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How to Get Your Work Produced Workshop: Sun, Oct 16

Join us for Play Cafe’s popular workshop panel How to Get Your Work Produced featuring panel discussions with prominent and successful writers, artistic directors, and composers. Participants are welcome to attend as many or as few sessions as they wish. … Continue reading

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Meet Our Board of Directors

Over the summer, Play Cafe’s Board of Directors expanded to six members with Tracy Held Potter continuing as President, Jamie Greenblatt continuing as Secretary, and Sandy Kasten, a non-board member, continuing to serve as our Treasurer. Our new members include … Continue reading

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July 9 Scene Night is at Language Studies International

Due to renovations at our previous location, Play Cafe’s July 9 Scene Night will be relocated to Language Studies International. Thursday, July 9, 2015 7pm-10pm (scene sign-up starts at 6:45pm) We will be meeting at the close-by Language Studies International … Continue reading

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Submissions are now open for the September Musical Cafe Showcase!

The May Musical Cafe Showcase was a huge success! Play Cafe’s second 2015 Musical Cafe Showcase, presented on May 3 at Stage Werx Theatre in San Francisco, was a huge success!  Songs and scenes from four new musicals by Bay … Continue reading

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Musical Cafe Performance Sun, Jan 25

Play Cafe is proud to support the work of Northern California musical creators through our Musical Cafe project. The primary function of Musical Cafe is to gather musical book writers, lyricists, and composers to network and present their work. In … Continue reading

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Jan 14 Scene Night @ Language Studies International

Play Cafe’s Thursday, January 14 Scene Night will continue to be hosted at Language Studies International. Writers are welcome to bring up to 20 pages to be read (please provide enough copies for each actor and stage directions) or 10 pages with … Continue reading

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How to Get Your Work Produced Highlights

By Annette Roman Twenty-five playwrights gathered on Saturday afternoon of October 27 at the Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre for the Play Cafe’s inspiring panel discussion “How to Get Your Work Produced.” The illustrious local panelists were: award-winning playwright Anthony … Continue reading

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Dec 11: Special Guest Playwright Christopher Chen

On Thursday, December 11, Play Cafe will host its monthly Scene Night for playwrights to bring in their works in progress to be cold-read by skilled actors and to provide an opportunity for feedback in a moderated and supportive environment. … Continue reading

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Tickets On Sale: How to Get Your Work Produced Panel

At least once a year, Play Cafe host a workshop to help playwrights network with theatre professionals and learn more about new play development. Next month, we will bring back a popular panel discussion to gather tips and insights on … Continue reading

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Scene Night Location

A few months ago, we began hosting our monthly Scene Nights at the Berkeley Rep School of Theatre in the Blue Room upstairs (2071 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA, between Shattuck and Milvia). The meetings are a block and a half … Continue reading

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