Friday, January 20, 2017

Our Resident Playwrights Are On Fire!

Here's a sampling of some of their latest projects!

This weekend

E. Hunter Spreen
  “What if I told you the future is off the table? Would that effect your choices? What you do with your life?”
University High School's production of six/eleven, written by PF Resident Playwright E. Hunter Spreen and directed by UHS Theater Instructor Susannah Martin (Shotgun Players, Mugwumpin), will open on the UHS stage in San Francisco tonight Friday, January 20, and play again on the 21st. Tickets are available HERE.

Next Week

Jon Bernson
We continue our 2017 Rough Reading Series with 
Written by Jon Bernson
Directed by Jon Tracy
With Rhodessa Jones, Annemaria Rajala*, John R. Lewis*, Sarita Ocon*, Indiia Wilmott, Krista DeNio, Anthony Frederick Aranda *AEA
    Jan 23 at 7:30pm Roble Hall, Stanford campus
Jan 24 at 2:00pm Custom Made Theatre, San Francisco
FREE/pay as you can  RVSP HERE 
                                                           (stay for treats and post-reading reception with the artists)

Coming Up

Dipika Guha
IN BRAUNAU: will be read at SF Playhouse on Feb 20th at 7.30PM. It's directed by Susannah Martin. Tickets aren't online yet, but will be announced HERE.
YOGA PLAY opens at South Coast Rep April 19th for the Pacific Playwrights Festival, directed by Crispin Whittel. Learn more HERE.

Dipika has just been named a Hodder Fellow at Princeton Arts! Congratulations! be sure to check out Dipika's website.

Min Kahng
Min's enjoying several premieres of his plays this spring. Bad Kitty has its New York Premiere at TYKEs, JCC Rochester, January 14-22. Tickets at

Story Explorers is a new musical for children living with autism and other special needs. World Premiere, Bay Area Children's Theatre, The Osher Studio in Berkeley.  February 18-March 5.  Tickets HERE.  

The Four Immigrants: An American Musical Manga will have its world premiere at TheatreWorks Jul 15-Aug 6. For more info visit Min's website.

Lisa Ramirez

Stay tuned for the West Coast premiere of TO THE BONE, Lisa's searing play, at Ubuntu Theater Project in March/April Tickets HERE.

Patricia Cotter
Patricia's short play The Crossing will premiere in PlayGround's The Potrero Nuevo Project at PlayGround At Thick House  Feb 2 – 12 
On Feb 20th, Patricia's new play The Surrogate (2016 O'Neill Theater Playwrights Conference finalist) opens at the Centenary Stage Company in New Jersey. 

Michael Gene Sullivan
Michael's play, 1984 will open at the Williamston Theatre, Williamston, Michigan March 23rd. A ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century, 1984 asks: “What does it mean to be an individual?” ”What does it mean to be human?”

Michael will be profiled with Velina Brown in the February issue of AmericanTheatre Magazine.  Check it out!

Noelle Viñas
APOCALYPSE, PLEASE, co-written and co-directed by Kevin Vincenti, will be read with the cast on February 1st on the Second Stage of PianoFight beginning at 7pm, for FREE. Donations are welcome to pay actors. A fundraiser for the production, an Intersection for the Arts Project, is HERE

The play tells the story of Remy, a computer programmer at the MIT's corporate lab, who is framed for the death of millions of U.S. citizens because of her work with futuristic cell phones. Amongst its key themes are questions of responsibility, systemic bias, and of the invisible structures around us – be they race, technology, or magic.

Victoria Chong Der
Shape-shifters, time-travelers, and rebellious take the stage in ESCAPE VELOCITY, a collection of fantastical new short plays by Victoria Chong Der, Genevieve Jessee, Carol S. Lashof, and Madeline Puccioni.  February 17-25 at Temescal Art Center.  Choose your own price for all performances:

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