Archive for the ‘The Matchbox’ Category

Standing on Shepard’s Shoulders

October 11th, 2013 | Blog, The Matchbox | Marissa | No Comments

The vibrant cohort of playwrights who work with Crowded Fire Theater are standing on the shoulders of the great 20th century dramatists who founded new experimental forms of theater.  Now Bay Area playwright E. Hunter Spreen stands on the shoulders of the venerable Sam Shepard, as we bring you FREE readings of two Sam Shepard […]

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2013 Matchbox Reading Series Coming Up!

January 11th, 2013 | Blog, The Matchbox, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

It will likely come as no surprise that we love the development process here at CFT. We kind of  go ‘ga-ga’ over it. And in the last four years we’ve been working to create a program that is flexible enough to meaningfully support a playwright’s essential needs at varying stages of their process. We call […]

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2013 Season! Catch it from page to stage…

January 10th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog, Featured, The Bereaved, The Matchbox, The Taming | CF Monkey | 2 Comments

Folks, it’s been an exciting couple of months scurrying around behind the scenes to finalize the Crowded Fire 2013 season, but well worth it. We’re thrilled to announce this line-up of works by some of the most promising and influential playwrights of today! First up in our inaugural season as a Resident Company at the […]

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100 Flowers Round-Up

July 10th, 2012 | Blog, Hundred Flowers Project, The Matchbox | CF Monkey | No Comments

After two years of script development, The Hundred Flowers Project has taken its first thrilling leap towards realizing the play’s jarring, eerie meta-theatricality  through video and sound design.  During a 4-day intensive design workshop, the entire team experimented, played, questioned, and created new ideas that have become the beginning flesh on the bones of the […]

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Kicking the Cookie Cutter to the Curb

April 1st, 2012 | Blog, Exit Pursued By A Bear, Hundred Flowers Project, Sticky Time, The Matchbox, Theater Issues | Marissa | No Comments

We talk a lot here at CFT about our size allowing us to be nimble…it’s one of the perks of not being entrenched in a larger institutional setting. We pretty much get to dream big and execute those dreams in the ways that we see fit. And given our limited resources, I often marvel at […]

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Eenie, Meenie, Miney, Mo

March 6th, 2012 | Blog, The Matchbox, Theater Issues | CF Monkey | No Comments

Director of New Works, Laura Brueckner, talks about the thought process behind selecting this year’s Matchbox Reading Series plays. Selecting new plays for a reading series is truly a fascinating process. It’s quite different than selecting new plays for full production, and that difference is actually exciting and liberating in many ways. When your staging […]

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The Players

March 1st, 2012 | Blog, Resident Artists, The Matchbox | CF Monkey | No Comments

The first rehearsals for the 2012 Matchbox Reading Series are underway this week. Behind the scenes in producer-land, we’re all breathing a sigh of relief. Sure, there is plenty to be done in the rehearsal room over the next couple of weeks, but the tsunami of casting these four exquisite pieces has been a play […]

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Reservations for 2012 Matchbox Reading Series

February 16th, 2012 | Blog, Events, The Matchbox | CF Monkey | No Comments

The Matchbox Readings Series is free and open to the public. We request that you make reservations via the form below or by contacting All readings will be presented at  a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama St., San Francisco. Monday, March 5 at 7pm — Snakewoman by Eugenie Chan Tuesday, March 6 at 7pm — How to Pray by […]

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In the Matchbox

February 16th, 2012 | Blog, Events, The Matchbox | CF Monkey | No Comments

Rounding out our 2012 Season is The Matchbox Reading Series featuring public readings of new works by three phenomenal local playwrights, Michelle Carter, Eugenie Chan, and Kate E. Ryan, and joined by the nationally acclaimed Chicago-based playwright, Thomas Bradshaw. All readings are free to the public and will be presented at a.Muse Gallery, 614 Alabama Street in […]

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An official welcome to a familiar face!

December 1st, 2011 | Blog, The Matchbox | CF Monkey | No Comments

Crowded Fire Theater is thrilled to announce the appointment of Laura Brueckner in the freshly created staff position of Director of New Work. Starting in 2012 as Director of New Work, Ms. Brueckner will manage and produce The Matchbox: Commissioning and Development programs, cultivate relationships with new writers locally and nationally, act as lead dramaturg […]

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