Saturday, December 19, 2009

The 'PlayWright' Stuff: Year-End Angels Needed

Thank you so much to everyone for your enthusiasm, participation and support in 2009! More than 100 of you joined our Angels Needed Campaign this summer, and, as a result, we continued to build our reach and impact to make new stories and new voices heard.

Through our programs in 2009:
  • 28 new plays received a hand toward completion
  • 10 resident playwrights crafted new works in our studios
  • Nearly 500 plays were read and reviewed
  • 2 highly successful co-productions and 2 producing partnerships forged deep connections with audiences
  • 6 young writers worked alongside expert mentors
  • Over 100 students practiced the nuts and bolts of their craft
  • More than 120 artists were hired to support the build.
With the support of many hands we have almost finished the job! But we still must raise another $35,000 by December 31st to bring it on home. As the year draws to a close, please consider a year-end gift to Playwrights Foundation and 'Wright' the future of theater!

We really do need your financial support to continue to build new voices and new stories. A donation of only $40 from each of you, right now, would get us to our goal! If you have already contributed to our campaign, we thank you. If you haven’t, or wish to increase your gift, please consider making a tax-deductible year-end gift online by clicking here or by calling (415) 626-2176. You're also welcome to mail in a check!

Playwrights Foundation
1616 16th Street, Suite 350
San Francisco, CA 94103

We thank you again for your continued support and wish you an inspired, creative and powerful new year ahead!

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Musical Reading of New Marcus Gardley Play

Join Us December 19 for This Open-Process Reading

Please join us for a musical reading of ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi directed by Amy Mueller. This brilliant new work by Gardley is set on the banks of the Mississippi River and woven through with music and magic. ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi promises to become the signature play of America’s most prolific contemporary writer—born and raised right here in the Bay Area! Come check it out this in-process work as we prepare for the first professional production in partnership with The Cutting Ball Theater.

Saturday, December 19, 2009, 1pm
The Cutting Ball Theater
277 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94102

Click here for directions.

This is event is free to the public, but reservations are recommended. To make your reservation, contact Amy at