Here's what is featured in this edition of Plot Line:
:: Short Plays by Inmates
:: Playwriting for Adults
:: Caregivers Anonymous
:: Hats Off to San Diego
:: Twainfest Submissions
:: Living with Hope recap
:: Follow us on Instagram!
A Hero's Quest: Scripts by Donovan Correctional Facility Playwrights 
Saturday, April 1 at 7:00-7:30 PM in The Lyceum Theatre Lobby
Heroic journeys are imagined through monologues and short scenes written by incarcerated men in our Out of the Yard playwriting program at Richard J. Donovan Correctional Facility. The program supports rehabilitation by encouraging participants to create fictional plays that examine hardships, explore positive solutions, and envision brighter futures. 

Professional actors will perform a reading of short scripts inspired by Into the Beautiful North in a FREE Engagement Event prior to the San Diego Rep's 8:00 PM performance of Into the Beautiful North.

For more information about Into the Beautiful North or to reserve tickets, please click here. 
Recollections Playwriting Series for Adults
Beginning April 19, 2017, Hillcrest area  

Learn playwriting techniques as you write short plays depicting moments from your life. Playwrights Project Founder Deborah Salzer guides participants through the process of writing a short one act play over a series of six 90-minute sessions. The program culminates in an informal performance with professional actors reading plays created in the workshop. 

Wednesdays, 3:00-5:00 PM
Sessions:  April 19 - May 24 
Performance: June 14, 2017

Cost: $200/person

Up to 12 participants. No playwriting experience necessary. 

Reserve your space: Call (858) 384-2970 or email
Caregivers Anonymous - Upcoming Performances

Caregivers Anonymous by Janet Tiger has three upcoming staged reading performances. The dates and locations are as follows:
  • April 30th - San Diego Central Library at 4:30 PM
  • May 3rd - Ohr Shalom Synagogue at 7 PM
  • May 6th - Christ Presbyterian Church in Carlsbad at 7 PM
More information about Caregivers Anonymous can be found at
Click here to submit a reservation for any of the performances listed above!

A show of hands of caregivers in the audience of the play's previous staged reading in February, 2017. Caregivers Anonymous is sponsored by a Creative Catalyst Grant courtesy of The San Diego Foundation and produced in partnership with Playwrights Project. 

Hats Off! to San Diego 2017
April 28 at 11:00 AM

Playwrights Project is thrilled to be announced as a beneficiary in the Gold Digger's 24th annual Hats Off! to San Diego event! This year's theme will be "As Time Goes By" and the luncheon will be held Friday, April 28th at 11 AM at the Estancia La Jolla Hotel and Spa. Email if you are interested in joining the Playwrights Project table to support this valuable event and admire the amazing hats on display! 

Gold Diggers founding members Pam and Patrick Sullivan, Jeanne Irwin, Playwrights Project Office Manager Emily Fleet, and retired Development Director Laurel Withers at last year's Hats Off! luncheon. Photo courtesy of Vincent Andrunas and La Jolla Light. 
Call for Historical Monologues
Submissions due May 31, 2017

Playwrights Project, in conjunction with Write Out Loud and Descendants of Early San Diego, invites you to submit your historical monologues for TwainFest. Selected scripts will be awarded $100 and will be performed at TwainFest in Old Town on August 19, 2017. 

For submission details, please click here or e-mail Victor Contreras at
Recap of Living with Hope 
San Diego State University, March 16-19, 2017

Thanks to the many artists, partners, and audience members for increasing awareness of the issues surrounding addiction and recovery!

Photos courtesy of John Arquilla and William Perno, SAY San Diego. 
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to support Playwrights Project's 
programs in 2017

Your donation of any amount helps to fulfill our mission of advancing literacy, creativity and communication by empowering individuals to voice their stories through playwriting programs and theatre productions. 

Your donation is 100% tax deductible (Tax ID 33-0394250) and will be acknowledged with a letter of receipt. 
Our Sponsors

Anonymous, Balboa Park Kiwanis Foundation, City of Carlsbad's Cultural Arts Office, Current Wisdom Foundation, City of Encinitas and Mizel Family Foundation Community Grant Program, Community Service Association of San Diego Unified School District, Michael Ehrenfeld Insurance Company, The Samuel I. & John Henry Fox Foundation, Sidney E. Frank Foundation, Gold Diggers, Kinder Morgan Foundation, Kiwanis Club of La Jolla, Kiwanis Club of Old San Diego, The Sheila and Jeffrey Lipinsky Family Fund, Macy's, Mira Mesa Self Storage, Nordson Corporation Foundation, The Parker Foundation, The Arthur and Jeanette Pratt Memorial Fund, Allison and Robert Price Family Foundation Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation, San Diego County Board of Supervisors Community Enhancement Program, The Creative Catalyst Fund of The San Diego Foundation, Sempra Energy Foundation, The William and Ruth Tippett Foundation, Torrey Pines Bank, Patricia and Christopher Weil Family Foundation, Annie Weisman and Bill Macomber, Mandell Weiss Charitable Trust, Gary & Mary West Foundation.

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