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SCENE NIGHTS

Write to programs@playcafe.org to request information about our Virtual Scene Nights
during COVID 19.
SCENE NIGHTS
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
MUSICAL CAFE
Click on MUSICAL CAFE above to learn about our programs for musicals-in-progress.
 
Write to programs@playcafe.org to request information about our Virtual Table Reads
during COVID 19.
 
TABLE READS
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
MASTER CLASSES
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

Musical Cafe in the News!

Read the article in the May/June 2020 edition of the Dramatists Guild Magazine:

https://tinyurl.com/yyesh46z

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Play Cafe in the News!

Read the article in the January/February 2020 edition of the Dramatists Guild Magazine:  https://zurl.co/NCw0  

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Musical Cafe's Next Stages on the Radio!

New Musical “The Paper Raincoat” Presented by Musical Cafe June 1 & 2, 2019  in Berkeley.

First time Musical Cafe has showcased a musical in its entirety.

Listen to the interview on KPFA: https://kpfa.org/player/?audio=311505

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