Tracy Held Potter

Tracy Held Potter (Executive Director) writes for stage and screen and is the Artistic Director of All Terrain Theater and the Co-Founder of 31 Plays in 31 Days. She is currently developing a web series comedy called “Merritt Squad!” through Battle Stache Studios with collaborator Colin Johnson that will launch at the end of 2014. In 2014, her full-length screenplay “Science Fair the Musical” won First Place in the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Competition at Carnegie Mellon University with a cash prize of $9,000. Her most recent playwriting productions include “Modernizing the Afterlife,” featured in the 2013 Bay One-Acts Festival and published in its 2013 anthology, short pieces for “Babies, the Ultimate Birth Control: Terrifyingly Hilarious Plays about Parenting” for the 2013 SF Fringe and winner of a Sold Out Award and Best of Fringe Award, commissioned staged readings of “The Sword” and “Alexis, the Bronze Age Battleship” for the 2013 SF Olympians Festival. In 2013, she also received staged readings of “A Mother’s Seduction,” a short musical that won a People’s Choice Award from PlayGround and “Princess Audrey” which also won a People’s Choice Award from PlayGround and was a Finalist for the Best of PlayGround Festival. Many of her plays have been produced by All Terrain Theater in site-specific locations. She is developing a full-length play, “Sweet, Sweet Revolution,” which received a table reading with Pacifica Table Readers and a staged reading at Masquers Playhouse. She also debuted her opera aria “Newbie Sally” with Pittsburgh Opera Theater’s Happy Hour series in the summer of 2014. She received an AA in Theater Arts from Laney College in Oakland, a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies at UC, Berkeley, and is an MFA candidate for Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University with Rob Handel. She enjoys writing witty status updates and bragging about her two little boys, sometimes simultaneously.

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Tracy Held Potter
tracy@playcafe.org
Twitter @tracyheldpotter
www.tracyheldpotter.com

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