San Diego Playwrights

Getting San Diego Playwrights Produced on San Diego Stages

2015 Productions, Readings, Publications and Awards

Jet Antonio’s “Mindset or: Allegory of the Gamercave” is going up in the small cabaret space at 10th Ave Theatre. The one-act comedy was submitted and accepted by Gam3rCon, a convention dedicated to the video gaming community. Besides gaming events, this supports gaming-related art from paintings to plays.
Facebook Event – https://www.facebook.com/events/872852006096591/
Gamercon Website – http://www.gam3rcon.com

Jake Arky will have his play My Friend Dahmer performed in the 4th annual New American Voices Play Reading Series in Houston, Texas, along with three plays by other American playwrights.  While in San Diego, Jake workshopped his play SexBot with Playwrights Project and co-founded So Say We All with Justin Hudnall and Jess Jollett. Landing Theatre Company Presents NEW AMERICAN VOICES PLAY READING SERIES, 3/13-15www.landingtheatre.org.

Katie Brady’s play “Turbulence” will be produced by Actors Alliance and San Diego Playwrights as part of the Breaking Waves Festival in the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival.  “Turbulence” is a heart-warming comedy about a teenager flying to his first year of college on an athletic scholarship.  Chaos arises when the son reveals that he didn’t actually get the scholarship and, in fact, was not accepted to the college. It’s a sweet exploration of authenticity and acceptance. Performances are July 24 @ 9:00 pmJuly 25th @ 2:30 pmJuly 29 @ 6:00 pmJuly 31 @ 7:30 pm and August 2 @ 11:30 am at the Raw Space Theater.  https://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/breaking-waves/dates

Breakthrough Workshop Theatre presents The Things We Never Say at the 3rd San Diego International Fringe. This World Premiere song cycle by San Diego-native composer Thomas Hodges is the 3rd consecutive work presented by BWT at the San Diego Fringe Festival. BWT’s The Things We Never Say is a cathartic, musical experience that explores the vulnerability, regret and risk that accompanies the moments in our lives that change us forever.  In addition to having its World Premiere at the SD Fringe, this cast been immortalized on a World Premiere Cast Recording that will be available on iTunes and Spotify later this summer. Tickets: www.sdfringe.ticketleap.com/things-we-never-say  /  More about BWT: www.breakthroughworkshop.org

The playwrights of Asian Story Theater’s Stories of the Sun Café are Kent Brisby, Carol CabreraThelma Virata de CastroLloyd ItoGingerlily LoweKevin Six and Ed You. Stories of the Sun Café gives a new perspective on life growing up Japanese or Chinese American in San Diego, through the eyes of people who lived it–and an iconic café that saw it all. Co-presented by Japanese Historical Society of San Diego and San Diego Chinese Historical Museum, the play runs June 25-28 at the Lyceum Theater. www.AsianStoryTheater.org

“War,” She Said by Patrice Cassedy was selected by Brooklyn’s The Gallery Players for their 18th Annual Black Box New Play Festival June 4-7. The one-act portrays a high-stakes game of cards between mother and daughter in rural Kentucky in the late 1960s. The play was developed partially at WordPlay Tuesdays sponsored by Playwrights Project and Diversionary Theatre. http://galleryplayers.com/news/the-18th-annual-black-box-new-play-festival/

Patrice Cassedy leads a panel on Writing From History–Finding Your Niche (And Passion) at the 3rd Dramatists Guild National Conference at the Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, on July 16 at 3:00 p.m. Others panelists include Aleta BarthellThelma Virata de Castro and Anita Simonswww.dramatistsguild.com

Patrice Cassedy presents White Playwright/Black Story at the 3rd Dramatists Guild National Conference at the Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, on July 16 at 8:00 p.m. The after hours event will include a reading of a scene by Monique Gaffney and Sylvia M’Lafi Thompson from her off-off-Broadway play Detroit Blues, followed by a discussion that explores the question: Can we tell each other’s stories? www.dramatistsguild.com

Thelma Virata de Castro leads a panel on Building Community: How to Get Produced in Your Own City at the 3rd Dramatists Guild National Conference at the Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, on July 16 at 4:00 p.m. Others panelists include Patrice Cassedy, Steven Oberman and Anita Simons. www.dramatistsguild.com

Thelma Virata de Castro was a participating writer at the 2015 A Room of Her Own Foundation (AROHO) retreat at Ghost Ranch, New Mexico. www.aroomofherownfoundation.org/retreat

