Thursday, July 25
7:30 pm
Scene night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness Ave
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Saturday, July 27
2 & 4 pm
PCSF PlayOffs Week 3
Shelton Theater 533 Sutter Street (near Powell) San Francisco

Thursday, Aug. 1
7:30 pm
Scene night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness Ave
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Thursday, Aug. 15
7:30 pm
Scene night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness Ave
(at Grove)
San Francisco

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PlayOffs tickets on sale

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Get your tickets now for PCSF PlayOffs with 27 new plays. Week 1 was sold out for both performances. Get your tickets for week 3 now.

Each week is a different program.

There are nine plays each weekend over three Saturdays in July: July 13, 20, and 27. Each of those three Playoff rounds will feature staged readings of nine 10-minute plays. The audience will vote for their favorite of each round. Winners of each round will have their plays added to the six previously chosen plays for a full production in the 2019 Best Short Plays festival in November.

Week 3
Saturday, July 27

  • At the Watering Hole by Cathy Stonie
  • And If You Don't Like It by Steven Simmons
  • Borderline by Annette Roman
  • The Wrong Goodbye by Larry Rekow
  • Hit List by Pat Morin
  • Everybody Comes to Shlomo's by Myles Garcia
  • Is That You, Mrs. Robinson? by Gael Chandler
  • Penance by Jeff Seeman
  • La Ciudad Lo Requiere by Lynn Aylward

Directed by: Don Hardwick and Kimberly Ridgeway

During week 1, Don't Just Sit There by Diane Sampson, directed by Don Hardwick, with Shelley Lynn Johnson and Lisa Klein, was chosen as the audience favorite.

Two enthusiastic audiences have named Breaths by Amissa Miller as their choice for Round Two in the PCSF  PlayOffs.  The play, featuring Kimberly Ridgeway and Miyoko Sakatani, was directed by Kimberly Ridgeway.

Both plays will be produced in October as part of the PCSF Best Short Plays festival.

Actors: Tom Bleeker, Fernando Gambaroni, Shelley Lynn Johnson, Lisa Klein, Mark Morgan, Sara Ranauer-Reid, Kimberly Ridgeway, Cary Ann Rosko, Miyoko Sakatani, Evan Sokol, and Bessie Zolno.


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. Marsha Roberts has joined as Communications Director.

Anyone interested in joining the PCSF board is encouraged to contact volunteers@playwrightscentersf.org


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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