Write to to request information about our Virtual Scene Nights
during COVID 19.
What: Our monthly program for new play development
Who: Open to all playwrights, $10 for Play Cafe members, $15 for non-members, free for high school and college students; we supply the services of 2 professional actors and a qualified facilitator
How: Bring up to 10 pages of properly-formatted script, with the major roles assigned to the actors, double-casting and using playwrights in attendance to help read other parts and stage directions.
Why: To hear how work-in-progress plays when read unrehearsed by professional actors, and to get feedback on how your play plays
When: every second Thursday of the month from 7pm-10pm; sign-up starts at 6:30; playwrights are accommodated on a first-come-first-read basis
Where: Room 10, Language Studies International (LSI) 2015 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704
Click on MUSICAL CAFE above to learn about our programs for musicals-in-progress.
Write to to request information about our Virtual Table Reads
during COVID 19.
What: Non-public readings of full-length plays by Play Cafe members
Who: Open to Play Cafe members; we supply the services of up to 4 professional actors and a professional dramaturg
How: Add your name to our email list for notifications of calls for submission
Why: To hear how a play sounds and feels when read unrehearsed by professional actors, and to get dramaturgical feedback on how your play plays
Where: Downtown Berkeley, CA
What: workshops of interest for playwrights and musical theatre composers
Who: Open to Play Cafe members & non-members
How: Join our mailing list for notifications, also like us on Facebook
Why: To enhance your skillset as a playwright
Where: varies; see our Facebook page and newsletter for details on each class