Plot Line Newsletter

Here's what's featured in this edition of Plot Line:

Mesa College Performance

Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 7:00pm
Apolliad Theatre, Mesa College, 7250 Mesa College Drive, San Diego, CA 92111

Join us for readings of selected works by students and staff of the San Diego Community College District. Participating playwrights were mentored by professional dramaturgs and directors to develop, cast, and rehearse their pieces. An audience feedback session will follow each performance. This event is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Workshop and performances made possible through the partnership of Mesa College, Playwrights Project and San Diego Playwrights.

Recollections: Playwriting Workshop for ages 55+

Thursdays, June 19 - July 31, 3:30-5:00pm
The NEW Ink Spot, NTC at Liberty Station
2730 Historic Decatur Rd., Barracks 16, Ste. 202
San Diego, CA 92106

Bring your journaling to life in this group workshop series for beginning playwrights, ages 55 and up. Playwrights Project Founder Deborah Salzer guides the process. Learn playwriting techniques, as you write short plays depicting moments from your life.

Sessions involve six 90-minute instructional sessions, and one 90-minute performance with professional actors reading short scripts created in the sessions. Up to 12 participants. No playwriting experience necessary. Cost: $180/person.

To sign up, call or email Playwrights Project
(858) 384-2970 or

Deborah Salzer Excellence in Arts Education Award

July 21, 2014, 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Presentation
Cygnet Theatre, Old Town

Save the Date! Playwrights Project presents its 6th annual Deborah Salzer Excellence in Arts Education Award to Nicolas Reveles, esteemed musician, educator, and Education Director of the San Diego Opera. Join us for a lively evening of stories, memories, accolades, and fun!

Contact Playwrights Project with your email address to receive an invitation:
(858) 384-2970 or

JUMP StArts Grant Approved

We are proud to announce that our application to the California Arts Council for the new JUMP StArts program was approved, helping us expand our playwriting residencies in juvenile hall and juvenile court schools. Our program is one of only seven awarded this grant, out of 32 applications.

More information about JUMP StArts >

GiveBIG Wrap Up

When all the GiveBIG donations had been tallied, the amount donated during the 24 hour period was $921,782! Contributions to Playwrights Project totaled $4,255.

The San Diego Foundation and its generous sponsors provided a total of $200,000 in matching funds. Our percentage of these funds earned us $1,021. After credit card processing fees, we netted a total of approximately $5,020.

Itís not too late to donate and help us meet our goal for the end of the fiscal year. Support our year end activities with a gift today! Please give generously in whatever form you like. (Tax ID 33-0394250)

Karen Ladner & Todd Stone

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Playwrights Project
3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 330
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 384-2970

Our Sponsors

Anonymous, Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Community Services Association, San Diego Unified School District,the Samuel I. Fox and John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Mrs. Audrey Geisel/Dr. Seuss Foundation, Kinder Morgan, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego, The Jeffrey and Sheila Lipinsky Family Foundation, The Richard Metcalfe II Memorial Fund of The San Diego Foundation, Mira Mesa Self Storage, The Parker Foundation, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund, ResMed Foundation, Target, The Weingart Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, and Wells Fargo.

Playwrights Project advances literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions.
(858) 384-2970
Tax ID #33-0394250