Fall 2005 Plays

October 4

THE MOON SEES ME by Jody Handley
Directed by Christopher Jenkins

Cleo, a 37-year-old professional who craves motherhood, walks into a fertility clinic and shakes up the sheltered world of Mary - a young member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As their friendship develops, they both must face their sexuality, spirituality, and romantic relationships..

A former editor for Warner Books, Jody Handley escaped to San Francisco in 2000 to pursue her personal writing goals. Thankfully, she found PCSF, and since has had full productions across the country. Her work has appeared in Daytrippers 2001, Overnighters 2003, the 2003 48-Hour Film Competition, and in several PCSF staged readings. Jody is the Producing Director of PCSF and a karaoke hostess at Annie's Cocktail Lounge.

October 18

Directed by Molly Aaronson-Gelb

When Mafioso boss, Alfredo Reggiano, is invited by his competitor and rival, Roma Asiago, to talk "business," Alfredo knows he should be prepared for anything. But nothing has prepared him for the shock he's about to face when Roma reveals her ultimate reason..

Morgan is currently a manager for Teatro ZinZanni, a circus dinner theatre extravaganza, on Pier 29 in San Francisco. After a long, sleepless hibernation from playwriting, he started up again by attending a playwriting workshop at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. His play The Onslow Project has received a staged reading at City Lights Theatre in San Jose. He's had several of his plays produced throughout Salt Lake City, including Age of Anxiety at Theatre Works West, The Montana Star, The Campus Rose, The Spider's Banquet and Serenade with Center Stage Theatre and Waiting for Aunt Rea at the University of Utah.

November 1

IN THE FAMILY by Brian Tognotti
Directed by Cara Burgoyne

Brian Tognotti has a BA with honors in Theatre Arts from UCLA. His 10-minute play The Confession was selected for the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco's Sheherezade and Three Wise Monkeys Short Leaps festivals. He is Board Secretary for the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, where his plays have received staged readings. He is also a member of Theatre Bay Area and The Dramatists' Guild of America.

November 8

IT'S MURDER, MARY! by Pat Milton and Andy Black
Directed by Adena Demonte

Andrew Black belongs to the Playwrights Center of San Francisco and the Dramatists Guild. His play Porn Yesterday (co-written with Pat Milton) was a finalist in PCSF's 2002 Dramarama contest, and was produced by the Fritz Theatre Company (San Diego) in its festival of new plays in 2003. He and Pat have co-authored a screwball comedy, Strange Bedfellows. He is one of 36 playwrights in the playwright's pool for Playground, a Bay Area theatre company specializing in ten-minute plays.

Patricia Milton is co-author of Porn Yesterday and Strange Bedfellows, with Andrew Black. Porn Yesterday was a finalist in the Playwrights Center of San Francisco's 2002 Dramarama Festival, and was produced in June 2003 at the Fritz Blitz Festival in San Diego. Patricia's ten-minute plays have been featured in PlayGround and in the Sheherezade and Short Leaps Festivals. Her Power Plays was second place winner of the Spring 2004 Marin Fringe.

November 15

MR. FROST by Scott McMorrow
Directed by Brian Katz

Scott’s award-winning plays have been produced in Europe and the United States, and his poetry has been widely anthologized. He wrote and directed an adaptation of Lysistrata that was recognized with a Bay Area Critics Circle Special Award. Fishing the Moon was a semi-finalist in the Beverly Hills Theatre Guild Julie Harris Playwriting Competition. Sex, Murder and Mayhem won a sold-out award at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, and Future Sex won second place in the Jim Highsmith Playwriting Competition. He has published four nonfiction books, essays, a book of poetry, and radio commentaries on NPR affiliate KQED-FM. He holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University, and his professional memberships include PEN, the Dramatists Guild, The Playwrights’ Center, and the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco.

APPLE OF THE EYE by Edouard Muller
Directed by Brian Katz

December 13

Directed by Brian Katz

Harold, a shy engineer in the growing field of radio, finds himself thrust into the role of America's first on-air announcer. Loosely based on the true story of KDKA's Harold Arlin, the play juggles science, politics, sports, passion, capitalism, and the Curse of the Bambino.

Tim Bauer is a 2005 member of the PlayGround writer's pool at Berkeley Repertory. Three of his short plays were staged in the 2004-2005 season. The Magic Word, A Brief Moment for Pausing, and The Author's Present were produced in the 2000, 2001, and 2003 Austin Script Works Festivals. His play Green Eggs and Ham was a winner of ACT's David Mamet Writing Contest in 2003. Super Dude was staged in the 2003 Three Wise Monkeys Short Leaps festival.

January 10

Directed by Mark Gagne

A dark comedy in one act occuring outside of a blazing hospital. Two inmates shoot sparks at each other in a battle of wills, ultimately revealing the extremes desperate people take to get what they need.

James Daniel, award-winning playwright of Waiting for Bordeaux, and originally from New Jersey, is currently a San Francisco resident. He is an '82 graduate of the American University, Washington, DC.