Monday, March 25
7:30 pm
Earthquake Weather
by Chas Belov
Developmental Reading

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St.
Downstairs
San Francisco

Monday, April 1
7:30 pm
By Blood
by Ed Brownson
Staged Reading
Directed by ShawnJ West
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St.
Downstairs
San Francisco

Thursday, April 4
7:30 pm
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco

Monday, April 8
7:30 pm
A Clean Well-Lighted Park Bench
by Patricia L. Morin
Staged Reading

Directed by Suzan Lorraine
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St.
Downstairs
San Francisco

Monday, April 15
7:30 pm
Confusion's Masterpiece
by Rod McFadden
Staged Reading

Directed by Carol Eggers
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St.
Downstairs
San Francisco

Tuesday, April 16
12:01 am
Fall 2019 Reading Series submissions open

Thursday, April 18
7:30 pm
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness Ave.
San Francisco

Friday, April 26
11:59 PM
Eight Plays in a Daze signups close

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Upcoming Deadlines

  • April 26, 11:59 pm, Eight Plays in a Daze signup
  • April 30, 11:59 pm, Fall 2019 Reading Series
    Submissions open April 15, 12:01 am.
  • You can always see a list of active PCSF submission opportunities, if any, at the PCSF Submittable website.

Spring Reading Series continues

PCSF announces the Spring 2019 Reading Series plays. Congratulations to the selected playwrights.

All readings are Monday nights at 7:30 pm at the Shelton Theater, 533 Sutter Street, Downstairs, San Francisco.

Monday, March 25
7:30 pm
Earthquake Weather
by Chas Belov
Developmental Reading


Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St.
Downstairs
San Francisco

Suggested donation $5-10/members free

San Francisco: Astronomical rents. San Andreas Fault. Elves. Shoe-making, home-wrecking elves.

Which would you rather have: love or new shoes? Can you have both? Four women – a long-term couple and two friends – face crossroads in their relationships during the San Francisco housing crisis of the late twenty-teens. A very loose adaptation of The Shoemaker and the Elves, for grownups.

followed by:

Monday, April 1
7:30 pm
By Blood
by Ed Brownson
Staged Reading

Directed by ShawnJ West

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter St.
Downstairs
San Francisco

Suggested donation $10-20/members free

A straight Latina woman around 30 and a gay man around 40 discover what happens when the AIDS crisis goes from being a death sentence to being a chronic, manageable disease – for some.

Full Reading Series details


Sign up for Eight Plays in a Daze Fest

PCSF is excited to announce that the next installation of our annual Fund Raising Event Eight Plays in a Daze Fest (formerly known as the PCSF 24 Hour Fest) will be held this year on May 25 and May 26, 2019. Plays will be written overnight starting Saturday, May 25, and then rehearsed and performed on Sunday, May 26. That's right, plays will be written, rehearsed and performed (off-book!) all in one day!

This is your chance to sign up to participate as:

  • a playwright,
  • an actor,
  • a director
  • or a crew member.

Eight Plays in a Daze signup details


PCSF Board Changes and Opportunities

Don Hardwick, actor, director and producer has been elected president of the board for the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco.  Outgoing president Bridgette Portman will continue with the board as past president.

Anyone interested in joining the PCSF board is encouraged to contact Bridgette Dutta Portman


Publicity Guide updated

The PCSF Publicity Guide (PDF), a basic guide for getting audiences for your readings and performances, has been updated to 2016. Thank you to Laylah Muran de Assereto for her work on this helpful work.


PCSF hits 1600 plays

PCSF has hit a milestone! As of July 15, 2018, PCSF has brought 1600 plays to the stage in the form of public readings and productions. Some of these plays have gone on to readings and productions elsewhere.

We are proud of our record supporting Bay Area playwrights in honing their work, and we are proud of and grateful to the playwrights, directors, actors, volunteers, donors, and others who have brought us this far and are bringing us into the future of theatre.

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