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Past Production

2023 Matchbox Reading Series

By Lisa Marie Rollins, Humaira Ghilzai & Bridgette Dutta Portman, A-lan Holt, lily gonzales, Maria Jenson, Star Finch, and Min Kahng
Directed by Elizabeth Carter, Peter J. Kuo, Amissa Miller, linda maria girón, Jeunée Simon, Leigh Rondon-Davis, and Nikki Meñez
Apr 14–May 7
Venue: Potrero Stage

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Crowded Fire actively supports the creation of high quality contemporary theater through commissions, staged readings, and in-house workshops — and the Matchbox Reading Series puts this new work development front and center. Our legendary reading series returns for the first time in three years this spring with a twist: MORE PLAYS. Our artists have been creating new work with us these past couple years, and there’s just so much we can’t wait to hear out loud. Over three weekends, we’ll be workshopping and presenting new plays by seven fantastic local playwrights, including four from our R&D Playwright Development Lab, plus one playwright we’re thrilled to introduce to Bay Area audiences.



Playwright Star Finch

Photo by Star Finch

Playwright Lisa Marie Rollins

Photo by Lisa Marie Rollins

Playwright A-lan Holt

Photo by A-lan Holt

Playwright Maria Jenson

Photo by Maria Jenson

Playwright Min Kahng

Photo by Faryn Borella

Playwrights Humaira Ghilzai & Bridgette Dutta Portman

Photo by Humaira Ghilzai & Bridgette Dutta Portman

Playwright lily gonzales

Photo by lily gonzales