Tuesday, Feb. 2
Signup deadline
PCSF PlayOffs Round One

Thursday, Feb. 4
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Wednesday, Feb. 17Submission deadline
PCSF PlayOffs Round One(drawing winners only)

Thursday, Feb. 18
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Monday, Feb. 22
6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Spring Auditions
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
San Francisco

Thursday, March 3
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Sunday, March 6
3 p.m. and 7 p.m.
PCSF PlayOffs Round 1
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
San Francisco

Thursday, March 17
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

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Upcoming Deadlines

  • All deadlines are available for PCSF members only
  • Feb. 2, 11:59 p.m. Signup for PCSF PlayOffs
  • Feb. 17 - Submit play for PCSF PlayOffs Round One (drawing winners only)
  • April 30, 11:59 p.m. Fall 2016 Reading Series
  • You can always see a list of active PCSF submission opportunities, if any, at the PCSF Submittable website.

PCSF PlayOffs

The new PCSF PlayOffs will showcase twenty-seven 10-minute plays by PCSF members.

It will consist of three "quarterly" rounds of staged readings, each featuring nine plays. These rounds are scheduled for March, May and August.

Each round will include a matinee and evening performance, and after each performance, the audience will vote for their favorite three plays from that round. The top two vote-getters from each round (six plays) will be fully produced in at the end of the year.

Additionally, two of the remaining 21 plays will be selected by the directors and producers of the year-end production. These Critical Choice plays will be added to the six Audience Choice selections and fully produced in an evening of eight short plays.

Round One's performances will be on Sunday, March 6, at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. in the Shelton Theater.

All PCSF members are eligible to participate. The participants will be chosen via random drawing (similar to selections for our 24 hour festivals). Just put your name in the hat, and cross your fingers.

Nine playwrights will be chosen from a hat for Round One. Once a member is selected for a round, he/she is no longer eligible for subsequent rounds that year. But Members who are not chosen are still eligible for subsequent rounds. In this way, twenty-seven different members will be included in the quarterly rounds.

Round One deadlines:

  • Names in the hat – by 11:59 p.m., Feb. 2
  • Playwright selection from the hat Feb. 3
  • Plays submitted from chosen playwrights – Feb. 17

Plays will not be vetted by our Literary Committee. The plays submitted are at the discretion of the chosen playwrights, who are encouraged to submit their best work, which considers the following practical restrictions:

  1. No more than four actors required (doubling okay)

  2. Black-box appropriate with single setting and up/down lighting set

  3. Play is 10 minutes long (typically 8-9 pages)

Plays can be previously produced, but cannot have previous productions in the SF/Bay Area. However, new and previously unproduced plays are welcomed, of course.

Your commitment as a chosen playwright:

  • You will provide your completed 10-minute play (no further revisions) by Feb. 17..
  • You will help publicize the reading of your play and get enthusiastic audience members.
  • You agree to allow PCSF to fully produce your play in December if it is chosen by the audience.

To put your name in the hat for Round One, send an email to: rod@playwrightscentersf.org

Fine Print Stuff:

  • Directors of a quarterly round are not eligible to submit a play for that round, even if they are PCSF members-in good-standing.
  • Plays written by our year-end producers and/or directors are eligible for Audience Choice selection, but are not eligible for Critical Choice selection.
  • Playwrights participating in quarterly rounds must be members-in-good-standing at the time of the round.
  • Playwrights whose plays are chosen for year-end production must also be members-in-good-standing at the time of the production (meaning they may need to renew membership in order to be included in the production). This renewal, if necessary, must be done no later than Aug 31, 2016, to be included in the 2016 production.
  • If a play is slated for production, but the playwright's PCSF membership has lapsed, the play will be replaced by an additional Critical Choice play.

Spring general auditions feb. 22

The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco will be holding general auditions for the Spring Season Developmental Reading Series.  Join us for this 36-year tradition of helping local playwrights develop new work in the bay area!  We would love to see you there!  

The plays will be full and short works by PCSF member playwrights; selections TBA.

  • Variety of roles Male and Female, all ages 18+, ethnicities, body types encouraged!!!
  • Non-AEA only
  • Prepare (2) contrasting 1 min contemporary monologues.

Full audition details and signup info at Submittable

 

 

 

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