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‘The Song of Summer’: A Note from the Artistic Director

‘The Song of Summer’: A Note from the Artistic Director

For many years, between theatre grad school and starting San Francisco Playhouse, I earned my living as a musician, playing piano, keyboards, and...

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‘Hold These Truths’: A Note from the Artistic Director

‘Hold These Truths’: A Note from the Artistic Director

Theatre loves history. Playwrights throughout time have borrowed their plots from historical events, often using true stories from the past to make...

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A Note from ‘Hold These Truths’ Playwright Jeanne Sakata

A Note from ‘Hold These Truths’ Playwright Jeanne Sakata

When I first heard of Gordon Hirabayashi in the late 1990’s, I was enthralled -- and shocked. Shocked that I had never heard of his story before....

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A Note from ‘Shoot Me When…’ Playwright Ruben Grijalva

A Note from ‘Shoot Me When…’ Playwright Ruben Grijalva

I first heard the sentiment that inspired this play expressed as an irreverent joke. Surely this sweet woman with the salty demeanor intended...

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A Note from ‘I Was Right Here’ Playwright Julia Brothers

A Note from ‘I Was Right Here’ Playwright Julia Brothers

When I first started writing this piece in 2018, it was to be a one-character play driven by high tech effects, an experimental bent, and a more...

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[hieroglyph]: A Note from the Artistic Directors

[hieroglyph]: A Note from the Artistic Directors

Every year, an amazing grass-roots organization, The Kilroys, selects fifty promising new scripts by women, trans, and nonbinary playwrights that...

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River’s Message by Conrad A. Panganiban – Zoomlet

River’s Message by Conrad A. Panganiban – Zoomlet

RIVER'S MESSAGE By Conrad A. Panganiban Directed by Jeffrey Lo A San Francisco Playhouse Zoomlet Original air date: March 1,...

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Perfect Numbers by Diana Burbano – Zoomlet

Perfect Numbers by Diana Burbano – Zoomlet

PERFECT NUMBERS By Diana Burbano Directed by Katja Rivera A San Francisco Playhouse Zoomlet Original air date: February 22, 2021 Featuring...

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Notes from the Empathy Gym – February 2021

Notes from the Empathy Gym – February 2021

To say it has been a crazy time this last 11 months, is to beg the obvious. Our heads are reeling from the pandemic, from the election and from all...

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Give Her God by Candrice Jones – Zoomlet

Give Her God by Candrice Jones – Zoomlet

GIVE HER GOD By Candrice Jones Directed by Elizabeth Carter A San Francisco Playhouse Zoomlet Original air date: February 15, 2021 Featuring...

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