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The Playwrights Foundationís 36th Annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival is a diverse and eclectic cycle of work that builds on the past three plus decades of new plays at BAPF, highlighting a range of voices that span cultures and generations, from emerging playwrights to honored veterans. The six selected plays are by playwrights Laura Schellhardt, Prince Gomolvilas, Jiehae Park, Joan Holden, Erin Bregman, and Kimber Lee. The plays range from the mysterious to the metaphysical; from a personal fever dream on the current political crisis on the Korean Peninsula to a play celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Free Speech Movement.

All we can say is... Expect the Unexpected.


Playwrights of the BAPF 2013:

Erin Bregman
Before & After

Grapples with memory and afterlife in a metaphysical journey

Prince Gomolvilas
The Brothers Paranormal

Serves up real and imagined Ghosts, in a Thai style sci-fi mystery

Joan Holden
FSM

A play about the Free Speech Movement
a partnership with Stagebridge Theatre

Kimber Lee
brownsville song (b-side for tray)

A poetic, dreamlike, and tragic meditation on the cost of inner city violence

Jiehae Park
Hannah and the Dread Gazebo

North vs South Korea can't stop the wild beasts of the DMZ

Laura Schellhardt
The Comparables

A ballsy satire between three women at the top of their game

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2013 Honorable Mentions:
Lauren Gunderson
We Are Denmark

Martha Jane Kaufman
Sagittarius Ponderosa

Anna Ziegler
Boy