Pacific Playwrights Festival History


*denotes play went on to production at SCR or elsewhere.

1998
Hurrah at Last by Richard Greenberg (Mainstage production - directed by David Warren)*
Walking Off the Roof by Anthony Clarvoe (Workshop - directed by Bill Rauch)*
Landlocked by Cusi Cram (Workshop - directed by Juliette Carrillo)*
On the Jump by John Glore (Reading - directed by Lee Shallat Chemel)*
Dogeaters by Jessica Hagedorn (Reading - directed by Michael Greif)*
The Hollow Lands by Howard Korder (Reading - directed by David Chambers)*
The Mechanics by Chris Van Groningen (Reading - directed by Andrew Robinson)
The Sins of Sor Juana by Karen Zacarias (Reading - directed by Lisa Portes)*

1999
On the Jump by John Glore (Mainstage production - directed by Mark Rucker)*
References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot by Jose Rivera (Workshop - directed by Juliette Carrillo)*
Illuminating Veronica by Rogelio Martinez (Workshop - directed by Lisa Portes)*
Cuchifrito by Eduardo Andino (Reading - directed by Octavio Solis)*
Lupe, Now! by Jonathan Ceniceroz (Reading - directed by Luis Alfaro)
The Beginning of August by Tom Donaghy (Reading - directed by Neal Pepe)*
Everett Beekin by Richard Greenberg (Reading - directed by Mark Rucker)*
The Mystery of Attraction by Marlane Meyer (Reading - Jody McAuliffe)*
The Altruists by Nicky Silver (Reading - directed by David Warren)*

2000
The Education of Randy Newman words and music by Randy Newman conceived by Michael Roth, Jerry Patch and Mr. Newman
   (Mainstage production - directed by Myron Johnson)*
The End of It All by Cusi Cram (Workshop - directed by Lisa Portes)
Fighting Words by Sunil Kuruvilla (Workshop - directed by Martin Benson)*
Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams by Nilo Cruz (Reading - directed by Diane Rodriguez)*
Vieques by Jorge Gonzalez (Reading - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Kimberly Akimbo by David Lindsay-Abaire (Reading - directed by Mark Rucker)*
The Butterfly Collection by Theresa Rebeck (Reading - directed by Bartlett Sher)*
The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed (Reading - directed by David Emmes)*
Dulce de Leche by Daniel Goldfarb (Reading - directed by John Pasquin)*
Tom Walker by John Strand (Reading - directed by Kyle Donnelly)*

2001
The Beard of Avon by Amy Freed (Mainstage production - directed by David Emmes)*
California Scenarios by Luis Alfaro, Joann Farías, José Cruz González, Anne García-Romero and Octavio Solis (Workshop - directed by Juliette Carrillo)
Nostalgia by Lucinda Coxon (Workshop - directed by Loretta Greco)*
Sweaty Palms by Alejandro Morales (Reading - directed by Lisa Portes)
Tight Embrace by Jorge Ignacio Cortiñas (Reading - directed by Ruben Polendo)*
Hold Please by Annie Weisman (Reading - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Eye to Eye by Kevin Heelan (Reading - directed by Seret Scott)*
Getting Frankie Married — and Afterwards by Horton Foote (Reading - directed by Martin Benson)*
Scab by Sheila Callaghan (Reading - directed by Olivia Honegger)*
The Falls by Hilary Bell (Reading - directed by Liz Diamond)*

2002
Getting Frankie Married—and Afterwards by Horton Foote (Mainstage production - directed by Martin Benson)*
The Dazzle by Richard Greenberg (Second Stage production - directed by Mark Rucker)*
99 Histories by Julia Cho (Reading - directed by Chay Yew)*
Exposed by Beth Henley (Reading - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (Reading - directed by Kate Whoriskey)*
Truth and Beauty by Steven Drukman (Reading - directed by Ethan McSweeny)
Our Boy by Julia Jordan (Reading - directed by Lisa Peterson)*

2003
Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Kate Whoriskey)*
The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow by Rolin Jones (Argyros Stage production - directed by David Chambers)*
The Hiding Place by Jeff Whitty (Workshop - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Safe in Hell by Amy Freed (Reading - directed by David Emmes)*
Anna in the Tropics by Nilo Cruz (Reading - directed by Juliette Carrillo)*
Sea of Tranquillity by Howard Korder (Reading - directed by Michael Bloom)*
Brooklyn Boy by Donald Margulies (Reading - directed by Daniel Sullivan)*

