by seven playwrights
Other Voices in partnership with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco
Drama/ dark comedy
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
90 Minutes
TICKETS: $12 ($14.99 online)
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Donald Trump said he’d “#Drain the Swamp.” In a game changing presidency, we find ourselves wondering if it’s a swamp or America itself that’s being drained. In $WAMPLAND, seven award-winning Bay Area playwrights (Patrick M Brennan, Bill Hyatt, Susan Jackson, Charley Lerrigo, Lorraine Midanik, Madeline Puccioni and L. Zephyr) present their visions of what “making America great” really means. [www.swamplandvoices.com]
Charley Lerrigo (Producer; Playwright “Lesson Plan”) $WAMPLAND is Charley Lerrigo’s third appearance in the Fringe of San Francisco -- as both playwright and producer. He’s excited to join six other local award winning dramatists to wrestle with the social and political adversity of our times. Charley is a member of Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and the Dramatist Guild. Recent plays have been in programs of the Dramatist Guild and Central Works Theater. He lives in Oakland with his wife Pat.
Bill Hyatt (Production Manager; Playwright “Fake News”) Produced plays include: CHRISTMAS IN CHECHNYA (Backstage West 2003 Critics List); IT CAME FROM FUKUSHIMA, HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO (TBA Award - Outstanding Production, Anthology). Direction includes: many World- and West Coast-premieres; and Bill was a director of THE LYSISTRATA PROJECT – an international theatrical effort protesting U.S. entry into Iraq. Bill is a co-founder of Undefined Symbol Theater. Professional memberships: Dramatists Guild, Pear Theater Playwrights Guild, PCSF, TBA, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights. www.billhyatt.com
PATRICK M BRENNAN (Playwright "A Crime Can Always Be Found") : has had plays produced domestically and internationally, including SINGULARITEEN (San Francisco), NO POLITICS (Somerville, MA), MILGRAM'S WAR (Los Angeles), and GET OUT OF MY AMERICAN WAY (Boston). Patrick is a cofounder of Undefined Symbol Theater. Patrick's most recent play, TERMS OF USE, recently received staged readings at Dragon Theatre and Central Works Theater. Patrick is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, the Pear Avenue Playwrights’ Guild, PlayCafe, and Playwrights’ Platform.
SUSAN JACKSON (Playwright “Not Worthy Enough to Wipe Your Ass”) received the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award. Her plays have been staged- read/produced in New York, Bay Area, Eugene O’Neill Foundation, William Inge New Works Festival, Sydney, a London Pub, and South Carolina. SAMARITAN was a finalist for the Henley Rose Competition--Female Playwrights. She’s a Resident Playwright for 3Girls Theatre. DEATH BE NOT LOUD! won Best of Fringe -- CAPITAL FRINGE. TAKEN will be published in Smith and Kraus’s BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES, 2017.
LORRAINE MIDANIK (Playwright “Up the Wall”) CYCLED (ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre 2017), BENCHED (PCSF Playoffs 2016), BOY IMAGINED (ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre 2016), FREEDOM OF SPEECH (PianoFight, 2016), SPARSE PUBIC HAIR (PCSF’s SHEHEREZADE’S LAST TALES FESTIVAL - 2015 Stuey Award and TBA’s Award for Outstanding Production of An Anthology). SHOCK VALUE will be produced at PCSF’s Playoffs in November. Proud member of The Dramatists Guild, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, Theatre Bay Area (2015 ATLAS Playwright), and The International Centre for Women Playwrights.
MADELINE PUCCIONI (Playwright “No Longer A Ten (CE 2018 Amerika)”) is a “re entry” playwright, back in theater after grading English essays for 30 years. Her TWO O’CLOCK FEEDING was produced at The Magic Theatre some years ago, and published in West Coast Plays IV. Recent productions in San Francisco, New York, and Los Angeles, include: THE SATURDAY NIGHTERS (Towne Street Theatre, L.A.), BACKSEAT BETSY (3Girls Theatre, San Francisco), and SARAH GOODIN and EURYBIA AND THE PIRATE QUEEN (Those Women Productions, San Francisco).
L. ‘Z’ ZEPHYR (Playwright “2027”) has had plays produced in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Bay Area. She is a member of PlayGround and PCSF. By day she creates designs for a line of whimsical, sometimes political, dog ceramics. She is currently working on two full length plays that are testing her resolve and patience. In these challenging, and most interesting of times, she is happy to be a part of the $WAMPLAND voices.