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Playwrights Foundation-EVENTBRITE- 2016 FLASH PLAYS

 

Eventbrite - 2016 FlashPlays - Ferociously Fast Theater!

FlashPlays!
40+ Local Playwrights • 70+ Micro Plays 

80+ minutes of Ferociously Fast Theater!

A Community Benefit for Playwrights Foundation 

Saturday, December 3rd at 8:00PM

Sunday, December 4th at 5:00PM – followed by a DJ dance party!

at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco

Advance tickets are $18 online, and $25 at the Door.
VIP Tickets for $36 include reserved seating and drinks of your choice.

Join in a creative community gathering to celebrate the city we love.


 

Calling All Volunteers!
We’re looking for #FlashPlays2016  volunteers to help us Dec 3 and 4 at Brava Theater.
Many roles and time slots available – front of house, ushers, backstage. Even better – volunteers receive a comp ticket to #FlashPlays2016.

Join the fun! Contact us today at admin@playwrightsfoundation.org

Stage Manager Needed!

We need an assistant Stage Manager to assist with FlashPlays at Brava Theater. Modest Stipend!

Hours: 25

Thursday 12/1 – 5 – 11pm

Saturday 12/3 – 9:30am – 10pm

Sunday 12/4 – 3 – 8pm

Emerging & Intermediate level of experience is all that’s needed.

Send inquiry and resume to artisticintern@playwrightsfoundation.org

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Playwrights Foundation- THE REWRITE: IT’S ALL ABOUT PLAY SUBMISSIONS

THE REWRITE: IT’S ALL ABOUT PLAY SUBMISSIONS THIS WEEK

In this issue:

SUBMIT YOUR PLAY

HELP US SELECT NEW PLAYS – JOIN OUR NATIONAL READING COMMITTEE

LITERARY MANAGER LOGAN ELLIS



          PLAYWRIGHTS, SUBMIT YOUR PLAY TODAY!

PF’s open script submission process for our 40th Anniversary Season is open through October 1, 2016! Get your play read and considered!

Why Should I Apply?
Very simply, our open submission process is the single best way that Playwrights Foundation artistic staff gets acquainted with and can actively champion the work of a wide range of contemporary writers. While our reading series and festivals are outward expressions of the works we read, our development process and the advocacy and access to a national network of theater industry professionals interested in producing new work is priceless to new and emerging playwrights.

Playwrights Foundation exists to nurture, develop, and champion new plays.  As one of the leading and long-established “incubators” for new plays, when playwrights submit a play to us, they are not just entering a competition, but entering a community where their work will be valued and promoted. We are seen as a go-to source for producers looking for the kind of work we seek.

A National Reader Committee, comprised of fifty theater professionals with capacity to refer or produce plays, reads every submission in full.  All plays are read once by two readers; semi-finalists have a third reader added; the finalists will have their play read by twelve readers.

What Our Playwrights Have to Say
“BAPF was a crucial step in its [his play, Sound, BAPF 2014] development! Could not have done it without the amazing SF community of artists.” – Don Nguyen 

“Your willingness to take a chance on an unknown student playwright with an early play means more than I can say.” – Philana Omorotionmwan (Before Evening Comes, BAPF 2016)

“Playwrights Foundation has always held a special place in my heart and in my career/evolution as an artist.” – Lauren Yee (Samsara, BAPF 2012)

What Are You Looking For?
Playwrights Foundation’s programs are open to all playwrights living in the Americas and writing primarily in English.  We look for singular, diverse voices addressing comtemporary issues in ways that push the boundaries of theater.

Check out our submission guidelines and details HERE.

While we do request a modest $20 submission fee to cover processing, if this is an issue, please contact Logan Ellis, our Literary Manager to discuss a waiver atliterary@playwrightsfoundation.org.

 


HELP US SELECT NEW PLAYS – JOIN OUR NATIONAL READING COMMITTEE

READ FOR US!

Playwrights Foundation builds a discerning and diverse pool of theater makers to join our National Reading Committee each year for the Playwrights Foundation selection process. In 2016, over 500 playwrights submitted their work to the festival, and over 50 readers joined us to evaluate and select the winning scripts.

Who Can Apply?

If you are a theater artist invested in the world of new plays (for example, producer, artistic director, dramaturg, or literary manager to name a few), we want your voice in our selection process. Practitioners in all phases of career development are encouraged to apply.