2004
Safe in Hell by Amy Freed (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by David Emmes)*
Mr. Marmalade by Noah Haidle (Argyros Stage production - directed by Ethan McSweeny)*
Vesuvius by Lucinda Coxon (Reading - directed by David Emmes)*
The Clean House by Sarah Ruhl (Reading - directed by Bill Rauch)*
Singing Forest by Craig Lucas (Reading - directed by Bartlett Sher)*
Safe as Houses by Richard Greenberg (Reading - directed by Ethan McSweeny)*

2005
A Naked Girl on the Appian Way by Richard Greenberg (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Vesuvius by Lucinda Coxon (Argyros Stage production - directed by David Emmes)*
Tough Titty by Oni Faida Lampley (Workshop - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Bossa Nova by Kirsten Greenidge (Reading - directed by Casey Stangl)*
The Further Adventures of Hedda Gabler by Jeff Whitty (Reading - directed by Bill Rauch)*
Rabbit Hole by David Lindsay-Abaire (Reading - directed by Carolyn Cantor)*
Ridiculous Fraud by Beth Henley (Reading - directed by Sharon Ott)*

2006
The Studio written, directed and choreographed by Christopher d'Amboise (Segerstrom Stage production)*
Blue Door by Tanya Barfield (Argyros Stage production - directed by Leah C. Gardiner)*
Leitmotif by Victoria Stewart (Workshop - directed by Jessica Kubzansky)*
Human Error by Keith Reddin (Reading - directed by Les Waters)*
Empty Sky by Sarah Treem (Reading - directed by Bill Rauch)*
System Wonderland by David Wiener (Reading - directed by Art Manke)*
The Piano Teacher by Julia Cho (Reading - directed by Kate Whoriskey)*

2007
My Wandering Boy by Julie Marie Myatt (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Bill Rauch)*
System Wonderland by David Wiener (Argyros Stage production - directed by David Emmes)*
Po' Boy Tango by Kenneth Lin (Workshop - directed by Chay Yew)*
Shipwrecked! The Amazing Adventures of Louis de Rougemont (As Told by Himself)—An Entertainment
   by Donald Margulies (Reading - directed by Bart DeLorenzo)*
Boleros for the Disenchanted by José Rivera (Reading - directed by Octavio Solis)*
Our Mother's Brief Affair by Richard Greenberg (Reading - directed by Pam MacKinnon)*
An Italian Straw Hat translated and adapted by John Strand, music by Dennis McCarthy (Reading - directed by Stefan Novinski)*

2008
What They Have by Kate Robin (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Chris Fields)*
The Injured Party by Richard Greenberg (Argyros Stage production - directed by Trip Cullman)*
Sunlight by Sharr White (Workshop - directed by David Emmes)*
By the Way, Meet Vera Stark by Lynn Nottage (Reading - directed by Mark Rucker)*
Emilie - La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life at the Petit Théâtre at Cirey Tonight by Lauren Gunderson (Reading - directed by Kate Whoriskey)*
Goldfish by John Kolvenbach (Reading - directed by Loretta Greco)*
You, Nero by Amy Freed (Reading - directed by Sharon Ott)*

2009
Our Mother's Brief Affair by Richard Greenberg (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Pam MacKinnon)*
Emilie - La Marquise du Châtelet Defends Her Life at the Petit Théâtre at Cirey Tonight by Lauren Gunderson 
   (Argyros Stage production - directed by David Emmes)*
In A Garden by Howard Korder (Reading - directed by David Warren)*
Doctor Cerberus by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Reading - directed by Bart DeLorenzo)*
Extraordinary Chambers by David Wiener (Reading - directed by Art Manke)*
9 Circles by Bill Cain (Reading - directed by Michael John Garcés)*
The Language Archive by Julia Cho (Reading - directed by Mark Brokaw)*

2010
The Language Archive by Julia Cho (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Mark Brokaw)*
Doctor Cerberus by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa  (Argyros Stage production - directed by Bart DeLorenzo)*
Completeness by Itamar Moses (Reading - directed by Pam MacKinnon)*
Happy Face by David West Read (Reading - directed by Art Manke)
Between Us Chickens by Sofia Alvarez (Reading - directed by Casey Stangl)*
Right to the Top by Amy Freed (Reading - directed by Doug Hughes)*
Kin by Bathsheba Doran (Reading - directed by Sam Gold)*

