Sunday, April 30
11:59 p.m.
Fall Reading Series submissions close
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Monday, May 1
7:30 p.m.
Ordinary Day
by Lorraine T Midanik
Directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto

Staged Reading
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

Monday, May 8
7:30 p.m.
The Melting Pot
by Carol S Lashof
Developmental Reading
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

Monday, May 22
7:30 p.m.
23 Renoir's, 12 Picasso's, . . . one Domenica
by Myles A Garcia
Directed by Don Hardwick
Staged Reading
Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco

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Spring Reading Series Continues

Please join PCSF for our Spring 2017 Reading Series.

Monday, May 1
7:30 p.m.
Ordinary Day
by Lorraine T Midanik
Directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto

Staged Reading

Maggie and Henry's long-term marriage struggles because of the challenges of Henry's Alzheimer's disease. From his continuous middle-of-the-night calls to plumbers because the "toilet is talking" to Henry's inability to be left alone, Maggie continues to be a supportive partner despite its impact on her physical and emotional health. Maggie and Henry have made a pact to allow him to die on his own terms when Henry can no longer remember Maggie's name. That time arrives, on an ordinary day.

Featuring: Annette Oliveira, Gino Rose, Renee Rogoff,  Nancy Sans, Alicia Bales, Madison Worthington

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco
$10-20 suggested donation/your discretion

Followed by:

Monday, May 8
7:30 p.m.
The Melting Pot
by Carol S Lashof
Developmental Reading

A Jewish immigrant boy falls in love with a Christian immigrant girl - only to discover that her father is the villain of his nightmares. What could be a more American love story? Only, perhaps, the story of America's love affair with the "melting pot" ideal. Can a metaphor hold a divided nation together?

Shelton Theater
533 Sutter
(at Powell)
San Francisco
$5-10 suggested donation/your discretion

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Submit for our Fall Reading series

Time to submit your play for a reading this Fall! Deadline: April 30, 11:59 p.m.

New for Fall 2017:

  • We now ask what kind of reading you want: staged or developmental or either one.
  • A play over its lifetime is limited to two PCSF developmental readings and one PCSF staged reading.
  • Once a play has had a PCSF staged reading, it will get no more PCSF readings.

Read the full guidelines.


PCSF wins TBA Award for Best Anthology Production

PCSF is overjoyed to have received a TBA award for Outstanding Production of an Anthology for "Sheherezade's Last Tales," the festival of short plays we produced December 2015. Props to producers Jerome Joseph Gentes and Bridgette Dutta Portman, the playwrights, and everyone else involved with the production.


Publicity Guide updated

The PCSF Publicity Guide (PDF), a basic guide for getting audiences for your readings and performances, has been updated to 2016. Thank you to Laylah Muran de Assereto for her work on this helpful work.


PCSF hits 1500 plays

PCSF has hit a milestone! As of May 22, 2016, PCSF has brought 1500 plays to the stage in the form of public readings and productions. Some of these plays have gone on to readings and productions elsewhere.

We are proud of our record supporting Bay Area playwrights in honing their work, and we are proud of and grateful to the playwrights, directors, actors, volunteers, donors, and others who have brought us this far and are bringing us into the future of theatre.

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