South Coast Rep Announces 2023 Pacific Playwrights Festival
four monochromatic headshots of four different playwrights spliced together
L-R: Clarence Coo, Eleanor Burgess, Charlie Oh, Michael Shayan

Costa Mesa, CA – Launched in 1998, South Coast Repertory’s annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF), part of The Lab@SCR, is a major national showcase for new plays.

The 25th festival, which will run May 5-7, 2023, features two world premiere productions and five staged readings.

2023 Pacific Playwrights Festival Readings

Dr. Silver, book by Nick Green, music and lyrics by Anika and Britta Johnson
Friday, May 5, at 1 p.m., on the Julianne Argyros Stage

Chapters of a Floating Life by Clarence Coo
Friday, May 5, at 4 p.m., on the Julianne Argyros Stage

Crasiss by Bleu Beckford-Burrell (SCR commission)
Saturday, May 6, at 10:30 a.m., on the Julianne Argyros Stage

Galilee, 34 by Eleanor Burgess
Sunday, May 7, at 10:30 a.m., on the Julianne Argyros Stage

A Small Man by Noa Gardner (SCR commission)
Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, May 7, at 2:30 p.m., in the Nicholas Studio

2023 Pacific Playwrights Festival Productions

Coleman ’72 by Charlie Oh
April 23-May 14 on the Julianne Argyros Stage

Avaaz by Michael Shayan
April 29-May 27 on the Segerstrom Stage