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The 2016 Bay Area Playwrights Festival July 15-24

At Custom Made Theatre in San Francisco

A New Play Lovers' weekend in the heart of San Francisco
Plays, Parties, and Panels!

It's a wrap! Two weekends of outstanding readings of six new plays from some of the most talented emerging playwrights in the country.


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Lineup of the 39th Annual
Bay Area Playwrights Festival!

Wild Goose Dreams by Hansol Jung
A Korean social media fantasia - Paul Castles composes the live-chatter choir

Non-Player Character by Walt McGough
A deep virtual dive into the scary real world of women in gaming

Before Evening Comes by Philana Omorotionmwan
A powerful dystopian allegory of black life in America

whisper fish by Andrew P. Saito
An epic, imaginative story of estranged Japanese-Peruvian siblings

Sycamore by Sarah Sander
A poignant, sexy, and darkly funny Midwestern stranger play

Good, Better, Best, Bested by Jonathan Spector
A long, drunken stumble down the Las Vegas Strip

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Theater Professionals Weekend

The first weekend of this year's festival included a special package of events exclusively for professionals working in theater. Artistic directors, dramaturgs, playwrights, directors, and many more from around the country joined us as we work towards the future of American theater, and see the groundbreaking plays of tomorrow as they are developing.
Visit our Theater Professionals Page for details.

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Read all about the BAPF here