March 15
7:30 pm
Scene Night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness
(at Grove)
San Francisco

March 25
7:30 pm
24-Hour Fest
Custom Made Theater
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco
Tickets on sale

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Upcoming Deadlines

  • April 30, 2018 - Fall 2018 Reading Series (opens April 15)
  • You can always see a list of active PCSF submission opportunities, if any, at the PCSF Submittable website.

24-Hour Fest tickets on sale

Tickets for the PCSF 24-hour fest are now on sale! See eight plays that didn't exist the night before. It's theatre without a net.

The following folks will be taking part in our 24-Hour Fest, happening on March 25:


  • Chas Belov
  • Jeffrey Blaze
  • Richard Kevin Cartwright
  • Bridgette Dutta Portman
  • Madeline Puccioni
  • Karl Schackne
  • Barry Slater
  • Harold Smith


  • John Ferreira
  • Tatiana Gelfand
  • Madison Gerringer
  • Don Hardwick
  • Amanda J. Lee
  • Kris Neely
  • Genevieve Perdue
  • Bert van Aalsburg


  • Chris Anderson
  • Maria Budig
  • Prem Byrne
  • Max O. Chang
  • Malinda Coler
  • Camille Collaco
  • Zack Collier
  • Delinda Dane
  • Moshe Goodman
  • Cesar A. Herrera
  • Helen Kim
  • Lana Lacaille
  • Grace LemMon
  • Jessica Lim
  • Jacobella Luongo
  • Mark Morgan
  • Meira Perelstein
  • Janice Rumschlag
  • Jacob Scheuerman

PCSF thanks the many volunteer participants who will be toiling beginning the night before to bring you plays that don't exist yet.

March 25
7:30 pm

Custom Made Theater
533 Sutter Street
San Francisco

Spring 2018 Reading Series announced

PCSF is pleased to announce its Spring 2018 reading series. Congratulations to the selected playwrights.

Staged readings:

  • Monday, April 16:

    by Carol Lashof,
    directed by Arashi Cesana
  • Monday, May 7: Untitled: 3  stories of 1 story of 1945 Berlin
    by Vonn Scott Bair,
    director TBA
Developmental readings:
  • Monday, April 23:
    The Small Group

    by Gael Chandler
  • Monday, April 30:
    The Birthday Lottery

    by Richard Fouts
  • Monday, May 14:
    A House Divided

    by Rod McFadden


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

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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