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Crowded Fire Theater August 2018 – Presents CHURCH Take a peek at who’s on board!

Take a peek at who’s on board!
We are excited to announce the cast of CHURCH by Young Jean Lee! Directed by Mina Morita, this slyly subversive and surprisingly moving work will feature (from left to right) Lawrence Radecker, Jordan Maria Don, Nkechi Emeruwa, and Alison Whismore. In CHURCH, Young Jean Lee transforms her lifelong struggle with Christianity into an exuberant church service. A traveling group of earnest reverends testify through narrative, song, and dance, testing the expectations of religious and non-religious alike. Come lose, gain and question your faith all in one night.
Reserve Tickets Now!
Support CFT and win amazing things!
We hold a fundraising salon and auction once in a while – for CHURCH, we had some AMAZING PACKAGES come in, and we knew that we had to give everyone a chance to win!
We’re collecting proxy bids for the two packages below now – let us know your max bid, and we’ll designate a CFT Resident Artist to bid on your behalf.

Your support for Crowded Fire will allow us to provide subsidized tickets for CHURCH and support hundreds of artists through our mentorship, new play development, and mainstage programs.

Bid NOW, through 8/17!
The winner of this package will receive a Warriors Party hosted by CFT Board Member and Super-Fan, Tina Brier! You and a friend will spend the evening with Tina and her husband David watching an away game on her big-screen TV in Moraga, and you’ll receive:
  • a SIGNED and framed Klay Thompson photograph!
  • Zaza Pachulia bobble head!
  • Warriors dog collar!
  • Dinner, and pre-game discussion & snacks!
  • David’s specialty Warriors martinis!
  • Warriors t-shirts!
A convenient date will be arranged for

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Playwrigts Foundation- Rough Reading Series: New Play by Geetha Redd

Playwrigts Foundation- Rough Reading Series: New Play by Geetha Redd

 Please join us next week as we share the latest from Geetha Reddy!

Dear Randy,

A new season is upon us and that means it’s time to kick-off the 2014/15
Rough Readings Series
with the first draft of an
as-yet-untitled play by Resident Playwright, Geetha Reddy on Mon and Tues eves, Oct 6 & 7.

The play is conceived as a wildly imaginative journey through time and space to explore the intersection between high energy physics, women in science and hindu mytholygy. Set at the CERN Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, the play centers on unconventional choices made by physicist Dr. Alpheratz Schen PhD. Inspired both by Lawrence Krauss’s novel A Universe from Nothing and Reddy’s own life experience as an Ind
ian woman working in the patriarchal world of science and high tech, this play delves deeply into the role of gender, race, and power in science.

Co-commissioned with Crowded Fire Theater, this reading is the play’s first public foray on a year-long developmental process, culminating in a world premiere next year. We would be honored if you would join us for this first reading.

As always, our Rough Reading Series is Pay What You Can.

Email RSVP@playwrightsfoundation or call 415 626-2176 to reserve your spot now!This event is PAY WHAT YOU CAN.

Geetha Reddy, a multiple award winning playwright, is a Resident Playwright of Playwrights Foundation.
Join us Monday, October 6th, 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University and Tuesday, October 7th, at 7pm at The Tides Theatre, San Francisco.


The Deadline for new play submissions is tomorrow night (October 1st) at midnight.


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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 theate artists and attended by patrons like you. Playwrights Foundationpartners with The Center For New Plays at Stanford University and Bay Area theatres to provide playwrights an opportunity to hear the drafts of their new plays in front of an audience.

The Rough Readings experience is a valuable 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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The Playwrights Foundation- Crowded Fire Theater Presents Lauren Genderson’s EXIT

If you want a super fun and deeply satisfying night out, get your hilarity on with the thrill of true terror, the satisfaction of deep rage, and the delight of uncontrollable humor in Crowded Fire Theater’s hilarious revenge comedy EXIT, Pursued by a Bear by the phenomenal playwright Lauren Gunderson. Crowded Fire is offering PF readers a 10% discount to the production through Sept 10 only! Enter the code “pfmember” at checkout! With rave reviews, this show is going to sell out – we suggest pouncing on this deal. Pun intended.

EXOT was first developed at PF’s Rough Readings Series, and has since gone on to a multiple production rolling world premiere throughout the country. Ms. Gunderson is a rising star who now calls the Bay Area home – and we are so glad she’s here! We went opening night, and we urge you not to miss this hilarious fem power-punch.

About the play
A witty, moving, and razor sharp feminist power-ballad set in the North Georgian mountains with a Jacobean tragi-comic twist. Nan Carter is smart, sassy, and resourceful. Inspired by a single stage direction in Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale, she sets out to teach her abusive husband a lesson. Nan can quote Shakespeare and Jimmy Carter, save a house cat and her life, and maybe even change the world.

Runs Wed-Sat at the Boxcar Playhouse through September 17, 2011. Tickets and info at http://www.crowdedfire.org.

Discount valid on advance sales only for performances through Sept 10.

Reviewer Chad Jones falls in literary love

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