Logan² Productions present THAT 24-HOUR THING in the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival. The writing team is Jet Antonio, James Caputo, Thelma Virata de Castro, T. Joseph, Suzanne Morse and Michael Shames. SIX brave writers each have 24 hours to write a 10-minute play. The following morning teams of actors and directors are assigned to each play and given EIGHT hours to rehearse before each fully memorized and staged play is performed. Central Library – Shiley Special Events Suite. Sunday, August 2nd, 7:00pm – 8:30pm. http://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/24hourthing/details

Peter Mitsopoulos is self-producing his play entitled I, Joan, a one-woman show about Joan of Arc.  It opens Sept. 17, with additional performances on Sept. 18, 19, 24, 25, 26 and Oct. 1, 2, 3. All shows are at 8pm.  The location is Swedenborg Hall, 1531 Tyler Ave., San Diego, CA 92103.  Rosie Gordon as Joan.  Directed by Dhyana Dahl.  The stage manager is Katie Foggiano. The tickets:  $15 at the door or online at www.joan.ticketleap.com/arc

John Molina received “Honorable Mention” plus a staged reading of “OUR MISSION STATEMENT or: What A Bunch of Crock” in the 2015 ShowOff!  International Playwriting Festival held at the El Camino Playhouse in San Juan Capistrano, January 2015. OUR MISSION STATEMENT was previously produced in  the Eleventh Annual North Park Playwrights Festival in 2013.  It is John’s second play to be produced outside of San Diego County.

“Quarantine” by Wesley Mullins will be produced by Actors Alliance and San Diego Playwrights as part of the Breaking Waves Festival in the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival. Things go from bad to worse for an Ebola doctor.  After she’s ordered to spend time in quarantine, she discovers that the room where she’ll spend the next two weeks is haunted by two ghosts. Performances are July 24 @ 9:00 p.m., July 25 @ 2:30 p.m., July 29 @ 6:00 p.m., July 31 @ 7:30 p.m. and August 2 @ 11:30 a.m.   https://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/breaking-waves/dates

“Kidnapping Lola” by Michael Vegas Mussman will be produced by Actors Alliance and San Diego Playwrights as part of the Breaking Waves Festival in the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival. “Kidnapping Lola” tells the story of Diego and Lil Bing, two partners in crime who kidnap people for money. One of them is thinking about a career change. Performances are July 24 @ 9:00 p.m., July 25 @ 2:30 p.m., July 29 @ 6:00 p.m., July 31 @ 7:30 p.m. and August 2 @ 11:30 a.m.   https://sdfringe.ticketleap.com/breaking-waves/dates

Steven Oberman presents Vanished: Taking it to the Fringe at the 3rd Dramatists Guild National Conference at the Hilton Torrey Pines, La Jolla, on July 17 at 9:00 p.m. The after hours event will include a reading from his interactive show “Vanished,” and a discussion of the process of producing it for the upcoming San Diego International Fringe Festival. www.dramatistsguild.com

Steven Oberman received an Honorable Mention and production for his 10-min piece Intermission for Love at the Lourdes College One-Act Play Competition in Toledo, Ohio this past April. Intermission for Love was presented a few months ago at Word-Play Tuesday at Diversionary.

Steven Oberman will present his play Vanished as part of the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival this summer. The audience-interactive comedy will be presented for eight performances between July 23-Aug 2 at the 4th Floor Arts Incubator at Spreckels, downtown. For more info: www.sdfringe.org or visit facebook.com/vanished.2012

Sisters in the System by Tori Rice was presented at the SDSU Experimental Theatre, March 25 & March 27, 2015. Rice interviewed students, judges, CASAs, attorneys, social workers, family members and many others to create an immersive theatre piece about two girls navigating juvenile court. The production was a collaboration between Playwrights Project, San Diego State University’s Guardian Scholars Program, and SDSU’s School of Theatre, Television, and Film (TTF), developed as a commission for Playwrights Project’s program Telling Stories: Giving Voice to Foster Youth.   http://playwrightsproject.org/productions

This summer, Claire Christine Sargenti’s new play Interludes will have five performances at the 2015 San Diego International Fringe Festival, followed by a special performance in New York City.  Interludes is a bold new play written by Claire Christine Sargenti.  This series of monologues follows twelve different characters and their intertwining stories as they explore the meanings of life, death, violence, passion, and faith in a post-Katrina New Orleans.  Inspired by the music of New Orleans, Interludes transcends location and reflects the passions found at the root of the human spirit. www.nolainterludes.com

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