Recommended by Playwrights Foundation

  • Our Black Death: Plagues, Turnips, and Other Romantic Gestures
    25 Mar. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends OUR BLACK DEATH as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We highly enjoyed this whimsical and highly stylized journey through the bubonic plague, told with a strong queer voice centering femme characters. We were compelled by the play's assured pace and the magic in the storytelling, with a sense of hope amidst a plague. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Things I Never Told The Stars
    25 Mar. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends THINGS I NEVER TOLD THE STARS as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were deeply moved by the relationships between Stella and her grandparents, as well as transitions between the metaphysical world and reality. We were compelled by the play's promise, as the central imagery of the cosmos is beautifully rendered. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Off-White; Or the Arab House Party Play
    25 Mar. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021, enthusiastically recommends OFF-WHITE; OR THE ARAB HOUSE PARTY PLAY as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were deeply moved by the story of a teenager trying to fit in with white peers and the racism that occurred to the MENA community post-9/11. We were compelled by the play's promise with natural dialogue and wit, dramatizing a time where one's identity and self-worth widely vacillates. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Birdie and Cait and the Book of Life
    25 Mar. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends BIRDIE AND CAIT AND THE BOOK OF LIFE as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were deeply moved by the genuine, honest relationships as characters explore their faith, identity, friendship, and new cities while experiencing aching loss and grief. We were compelled by the play's promise as a well-structured, poetic story of emotional growth between sisters and new relationships. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • EBONY EAGLES
    25 Mar. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends EBONY EAGLES as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the intersection of identity and marginalized communities helping each other. We were compelled by the play's promise as a high stakes WWII era drama of black journalists investigating a number of racial justice and free speech issues while helping a child from the Japanese-American community. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • The Red and the Black
    8 Feb. 2022
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends THE RED AND THE BLACK as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by Julien's experience spending a weekend in the Berkshires and getting caught in a web of arguments & rituals. We were compelled by this play's promise as a piece about Black conservatism in a way that's suspenseful, with purposeful questions left for the audience to discern for themselves. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Memorial
    4 Feb. 2022
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends MEMORIAL as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the way the interviews from the mosque shooting were woven together like a tapestry. We were compelled by the beautiful, loving way these lives are dramatized, the fluidity of the writing, and the life-affirming hope present in the midst of tragedy. We hope the play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • AZTEC PIRATES & THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ON MARS
    3 Feb. 2022
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends AZTEC PIRATES & THE INSIGNIFICANCE OF LIFE ON MARS as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We highly enjoyed the nuanced characters with distinct voices & POV with powerful, relevant themes and questions. We were compelled by this play's promise as an epic play with a complex structure straddling complex issues. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Adolsy
    3 Feb. 2022
    The community of national and local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends ADOLSY as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundations out of 755 plays. We highly enjoyed the plurality the characters are navigating and appreciated the combination of gritty dialogue as well as raw & tender moments. We were compelled by the play's promise as a queer narrative. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • From the Perspective of a Canoe
    2 Feb. 2022
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2021 enthusiastically recommends FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF A CANOE as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We highly enjoyed the brisk pacing and believable characters in this humorous investigation of family and community grief during a family's 4th of July BBQ. We were compelled by this play's promise as an allegory of America's non-response to mass shootings, as well as a smartly written play about loss. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021

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