Fall 2012 Reading Series
This page contains events that are part of the later-development developmental and staged reading series, programs for plays that are closer to theater-ready, having progressed beyond scene nights. and the Sunday Read-Through series.
All readings are free to PCSF members.
Monday, Sept. 17, 2012
Karaoke with the New Girl
A hard-boiled love story about laundry, Pink Floyd, and the transmigration of souls. This play centers on someone who is heroic despite, or maybe because of, what she is unable to do.
Ted Egan studied playwriting at Johns Hopskins University, where two of his student plays were directed by Edward Albee. His play Emergency Contact was part of the Playwright Center's 2011 Sherezade.
Monday, Sept. 24, 2012
Winter's Wife (a play in verse)
Orpheus, famed for his musical gifts, journeys to the Underworld to find his dead bride. But when he finds her, he finds she's also been seduced – and well, let's just say, all hell breaks loose!
Propelled by grief's full force, and armed with art,
As playwright, director and choreographer, Stefanie Glick's original work has been performed in both the U.S. and abroad. A member of the Dramatists Guild of America, Stefanie also holds a Masters Degree from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. www.stefanieglick.com
Monday, Oct. 1, 2012
My Sister's Baby
Sisters are always there for each other: borrowing clothes, giving advice, bearing their sister's children ... wait, what? Margaret is devastated that she can't have children. When Julia, her younger sister, gets pregnant accidentally, Margaret makes it her life's mission to convince Julia to have the baby for her.
Rachel Bublitz lives in Oakland. Her short play "Her Special Day" was produced with Playwright's Center of San Francisco's Sheherezade 2012. "The Fantasy Club," Rachel's full length, will be produced in the fall of 2013 with All Terrain Theatre Company. Bublitz founded The 31 Plays in 31 Days Project, and is a member of the Dramatists Guild.
Monday, Oct. 8, 2012
For thirty-five years, Maya has kept silent about a childhood trauma. Now, she is determined to disclose the truth, confront the past, and move on. But every step she takes in pursuit of closure leads her deeper into conflict with the people she loves the most.
Carol S. Lashof is a playwright, librettist, and educator. Her work has been broadcast on BET and NPR and has been staged at professional, college and community theatres around the world from The Magic Theatre and Woman's Will in San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing.
Monday, Oct. 15, 2012
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.
Mary Spletter retired from a career of medical and science writing throughout the University of California system. After decades spent on press releases, annual reports, technical editing, magazines and a well-received health book, she turned to drama, which combined her loves of writing and theatre. Her first play, Arches, Balance and Light, received a staged reading through PCSF in Spring 2012. This is her second play.
Monday, Oct. 29, 2012
Land of Hope & Dreams
1850. Margaret McGuinn flees Ireland's Great Famine to New York but loses her entire family; her mother dies on the pier. Pregnant, penniless, friendless, Margaret must bury her mother, but no one will help except a Cockney immigrant scavenger who actually wants to sell the body to a medical college.
Vonn Scott Bair is an actor, playwright, screenwriter, director, producer, and blogger, based in San Francisco.