The Playwrights Showcase introduces local theatre companies to writers whose work represents the high quality and unique diversity of playwriting in the Bay Area.
The playwrights are selected by a panel of theatre professionals and are juried on the basis of their script submission and background information. For the last showcase, ten writers read their work. Each playwright was part of a seven-minute presentation: a two-minute discussion (led by an emcee) with each writer about his or her work, followed by the playwright reading a five-minute excerpt from a play he or she wished to introduce. At the end of the presentations, there was a mixer during which audience members could speak further with the participating playwrights.
Check back soon for information about the next installment of the Playwrights Showcase!