2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival features playwrights Terence Anthony, Jeesun Choi, Candrice Jones, Tori Keenan-Zelt, christopher oscar peña, and Jonathan Spector. July 19-28, Potrero Stage SF, CA.
The 42nd Bay Area Playwrights Festival is a chance to catch the art form's transformers - its radicals, its mad scientists, its channelers - right before or just as they push the culture forward. The roster of playwrights who have worked with Playwrights Foundation during its 43-year history is to absorb what American theater has been, what it is now and where it's going. The new play developer counts among its alumni Sam Shepard and Lauren Yee, María Irene Fornés and Dominique Morisseau, David Henry Hwang and Jackie Sibblies Drury, among countless others. This year, playwrights Terence Anthony, Jeesun Choi, Candrice Jones, Tori Keenan-Zelt, Christopher Oscar Peña and Jonathan Spector present staged readings of works in various stages of development. The 2019 Festival features the plays House of the Negro Insane by Terence Anthony, a story of defiance and redemption in the Jim Crow south of 1935; The Seekers by Jeesun Choi, a poetic drama on migration, displacement and freedom; FLEX by Candrice Jones, putting loyalty, truth and honor to the test within an all female and black basketball team in rural Arkansas; How The Baby Died by Tori Keenan-Zelt, grand Guignol hijinks take center stage in this absurdly comic play about a nanny, a baby, and its daddies; how to make An American Son by christopher oscar peña, a play about the complexities of privilege, status, sexual identity and legal status within a newly wealthy immigrant family; Siesta Key by Jonathan Spector, a media-saturated dystopia that investigates the complexity, personal cost and elusiveness of moral absolutism. The 2019 Bay Area Playwrights Festival runs July 19-28, 2019 at Potrero Stage, 1895 18th St in San Francisco.
Start Date: July 19, 2019.
Category: Arts | Performing Arts | Theatre.
Sub-Categories: Classes / Courses | Lifestyle, Arts, Leisure.
Artists / Speakers: Terence Anthony, Jeesun Choi, Candrice Jones, Tori Keenan-Zelt, Christopher Oscar Peña, Jonathan Spector.
General Admission: USD 10.00,
General admission: USD 20.00.