San Diego Playwrights

An all-volunteer network supporting and promoting local playwrights

News from John Molina

My 10-minute play, “Always in Threes,” which was produced by the Three Roses Players at the Crown Theater in North Hollywood in 2011, received a staged reading at the Center for the Arts in Bonita Springs, FL on October 7, as part of their seasonal Reading Series.

Congratulations, John!

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Make plans for the next Local Flavor Play Reading set for October 3!

San Diego Playwrights in conjunction with Scripps Ranch Theatre present a Local Flavor Play Reading

Directed by Vanessa Duron

Featuring:
Kayla Adorno, Veronica Burgess, Miguel Gongora Jr., Laura Gracie,
Vanessa Lopez, Marissa Rodriguez

Monday, October 3, 2022 at 7:30pm

SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE

on the Alliant University Campus

9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego

Each year Cecilia and her family get together in remembrance of her son, Samuel. And every year the reunion turns into a chaotic family feud, filled with unspoken feelings, mental health taboos, and guilt. This not-so-functional family must deal with tremendous loss, while trying to accommodate each other’s unique way of coping.

*Portions of the play will be performed in Spanish.
*Subject matter includes discussion of suicide.

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

A talk-back with the audience will immediately follow the reading

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Midsummer Gathering

Please join Dramatists Guild San Diego Co-Ambassadors Aleta Barthell and Thelma Virata de Castro for a Midsummer Gathering in partnership with San Diego Writers, Ink on July 31 at 4pm. This is an informal gathering for San Diego playwrights to connect, explore a short writing prompt together, and celebrate summer in San Diego! Open to San Diego playwrights at any level and Dramatists Guild members.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Make plans for the next Local Flavor Play Reading this Memorial Day!

San Diego Playwrights in conjunction with Scripps Ranch Theatre present a Local Flavor Play Reading

Directed by John Tessmer

Featuring Heather Armstrong, Susan Benninghoff, Robert Coe, Shane Monahan, Benjamin Monts, John Tessmer, Tommy Tran, and Devin Wade

Monday, May 30 at 7:30pm

SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE

on the Alliant University Campus

9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego

On the first day of December 1969, the lives of five fraternity brothers are shattered as they listen to the Army’s draft lottery, which uses their birthdays to determine the order they will be drafted to Vietnam. 

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

A talk-back with the audience will immediately follow the reading

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BHANGIN’ IT at La Jolla Playhouse

San Diego Playwrights is happy to partner with La Jolla Playhouse to offer discount tickets to BHANGIN’ IT. (Fun Fact: One of the Book writers, Mike Lew, grew up in San Diego!)

Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical

WORLD-PREMIERE MUSICAL

Find your beat. Find your team. Find yourself.
While East Lansing University senior Mary Darshini Clarke has spent her entire life trying to figure out where she fits in, she has always found community dancing on the school’s prestigious bhangra team. But when she becomes the self-appointed captain of a new team of enthusiastic novices more interested in making friends than the right moves, Mary quickly learns that carving out her own path complicates her journey. As the pressure of the big national competition approaches, can both teams learn that what makes them unique could actually be the key to their success? Bursting with vibrant dance and electrifying music, Bhangin’ It: A Bangin’ New Musical is an exhilarating and joyous new musical comedy for America today.

Valid for Performance Dates: Tuesday, March 15 – Saturday, March 19

Promo code: SDPLAY

To apply your discount, insert promo code in the top right box of purchase page.

Price: $49 for Area 1 Seating, $39 for Area 2 Seating

Click Here to Buy!

Thank you again to the Playhouse for their donation of two tickets for a giveaway at our February Local Flavor Play Reading. Enjoy the show!

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New Date Announced! – Local Flavor Play Reading of Steven Oberman’s new play, “Herzl’s Dream”

Play Reading has been rescheduled for Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30pm

San Diego Playwrights in conjunction with Scripps Ranch Theatre present a Local Flavor Play Reading

DIRECTED BY CHARLES PETERS

Featuring Sean Paul Boyd, Wendy Maples and Katie Oberman

Tuesday, February 8 at 7:30pm

SCRIPPS RANCH THEATRE

on the Alliant University Campus

9783 Avenue of Nations, San Diego

In Europe of the 1890’s, a time of widespread anti-Semitism, the renowned Theodor Herzl is approached by a strange woman. He is the leader of the modern Zionist movement, frustrated with his attempts to establish a Jewish homeland as a safe haven for his people. She is a Polish fortune teller who sacrifices everything to ensure Herzl does not give up his quest, for their destinies depend upon it. In this fictionalized encounter between real people of the past, hope and fate intertwine to inspire Herzl’s immortal words, “If you will it, it is no dream.”

Suggested Donation: $10 at the door

SRT COVID protocols will be followed: visit scrippsranchtheatre.org for more info

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POSTPONED 2020: Local Flavor Play Reading of Nuptial Stagecraft by California Jack Cassidy

POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE

Nuptial Stagecraft flyer

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2019 Local Flavor Play Reading of Switching Tracks by Matt Thompson

Switching Tracks
San Diego Playwrights, in conjunction with Scripps Ranch Theatre, presents the Local Flavor Play Reading series featuring “Switching Tracks” by Matthew Salazar-Thompson, on Sunday, December 1 at 7:00pm. Suggested donation $10 at the door.
A divorced couple, Michael and Rebecca, haven’t seen each other in over ten years. After a chance encounter at Grand Central Station, both of them find new connections with each other as they comb through the bevy of old emotions on their path moving forward.
For more information contact Steven Oberman stevenoberman23@gmail.com.
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2019 Local Flavor Play Reading of One-Act Plays by Janet Tiger and Lisa Balderston

Local Flavor 6.10.19 Flier

San Diego Playwrights, in conjunction with Scripps Ranch Theatre, presents the Local Flavor Play Reading series featuring two one-act plays:

“Sweepstakes” by Janet S. Tiger

In 1982, two sisters – completely different in so many ways – need to work together to deal with some life issues, including how to get a pizza for free.  Amidst the laughter and some strong language, they deal with very current issues.

“Transported” by Lisa Balderston

Two years after a mass shooting took their sons’ lives, two mothers run into each other during a late subway ride home. Although close friends when their sons were dating, they have drifted apart since the funerals. Regrets and resentments come to the surface as their reunion takes a turn and they reveal how much their lives have changed.

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2019 Local Flavor Play Reading of Jane Doe in the Quiet Room by Jack Shea

Jane Doe updated

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