTICKETS.COM/EVENT/252113

PF RECOMMENDS!!
TheatreWorks’ New Works Festival
The Festival is the birthplace of such hits as Emma,The North Pool
and the Tony Award-winning MEMPHIS.
See them first!

At the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, August 5-19, 2012. Visit http://www.theatreworks.org for tickets.

THE TROUBLE WITH DOUG (Developmental Production: Musical)Music by Will Aronson; Lyrics by Daniel Maté; Book by Will Aronson & Daniel Maté Directed by Stephen Brackett
BEING EARNEST (Staged Reading: Musical)
Music by Paul Gordon & Jay Gruska; Book & Lyrics by Paul Gordon
Directed by Robert Kelley
TRIANGLE (Staged Reading: Musical)
Music by Curtis Moore; Lyrics by Thomas Mizer; Book by Thomas Mizer, Curtis Moore & Joshua Scher
Directed by Meredith McDonough
SLEEPING ROUGH (Staged Reading: Play)
By Kara Manning
Directed by Sam Buntrock
THE LOUDEST MAN ON EARTH (Staged Reading: Play)
By Catherine Rush
Directed by Pamela Berlin

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Playwrights Foundation- The 35th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, July 20-29, 2012

Playwrights Foundation- The 35th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, July 20-29, 2012

The 35th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, July 20-29, 2012 is fast
approaching and early bird discounts have been extended through July 12th!!

For a closer look at what the Festival offers, let’s zoom in on Gordon Dahlquist. Emerging playwright and published novelist, his plays include Messalina, Delirium Paace andVortex Du Plaisir, and his novel, the NY Time bestseller The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters. Dahlquist’s Tea Party twists our perceptions of time and space to explore the shady, and very present political terror hovering on the edges of America’s very near future. Gordon explains in a recent blog post:…Tea Party is a…story of insurrection, civil unrest, sectarian violence, divided government, and foreign interference – which just happens to be set in Colorado. Read more about Tea Party Here

Ticket Prices:
$15 Online Only
$20 at the Door
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BUY AN ALL ACCESS VIP PASS!

See the ENTIRE BAPF 35 plus:
NO Waiting in Line.
Reserved Seats at any performance.
Complimentary Snack or Beverage at each show.
A $240 Value can be yours for only $75!

BUY A FLEX PASS*!

Pick any 4 of the 6 readings and enjoy!

This $80 Value can be yours for only $50!

*Only available for purchase online

Win Stuff While You Watch*!
Prizes include:
Tickets to an A.C.T. Show
Tickets to the California Academy of Sciences
Spirit Tasting at Hangar One Vodka
Bottle of Bourbon
Pera Brunch Giftcard
Christophers Books Giftcard
So Much More!
Buy Raffle Tickets Online!
Each ticket is $3.00 or buy 4 for $10.00!
*presence encouraged, but not required to win. Email magan@playwrightsfoundation.org to find out more.

The Bay Area Playwrights Festival July 20-29

Friday, July 20
8pm Grounded by George Brant

Saturday, July 21
12pm Ideation by Aaron Loeb
4pm Brahman/i by Aditi Brennan Kapil
8pm Samsara by Lauren Yee

Sunday, July 22
12pm The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen
6pm Tea Party by Gordon Dahlquist

Friday, July 27
8pm Brahman/i by Aditi Brennan Kapil

Saturday, July 28
12pm Samsara by Lauren Yee
4pm Tea Party by Gordon Dahlquist
8pm Ideation by Aaron Loeb

Sunday, July 29
11am Young Theater Maker’s Showcase
3pm Grounded by George Brant
6pm The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen

The Bay Area Playwrights Festival will be held at:
The Thick House
1695 18th St
San Francisco, CA 94103

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A Beginner’s Tool Belt: Writing from the Inside Out

Take the plunge down under, and down into your mind as you go through a six week writing course in which you emerge with a new One-Act Play, and other useful tips and tricks for playwriting. Taught by the charming Lachlan Philpot, award-winning Australian playwright and Dramaturg to the Bay Area Playwright Festival’s Tea Party!
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$300 registration Fee

Save your Space TODAY!

