Two Weekends. Six Plays. Limitless Imagination
The 35th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival Tickets go on Sale June 15!
The Festival will run from July 20-29 at the Thick House in San Francisco. We are also proud to announce the Finalists and Festival Lineup.
2012 FESTIVAL PLAYS
The Hundred Flowers Project by Christopher Chen
Grounded by George Brant
Ideation by Aaron Loeb
Samsara by Lauren Yee
Tea Party by Gordon Dahlquist
Brahmani by Aditi Brennan Kapil
Thank you so much to those who submitted their plays for this year's Festival. The Staff and Literary Selection Committee had to make some very difficult decisions. We encourage everyone to keep writing, drafting, and submitting their work to be produced by us and other organizations.
In addition to readings, the Bay Area Playwrights Festival includes the New Play Institute, talk-backs, a Playwrights Panel, and other special events. Check back to this page in late May 2012 for more information about these events.
Thank you to all who supported the 34th annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival! Our tremendous team of emerging playwrights from around the world and local team of directors, dramaturgs and actors developed their new plays to an appreciative audience for two weekends. Without you, we couldn't help these voices be heard - our deepest thanks!
As our cornerstone program, and the heart of the organization, the annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival (BAPF) brings together a select group of playwrights and professional collaborators to engage in an in-depth development process over three weeks every summer. The work leads to two public staged readings of each play, with a week for rehearsal and rewriting in between the readings.
The festival is our primary means of getting to know playwrights for all of our programs. Because we don't accept open submissions for any other program, we encourage you to submit your unproduced play for BAPF consideration. Guidelines for the 2012 festival will be available in late summer 2011.
See BAPF's play history here.