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

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

WordPlay Tuesday

June 10 , 2014 at 8:00pm
Diversionary Theatre Lobby

Join us for WordPlay Tuesday, where local writers, Vince Ripol, Rio Villa, and Lizzie Silverman, will hear short segments of their new works read out loud in a relaxed "open-mic" style setting in front of a friendly audience.

Actors - we want to remind you what a great opportunity this is to brush up on your cold reading skills! Arrive early - around 7:30pm - to hear the writers announce their casting needs, then volunteer for a part.

Anyone who is a fan of watching new works come to life is invited to join the conversation. The readings are FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.

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5th Annual Women of Valor

A celebration during the 2014 San Diego Jewish Arts Festival
June 16 & June 18, 2014

Playwrights Project's founder Deborah Salzer is one of six women selected for the 5th Annual Women of Valor, a celebration of San Diego's Jewish Women. This year the women's inspirational stories will be told in a world premiere staged reading.

Proceeds from the reading benefit Torah High, SCY High, and San Diego Jewish Academy.

Visit for more information.

Staged Readings at Logan Heights Library

Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 6:30pm

Join us for staged readings of plays drawn from community members living along the US/Mexico border. Participants worked with playwright and anthropologist Olivia Ruiz to transform their stories into plays. This event is free and open to public.

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

Interview with Lifestages Participant, Calvin Jones

Tune into 1 Talk Network for an interview with 94 year old Lifestages participant , Calvin Jones. Mr. Jones, born in 1919, is a poet, a writer, an entertainer and so much more! He traveled the world as a merchant marine and received his college degree while serving time in Leavenworth Prison for robbery. Listen to this amazing individual all this week, including Saturday and Sunday on at 7am and 1pm.

Thank You to Qualcomm and the California Arts Council

We are proud to be a beneficiary of Qualcomm, which enables us to provide playwriting and live theatre programs to at-risk youth. And we are inspired to be included in the California Arts Council's award to the William James Association, which will provide Arts & Corrections services in a wide variety of arts disciplines in several correctional facilities throughout the state. This support will enable us to expand our programming for incarcerated adults. Check out this KPBS interview to learn more about some of the local programs that are part of this statewide effort.

We are also happy to announce recent grants from the Pratt Memorial Fund and the City of Encinitas & the Mizel Family Foundation.

Help us provide programs that transform lives.

Playwrights Project is a nonprofit organization that relies on contributed income.
Please give generously in whatever form you like. (Tax ID 33-0394250).

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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, Las Patronas, 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, The San Diego Foundation, Target, The Weingart Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, and the Gary and Mary West Foundation.

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