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The Playwrights Foundation- Presents Elizabeth Gjelten’s HUNTER’S POINT at the St. Boniface Church Theater

SEPTEMBER 19, 2011
Elizabeth Gjelten’s HUNTER’S POINT

We are proud to invite you to a special production: Elizabeth Gjelten’s HUNTER’S POINT, developed in the 2010 BAPF returns for a full production September 16th – October 1st, with proceeds benefitting the homeless. We hope you can join us!

HUNTER’S POINT

a play with music & bicycles
about fierce outsiders,
the complicated love of sisters,
and the meaning of home

Written by Elizabeth Gjelten
Directed by Christine Young

A benefit for The Gubbio Project
St. Boniface Church Theater
175 Golden Gate Ave., SF

Pay What You Can
(suggested $15-25 donation)

Info: http://www.strangeangelstheater.org

Buy tickets: http://hunterspoint.eventbrite.com/

Sept. 16 – Oct. 1
FRI 9/16 @ 7PM
SAT 9/17 @ 7PM
FRI 9/23 @ 2PM
SAT 9/24 @ 7PM
THU 9/29 @ 7PM
FRI 9/30 @ 7PM
SAT 10/1 @ 7PM

Join us for pre-show art exhibit and post-show panel discussions.

On the toxic edge of San Francisco, a homeless singer seeks refuge from psych wards and social workers as her errant sister closes in. Ruthie, an extreme travel writer, hires a beat-boxing street musician and bike thief named Hunter to find her sister Eva, while avoiding love and responsibility in her own life. A play with music and bicycles about fierce outsiders, the complicated love of sisters, and the meaning of home.

**Funded by Walter and Elise Haas Fund, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Stanley S. Langendorf Foundation, Puffin Foundation, Theatre Bay Area CA$H grant program, and the University of San Francisco; with participation of North of Market – Tenderloin Community Benefit District.

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The Playwrights Foundation- Exciting Theatrical Experiences Begin to Take Shape at the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival!

Exciting Theatrical Experiences Begin to Take Shape at the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival!

The festival opened with an actual BANG! – all props due to the kick-ass heavy metal drumming of Alec MacPherson who accompanied the reading of Dan Dietz’s Home Below Zero followed by a wildly eclectic weekend of smart new work. Jackie Sibblies Drury worked out the choral complexities of her beautiful and rich exploration of an unknown Namibian genocide, while Amelia Roper’s wacky HONG KONG DINOSAUR and Clarence Coo’s sensitive BEAUTIFUL PROVINCE (BELLE PROVINCE) worked out the complexities of love. Festival audiences returned Sunday for an afternoon in the afterlife with Chinaka Hodge and Kate E. Ryan, lunched on The Hill and came back later only to be turned inside out by Lauren Gunderson’s play ROCK CREEK: SOUTHERN GOTHIC, a break-neck paced family war in southern Georgia. And, HELLO! Can we talk about some stellar acting? One play after the next, Bay Area actors tore it up! All seven plays are going back into rehearsal this week and you can get a chance to see them next weekend!

But don’t take our word for it… check out this Yelp review by Charles B. of San Francisco, who says, “The main point is that I am having a wonderful time and this festival is totally worth my time.” Thanks, Charles – we hope to see you back next weekend!

Join Us for the 2011 New Play Symposium!

Beyond Language: Breaking the Barriers of Form

A lively discussion and showcase on the role of the writer in new forms of theater.

Panel Raconteur: Ellen Sebastian Chang

With Octavio Solis & Christine Marie of ShadowLight Productions; Eric Ting & Jackie Sibblies Drury (BAPF Artists); Joe Goode of Joe Goode Performance Group; Marilee Talkington & Marissa Wolf of Crowded Fire Theater; and David Szlasa of Z Space Studio and Independent Video Artist.

