(l. to r.) Playwright Noah Haidle, Darby Stanchfield, director Anne Kauffman and Nick Ullett in rehearsal for the 2012 Pacific Playwrights reading of Smokefall.
2013 Festival: April 26-28
The Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) annually presents seven new plays in staged readings and full productions during a three-day period. Audiences consist of local playgoers and representatives from theatres nationwide. PPF provides a gathering place for writers and theatre professionals to connect and share ideas and interests in the context of a festival that promotes the latest and best in American playwriting.
In June 1998, South Coast Repertory launched the first annual Pacific Playwrights Festival. The Festival consisted of five staged readings, workshops and the world premiere of Richard Greenberg's Hurrah at Last, in the final performances of its five-week run.
Since then the Pacific Playwrights Festival has showcased as many as ten new American plays each year, including world premieres of Amy Freed's The Beard of Avon, Lynn Nottage's Intimate Apparel, Rolin Jones' The Intelligent Design of Jenny Chow, Noah Haidle's Mr. Marmalade and Richard Greenberg's Our Mother's Brief Affair.
SCR is currently considering material for the 16th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival, drawing from commissioned work, projects nominated by other theatres, and scripts submitted for production consideration. See complete information on submission procedures.
See the list of plays presented during previous Pacific Playwrights Festivals.
Read more about the 2013 Festival.