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History of Bay Area Playwrights Festival Success Stories


The 2013 Bay Area Playwrights Festival was held July 19-28, 2013. This year was truly astounding thanks to all of the talented players who took part. Thank you to everyone for making this summer one for the record books!

Year  Playwrights and Plays
2013   Erin Bregman: Before & After
Prince Gomolvilas: The Brothers Paranormal
Joan Holden: FSM
Kimber Lee: brownsville song (b-side for tray)
Jiehae Park: Hannah and the Dread Gazebo
Laura Schellhardt: The Comparables
   
2012   George Brant: Grounded
Christopher Chen: The Hundred Flowers Project
Gordon Dahlquist: Tea Party
Aditi Brennan Kapil: Brahman/i: A One-Hijra Stand-up Comedy Show
Aaron Loeb: Ideation
Lauren Yee: Samsara
   
2011   Clarence Coo: Beautiful Province (Belle Province)
Dan Dietz: Home Below Zero
Jackie Sibblies Drury: We Are Proud to Present a Presentation ...
Lauren Gunderson: Rock Creek: Southern Gothic
Amelia Roper: Hong Kong Dinosaur
Chinaka Hodge: 700th& Int'l
Kate E. Ryan: Science is Close
   
2010   Cory Hinkle: The Killing of Michael X, A New Film by Celia Wallace
Yussef El Guindi: Three Wolves and a Lamb
Jeanne Drennan: Atlas of Longing
Elizabeth Gjelten: Hunter’s Point
Erin Marie Bregman: Tvá Kamila
Sheila Callaghan: Port Out, Starboard Home
JC Lee: Pookie Goes Grenading
Steven Salzman: The Expiration Date
   
2009   Christopher Chen: Anomienaulis
Julia Jarcho: American Treasure
Robert Henry Johnson: The Othello Papers
Sharyn Rothstein: March
Deborah Stein: Natasha and the Coat
   
2008   Marcus Gardley: every tongue must confess
Claire Chafee: Whisper From the Book of Etiquette
Jen Silverman: Crane Story
Katori Hall: The Mountaintop
Geetha Reddy: Safe House
Dominic Orlando: Danny Casolaro Died For You
    
2007   Zakiyyah Alexander: Sweet Maladies
Annie Baker: Body Awareness
Christopher Chen: Into The Numbers
Julie Hébert: Tree
Samuel D. Hunter: I Am Montana
   
2006   Sheila Callaghan: Lascivious Something
Eugenie Chan: Kitchen Table
Sherry Kramer: When Something Wonderful Ends
Ken Prestininzi: As American As
Enrique Urueta: The Danger of Bleeding Brown
   
2005   Mick Birnbaum: Bleed Rail
Mike Geither: Stars Fell All Night
Sarah Hammond: Green Girl
Brighde Mullins: Water Stories From the Mojave Desert
Peter Nachtrieb: Lamb and Jelly
Marisela Trevino Orta: Braided Sorrow
   
2004   Liz Duffy Adams: All The Truth In The World
Abi Basch: Voices Underwater
Garret Jon Groenveld: Missives
Honour Kane: autodelet://beginning dump of physical memory//
Dominic Orlando: Juan Gelion Dances for the Sun
   
2003   Keith Josef Adkins: Sweet Home
Micky Birnbaum: Big Death and Little Death
Christine Evans: Snow Falling Bird
Brian Thorstensen: Over the Mountain
Ken Weitzman: Spin Moves
   
2002   Liz Duffy Adams: Dog Act
Catherine Filloux: Eyes of the Heart
Marcus Gardley: like sun fallin' the mouth
Kristen Greenridge: The Gibson Girl
Gus Schulenburg: Riding the Bull
Mac Wellman: 2 September
   
2001   Robert Alexander: Hatemachine
Anne Galjour: The Kitchen
Victor Lodato: Motherhouse
Elaine Romero: Secret Things
Venus Opal Reese: Redemption
Kathryn Walat: Rotten State
Amy Wheeler: Wizzer Pizzer
   
2000   David Adjmi: Stranger Attractors
Debroah Baley Brevoort: The Women of Lockerbrie

Michael Dice Jr.: The Plague of the 20th Century
Robert Henry Johnson: Re-Myth: The Horse Project
Brighde Mullins: Monkey in the Middle
Victor Lodato: The Bread of Winter
Brian Thorstenson: Summerland
   
