fall 2017 Reading Series
This page contains events that are part of the developmental and staged reading series, programs for plays that are closer to theater-ready, having progressed beyond scene nights.
All readings are free to PCSF members.
Monday, Sept. 25, 2017
Sex, religion, the struggle between male and female passions, and international intrigue swirl together in a tragedy which asks what love looks like when the name of the game is power?
Charley Lerrigo is a Bay Area playwright, producer, photographer and director.
monday, Oct. 2, 2017
Bending Toward Justice
Stranded in Tennessee, and charged with defrauding a Daughter of the Confederacy out of family Civil War heirlooms worth $1M, a young black appraiser from L.A. must find a way to win the suit, or face ruin. This comedy explores what we value, and what it costs us. It's a Trump-era look at U.S. race relations, the improbable road to reparations, and how Justice bats last.
Patricia Milton's plays have been performed in New York, Istanbul, Boston, Phoenix, San Diego, St. Johns, Newfoundland, San Francisco, and places in between. A San Francisco native, she is currently Resident Playwright at Central Works in Berkeley, CA.
monday, Oct. 9, 2017
Right now in a high school near you, the students are stressed and chugging Dayquil. Or they've withdrawn in the face of stereotypes and prejudices. The teachers? Pretty much the same. Is the key to success "Time Management"? Or how about … slowing down, breathing the clay, and finding a way to connect.
Carol S. Lashof is Managing Director and Playwright in Residence for Those Women Productions in Berkeley. Her plays have been staged on five continents from The Magic Theatre of San Francisco to Peking University in Beijing. Publications include "Medusa's Tale" in Plays in One Act and several plays for teens available from YouthPLAYS. She holds a PhD from Stanford University and served on the faculty of Saint Mary's College for 25 years.