Thursday, Jan. 29
Rescheduled to Feb. 5

Thursday, Feb. 5
7:30 p.m.
Scene night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness @ Grove
San Francisco

Saturday, Feb. 14
10 am-1 pm
Second Saturday Master Class
Adaptation
with Stuart Bousel
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness @ Grove
San Francisco
$45 members
$105 non-members (includes membership)
Register at Brown Paper Tickets

Thursday, Feb. 19
7:30 p.m.
Scene night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness @ Grove
San Francisco

Thursday, Mar. 5
7:30 p.m.
Scene night
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness @ Grove
San Francisco

Saturday, Mar. 14
10 am-1 pm
Second Saturday Master Class
Stage or Screen
with Rodney Vaccaro
42nd Street Moonspace
246 Van Ness @ Grove
San Francisco
$45 members
$105 non-members (includes membership)
Register at Brown Paper Tickets

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Second Saturday Master Class

Second Saturday Playwriting Master Class Sponsored by the Playwrights' Center of San Francisco; image: mini pencil sharpener

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.

All classes will be held at 246 Van Ness Avenue (Grove and Van Ness)

Cost for PCSF members - $45 for each class 
Cost for non-members - $105 includes one class and one-year PCSF Membership. Non-members may use the member price to register for an additional class, after paying once at the non-member price.

Register at Brown Paper Tickets
Registration opens January 14, 2015, at 12:00 am.

February Master Class:

Second Saturdays presents:
Adaptation with Stuart Bousel
Feb. 14, 2015
246 Van Ness Avenue (Grove and Van Ness)
10 am-1 pm

Adaptation. At some point in their life, every playwright wants to do one. Whether it's a book you read, a movie you see, a story you love, an historical event or life, a poem, a work of art, a piece of music, or a text book (really? yes, really), all writers know the appeal of trying to capture one medium in another. On the surface it seems so easy, but anyone who has walked down the road of adaptation knows it's far more challenging than it looks. Read more...

March Master Class:

Second Saturdays presents:
Stage or Screen with Rodney Vaccaro
March 14, 2015
246 Van Ness Avenue (Grove and Van Ness)
10 am-1 pm

Regardless of how your story will be told, it’s all about structure. There are different devices but the three act structure remains the same whether on screen or on stage: introduction, development, and resolution. Within that is where the magic happens. Read more...

April Master Class:

Second Saturdays presents:
Bones And Viscera: The Anatomy Of Dramatic Storytelling with William Bivins
April 11, 2015
246 Van Ness Avenue (Grove and Van Ness)
10 am-1 pm

Dramatists often refer to the "structure" of a play. An engineering metaphor, however, can feel lifeless and rigid. A play is more like a living organism. It not only has a skeleton, but guts and muscle: emotions and forward movement. Learn how to construct the bones of your play—the basic elements of conflict and scenic action—and explore how they are fleshed-out and brought to life by the emotional lives of your characters.

*New* new scene night schedule

Updated Dec. 28

The new scene night schedule for January through March is now set. Due to holidays, there will not be a scene night the first Thursday in January

A scene night originally scheduled for Jan. 29 has been rescheduled to its regular Feb. 5 date.

Here are the upcoming scene nights:

  • Jan. 15 (3rd Thursday)
  • Feb. 5 & 19 (1st and 3rd Thursdays, as per usual)
  • March 5 and 19 (1st and 3rd Thursdays, as per usual)

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