40+ Playwrights - 60+ Actors - 80+ Plays90 Minutes of Fast and Furious Fun!
Saturday, December 16 at 8pmSunday, December 17 at 2pmSunday, December 17 at 5pm
ABOUT THE FLASHPLAYS! FESTIVAL
See the work of all your favorite playwrights for a one-night extravaganza! Inspired by "Flash Fiction," FlashPlays! is a wild ride that that brings the Bay Area theatre community together for a roliking good time. FlashPlays! consists of 80+ one-minute plays penned by many of the best voices in American theatre today! And in the spirit of the season, we'll have some tasty holiday themed drinks and goodies available. Bring your friends and family for this unique theatrical event!Playwrights are selected by invitation and encouraged to write about contemporary themes such as “many voices of the other,” “Glitter City/Gritty City,” “Safe harbor & safe havens: sanctuary city,” and “tiny Pockets of Positivity and Joy”; as these themes emerge from the submissions, the plays are organically curated into clusters that reflect connected themes. Teams of directors and actors work to stage each cluster of plays. And the result: 80+ fully mounted plays of a minute or less, staged with bold creativity.
FlashPlays! features 40+ local playwrights, 5 of whom are Resident Playwrights (or RP alumni)* at Playwrights Foundation: E.H. Benedict • Jon Bernson* • Chis Chen* • Victoria Chong Der* • Anthony Clarvoe • Roy Conboy • Roberta D'Alois • Barry Eitel • Star Finch • Britney Frazier • Elizabeth Gjelten • Michaela Goldhaber • Prince Gomolvilas • Garret Jon Groenveld* • Dipika Guha* • Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko • Andrea Hart • Joan Holden • Susan Jackson • Nicole Jost • Barbara Jwanouskos • Lynne Kaufman • Mathew Keuter • Carol Lashof • Jeffrey Lo • Alison Luterman • Karen Macklin • Patricia Milton • Enrique Muñoz Ramirez • Evelyn Jean Pine • Madeline Puccioni • Kate Robards • Josh Senyak • Tanya Shaffer* • Octavio Solis* • Jonathan Spector* • Michael Gene Sullivan* • Aimee Suzara • Tom Swift • Brian Thorstenson • Aaron Wilton • Ignacio Zulueta*Current or Past Resident Playwright
Directors include: Kieran Beccia • Allie Moss • Nicole Meñez • Michileen Marie Oberst • Jessica Bird • Leyla Modirzadeh • Tierra Allen • Gaby Schneider • Ashley Smiley