Our commission program began in 2003, and invests in plays and playwrights first encountered through the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Sheila Callaghan: Port Out, Starboard Home
Co-Commissioned by foolsFURY and Playwrights Foundation, this new project was developed during the 2008 season and will be presented in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival.
Prince Gomolvilas: Standing Room Only
Commissioned by Playwrights Foundation in 2006 and received further support through the INKubator Series in 2008.
Nina Wise: The Kepler Project
Commissioned in 2005 and presented in the 2006 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Kepler Project received further support through the INKubator Series in 2008.
Kevin Oakes: Mr. Fujiyama's Electric Beach
Co-commissioned by Playwrights Foundation, The Cutting Ball Theater, and the Magic Theater/Z Space New Play Initiative in 2006, Oakes' play was presented in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2007.
Liz Duffy Adams: One Big Lie
Commissioned by Playwrights Foundation in 2003 and developed in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 2004, One Big Lie premiered in 2005, produced in partnership with Crowded Fire Theater Company. Adams' play was nominated for the 2006 Steinberg/National Theatre Critics Association New Play Award.