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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!
Click Here to Find Out More!

$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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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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Playwrights Foundation- Play Submission for the 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Closing Soon

Play Submission Window is Closing Soon!
Attention, playwrights! The opportunity to submit a play for the 2011 Bay Area Playwrights Festival (and all PF programs) is ending on NOVEMBER 30, 2010! That’s just over two weeks, so make the finishing touches and send it in! We have a new online-only submission process this year.

To read more about submission guidelines, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival and Playwrights Foundation visit our website: http://www.playwrightsfoundation.org

Best Regards,

Amy Mueller
Artistic Director

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Playwrights Foundation- New Plays Dominate the Bay Area Fall Season!

New Plays Dominate the Bay Area Fall Season!

     A jaw dropping WOW to the sheer magnitude of new work in the Bay Area this fall.   We usually reserve this space for Playwrights Foundation news and info, but with such a ferocious number and range of new plays opening (and one about to close…), a significant number of which are written by Playwrights Foundation alumni, we just had to lead with this news:

      The Bay Area is a steamy center for new plays! Here’s a big thank you to Bay Area theaters and funders for taking bold risks against the odds of recession to truly enliven our community.   So, match them!   Defy gravity, your budget and the pull of political despair and get out off your duff and into the night!   [And for those of you strapped for cash, you can usher or volunteer to get in free, or you can attend shows through TBA’s FREE NIGHT OF THEATER – more info at www.theatrebayarea.org.]

Above: Soren Oliver & Robert Parsons in Christopher Chen’s ANOMIENAULIS (left) and Jackson Davis & Trevor Roderick in Sharyn Rothstein’s MARCH (right), Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2009. Photo credit: Richard Ciccarone.

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New Plays Grace Bay Area Stages!

So many plays, so little time! Click here or see below for some highlights PF recommends from the many, many new play offerings gracing the Bay Area†s fall season.

Above left: Marcus Gardley’s THIS WORLD IN A WOMAN’S HANDS, image courtesy of Shotgun Players, photo credit Jessica Palopoli. Right: Octavio Solis’ GHOSTS OF THE RIVER, image courtesy of Teatro Visión.

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The Playwrights Foundation- Don’t miss the final weekend of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2009

Don’t Miss the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2009!
Final Weekend!

“A wonderful weekend of theater…proactive & diverse, superb acting.” -Judith Cohen”Incredibly thought provoking and very moving.” –Polly Hughes

“Exceptional acting has driven the quality of this year’s festival, as has a focus on craftsmanship that is superlative.” –Jody Snyder

Left photo: American Treasure, by Julia Jarcho; Peter Sinn Nachtrieb & Christen Karle
Center photo: Anomienaulis, by Christopher Chen; Peter Ruocco
Right Photo: March, by Sharyn Rothstein; Left: Kathryn Tkel; right: Catherine Castellanos

Come join us at the second week of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival! Opening weekend was as smashing success, and word about the quality, both on stage and in the writing, is spreading fast.

This weekend, come and see the fruits of the playwrights’ labors. After having staged their piece, seeing it in front of an audience and listening to their feedback, our playwrights have returned to their work and have continued to improve on their already astounding plays.

Left photo: March, by Sharyn Rothstein; Left: Thomas Azar; right: Trevor Roderick
Right Photo: House and Junction, by Martha Jane Kaufman; Howard Johnson & C. Kelly Wright

Just to show you the full impact and scope of this year’s Festival, we’ll bring this letter to a close with one last quote, this time by Garret Groenveld:

“I watched every piece of the entire festival in one forty eight hour period. My mind is full of fantastic images, funny moments, brilliant acting and inspiring writing by playwrights that are trying to find the new: the next thing that’s out there. Multicultural, multiethnic, multigenerational, multidenominational, this sucker has almost everything and it’s live and it’s happening now.”

Don’t Miss Festival Special Events This Weekend!

New Play Champion Award and Celebration!
Sunday @ 2pm following BASH! (By Area SHorts!) presentations
Enjoy wine and hors d’ouvres and celebrated the announcement the recipient of this year¹s New Play Champion.

Theater Professionals Weekend: contact Jonathan@playwrightsfoundation.org to find out about professional networking opportunities.

And don’t forget, it’s never too late to take advantage of our special offers on Festival Passes! Join our Facebook page to receive the code to get 20% discount on Festival VIP and Flex Passes.

 

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