Thursday, June 21
7:30 pm
Scene Night
Temporary location
Un-Scripted Theater
533 Sutter (upstairs)
San Francisco

Thursday, July 5
7:30 pm
Scene Night

42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
San Francisco

Sunday, July 15
TBA
PCSF Playoffs Round One

Thursday, July 19
7:30 pm
Scene Night

42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
San Francisco

Sunday, July 22
TBA
PCSF Playoffs Round Two

Sunday, July 29
TBA
PCSF Playoffs Round Three

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Upcoming Deadlines

  • May 17, 2018 - Enter PCSF PlayOffs
  • You can always see a list of active PCSF submission opportunities, if any, at the PCSF Submittable website.

Scene Night Special Location

The June 21 scene night is being held at:

Un-Scripted Theater Company
533 Sutter, 2nd floor
(at Powell)
San Francisco

In July, scene nights return to 42nd Street Moonspace.

See you then. The full listing of scene nights and other events can be found on our calendar.


PCSF PlayOffs! Playwrights Chosen

A random drawing has chosen 27 writers to receive staged readings of their 10-minute plays in July.

Those 27 playwrights are listed below, with the dates of their staged readings. Further information will be forwarded to those fortunate few about the Playoffs process.

Round 1 - July 15
Chas Belov
L Zephyr
Charley Lerrigo
Carol Lashof
Lynn Alward
Maury Zeff
Marsha Roberts
Richard Ciccarone
Candace Adams

Round 2 - July 22
Vonn Scott Bair
Ed Brownson
Kristin Anundsen
Cathie Stonie
Amanda Lee
Bill Hyatt
Lana Palmer
Jim Norrena
Bridgette Dutta Portman

Round 3 - July 29
Lorraine Midanik
Richard Fouts
Lisa Kang
Steve Koppman
Annette Roman
Gaetana Caldwell-Smith
Tina Martin
Phillip Gerson
David Stein

An audience vote will determine which six of these 27 plays will be part of the full production in November.

If you put your name in the hat but were not drawn for the preliminary rounds of the Playoffs, do not despair. Your play still could be part of the November production as a "critical choice" by the producers and directors. Or . . . you could be chosen, again by the luck of the draw, to replace any playwright who withdraws or otherwise becomes ineligible. In November we will have a production of eight outstanding 10-minute plays, representing the diversity and quality that Playwrights' Center of San Francisco members have to offer.

Plays submitted by all 34 playwrights will be considered for the "critical choice" selections.


24-Hour Fest thank yous

The 24-hour Fest was a success! PCSF sends warm thank you's to everyone who made it happen.

Crew

  • Producer.....Bill Hyatt
  • Associate Producer.....Bridgette Dutta Portman
  • Stage Manager.....Paula K. Bauer
  • Crew.....Parker Neely
  • House Manager.....Lorraine Midanik
  • Hospitality And Concessions Manager.....L. 'z' Zephyr
  • Concessions Staff.....Marsha Roberts
  • House And Box Office Staff.....Lisa A. Mammel
  • Light And Sound Operator.....Bert van Aalsburg
  • Photographer.....Colin Hussey
  • Videographer.....Patrick M Brennan
  • Graphic Design.....John Dubiel
  • Playbill Design.....Bill Hyatt

Playwrights

  • Chas Belov
  • Jeffrey Blaze
  • Gaetana Caldwell-Smith
  • Richard Kevin Cartwright
  • Bridgette Dutta Portman
  • Madeline Puccioni
  • Karl Schackne
  • Barry Slater

Directors

  • John Ferreira
  • Madison Gerringer
  • Don Hardwick
  • Amanda J. Lee
  • Charley Lerrigo
  • Kris Neely
  • Genevieve Perdue
  • Bert van Aalsburg

The Ensemble

  • Chris Anderson
  • Maria Budig
  • Max O. Chang
  • Malinda Coler
  • Zack Collier
  • Delinda Dane
  • Moshe Goodman
  • Cesar A. Herrera
  • Helen Kim
  • Irwin Isidro
  • Lana Lacaille
  • Grace LemMon
  • Jessica Lim
  • Jacobella Luongo
  • Bernard Marger
  • Mark Morgan
  • Alexander J. Newhouse
  • Meira Perelstein
  • Janice Rumschlag
  • Jacob Scheuerman

A Special Thank You To Our Raffle Donors:

  • Paula Bauer
  • Stuart Bousel
  • Betsy Kruse Craig
  • Deepanshu Dutta
  • Meredith Hagedorn
  • Bill Hyatt
  • Carol Lashof
  • Anthony Miller
  • Kris Neely
  • Bridgette Dutta Portman
  • Madeline Puccioni
  • Marsha Roberts
  • Matt Shelton
  • Awesome Theater
  • Dragon Theatre
  • Marsh Theatre
  • Pear Theater
  • Shelton Theater
  • SF Olympians
  • SF Playhouse
  • Those Women Productions

A Very Special Thank You To:

  • Vonn Scott Bair for providing donuts and coffee for the entire cast and crew!!!! Yum!

PCSF Board Changes and Opportunities

I would like to update you on some changes, as well as offer you some opportunities, regarding the PCSF Board.

After serving as part of PCSF leadership for a number of years, Elizabeth Flanagan and Jim Norrena are leaving the board. During their tenure, they helped our organization more clearly define our core mission and achieve the financial stability that makes our future growth possible. While we will miss their contributions as Board members, both Jim and Elizabeth will continue active involvement in PCSF. (Jim will be helping with updates to our online presence, and Elizabeth is co-producing the upcoming PlayOffs production in November.)

Patricia L. Morin (previously Board Member-at-Large) will assume the responsibilities of Communications Director going forward.

These departures open up two positions on the Board. These positions are:

Secretary – responsible for record keeping and archiving, new member orientation, and membership outreach. Voting and signatory board member Board.

Member-at-Large -- this is a voting position, and also a training position for movement into one of the other board positions.

The time commitment for Board participation fluctuates, but typically involves a few hours each week, and attendance of the monthly board meeting. We ask those joining the board to commit to 2 years of service, in order to preserve necessary continuity.

PCSF membership is not required for Board service – opportunities are open to all interested PCSF members, as well as any other theatre professionals interested in helping create the future of PCSF.

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 1500 plays

PCSF has hit a milestone! As of May 22, 2016, PCSF has brought 1500 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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