Friday, July 29: 2pm-5pm – Event includes a reception for theater professionals and attendees.

What makes THIS theater? Artists have explored cross-disciplinary theatrical forms for decades – but in this past decade entirely new hybrid theatrical genres have emerged that are highly visual, physical, utilize techniques of sampling from many mediums, and integrate written language, but are not entirely ‘text-based’. These theater pieces express emotion, story, character and ideas, often in stunning and startling ways. The question we are asking is this: how does a playwright (or writer) integrate her/his voice in these evolving genres? How does the form itself create meaning, context, and emotional resonance in conjunction with, or even apart from, language? How can we encourage playwrights to explore working relationships with other generative artists to expand the definition of theater? How is the developmental process different from that of a more traditionally crafted script, and what is the role of the playwright in this kind of storytelling?

Please join us for an afternoon of conversation with a group of extraordinary contemporary theater makers who are explorers on the boundaries of form in the theater.

Admission: Free

RSVP to rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org.

Purchase Tickets Online for up to 25% discount!

Come check out this new work in development as the 34th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival has its final weekend! You have an opportunity to be among the first to see extraordinary new theater in the making… why limit yourself to just one reading?

A Flex Pass allows you to attend any 4 readings of your choosing – it’s just $50 ($55 at the door)!

A VIP Pass is all-inclusive and guarantees you a reserved seat to any event with no waiting in line at the Box Office. It will also gain you admission to Festival parties, and a beverage or snack of your choice at every reading you attend. At only $85 ($90 at the door), it is an exceptional value!

Single tickets are $15 online and $20 at the door. Purchase now for a 25% discount!

Festival Playwrights Provide Insight and Humor in Thought-Provoking Blog Posts

Read about what’s behind of the BAPF 34 plays! Festival playwrights have written thought provoking blogs about their pieces on the PF blog as they delve into this intense creative experience.

Join us for ongoing conversation at the Playwrights Foundation blog and, of course, at the 34th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, now playing in San Francisco. Ends July 31!

William Dao and Louis Parnell*, Beautiful Province (Belle Province) by Clarence Coo

Jordyn Lucas and Ryan Nicole Peters, 700th & Int’l by Chinaka Hodge

Casi Maggio, We are Proud to Present… by Jackie Sibblies Drury

* member of Actors’ Equity Association

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Playwrights Foundation- 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Join us for the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, featuring stunning new works from seven fearless playwrights.

BEAUTIFUL PROVICE(BELLE PROVINCE) by Clarence Coo

HOME BELOW ZERO by Dan Dietz

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION… by Jackie Sibblies Drury

ROCK CREEK: SOUTHERN GOTHIC by Lauren Gunderson

HONG KONG DINOSAUR by Amelia Roper

BASH! (Bay Area SHorts)

700TJ & INT’L by Chinaka Hodge

SCIENCE IS CLOSE by Kate E. Ryan

Play Details
BEAUTIFUL PROVICE (BELLE PROVICE)by Clarence Coo
Saturday, July 23 @ 8pm
Saturday, July 30 @ 12pm

Learning another language has never been this reckless.

HOME BELOW ZERO by Dan Dietz
Friday, July 22 @ 8pm
Sunday, July 31 @ 4pm

An Iraqi war veteran faces off against the enemy within.

WE ARE PROUD TO PRESENT A PRESENTATION…by Jackie Sibblies Drury
Sunday, July 23 @ 12pm
Saturday, July 30 @ 4pm

South Africa, turn of the 20th Century. An untold historic genocide. Will a fledgling theater troupe survive the telling?

ROCK CREEK: SOUTHERN GOTHIC by Lauren Gunderson
Saturday, July 24 @ 4pm
Saturday, July 30 @ 8pm

Rock Creek, South Carolina. It’s Thanksgiving and Johnnie can’t take it anymore.

HONG KONG DINOSAUR by Amelia Roper
Saturday, July 23 @ 4pm
Friday, July 29 @ 8pm

A history of love, hate, tea and plankton.