What Do I Have to Do?

  • For the 40th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, the committee will read plays from October 1st, 2016 to February 1st, 2017.  
  • Each reader will evaluate at least 5 plays each month during the 4-month term.
  • All members of this committee are volunteers, but we offer some super benefits:
    • Tickets to the festival
    • Recognition in our programs and website
    • Best of all, access to hundreds of awesome new scripts!

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HOW TO APPLY

The National Reading Committee for BAPF 2017 is accepting applications for membership through October 1st, 2016.

 

Are You a Returning Member?  Please re-apply HERE.

New Applicant?  Please apply HERE.

Questions? Please write our Literary Manager, Logan Ellis at literary@playwrightsfoundation.org.


Meet our Literary Manager Logan Ellis

 

Logan serves as the Foundation’s Literary Manager, overseeing our open submission process, and managing the National Reading Committee and PF Literary Council. When he’s not in Seattle, Logan is in San Francisco, where he’s also about to become producer-in-residence at the Magic Theatre.Learn more about Logan.

Currently, Logan is directing Hooded, or Being Black for Dummies  (BAPF 2015) by Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm at Theatre Battery in Kent WA, near Seattle, where Logan serves as Producing Artistic Director. and was a co-founder.  “Theatre Battery has found its audience by talking about its work with community leaders … and using a ‘radical hospitality’ ticketing system, which encourages people to pay when they can, but lets anyone through the door for free”, said the Seattle Times.

 

A note from Logan about the Festival:
“Producers and Literary Managers look to the yearly Bay Area Playwrights Festival to discover some of the most compelling and urgent emerging voices in American theater. The collection of actors, directors, and dramaturgs that contribute to the development of these plays features the most intelligent and supportive artists of the San Francisco scene. We hope you’ll join us in 2017.”

 


P.S. WE’RE HIRING

Playwrights Foundation offers many ways for you to become part of our small, but mighty team.  Check out our current openings and opportunities
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Playwrights Foundation- ROUGH READINGS SERIES Steve Yockey’s hilariously dark new comedy

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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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Playwrights Foundation- resident playwright Lauren Gunderson premieres a new play at SHOTGUN PLAYERS

      Playwrights Foundation-  resident playwright Lauren Gunderson premieres a new play at SHOTGUN PLAYERS
 
resident playwright Lauren Gunderson premieres a new play at SHOTGUN PLAYERS!
Opens May 31st through June 23

We’re not really good at playing God, after all.  

 

Science has only begun to reveal the extraordinary possibilities of cloning, not to mention the controversial ethics that lie therein. Steven, a leading scientist in the arcane world of human cloning, will do anything to keep a family secret — but at what cost? A sci-fi thriller, full of moral conundrums, and written by one of the most exciting young writers in American theater. 

May 23- June 23

Buy your tickets to
By and By Now

Post Show Conversations with the playwright, director and guest speakers throughout the month of June!


Awake (feat. The Bengsons)

An original song for the play
By and By
by Lauren Guderson

Written and performed by
The Kilbanes!

Listen Now!

 
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Playwrights Foundation- TWO NEW PLAY FESTIVALS COMING UP

Our Monthly Suggestions for Great Theater

Dear Randy,

The entire Bay Area is abuzz about a stellar season full of great plays – and we’re not just talking Niners football!

Don’t miss these golden opportunities from some of our star players!

TWO NEW PLAY FESTIVALS COMING UP!

Cutting Ball‘s RISK IS THIS

Crowded Fire‘s MATCHBOX SERIES

(CFT features new works by 4 PF Artists!)

RISK IS THIS
The Cutting Ball Experimental
New Plays Festival

Featuring:

THE INSECT PLAY
   Written by Josef and Karl Čapek
In a new version by Bennett Fisher

PASSING
   Written by Dipika Guha
Directed by PF Artistic Director Amy Mueller

SIDEWINDERS
   Written by Basil Kreimendahl
January 26 – February 9
EXIT on Taylor

2013 MATCHBOX READING SERIES
Presented by Crowded Fire Theater

Featuring:
THE INVISIBLE PLAY
Written by PF Resident Playwright
Christopher Chen

THE TAMING
Written by PF Resident Playwright
Lauren Gunderson

BLUE GOD COUNTDOWN
Written by PF Resident Playwright
Geetha Reddy

TRUCK STOP
Written by PF Guest Resident
Lachlan Philpott

January 28 – February 5
The Thick House

 

