A member Showcase production of the annual festival, Sheherezade for PCSF. Dynamic short plays by talented local area playwrights
SHEHEREZADE XII: 2012
The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco, now in it's 32nd year, started producing Sheherezade twelve years ago as a way to showcase their members. It has become one of the most dynamic ways to demonstrate what PCSF is all about and provide opportunities for members to strut their stuff.
Sheherezade started as a staged reading and over the years has grown to be a fully staged production. But full productions cost money and need a strong production company to keep them going. This year PCSF is excited to be partnering with Wily West Productions to present SHEHEREZADE XII: 2012 in their 2012 season.
PCSF needs to raise the money necessary to pay:
- people (9 actors, 2 directors, several designers),
- rental space (auditions, rehearsals, performance), and
- marketing costs (programs, postcards, posters, advertisements)
Sheherezade uses an ensemble cast, who perform in multiple plays throughout the night, with plays divided between two directors. It provides not just the playwrights with an opportunity to get their play produced, but the actors and directors to show the diversity of their skills as well. Audiences love it, because they see the thematic connection between plays and different combinations of the actors performing each piece.
Each play is rehearsed a minimum number of hours and then we bring the show together in run-throughs and tech-week rehearsals. We time the transitions between the plays and choreograph and rehearse those too!
This show epitomizes the coordination and collaboration necessary between everyone involved to get the plays from page to stage; and that is what makes live theatre so energizing, challenging and exciting!
This year's show promises to be the best one yet and we are very excited to share it with you, but we need your help! Sign-up to pledge $5, $10, $50, $500 or whatever you can spare.
We can offer you gratitude, thanks, and special thank you gifts including signed posters, special commemorative t-shirts, professionally bound production copies of the scripts, and even a "making of" video where you'll be thanked on camera.
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SHEHEREZADE XII: 2012
Presented by Wily West Productions
Laylah Muran, Executive Producer
Morgan Ludlow, Managing Director
Directed by Ann Thomas and Kat Kneisel
Lead Design and Producing Director Quinn Whitaker
Costumes by Rhonda Carson
Featuring: Diana Brown, Wesley Cayabyab, Abigail Edber, Philip Goleman, Edward Kimak, Melissa Keith, Ben Ortega, Linsay Rousseau Burnett, Lila Tavelli
Space garbage is falling from the sky and the Mayan's might have something to do with it, but a Russian / American space program could solve all our problems at home. Matt's at the bar and even the end of the world can't get him laid, but at least his mom isn't trying to steal his wedding day like Caroline's. When Dr. Turing imagined "thinking machines" more than half a century ago, we doubt he had a jealous Prius in mind. Stress can lead a rich man to be ridiculous on the front lines of a revolution at home and a young doctor to tragedy in a war torn nation half a world away. It all happens in around and because of 2012, don't miss it!
May 11 - 26
Thu/Fri/Sat (8 performances opening on Friday 5/11)
Tickets $20 ($15 if purchased online before 4/15) http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/240310
8pm @ Stage Werx
by Patricia Milton
Of Machines and Men
by Rod McFadden
by Candice Benge
by Gaetana Caldwell-Smith
An American Traitor
by Jordan Puckett
Her Special Day
by Rachel Bublitz
One Last Night Stand
by Bridgette Portman
by Kristin Anundsen
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