All remaining readings will be held at the Shelton Theater, downstairs at 533 Sutter (between Powell and Mason), San Francisco. This is an elevator building.
10 weeks of staged and developmental readings, a record season displaying the quality and variety of PCSF playwrights' work.
And the season continues with...
Monday, May 20, 2013
The White Pelican
The White Pelican is a drama based on real life experiences of the playwright. The play includes a love story, magical characters and a beloved pelican. The story takes a critical look at health care and asks whether we have advanced that far from the Dark Ages of medicine.
Monday, June 10, 2013
My Visit to America
In a world of today that is not our world, Eurasia is run by the Mongolian Empire and America is run by indigenous Americans. Jochi, a London bureaucrat, tries to cheat and bully her way into a trade deal between London and Miami. Instead, she encounters an interrogation in America and a test of friendship back home.
Get ready for PCSF's Summer Master Class Series! The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco is offering two, three-hour playwriting workshops taught by local and celebrated Bay Area Playwrights, Patricia Milton and Anthony Clarvoe. Each workshop is designed to stand on its own, but members are encouraged to sign up for both in the series.
What: Three-hour writing workshop
August 10, 2013: Oaks From Acorns!
Ever wondered if one of your beloved short pieces has what it takes to grow into a mighty full-length play? Award-winning playwright Anthony Clarvoe has done it, and he can show you how you can, too.
About Anthony Clarvoe:
Anthony Clarvoe has received the American Theatre Critics, Will Glickman, LA Drama Critics, Elliot Norton, and Edgerton awards; fellowships from the Guggenheim, Irvine, and McKnight Foundations, NEA, TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts, and Kennedy Center; commissions from South Coast Rep and Mark Taper Forum; and the Berrilla Kerr Award for his contributions to American theater. Local productions include Pick Up Ax (Eureka Theatre, San Jose Rep), The Living (San Jose Stage), Let’s Play Two (Encore), Ambition Facing West (Theatreworks), Ctrl+Alt+Delete (San Jose Rep), Show and Tell (Pear Avenue, Symmetry), Cello (Bay One Acts Festival), and Our Practical Heaven (Aurora). His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. The Art of Sacrifice is forthcoming from Random House in the anthology Plays for Two. Anthony is a regular instructor at the Playwrights Foundation, Stagebridge, and Playground.
August 17, 2013: Writing the Successful Ten Minute Play
The ten-minute play form is increasingly popular --- and it’s a great means to both get your work produced and build up a playwright resume. It’s a satisfying way to complete a script in a short period of time. And it’s fun to write! But a ten-minute “scene” does not equal a ten-minute “play.” So what are some successful approaches to writing the ten-minute play? This workshop will equip you with methods and ways of thinking about and writing the ten-minute play, using the elements of dramatic action, dialogue, and characters in conflict. Come learn more about how to master this fun, in-demand form.
About Patricia Milton:
Patricia’s plays have been performed from New York to San Diego, from Memphis, TN to Kitchener, Ontario. The San Francisco Chronicle praised her “sharp comic writing” and “bracingly original mind.” In the San Francisco Bay Area, her short plays have been seen at the Exploratorium and PianoFight, and in the SF Theater Festival, Playground, Bay One Acts Festival (BOA), Woman’s Will PlayFest, Pacifica Spindrift Players, SF Fringe Festival, and Sheherezade. Full-length productions include “Believers,” (Wily West Productions), “Reduction in Force,” (Central Works), “Solving Sunflowers,” (East Mountain Center for Theatre, NM), and “The Only Virgin in Jubilee County,” (Hill Country Theatre, TX), as well as ten productions around the US of her plays co-written with Andrew Black. She is past President, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, and member of Theatre Bay Area, Central Works Writers Workshop, International Centre for Women Playwrights, and The Dramatists Guild. She is an Associate Playwright with 3Girls Theatre in San Francisco. www.patricia-milton.com