Recommended by Playwrights Foundation

  • AirSpace
    24 Feb. 2024
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced AIRSPACE as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were compelled by the play's exploration of existential abstraction and absurdity that occurs while traveling through homogenized, globalized spaces, and the play captures that disorientation. We highly enjoyed the stylization building the world of the play and the lines that get blurred in this exploration of loss of identity, culture, and poor work/life balance. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • HEDDA on FIRE - A Play Inspired by Ibsen and Climate Grief
    20 Feb. 2024
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced HEDDA ON FIRE as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were compelled by this non-linear story about the toll climate change has on the researchers, as Hedda is a climate change hero striving to find answers in the permafrost. We were compelled by the symbolism and rituals as this Hedda is determined to understand the earth, and is frustrated and resigned by humanity's fate. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play's journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • Remains and Returns
    22 Jan. 2024
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced REMAINS AND RETURNS as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We appreciated the pacing and rhythm to dialogue, which contributes to the play's authenticity and captures the family dynamic well. We enjoyed the stylized approach to conveying what's unsaid in families, as this play explores the trauma towards a son, and the continual damage of covering up past hate with the facade of progress. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • The Women's Center
    21 Jan. 2024
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced THE WOMEN'S CENTER as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We highly enjoyed the clear, easy-to-connect with characters. We were engaged by the questioning of what safe space means when exploring body image, fitness culture and gender. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • Indispensable
    21 Jan. 2024
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced INDISPENSABLE as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We appreciated the characters, especially the mom, as both adult children aim to succeed in a world with racial inequities and barriers to success in America. We saw great potential in this play as the twins Honor and Prosper ultimately learn what it means to be indispensable to each other. We hope this play of quick-paced scenes and clear reversals is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • BECOMING!!, or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 2279 and All That Followed
    1 Jan. 2024
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced BECOMING!!, or THE MAKING OF THE MUSICAL SENSATION OF 2279 as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We highly enjoyed the writer stylistically crossing a backstage farce with an Afro-futurist political suspense story. We were compelled by the play's central dramatic questions of the revolutionary potential of theatre, how history mis-remembers, and asks what role do we all play in an unjust society. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • [landscape play]
    31 Dec. 2023
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced [LANDSCAPE PLAY] as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were compelled by the strong sense of intentionality as the writer weaved together the life of Arctic explorer Matthew Henson with Kai, a 30 year old on the precipice of making a decision about her white boyfriend. We highly enjoyed the poetic heightened language and an explorer's journal-style introspection. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • The Battle of Saratoga
    28 Dec. 2023
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced THE BATTLE OF SARATOGA as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We were compelled by this dangerous, tenuous power struggle between the characters, and the writer excels at building intrigue. We highly enjoyed the way the writer mixed in K-Pop along with the questioning of relationships and traditions in this story of sisterhood and trauma. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • You’re Not a Mystery to Me
    28 Dec. 2023
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced YOU'RE NOT A MYSTERY TO ME as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We appreciated the characters' search for connection and their aching loneliness in this high concept play about AI and mental health. We found compelling what the writer was reaching for in this statement piece frankly addressing isolation and intimacy within depression. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46
  • Uncut
    28 Dec. 2023
    The community of National Committee readers for the 46th Bay Area Playwrights Festival advanced UNCUT as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation. We highly enjoyed the well crafted, economical dark humor of the piece that makes a deeply complex topic, FGM, accessible. We were engaged by the questions of bodily autonomy, upholding of patriarchy, and tradition. We hope this play is considered for further development and investigation, and finds dedicated collaborators in this play’s journey towards production. #BAPF46

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