Recommended by Playwrights Foundation

  • The First Sister Trip
    18 Jul. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends THE FIRST SISTER TRIP as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the strong characters portrayals of sisters processing their grief together on a plane after the death of their mother. We were compelled by the play's promise as it provides complex roles for middle age/older women, whose stories are not seen enough on the American stage. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • STAFF RETREAT
    18 Jul. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends STAFF RETREAT as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the playwright’s profound investigation of the power dynamics, microaggressions, and white privilege that, though talked about, are rarely meaningfully addressed in the workplace. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it explores nonprofit spaces with comedy, heart, and unflinching candor, written with strong evidence of craft. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • 30 Seconds
    18 Jul. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends 30 SECONDS as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by this story of anxiety & bullying of young people, navigating childhood memories which may or may not lead to healing. We were compelled by this play's promise, as it explores mental health of queer characters in relatable, refreshing ways. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators to continue working on the message of healing, and it moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Funny, Like HAHA. (or, A Play About A Rape Joke)
    18 Jul. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends FUNNY, LIKE HAHA as a Semi-Finalist at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by this provocative, challenging play which deftly navigates conversations about sexism & misogyny in a confident, self-aware theatrical manner with blistering humor. We were compelled by this play's promise with dialogue that is rich, thought-provoking, well-paced, and at turns, heartbreaking (while also being extremely funny!!!). We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • The Targeted
    9 Jun. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends THE TARGETED as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the artistic merits of the structure and character development. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it explores levels of trust among a marginalized community. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • And Certain Women
    9 Jun. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends AND CERTAIN WOMEN as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the artistic merits of writer's skill blending clasical and contemporary tones. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it explores the stories of the women who the Bible skims over. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • The Innkeepers
    9 Jun. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends THE INNKEEPERS as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the artistic merits of writer's skill with unfolding the mystery. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it explores the the lengths love can drive someone to find justice. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • The Killing Fields
    9 Jun. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends THE KILLING FIELDS as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the artistic merits of the structure and character development. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it draws parallels between intentional oppression in Greek mythology and our current world. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Are You There Truman? It’s Me, Just Another Guy Who Grew Up Secretly Worshipping Your Chiseled Porn Star Body Online, And Now I Think I Love You
    9 Jun. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends ARE YOU THERE TRUMAN? as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the artistic merits of the tonal balance between humor and sincerity. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it explores the internalized whiteness within queer communities. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021
  • Eggshell; or Vỏ Trứng
    9 Jun. 2021
    The community of national & local readers for the 44th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival enthusiastically recommends EGGSHELL; or Vỏ Trứng as a Semi-Finalist this season at Playwrights Foundation out of 755 plays. We were deeply moved by the artistic merits of the writer's skill with genre. We're compelled by the play's promise, as it explores the family dynamics interwoven with internalized whiteness. We hope this play is widely read, finds dedicated collaborators, and moves swiftly towards production. #BAPF2021

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