Monday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m.
Developmental Reading
Pasiphae
by Charley Lerrigo
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter Street (at Powell)
San Francisco

Monday, Oct. 2
7:30 p.m.
Staged Reading
Bending Toward Justice by Patricia Milton
Directed by Radhika Rao

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter Street (at Powell)
San Francisco

Thursday, Oct. 5
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Monday, Oct. 9
7:30 p.m.
Developmental Reading
Gap
by Carol Lashof
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter Street (at Powell)
San Francisco

Thursday, Oct. 19
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

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Fall Reading Series opens Sept. 25 announced

The PCSF 2017 Fall Reading Series launches Monday, Sept. 25.

Monday, Sept. 25
7:30 p.m.
Developmental Reading
Pasiphae
by Charley Lerrigo
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter Street (at Powell)
San Francisco

Sex, religion, the struggle between male and female passions, and international intrigue swirl together in a tragedy which asks what love looks like when the name of the game is power?

Followed by:

Monday, Oct. 2
7:30 pm
Staged Reading
Bending Toward Justice by Patricia Milton
Directed by Radhika Rao

Stranded in Tennessee, and charged with defrauding a Daughter of the Confederacy out of family Civil War heirlooms worth $1M, a young black appraiser from L.A. must find a way to win the suit, or face ruin. This comedy explores what we value, and what it costs us. It's a Trump-era look at U.S. race relations, the improbable road to reparations, and how Justice bats last.


PCSF Playoffs Cast announced

PCSF is thrilled to announce our ensemble cast for Playoffs: Audience Favorites Showcase, our fully produced anthology that will run Nov. 3-11 at Exit Stage Left.

Our cast includes:

  • Tim Garcia
  • Kelly Kelly
  • Brian Levi
  • June Alane Reif
  • Kimberly Ridgeway
  • Karl Schackne
  • Madison Worthington

Our directors are Carol Eggers and ShawnJ West. Stay tuned to our website and Facebook page in the coming weeks for more news about our PLAYOFFS production!


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


PCSF nominated 2nd time for TBA Award for Best Anthology Production

PCSF and producers Bridgette Dutta Portman and Jerome Joseph Gentes have once again received a TBA nomination for Best Production of an Anthology, this time for the first ever PLAYOFFS!

PLAYOFFS was directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto & Carol Eggers.

Results will be announced Oct. 30 at the TBA Awards event. Awards info


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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