FROM PF Resident Playwright Tanya Shaffer

The world premiere of

THE FOURTH MESSENGER

Book and lyrics by Tanya Shaffer

Music and lyrics by Vienna Teng

Directed by Matt August

February 6 – March 10

At the Ashby Stage in Berkeley

What if the Buddha were a woman? What if she were alive today? Loosely inspired by the life of the historical Buddha, this captivating new musical imagines a modern day “awakened one” – a world-famous spiritual teacher known to her followers as Mama Sid. Mama Sid has a past, however, which she’s kept hidden for many years, until a mysterious young woman shows up at her ashram and starts asking questions. Epic and intimate, comic and profound, The Fourth Messenger investigates what it means to be both enlightened and human. Addictive melodies and subtle, intricate harmonies bring the story vividly to life, adding depth and resonance that linger long after the lights come up.

Click here for tickets.

FROM PF Resident Playwriting Instructor Anthony Clarvoe

Aurora Theatre Company is proud to present:
OUR PRACTICAL HEAVEN

WORLD PREMIERE – GLOBAL AGE PROJECT PRIZE WINNER

By Anthony Clarvoe
Directed by Allen McKelvey
January 25th – March 3rd

 

Six women, three generations, one family. Over multiple holidays, a family gathers in a home none of them expects to long survive the rising sea. They do chores, text each other, and dance. They watch the birds and watch each other, while struggling for loyalty, legacy, and turf. By the end, everything has shifted and a new generation is in charge, but of what? Written by  Anthony ClarvoeOur Practical Heaven addresses the changing tides of communication, gender roles, and society in a place where even the notions of home and family remain fluid.

Get your tickets now at www.auroratheatre.org or 510-843-4822. Click here for more information.

Magic Theatre presents

SE LLAMA CRISTINA

by Octavio Solis (Teaching at PF in Feb. 2013)
NNPN Rolling World Premiere

Directed by Loretta Greco
Begins January 23

Enter this incredible, multi-layered fever dream from the mind of cherished Bay Area playwright and Playwrights Foundation Alumnus Octavio Solis in which a young man and woman wake up in a strange room, and must piece together their past identities and relationship while they construct a new future and grapple with the possibility of being parents. Featuring Rod Gnapp* (Annapuma, What We’re Up Against), Sean San José* (Intersection for the Arts, Campo Santo), Sarah Nina Hayon* and Karina Gutiérrez. Get $5 OFF tickets with the code PFCRISTINA5 at www.magictheatre.org or call 415-441-8822. (Subject to availability. Offer not applicable to previously purchased tickets or Opening Night.) *Member of Actors’ Equity Association.

“As fantastical as a superhero comic bookand thrice as funny!” – SF Chron

“A rock-’em, sock-’em Riot…

Troublemaker is freakin kick-A!” – KQED

Dan LeFranc, winner of the New York Times Outstanding Playwright Award, is making trouble at Berkeley Rep. Bradley and his crew battle middle-school goons, bear dogs and zombie pirates. And worst of all, grown-ups.

Playing now through Feb. 3. For tickets, click berkeleyrep.org or call 510-647-2949.

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Playwrights Foundation- The New Play Institute A School for Playwriting

Keep the Resolution to Write in 2013

Discounts ending soon on our two upcoming Winter classes.

Click the images below for more information about the classes & teachers.

 

 

Chinaka Hodge

Writing the Experimental Urban Play

Early Bird Discount Ends on 1/22

Class located in SF

(Photo by Bethany Hines)

 

Anthony Clarvoe

Full Tilt to the Finish Line:

Writing the Successful Full-Length Play

Early Bird Discount Ends on 1/30

Class located in the East Bay


Save the Date

 

Octavio Solis Returns to the Insitute for 4-Day Class

Feb. 28 – Mar. 3 (Thu. & Fri. Eve, Sat. & Sun. Day)

Playwrights Foundation is proud to welcome back the esteemed Octavio Solis. Considered by many to be one of the most prominent Latino playwrights in America. Mark your calendars now- you do not want to miss the chance to learn from one of the great playwrights of our time.

Stay tuned for more information!

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