Thursday, March 16
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

No reading March 20

Monday, March 27
7:30 p.m.
The Flora and Fauna
by Alyson Mead
Developmental Reading
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

Monday, April 3
7:30 p.m.
Life & Death: Recent Short Plays
by Vonn Scott Bair
Developmental Reading
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

Thursday, April 6
7:30 p.m.
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

Monday, April 17
7:30 p.m.
The Making of Medea's Medea
by Chas Belov
Directed by Radhika Rao

Staged Reading
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

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Spring Reading Series opens March 27

Please join PCSF for our Spring 2017 Reading Series, opeing March 27.

March 27, 2017

The Flora and Fauna
by Alyson Mead
Developmental Reading

The Flora and Fauna was inspired by a single line from the famous letter read in court during the Stanford rape case. What comes after a sexual assault - how might one's daily, mundane life be affected; who might one choose to hang out with; and how may intimacy play a part in that, or not? How would a friendship between two women change over time?

7:30 p.m.
Shelton Theater (downstairs)
533 Sutter (btw. Powell and Mason)
San Francisco
$5-10 suggested donation/your discretion

Followed by:

April 3, 2017

Life & Death: Recent Short Plays
by Vonn Scott Bair
Developmental Reading

A collection of short plays dealing with the subject of life & death. Mostly death. Mostly comedies.

7:30 p.m.
Shelton Theater (downstairs)
533 Sutter (btw. Powell and Mason)
San Francisco
$5-10 suggested donation/your discretion

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PlayOffs Round One winners announced

Round One of the 2017 PCSF PlayOffs was held on March 5th, and showcased nine wonderful 10-minute plays by PCSF members. The theatre was full for both the matinee and evening performances, and the consistently high quality of the plays made it difficult for our audiences to choose just three favorites.

The playwrights included: Amanda J. Lee, Charley Lerrigo, Edna Coulson Hall, Jerome Joseph Gentes, Laylah Muran de Assereto, Lorraine Midanik, Madeline Puccioni, Steve Koppman, and Susan Jackson.

When the ballots were all counted, there was a tie for 2nd and 3rd place, and so the decision was made to award the top three plays (rather than just two) a spot in the full production next November.

The three plays chosen by the audience were:

  • Shock Value by Lorraine Midanik
  • Shaving Bees by Laylah Muran de Assereto
  • Auto-mated by Charley Lerrigo

Congratulations to these three playwrights on being Round One audience choices, and to all our playwrights for producing such a wonderful collection of 10 minute plays.

And mark you calendars now. Round Two of the 2017 PCSF PlayOffs will be on May 21st. The "hat" for Round Two will open in mid-April for the drawing of nine names for that round. More info will be posted on the website and newsletter as the date nears.


Welcome to February 2017 new members

Please join us in welcoming the following new PCSF members:

  • Richard Von Ritter
  • Emily Crandall
  • Sunil Malik
  • Bushra Burney
  • Lana Palmer
  • Amanda J Lee.
  • David O. Stein

PCSF wins TBA Award for Best Anthology Production

PCSF is overjoyed to have received a TBA award for Outstanding Production of an Anthology for "Sheherezade's Last Tales," the festival of short plays we produced December 2015. Props to producers Jerome Joseph Gentes and Bridgette Dutta Portman, the playwrights, and everyone else involved with the production.


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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