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

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

Monday, Aug. 29

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PCSF PlayOffs round 3 results

Round Three audiences have chosen the following plays to be fully produced in December:

  • The Sound of Moonlight
    by Diane Sampson
  • Association
    by Carol Lashof

Audiences in the first two rounds chose:

  • A Relationship with History
    by Annette Roman
  • Father's Day
    by Rod McFadden
  • Benched
    by Lorraine Midanik
  • Murder
    by Bridgette Dutta Portman

Congratulations to the chosen playwrights!

Fall 2016 Reading Series Plays Announced

PCSF is pleased to announce the plays for our Fall 2016 reading series, to run from September 12 through November 14. Congratulations to the selected playwrights!

Readings this Fall include Developmental Readings of the following plays:

  • Aug. 29: Cancelled
  • Sept. 12: THE MAKING OF MEDEA'S MEDEA by Chas Belov
    Mockumentary charts Medea's modern-day retelling of her murderous tale from page to stage to tragedy.
  • Sept. 19 (new date): ANDY'S GIFT by Charley Lerrigo
    Vampires are so misunderstood. And are not immune to economic realities and the problems that come with love and aging
  • Sept. 26 (new date): THE SEPARATION by Aren Haun
    After participating in an intense transformative seminar, Stan embarks on a life-changing journey without ever leaving his home. 
  • Oct. 10: BABATUNDE IN HELL: A Nigerian Tragedy by Richard Slota
    Can an ineffectual man satisfy a wife, a married pregnant mistress and a penis-snatching, Ebola-spreading witch? Hell no! 
  • Oct. 17: LITTLE PLAYS FOR OUR DAYS by Christopher Bernard
    Three short plays about the 21st century - war, politics, love, and the human condition in a fraying civilization. 
  • Oct. 24: THE SPACE BETWEEN by Terry Lamb 
    A photographer searches for truth in his professional life, but hides from it in his personal life. 
  • Nov. 7: untitled by Vonn Scott Bair 
    Three stories about one story of post-WWII Berlin. 
  • Nov. 14: CONFUSION'S MASTERPIECE by Rod McFadden 
    Murder makes strange bedfellows

Full reading series details

Fall 2016 General Auditions

The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco will be holding general auditions for the Fall Season 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. PCSF offers two types of readings for the Reading Series, Staged Readings and Developmental Readings. This Fall we will have only Developmental Readings.

Developmental Readings, which are not rehearsed or directed.  Scripts are distributed roughly one week prior to the reading and the producer and playwright provide some limited direction and notes prior to the reading.  Actors are paid a $15 stipend for Developmental Readings.

By appointment only. Sign up by July 31, 2016.

Aug. 1
6:30-9:45 p.m.

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
San Francisco

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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, 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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