L. ‘Z’ ZEPHYR (Playwright “2027”) has had plays produced in NYC, Chicago, Houston, Minneapolis, Ft. Lauderdale, and the Bay Area. She is a member of PlayGround and PCSF. By day she creates designs for a line of whimsical, sometimes political, dog ceramics. She is currently working on two full length plays that are testing her resolve and patience. In these challenging, and most interesting of times, she is happy to be a part of the $WAMPLAND voices.

Copyright © $WAMPLAND, 7 Political One-acts for 2017

LORRAINE MIDANIK (Playwright “Up the Wall”).  CYCLED (ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre 2017), BENCHED (PCSF Playoffs 2016), BOY IMAGINED (ReproRights, 3Girls Theatre 2016), FREEDOM OF SPEECH (PianoFight, 2016), SPARSE PUBIC HAIR (PCSF’s SHEHEREZADE’S LAST TALES FESTIVAL - 2015 Stuey Award Winner and 2015 TBA’s Award for Outstanding Production of an Anthology), and BRANDING (SF Theater Pub, 2015).  SHOCK VALUE will be produced at the PCSF PLAYOFFS in November 2017. Her full-length plays ORDINARY DAY, JANUARY 23RD and CLINIC INTERRUPTUS had recent staged readings.  Lorraine is a proud member of Dramatists Guild, Playwrights Center of San Francisco, Theatre Bay Area (2015 ATLAS Playwright), and International Centre for Women Playwrights.

BILL HYATT (Production Manager; Webmaster; Playwright “Fake News”) is a Bay Area playwright and director whose produced plays include: CHRISTMAS IN CHECHNYA (Backstage West 2003 Critics List); BABE HUNTING SEASON; and THE BEAUTY OF GROWING OLDER.  Locally produced plays include: IT CAME FROM FUKUSHIMA, HOW TO MAKE A VIDEO (TBA Award - Outstanding Production, Anthology), GAMES: A SHORT SEX COMEDY.  Direction includes many World- and West Coast-premieres; and Bill was one of several directors collaborating in THE LYSISTRATA PROJECT– an international theatrical protest of U.S. entry into Iraq.  Bill co-founded Undefined Symbol Theater. Professional memberships: Dramatists Guild, Pear Playwrights Guild, PCSF, TBA, Alliance of Los Angeles Playwrights.  www.billhyatt.com

CHARLEY LERRIGO(Producer; Playwright “Lesson Plan”) is a retired journalist and award winning Bay Area playwright and producer.  $WAMPLAND is his third appearance in the San Francisco Fringe.  Previous SF Fringe shows were BIBLE NOT and FLUFFY, A GORILLA.   His play PASIPHAE has received staged readings this year at Central Works Theater and in the Dramatists Guild Footlight series. His short plays this year are in PianoFight’s SHORTLIVED 2017 and the PCSF PLAYOFFS.  Charley’s a board member of the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco and a member of the Dramatists Guild. He lives in Oakland with his wife Pat. 

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WHO'S WHO IN  PRODUCTION

MADELINE PUCCIONI (Playwright, “No Longer a Ten (CE 2018 Amerika)” ) is a “re-entry” playwright, delighted to be back at work in the theater after grading English 1A essays for 30 years. Her TWO O’CLOCK FEEDING was produced at The Magic Theatre some years ago, and published in West Coast Plays IV. Recently, she’s had a number of short plays produced in San Francisco, New York City, and Los Angeles, including THE SATURDAY NIGHTERS (Towne Street Theatre, L.A.), BACKSEAT BETSY (3Girls Theatre, San Francisco), and SARAH GOODIN and EURYBIA AND THE PIRATE QUEEN (Those Women Productions, San Francisco).  Read some of her new work here: https://newplayexchange.org/users/1047/madeline-puccioni

PATRICK M BRENNAN (Playwright, "A Crime Can Always Be Found") is a Bay Area playwright. Produced plays include SINGULARITEEN (SF Fringe), NO POLITICS (Theatre Cooperative, Somerville MA), MILGRAM'S WAR (Attic Theatre, Los Angeles), and GET OUT OF MY AMERICAN WAY (Boston Theatre Marathon). His plays have been performed in and around Boston, New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, and around the world. Patrick is a cofounder of Undefined Symbol Theater.  Patrick's most recent full-length play, TERMS OF USE, just had staged readings at Dragon Theatre and Central Works Theater.  Patrick is a member of the Dramatists Guild, Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, Pear Avenue Playwrights’ Guild, PlayCafe, and Playwrights’ Platform.

WHO'S WHO IN THE CAST

SUSAN JACKSON (Playwright “Not Worthy Enough to Wipe Your Ass”) received the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Best Original Play. Her plays have been staged- read/produced in New York City, Off-Broadway:  Bay Area, Eugene O’Neill Foundation, William Inge New Works Festival, Sydney, a London Pub, and South Carolina. Her plays have been semi-finalists for Fusion Theatre Company and South Carolina Centre Stage. SAMARITAN was a finalist for the Henley Rose Competition for Female Playwrights. She’s a Resident Playwright for 3Girls Theatre Company.  DEATH BE NOT LOUD! won Best of Fringe in the CAPITAL FRINGE.  A monologue from TAKEN-was chosen for: Smith and Kraus’s---BEST WOMEN’S MONOLOGUES FOR 2017.

THE PRODUCERS


OTHER VOICES (Producing Theater Collective) is a playwright collective  created by Charley Lerrigo  in 2012 for the purpose of producing original plays by Bay Area theater folks.  "$WAMPLAND" is its  second production  in the Fringe of San Francisco.  The play brings together seven theatrical pieces written by Patrick M Brennan, Bill Hyatt,  Susan Jackson, Charley Lerrigo, Lorraine Midanik, Madeline Puccioni and L. Zephyr.  Other Voices produces in partnership with the Playwrights Center of San Francisco.



PLAYWRIGHTS' CENTER OF SF (Producer) was founded in 1980.  The Playwrights' Center of San Francisco (PCSF) is an organization open to playwrights, actors, directors, and anyone interested in the creation, development, and production of new theatrical works. PCSF offers several programs each season including Scene Nights, Developmental Readings, Staged Readings, and our yearly fundraiser Sheherezade. The Center's staff and Board of Directors is comprised of local playwrights, directors and actors and works tirelessly to maintain the Center's dedication to Bay Area playwriting excellence and artistic support. PCSF is a federally tax-exempt, 501(c)3, educational theater organization dedicated to encouraging and developing local playwrights and promote script writing, audience development, and related arts. http://playwrightscentersf.org/

The Cast will be announced after the July 2017 Auditions