Monday, Oct. 22
7:30 pm
Staged Reading
Pasiphae by Charley Lerrigo
Directed by Ely Orquiza
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
San Francisco

Sunday, Oct. 28
PCSF PlayOffs early-bird discount ends

Thursday, Nov. 1
7:30 pm
Scene Night

42nd Street Moonspace
250 Van Ness (upstairs)
San Francisco

Thursday, Nov. 8
7:30 pm
PCSF PlayOffs preview
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

Fri-Sat, Nov. 9-10
7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 11
2:00 pm
PCSF PlayOffs
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

Thursday, Nov. 15
12:01 am
Spring 2019 Reading Series submissions open

Thursday, Nov. 15
7:30 pm
Scene Night
42nd St Moonspace 248 Van Ness
San Francisco

Thu-Sat, Nov. 15-17
7:30 pm
Sunday, Nov. 18
2:00 pm
PCSF PlayOffs
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter (at Powell)
San Francisco

Monday, Nov. 19
11:59 pm
PCSF PlayOffs Kickstarter campaign ends

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PCSF Fall Season concludes

We are proud to present PCSF's Fall 2018 Reading Series.

Please join us each Monday night and help shape exciting new work.

Monday, Oct. 22
7:30 pm
Staged Reading

Pasiphae
by Charley Lerrigo
Directed by Ely Orquiza

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
San Francisco

A retelling of the story of the Minotaur –- from his mother's point of view. In a time when a line of female queens and leadership on Crete added its first king. Sex, religion, the struggle between male and female passions, and international intrigue swirl together in a tragedy.

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PCSF Playoffs 2018: Audience Favorites Showcase

PCSF will present its annual showcase of eight favorite short plays November 8 through 18. Early-bird tix are on sale through October 28.

Logan Comes of Age by Marsha Roberts is a comedy about a 45-year-old mama's boy being forced to get a real job so he could leave the nest and allow is mother to live a retired senior citizen life.

Twelve Twenty Five by Lynn Alward is a drama about two contractors imprisoned by Afghani Taliban on Christmas Day.

Alexis Has the Room by Ed Brownson is a comedy about an unexpected package picked up by porch thieves.

Land of Freedom by Bill Hyatt is a political apocalyptic journey of two souls seeking a magical kingdom.

Call Forwarding by Lorraine Midanik is a fun and awkward BART ride to SFO.

In Appointment in Sonora by David Stein, a migrant farmworker has an encounter more dire than he feared.

Between Scenes by Phillip Gerson asks whether working a play scene is good couples therapy?

In There's a New Goddess in Town by L.Z. Zephyr, the Pearly Gates will never be the same.

  • Thursday, Nov. 8
    7:30 pm (preview)
  • Fri-Sat, Nov. 9-10
    7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 11
    2:00 pm
  • Thu-Sat, Nov. 15-17
    7:30 pm
  • Sunday, Nov. 18
    2:00 pm

At:
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

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PCSF Playoffs 2018: Kickstarter campaign

PCSF's Kickstarter campaign for the PCSF PlayOffs is open. We are raising funds to help produce our annual showcase of members' work, as selected this past summer by you, members of the audience.

Please visit our page, consider donating, and recommend our campaign to your theatre-loving friends.

PCSF Kickstarter page


PCSF Board Changes and Opportunities

Don Hardwick, actor, director and producer has been elected president of the board for the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco.  Outgoing president Bridgette Portman will continue with the board as past president.

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 1600 plays

PCSF has hit a milestone! As of July 15, 2018, PCSF has brought 1600 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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