   
Year  Participating Playwrights
1999   David Ford
Lillian Garrett-Groag
Garret Jon Groenveld
Prince Gomolvilasv
Robert Hinds
Alexander Woo
   
1998   Bredna Wong Aoki
Claire Chafee
Ellen Gavin
Karen Hartman
Naomi Izuka
Jake-Ann Jones
   
1997   Michelle Carter
Jorge Ignacio Continas
Prince Gomolvilas
Richerby Hinds
Nina Siegal
Deke Weaver
   
1996   Robert Alexander
Holly Hughes
Melanie Marnich
Brighde Mullins
Carlos Murillo
Madeline Olnek
   
1995   Nilo Cruz
Bonnie Greer
Julie Herbert
Brighde Mullins
Elena Penga
Erin Cressida Wilson
   
1994   Eugenie Chan
Migdalia Cruz
Nilo Cruz
Annie Dolan
Heather McDonald
Sandra Rogers
   
1993   Nilo Cruz
Patricia Green
Gary Leon Hill
Robert Henry Johnson
Bradley Marshland
Marlane Meyer
J. Dakota Powell
Shay Youngblood
   
1992   Claire Chafee
Roy Conboy
David Curran
Erik Ehn
Gary Leon Hill
Carter Lewis
Heather McCutchen-Kannam
Mika Oklopdzic
Sandra Rodgers
Scott Wren
Shay Youngblood
   
1991   Anna Deveare Smith
Cary Groner
Dyke Garrison
Erin Cressida Wilson
Marina Shron
Richard Haratani
Scott Kessler
   
1990   Adle Shank
David Curran
Jeannie Barroga
Lester Milton
Millicent Dillion
Phillip Kan Gotanda
Robert Pitman
Scott Wren
Wendy Belden
   
1989   Cynthia Moore
Ed Bullins
Genny Lim
Jeannie Barroga
John Robinson
Lynne Abels
Merle Kessler
Millicent Dillion
Norah Holmgren
Shan Carroll
Susan Gurrero
Susan Van Allen
Vincent Pinto
   
1988   Anthony Clarvoe
Janis Chan
John O'Keefe
Julie Herbet
Rick Foster
Robert Pitman
Susan Rivers
   
1987   Elizabeth Wray
Genny Lim
Jamal
Mary Kessler
Norah Holmgen
Paula Codiga
   
1986   Alan Bowne
Casey Kurtti
Erin Wilson
Paul Bernstein
Peter Brosius
Terry Garner
   
1985   Amlin Gray
David Henry-Hwang
Laura Harrington
Martin Epstein
Phillip Kan Gotanda
Rick Shiomi
Romulus Linney
Scott Wren
   
1984   Bill Talen
John Kaye
John Robinson
Kee Fricke
Mary Kessler
Norah Holmgren
Scott Wren
Steve Carter
OyamO
   
1983   Bennett Cohen
Chris Hardman
Cindy Lou Johnson
Constance Congdon
Genny Lim
Lee Brady
Mac Wellman
Merle Kessler
Michael Bourne
Norah Holmgren
Robert Nieboer
Sam Shepard
Scott Wren
Tim Schmolder
   
1982   Alan and Bean Finneran
Chris Hardman
Gilbert Girion
Jeffrey Jones
John O'Keefe
Laura Farabough
Leslie Brody
Maria Irene Fornes
Martin Epstein
Murray Mednick
Phil Bozakowski
Richard Nelson
Rick Foster
Sherry Kramer
Susan Rivers
   
1981   Chris Hardman
Dana Foley
Darrah Cloud
Elizabeth Wray
Fred Curchack
George Walker
Irene Oppenheim
Laura Farabough
Leon Martell
Murray Mednick
Phil Bozakowski
Scott Wren
   
1980   Dallas Murphy
Dan Coffey
Des McAnuff
Elizabeth Wray
Irene Oppenheim
Len Jenkin
Martin Epstein
Scott Wren
Susan Rivers
Thomas Babe
   
1978   Dan Coffey
Len Jenkin
Martin Epstein
Susan Rivers
Thomas Babe
   
1976   Sam Shepard
Ebbe Roe Smith
Frederick Karl Van Patten
Joel Witkin
Stephen Yaffa
Wayne Pease