BASH! (Bay Area SHorts)
700th & Int’l by Chinaka Hodge
Science is Close by Kate E. Ryan
Sunday, July 24 @ 12pm
Thursday, July 28 @ 7pm

Two commissioned one-act plays by rising local playwrights.

Special Events
Playwright Brunch Talkback: Putting Yourself on the Map
Sunday, July 24 @ 10am, Thick House

A hands-on, seminar style session with leaders in the field of new play development. Where are you headed and why? What makes for a fulfilling playwriting life? Is a freelance career all that? Learn about strategies and opportunities to plot out your playwriting career over coffee & scones. Donations welcomed. RSVP to rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org All are welcome!

Emerging Theater-Maker Showcase
Sunday, July 31 @ 12pm, Thick House

Join us for an afternoon of special original work in progress featuring our team of amazing young Festival volunteers and apprentices. Free admission. RSVP to rsvp@playwrightsfoundation.org

SAVE THE DATE
Annual Festival Symposium
Friday, July 29 @ 2pm-5pm, Thick House

An afternoon of discussion and interaction around the development of new theater in the 21st century. Please stay tuned for details!

Tickets on Sale Now!
Tickets are on sale NOW for the 34th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival!

BEST DEAL! Check out these inclusive Festival Pass options. Early Bird Discounts through July 10.

A FLEX PASS allows you to attend any 4 readings of your choosing. Save $20 off the price of a single ticket if you purchase a FLEX PASS by July 10. (Please note that Flex Passes are non-transferable.)

A VIP PASS is all inclusive and will guarantees you a reserved seat to all events with no waiting in line at the Box Office. It will also gain you admission to Festival parties, and a beverage or snack of your choice at every reading you attend. Hurry — the VIP Pass price will go up to $85 on July 10, but right now it is only $75! (Please note that VIP Passes are non-transferable.)

Single tickets can also be purchased for each reading at $15 apiece — add $5 and you have any item of your choice from the Playwrights Foundation concession stand.

Playwrights Foundation 1616-16th Street, Suite 350 | San Francisco, CA 94103 US

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Playwrights Foundation- Announcing the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival

Announcing the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival
Two Weekends. Seven Plays. Limitless Imagination!

We are extremely excited to announce the winning plays that will make up the 34th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival!

Join us July 22-31 on a hill in San Francisco as these seven extraordinary playwrights unfurl their fire and magic into the world:

Clarence Coo: Beautiful Province (Belle Province)
Jackie Sibblies Drury: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation…
Lauren Gunderson: Rock Creek: Southern Gothic
Amelia Roper: Hong Kong Dinosaur
Full Lenth Play TBD

BASH! (Bay Area SHorts): Commissioned One-Act Plays
Chinaka Hodge
Kate E. Ryan

To read more aboutthe festival playwrights and plays, visit our website. http://www.playwrightsfoundation.org/index.php?p=1

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Playwrights Foundation- Adopt-A-Play Campaign

Happy New Year from Playwrights Foundation!

In another few days, 2010 will be history, and so will the opportunity to make a tax-deductible donation to the company that helped to bring history alive in …and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi. The play started at Playwrights Foundation — from its very first draft, through many milestones, to a wildly successful premiere production for hundreds of theater-goers.

And now you can be a part of history and support the next great play of tomorrow by joining our Adopt-A-Play Campaign!

Make your quick and secure online donation to the Adopt-A-Play Campaign and join the PF Family!

Any amount of contribution is meaningful and deeply appreciated. So, if you haven’t yet had the chance, give generously today and adopt the next great play of tomorrow!

Many, many thanks.

Warmly,

Amy Mueller,
Proud Parent & Artistic Director
Jill MacLean,
Proud Parent & Managing Producer

P.S. You can feel good about investing your hard-earned money into the Playwrights Foundation. We do so much with so little that PF was named among the Top 21 Most Effective Arts Organizations in the Bay Area by MyPhilanthropedia.org, based on a comprehensive study of the region.

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