Spring Reading Series continues
Please join PCSF and our playwrights at our Spring 2015 Reading Series. The season continues with:
Monday, Apr. 27
What happened to Tom? A cross-dressing son and brother goes missing, and the search for him takes Armstrong family on an emotional roller coaster across the cultural and economic battle lines of Reagan's America. A mysterious envelope arrives on a snowy Christmas, and it sends father-son conflict and sibling rivalries to bitter, tragic levels... and a surprise ending.
Monday, May 4
Rita Long has taken to writing plays after a series of mental electrical storms. She has written three full-length plays, including If Not Home, Tacoma; Whore meets Tranny; and Seven Days of Suicide. She's wrestling and losing badly against a fourth, The Wrong Kind of Rain.
Fall 2015 Reading Series submissions April 15-30
Wednesday, April 15 isn't just tax day -- submissions for the Fall 2015 Reading Series will open then, too! The submission window will close on April 30, so get those scripts in while you can. Please visit PCSF's Submittable page for submission instructions and guidelines.
Sign up for 24-Hour Play Fest
Announcing PCSF's 24-Hour Play Fest Fundraiser call for directors, actors, playwrights, and crew!
8 playwrights will be chosen through a random drawing on May 1, 2015.
On Friday, May 15, the directors, actors, and playwrights will gather to be randomly chosen/paired from a hat drawing.
A theme for the festival will also be chosen randomly and then playwright, cast, and director will meet and get to know each other before the playwright heads off into the dark, lonely night to write a completely new, original script by 6 am.
Directors and Actors will arrive the next morning, Saturday, May 16, at 9 am for a mad day of rehearsals followed by a performance off-book that night at 8pm!
We are excited to continue the 24-hour Play Fest as our bi-annual fundraiser. As it is a fundraiser we can't afford to pay anyone, but we hope you will find the experience fun and rewarding!
If you have any interest in directing, acting, writing, or volunteering as crew, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org by April 30.
Second Saturday Master Class
Logo by Andrew Rose of Hand/Eye Creative
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco is offering monthly 3-hour playwriting workshops beginning in February. At the time of this announcement, PCSF has lined up Stuart Bousel, Anthony Clarvoe, Megan Cohen, Lauren Gunderson, Patricia Milton, and Rodney Vaccaro to teach a class this year with more TBA.
Crafting the Ten Minute Play: Character, Form, and Process
246 Van Ness Avenue (Grove and Van Ness)
The ten-minute play is all the rage, it seems. Writing a good ten-minute play is an ideal way to build your playwright’s resume, get produced around the country (or the world), and may even form the basis for a successful full-length! The ten-minute play form is fun, satisfying, and producible. But when you’re up against hundreds of other writers, what can you do to make your play stand out?In this engaging, supportive workshop, we’ll explore:
… and more! Bring something to with which to write, and an object. We’ll trade objects among workshop participants, so don’t bring a treasured heirloom.