San Francisco Playhouse to Host OUR VOICES, OUR STORIES Play Reading Festival, 2/11-3/18
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by BWW News Desk
San Francisco Playhouse will present "Our Voices, Our Stories" Play Reading Festival this spring.
All readings are FREE and take place at 450 Post at Mason (2nd Floor of Kensington Park Hotel).
Our Voices, Our Stories, Play Reading Festival is an organic extension of San Francisco Playhouse's mission to give voice to compelling stories that inspire and encourage empathy. This festival will showcase the developing work of new artistic voices, creating a forum for emerging playwrights to deepen and refine current projects.
An additional focus for this festival is to celebrate artists from communities too often absent from mainstream stages. The goal is to introduce these artists to new audiences and encourage their creative experiments. These stories are everyone's stories.
In honor of Black History month, February will highlight African American stories and in March, the spotlight will be on female playwrights. Festival Curators include Playhouse creative staff: Brit Frazier, Lauren English, JorDan Puckett, Gwen Kingston and Karlie Braufman.
Calendar of February Events: To compliment the February play readings will be Silent Auction of paintings by local artist, JoNathan Williams who has painted imagery from The Black Odyssey.
Monday, Feb. 18, 7:30pm Play reading directed by Britney Frazier
Featuring; Anna Maria Luera*, Cat Brooks, Dawon Davis, Ayodele Nzinga, Allysa Evans
Monday, Feb. 25, 7:30pm Play reading directed by Steven Anthony Jones
Play reading of Obeah written by Britney Frazier
(Details for Play readings in March, presented Sunday March 10 and 17 and Monday March 11 and 18, all at 7:30 pm, TBA; Events will include staged readings and a special playwriting workshop and panel discussion featuring prominent local female artists.)
*member of Actors Equity