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

Fiscal Year Wrap-up

It's the close of a successful school year with the joyful return of our festival to The Old Globe, over 100 residencies in schools (this year included creating site-specific plays!), and we conducted the first year of our Border Lines program (see more below).

Now we step into a lively summer and an expansive new fiscal year...with a new arts in corrections program for adults, expanded programs for at risk youth, increased engagement of military families, and our 30th festival of Plays by Young Writers.

We're also celebrating the nearly 600 entries we received for the California Young Playwrights Contest - the highest number ever received!


Staged Readings at Logan Heights Library
Border Lines\Lineas de Frontera
(Performed primarily in Spanish)

Tuesday, July 1, 2014 at 6:30pm

Logan Heights Library
567 South 28th Street, San Diego, CA 92113

Professional actors will perform short readings of scripts written by beginning playwrights from the community, along with plays written by playwright Olivia Ruiz based on interviews with community storytellers.

Writers include: Ana María Álvarez, Patti Bonilla, Renata Conly, and Olivia Ruiz Marrujo with storyteller Norma Rodríguez.

Questions? Contact or (858) 384-2970. Eileen Labrador at Logan Heights Library at (619) 533-3968.

Deborah Salzer Excellence in Arts Education Award

July 21, 2014, 6:30pm Reception, 7:30pm Presentation
Cygnet Theatre, Old Town
4040 Twiggs Street, San Diego, CA 92110

Tickets are on sale! 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! The evening will be emceed by Pat Launer and feature a special performance by Priti Gandhi, soprano with the San Diego Opera.

For more information, or to purchase tickets:
(858) 384-2970

WordPlay Tuesday Announcement

After a successful two-year collaboration, we are pleased to announce that Diversionary Theatre will have a new community partnership with San Diego Playwrights for WordPlay Tuesday. San Diego Playwrights is an all-volunteer network of playwrights working on joint projects to get local writers produced on San Diego stages.

WordPlay Tuesday is on hiatus for the summer and will return in October.

Kids Act Summer Classes

Playwrights Project Camp
August 4-8, 2014, 1:00-3:00pm

In this 5-day camp, participants ages 9-12 will be guided through the process of taking an idea and turning it into a finished play that will be performed by professional actors on the last day of camp. The class will be taught by Aleta Barthell (pictured on right).

Fee: $169 Encinitas residents/ $179 non-residents

For more information about this class and other Kids Act classes, visit

San Diego International Fringe Festival

July 3-13, 2014

Following a successful debut in 2013, the Second Annual San Diego International Fringe Festival (#sdff14) brings the beautiful, the bizarre and the unexpected to America’s Finest City. From July 3 through July 13, 2014 #sdff14 continues to make San Diego Theatre History by hosting over 35 World Premieres, 7 United States Premieres, and 21 local premieres (ranging from seasoned international artists to young, aspiring new artists). Read more at

Out on a Limb: New Plays from America's Finest City

July 18-27, 2014

Scripps Ranch Theatre presents its 3rd Annual “Out On A Limb: New Plays from America’s Finest City” July 18-27. The festival features original one-act plays based on San Diego, written by San Diego playwrights. A special note of congratulations to playwrights Lizzie Silverman and Tim West, who have both worked as playwrights with Playwrights Project. Read more at

Grants Received

We receive major support from the James Irvine Foundation, Qualcomm, San Diego Commission for Arts & Culture, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Weingart Foundation, the California Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. All of these generous contributors make our programs possible. Thank You!  

We are on the way to raising the $433,000 needed to provide our arts education programs for the new fiscal year (ending June 30, 2015). We’ve challenged ourselves to a higher budget this year, and we can’t do it without your support. Please help us reach our goal.

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3675 Ruffin Road, Suite 330
San Diego, CA 92123
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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
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