The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, now in its 42nd year, welcomes a new cohort of fiercely talented and insightful playwrights who present challenging and provocative developing new work this summer. Save the date for two transformative weekends of readings, speakers, panels and a celebration of the creative fire. Check the website for lineup.
It’s likely that at least one, probably more, of the staged readings at this year’s festival—written by Terence Anthony, Jeesun Choi, Candrice Jones, Tori Keenan-Zelt, christopher oscar peña and Jonathan Spector—will end up as a national success story. Each play gets two public readings; other activities include panel discussions. Among the provocative titles: “House of the Negro Insane” and “How the Baby Died” (relax: it’s a dark comedy).