All events have been moved online until further notice.

Thursday, Aug. 6
7:00 pm
Virtual Scene Night
Membership and preregistration required

Saturday, Aug. 8
3:00 pm
PCSF PlayOffs
Week 2 Group A
Annette Roman
Karen Caronna
Phillip Gerson
Charley Lerrigo
Directed by Libby Vega
Preregistration required

Saturday, Aug. 8
4:30 pm
PCSF PlayOffs
Week 2 Group B
Ed Brownson
Michael Hawkins
Zanne Hall
Susan Jackson
Directed by Don Hardwick
Preregistration required

Monday, Aug. 10
Event cancelled

Wednesday, Aug. 12
11:59 pm
Scene Swap
Membership required

Saturday, Aug. 15
3:00 pm
PCSF PlayOffs
Week 3 Group A
Cathy Stonie
Richard Fouts
Gaetana Caldwell-Smith
Marsha Roberts
Directed by Libby Vega
Preregistration required

Saturday, Aug. 15
4:30 pm
PCSF PlayOffs
Week 3 Group B
Gary Carr
Vonn Scott Bair
Kristin Anundsen
Edward Schneider
Directed by Don Hardwick
Preregistration required

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black lives matter

It is one of the cornerstone tenets of The Playwrights Center of San Francisco:

Acceptance of all.

Our organization welcomes all playwrights. We believe everyone must be given the freedom and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Like the dream of being part of a collaborative and supportive community of writers.

Or the dream of getting a quality education. Or getting equal pay for equal work. Of having access to adequate medical care. Or being treated with respect by others. Being allowed to breathe. To live.

Black Lives Matter.

Read the full PCSF Board statement on Black Lives Matter

PCSF PlayOffs, Aug. 1, 8, 15

The Playwrights Center of San Francisco proudly presents the 5th annual PCSF PlayOffs, Aug. 1, 8, and 15, presented online.

The Playoffs includes six "play groups", with each group featuring staged readings of four ten-minute plays by PCSF members.

The audience of each group (that's you) will vote for your two favorite plays in that group. The top audience favorite from each group will be featured in our "Best Short Plays of 2020" production later this year.

Each Saturday, there will two groups presented.

Registration is free. Please consider making a donation to the Playwrights Center of SF. We are a registered 501(3)c non-profit, and rely on audience contributions for over 75% of our funding.

Full PlayOffs schedule


We are canceling or postponing all May events in order to best protect the health of our members, actors, and the community around us. We will continue to monitor and assess the impact of COVID-19, and will provide updates on any impact this will have to other upcoming PCSF events and programs.

Rod McFadden, PCSF Chair has written a statement about COVID-19 and upcoming PCSF activities.

Virtual Scene Nights

We have replaced in-person scene nights with Virtual Scene Nights on Zoom. These require advanced sign-up on SignUpGenius, so be sure to sign up for the PCSF Newsletter and make sure your membership is up to date so that you'll get the signup link, which changes each time.

Scene Swaps

We are supplementing the Virtual Scene Nights with Scene Swaps, in which you submit a play and in exchange review two other plays. You then get two reviews of your play in return. All submissions and reviews are blind/anonymous.

PCSF Board Changes and Opportunities

The PCSF Board page has been updated with recent changes. There are openings!

Anyone interested in joining the PCSF board is encouraged to contact

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 1700 plays

PCSF has hit a milestone! As of August 1, 2020, PCSF has brought 1700 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.

We expect to hit 1800 in 2022 or 2023. Stay tuned!

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