South Coast Repertory’s annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) is a major national showcase for new plays and it's this weekend—April 20-22. The three-day festival attracts theatre professionals and new-play lovers from across the nation, who are drawn by the chance to be the first to see some of the best new plays in the country.
This PPF New Play Starter Kit is your guide to getting the most out of your PPF weekend.
Get PPF Updates and Join the Conversation
Follow SCR on Twitter at @SouthCoastRep for updates throughout the weekend.
Connect with us and other PPF attendees, tweet with us using #PPF18.
Go Behind-the-Scenes of PPF
Follow us on Instagram at @SouthCoastRep for behind-the-scenes photos of the festival.
Follow our PPF story on Snapchat at @SouthCoastRep. Get a look at the PPF weekend through the eyes of SCR Communications Associate Nicholas Pilapil.
New Play Development at SCR
SCR has produced more than 500 plays over its more than five-decade history. And the number continues to climb as we watch plays developed here go on to other productions across the country. Check out the lobby display to see where some of our new plays have gone.
The South Coast Repertory Podcast
Festival co-directors John Glore and Kimberly Colburn dish on how this year’s festival lineup developed, how they select plays and more.
PPF Playwrights Panel: What Does It Mean to Be a Playwright in America Today?
Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m., Julianne Argyros Stage
Skyler Gray, director of new play development at Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater, moderates the panel discussion. He and the writers will discuss what it means to be a playwright in America today. As writers, do they feel the need to respond to the ever-changing political landscape? Why or why not? Do they feel a responsibility to tell certain stories in this time? Admission to the panel discussion is free; no reservation is required.
Experience a PPF Play!
There's no better way to experience PPF than by seeing a new play. Learn more and buy tickets to the full productions and new play readings here.