Summer Playwrights Festival 10

Sunday, July 28th thru Sunday, August 4th

The Road Theatre Company

Taylor Gilbert & Sam Anderson, Artistic Directors

The Tenth Annual
SUMMER PLAYWRIGHTS FESTIVAL
8 Days! 38 plays! #SPF10
Food, Drinks, and Live Music Nightly!

The Road Theatre Company’s Summer Playwrights’ Festival 2019 (SPF10)

Scott Alan Smith, Founding Festival Director
Matthew Singletary, Festival Director
Carlyle King, Executive Producer
Elizabeth Sampson, Producer
Darryl Johnson, Producer
Avery Clyde, Producer
David B. Marling, Producer
Kay Capasso, Producer
Justin Okin, Producer
Mallory Erwin, Producer
Brian Cole, Producer
Stewart J. Zully, Special Envoy
Nate Bartoshuk, LA County Arts Commission Intern
Drew Ravitz, Intern


The Road Theatre’s annual Summer Playwrights Festival has been held every summer since its inception in 2010. This year marks our 10th anniversary and SPF10 will take place from July 28-August 4, 2019.

SPF mounts 30-40 staged readings of new plays in 8 exciting days. The festival is now the largest staged reading festival in the nation with playwrights from around the country and around the world participating. Each reading is followed by a talk-back with the playwrights, directors and casts and a reception featuring food, drink and live music in our gallery space and cantina.

Readings are held in both our Historic Lankershim Arts Center Theater and Gallery and in our 77-seat theater in the NoHo Senior Arts Colony. Although we receive hundreds of submissions for our festival, new and established playwrights are encouraged to submit.

The Road Theatre Company is dedicated to producing new plays. Founding Festival Director Scott Alan Smith, “The Road Theatre has produced 23 plays from the Summer Playwrights Festival on our main stages including our current season selections, The Rescued by Julie Marie Myatt (SPF8), Death House by Jason Karasev (SPF8) and last season’s Stupid Kid by Sharr White (SPF7) and Through the Eye of a Needle by Jami Brandli (SPF7). We are very proud to be bringing these new plays straight from the festival to our audiences.”

Past playwrights have included D.L. Coburn, Lisa Loomer, Sharr White, Marisa Wegrzyn, Craig Wright, Wendy Macleod, Lucy Thurber, Mo Gaffney, Keith Huff, Brett Neveu, Scooter Pietsch, Craig Pospisil, Julie Marie Myatt. Guest artists have included Bryan Cranston, Laurie Metcalf, Kathy Baker, Jennifer Tilly, Perry King, Rondi Reed, Tom Irwin, Nancy Travis, Gregory Harrison, Gale Harold, Robert Pine, Michael O’Neill, Harold Gould, and many, many others.

SPF10 SCHEDULE

Sunday, July 28

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery

  • A Shonda by Wendy Graf dir. Ann Hearn Tobolowsky

8pm Theatre

  • Love the Sinner: A Cautionary Tale by Ron Lagomarsino dir. Ron Lagomarsino

Magnolia:

*No show at Magnolia

Monday, July 29

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery

  • O: A Rhapsody in Divorce by Jami Brandli dir. Suzanne Hunt

8pm Theatre

  • U-R-U by Julia Lederer dir. Larry Biederman

Magnolia:

8pm

  • Mister Charlie Sent Me by Shem Bitterman dir. Ryan McRee

Tuesday, July 30

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery

  • Vol. 1 A Post Racial America by Vincent Terrell Durham dir. Justin Lord

8pm Theatre

  • Lunatic 19’s: A Deportational Road Trip by Tegan McLeod dir. Anamarie Dwyer

Magnolia:

8pm

  • The Way North by Tira Palmquist dir. Chuck McCollum

Wednesday, July 31

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery

  • Descent by Victoria Stewart dir. John Gowans

8pm Theatre

  • Evidence of Things Unseen by Katie Forgette dir. John Levey

Magnolia:

*No show at Magnolia

Thursday, August 1

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery

  • The Wait by John Goff dir. Rob Brownstein

8pm Theatre

  • Ripped by Rachel Bublitz dir. Lauren Murphy Yeoman

Magnolia:

8pm

  • Kissing Che by Augusto Federico Amador dir. Reena Dutt

Friday, August 2

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery

  • Blaze Orange by Patrick Joseph Rieger dir. Paul Millet

8pm Theatre

  • The Night Climber by Joshua Rebell dir. Taylor Nichols

Magnolia:

8pm

  • Lily and the Patty Melt Paradox by Scooter Pietsch dir. Jason Alexander

Saturday, August 3

Lankershim:

2pm Gallery

  • Give Me Liberty by S. Pearl Sharp dir. Peace Ikediuba
  • The Kitchen by Keli Goff dir. Danielle Ozymandias

2pm Theatre

  • Craigslisted by Sharai Bohannon dir. Matthew Singletary

8pm Gallery

  • Breaks by Lisa Loomer dir. Armando Molina

8pm Theatre

  • King of the Moon by Scott Alan Smith & Adam Paul dir. Elizabeth Sampson
  • A Window With No Glass by Elizabeth Sampson dir. Scott Alan Smith

Magnolia:

1pm

  • No Place Like Gandersheim by Elizabeth Dement dir. Beth Ryne

4pm

  • Call Center by Nate Bartoshuk dir. Dylan Forehand

8pm

  • Into the Gobpile by Jennie Webb dir. Laura Stribling

Sunday, August 4

Lankershim:

2pm Theatre

  • Never Not Once by Carey Crim dir. Susan Diol

2pm Gallery

  • Lost Boy by Sam LaFrance dir. Riley Steiner

Magnolia:

*No show at Magnolia

Sunday, August 4 One Act Night

Lankershim:

8pm Gallery:

  • A Birthday Story by Jim Henry dir. Katie Witkowski
  • Ricco the Raccoon by Jim Geoghan dir. Lizzy Kimball
  • A Biology Lesson by Sandy Dietrick dir. Avery Clyde
  • A Conversation with Mary by Amy Stoch dir. Lauren Smerkanich
  • Countdown to Love by Ron Asher dir. Michelle Gillette
  • Figueroa by Jeffery Wang dir. Nancy Fassett
  • Heart Condition by Eric Thomas dir. Allan Wasserman

8pm Theatre:

  • TNT by Steve Apostolina dir. Rob Nagle
  • Lipstick Sunset by Jerry Lambert dir. Matt Kirkwood
  • Happenstance by Craig Pospisil dir. Tina Carlisi
  • The Kiss by Anne Undeland dir. Darryl Johnson