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Playwrights Foundation-Resident Playwrights Initiative

THE REWRITE:


Edition

January 20, 2017

Why are these writers smiling?  Because they’re Playwrights Foundation RESIDENT PLAYWRIGHTS!

Meet the current cohort (clockwise from left): Michael Gene Sullivan; Jon Bernson; Victoria Chong Der; Min Kahng; E.Hunter Spreen; Lisa Ramirez; Patricia Cotter; Jonathan Spector; Dipika Guha and the newest RP, Noelle Viñas (both not pictured).

Our Resident Playwrights Initiative is a four-year professional development program that provides an artistic home and launches careers.

We’re excited to share some of their new projects – Click HERE to see a small sampling of what they’ve been up to this winter.  Celebrate creativity and the value of art – get out and see one of these fine productions!


Jon Bernson      Victoria Chong Der    Patricia Cotter


Dipika Guha     Min Kahng          Lisa Ramirez


Jonathan Spector     E. Hunter Spreen    
                           Noelle Viñas   Michael Gene Sullivan

DON’t MISS OUR NEXT ROUGH READING


by Jon Bernson

“One moment. The present. You are in the present moment.”
Journey with us to learn the Way of the Moonwalk.


directed by Jon Tracy

Mon 1/23  7:30PM
Roble Hall, Stanford
Tues 1/24  2PM
Custom Made Theatre

Always Pay What You CanReserve a seat HERE


This weekend in SF



six/eleven

by
E. Hunter Spreen   (Resident Playwright)
An environmental morality play.

Fri 1/20 & Sat, 1/21 at7:30PM,University High School Theater, SF

Tickets HERE



FOR TODAY: Great advice from Resident Playwright Min Kahng

Artmakers and storytellers – write books, draw comics, paint paintings, do stand-up, code video games, make movies, become a YouTube sensation, craft poetry, animate short-films, make documentaries, design fashion, sing original songs, choreograph a number, create theatre!

Make us laugh. Help us grieve, heal, and breathe.

Challenge our notions. Engage us in social dialogue.

Teach us to be kind and empathetic. Remind us who we are.

Show us who we can be.

Let’s keep inundating our culture with our varying narratives and perspectives. We’re playing a cultural long-game here – centuries in the making. We can be influencing tomorrow’s voters in profound ways today. There are short-term horrors to be concerned and grappled with to be sure, but never doubt the power of your craft to shape the country in the long-run.

(Oh, and do drag! Lots and lots of drag!)

 

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Playwrights Foundation – 1616 16th st, Ste 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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Playwrights Foundation Rough Readings- Presents Jonathan Spector GOOD, BETTER, BEST, BESTED

 

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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.”

 

CRANE
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.

 

Monstress
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.

  

 

 Are You a Playwright?
Submit your play now for the 2015/16 Season
Open submissions accepted to November 7, 2015 

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Playwrights Foundation – 1616-16th Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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Playwrights Foundation – PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION ALUMNI TAKE THE EAST BAY!

Playwrights Foundation – PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION ALUMNI TAKE THE EAST BAY!

PLAYWRIGHTS FOUNDATION ALUMNI TAKE THE EAST BAY!

“It’s a strong cast made stronger by Spector’s dialogue and director Christine Young’s staging, which effectively highlights the comical awkwardness of human interaction.” – KQED

Winner of Aurora Theater’s
Global Age Prize!

Just Theater Presents

JONATHAN SPECTOR’S
In From the Cold
Directed by Christine Young

Runs Through November 23!
Live Oak Theatre, Berkeley

Ladies Night at Chili’s, the hidden meaning of 80’s movies and the quandary of where the past ends and the present begins are all part of the mystery surrounding this aging Cold Warrior.

http://www.justtheater.org or 510-214-3780

Central Works Presents

MICHAEL GENE SULLIVAN’S
Recipe
Directed by Gary Graves

Runs Through November 23!
Central Works Theater, Berkeley

A new comedy about the Morning Glory Baking Circle for Revolutionary Self Defense

http://www.centralworks.org
or 510-558-1381

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.

Playwrights Foundation – 1616-16th Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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Playwrights Foundation- Presents Jonathan Spector’s IN FROM THE COLD & Playwriting Classes

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Dear Randy,

February is HOT. Don’t believe us? We think you’ll warm up to these great offerings from PF this month.

JONATHAN SPECTOR’S IN FROM THE COLD

Part of Aurora’s Global Age Project and PF Rough Reading Series readings. Read about the process here.

February 11 @ 7:30pm at Roble Hall, Stanford University
February 12 @ 7:00pm at ACT Costume Shop, SF

About the play: The past might be catching up to an ex-Cold War spy, the hidden meaning of 80’s movies is revealed, and it’s ladies’ night at Chili’s. A funny and touching play about what it means when you used to mean a lot, and now you don’t mean much anymore.

FREE to attend! A $20 donation reserves you a seat and a drink on us!

 NPI CLASS REGISTRATIONS EXTENDED!


CHINAKA HODGE

Writing an Experimental Urban Play: CLASS REGISTRATION ISEXTENDED! Learn more & sign up here before this opportunity is gone for good.


NEW – EUGENIE CHAN

Fool Yourself to the Finish:REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN!Class begins March 16. Registerhere for this unique class from an NPI favorite.


OCTAVIO SOLIS

Treat yourself to some Quiet Time with PF alumnus Octavio Solis from Feb. 28 – Mar. 3. Mark your calendar & sign up today. Discounted hotel rooms available for out-of-towners. Also, don’t miss Octavio’s new show, SE LLAMA CRISTINA, at the Magic.

AS FEATURED IN THE PF DES VOIX FESTIVAL 2012:

PRIDE, PURSUIT AND DECAPITATION by Marion Aubert, translated by Kimberly Jannarone and Erik Butler (France): Under the cover of one of her many aliases—“M. Auberte the Mad”—the author takes the stage and conjures up a whirlwind of scenes. This comedy about power relations presents some thirty characters at the dinner table, in the bedroom, and in the boardroom—at work and at play, but always in trouble. Witness domestic drama, national scandal, and capital crimes—in a word, the everyday insanity ofthe world we live in. The Chonchons, dramatis personae of this play, come directly from Borgès’ book El libro de los seres imaginarios. They can be full of humanity, and then all of a sudden they will sin, out ofpride, stupidity or fragility.

PREMIERES APRIL 2013

Through hotINK, the Lark seeks to expand its community by reaching out to playwrights beyond our borders, bringing them together to meet and engage with New York theater makers, and encouraging opportunities for further exploration and production.

For more information about hotINK at the Lark, please visit: larktheatre.org/programs/hotINK.htm.

Playwrights Foundation uses Vendini for ticketing, marketing, and box office management.Playwrights Foundation – 1616-16th Street, Suite 350, San Francisco, CA, 94103, (415) 626-2176
Vendini, Inc. – 660 Market Street, San Francisco, CA, 94104, 1 (800) 901-7173

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