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Playwrights Foundation Staff


Amy Mueller (Artistic Director) is an award-winning director. Since taking the helm of Playwrights Foundation ten years ago she has transformed the scope of the organization into a year-round center for new plays and playwrights. Recent credits include: ...and Jesus Moonwalks the Mississippi by Marcus Gardley, One Big Lie by Liz Duffy Adams (dramaturg), Mr. Fujiyama's Electric Beach by Kevin Oakes (dramaturg), and co-creator of The Mandala Olive Project at the Exit Theatre. Director: Voices Under Water by Abi Basch, Between The Eyes by Naomi Wallace and No Good Deed by Mollena Williams. She has directed at Cutting Ball Theater, Berkeley Rep, San Diego Rep, A.C.T. Seattle and Arizona Theatre Company. She is the mother of two beautiful children.

Magan Biggs (Director of Community Development) is a graduate of San Francisco State University with a degree in Business Administration, Marketing. Her work began at Playwrights Foundation in the Fall of 2011 as a marketing intern and has since become an integral part of our staff, managing the box office for all PF events, coordinating the New Play Institute, Marketing strategy and producing the 4th Annual One-Minute Play Festival. In addition to work with PF, Magan has been an active member of Share our Strength's Taste of the Nation event in San Francisco since 2010.

Erin Merritt(Bay Area Playwrights Festival Executive Producer) is an award-winning director, dramaturg, and producer best known locally as founder of the all-female Shakespeare company Woman’s Will, where her productions included two “Top Ten Shows of the Year”—the Brecht/Weill musical Happy End and an ASL-translated Pericles. Several of her translations and adaptations (Good Person of Szechuan, an expressionist Hamlet, and a 5-person Macbeth) also have garnered rave reviews locally. Since leaving Woman’s Will, she has produced a film for and about chimps with Primate Cinema in L.A. and directed a wide range of projects, including the West Coast Premiere of Aditi Brennan Kapil’s Brahman/i: a One-Hijra Stand-Up Comedy Show (Crowded Fire); the World Premieres of her translation of Brecht’s Drums in the Night (UMKC) and Arthur Jolly’s “The Secret of Jarlsberg” (Still Speaking Theatre, LA); and with Bay Area Children’s Theatre, both Click Clack Moo and Cat in the Hat. For BAPF, she has dramaturged George Brant’s Grounded (James Tait Black Prize Finalist 2014), which has gone on to universal acclaim in more than a dozen productions internationally; and directed Joan Holden/Bruce Barthol/Daniel Savio’s musical FSM, staying with the project through its subsequent Berkeley Rep Ground Floor development and appearance on Berkeley Rep’s Thrust Stage.

Jericha Senyak(Business Manager)

, Literary Manager
Caitlin Cox, Literary Associate
Susan Shay, Social Media Marketing Associate
Rebecca Longworth, Graphic Designer
Dena Martinez, Casting Director

2014 Bay Area Playwrights Festival Literary Selection Committee


Caitlin Bartow
Paul Cello*
Desdemona Chiang*
David Clark
Alicia Coombes
Caitlin Cox*
Celine Delcayre
Jacob Devine
Amy Dorman
Jessie Drake
Noëlle Gibbs
Jonathan Green
Jessica Heidt
Alexandra Juckno
Jeffrey Lo*
Margot Manburg*
Elana McKelahan
Erin Merritt*
Paul Miller
Amy Mueller*
Evren Odcikin*
Dave Osmundsen
Carla Pantoja*
Cara Phipps
Karen Piemme*
Andrew Rich
Cassy Sanders
Mary Lou Torre
Rebecca Udden
Irene Van
Jimmy Walden
Tracy Ward*
Valerie Weak*
Jayne Wenger*
Joe Zarrow
* Denotes LiteraryCouncil

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