Monday, Mar. 2
6-10 pm
Auditions for Spring Reading Series
By appointment only

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

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

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Spring Reading Series announced

We are pleased to announce our Spring 2015 Reading Series. Congratulations to the selected playwrights! Dates to be announced.

Staged Readings

  • Evil Fan by Chas Belov
  • Kaleidoscope by Rod McFadden

Developmental Readings

  • American Hearts by Steven Hill
  • Pasiphae by Charley Lerrigo
  • Seven Days of Suicide by Rita Long
  • Playing with Death by Bridgette Dutta Portman
  • Bicycling to Afghanistan by Karl Schackne
  • An Ear for Voices by Alina Trowbridge

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.

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.


Spring Reading Series auditions

The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco will be holding general auditions for the Spring Season Staged and Developmental Reading Series.  Join us for this 35 year tradition of helping local playwrights develop new work in the bay area!  We would love to see you there!  

Plays will be announced soon, but will include both short one-acts and full-length scripts by PCSF member playwrights.   PCSF offers two types of readings for the Reading Series:

  • Staged Readings, which receive up to 12 hours of rehearsal with a director and are staged with script in hand.  Rehearsals for staged readings are workday evenings and weekend days as arranged by the director and playwright. $20 actor stipend.
  • Developmental Readings, which are not rehearsed or directed.  Scripts are distributed roughly one week prior to the reading and the producer and playwright provide some limited direction and notes prior to the reading. $15 actor stipend.

AUDITION DETAILS:

  • All ages 18+, ethnicities, body types encouraged!!!
  • Non-AEA only
  • Prepare (2) contrasting 1 min contemporary monologues.

WHEN:

  • Monday, March 2, 2015, 6-10 pm

By appointment only - full details

 

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