2011
Silent Sky by Lauren Gunderson (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Anne Justine D'Zmura)*
Completeness by Itamar Moses  (Argyros Stage production - directed by Pam MacKinnon)*
The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman (Reading - directed by Dámaso Rodriguez)*
How the World Began by Catherine Trieschmann (Reading - directed by Shelley Butler)*
The Droll {OR, a stage-play about the END of theatre} by Meg Miroshnik (Reading - directed by David Chambers)*
Annapurna by Sharr White (Reading - directed by Loretta Greco)*
Cloudlands book by Octavio Solis, music by Adam Gwon, lyrics by Octavio Solis and Adam Gwon (Reading - directed by Octavio Solis)*

2012
The Prince of Atlantis by Steven Drukman (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Warner Shook)*
Cloudlands book and lyrics by Octavio Solis, music and lyrics by Adam Gwon (Argyros Stage production - directed by Amanda Dehnert)*
Warrior Class by Kenneth Lin (Reading - directed by Evan Cabnet)*
You ​Are Here by Melissa Ross (Reading - directed by Matt Shakman)
I and You by Lauren Gunderson (Reading - directed by Meredith McDonough)*
The Few by Samuel D. Hunter (Reading - directed by Casey Stangl)*
Smokefall
by Noah Haidle (Reading - directed by Anne Kauffman)* 

2013
Smokefall by Noah Haidle (Segerstrom Stage production - directed by Anne Kauffman)*
The Parisian Woman by Beau Willimon (Argyros Stage production - directed by Pam MacKinnon)*
Trudy and Max in Love (or that Forever Feeling) by Zoe Kazan (Reading - directed by Lila Neugebauer)*
Hope and Gravity by Michael Hollinger (Reading - directed by Aaron Posner)*
Fast Company by Carla Ching (Reading - directed by Shelley Butler)*
Reunion by Gregory S Moss (Reading - directed by Adrienne Campbell-Holt)*
Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison (Reading - directed by Pam MacKinnon)*

2014
Rest by Samuel D. Hunter (Segerstrom Stage production - dir. Martin Benson)*
Five Mile Lake by Rachel Bonds (Argyros Stage production - dir. Daniella Topol)*
The Purple Lights of Joppa Illinois by Adam Rapp (Nicholas Stage production - dir. Crispin Whittell)*
Zealot by Theresa Rebeck (Reading - dir. Marc Masterson)*
Future Thinking by Eliza Clark (Reading - dir. Lila Neugebauer)*
Mr. Wolf by Rajiv Joseph (Reading - dir. Matt Shakman)*
Of Good Stock by Melissa Ross (Reading - dir. Lynne Meadow)*

201​5
​Of Good Stock by ​Melissa Ross (Segerstrom Stage production - dir. ​Gaye Taylor Upchurch)*
Mr. Wolf by ​Rajiv Joseph (Argyros Stage production - dir. David Emmes)*
BIG SHOT: A.K.A. This is Not the Godfather created by Theatre Movement Bazaar (Nicholas Stage production - dir. Tina Kronis)*
Going to a Place where you Already Are by ​Bekah Brunstetter (Reading - dir. Marc Masterson)*
The Whistleblower by Itamar Moses (Reading - dir. Casey Stangl)
Orange: An Illustrated Play by Aditi Brennan Kapil (Reading - dir. Jessica Kubzansky)*
​Vietgone by ​Qui Nguyen (Reading - dir. ​May Adrales)* 

201​6
Future Thinking by ​Eliza Clark (Segerstrom Stage production - dir. ​Lila Neugebauer)*
Office Hour by ​​Julia Cho (Argyros Stage production - dir. Neel Keller)*
A Perfect Circle by ​​Noah Haidle (Reading - dir. Evan Cabnet)
Little Black Shadows by ​Kemp Powers (Reading - dir. May Adrales)
Curve of Departure by ​Rachel Bonds (Reading - dir. ​Mike Donahue)
Lady Tattoo by ​Meg Miroshnik (Reading - dir. ​Marti Lyons)
Wink by ​Jen Silverman (Reading - dir. ​​Bart DeLorenzo)

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Photo: Virginia Vale and Arye Gross in SCR's 2016 world premiere of ​Future Thinking, by ​Eliza Clark. Photo by Debora Robinson.