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Three Wise Monkeys Looks Ahead

You might have noticed that the Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) has taken a break. It would have been the thirteenth year of the festival, and we’ve taken some time away from the collaboration and fun to reposition BOA and Three Wise Monkeys Theatre for a brand new theatrical journey.


BOA worked with 13 local producing partner theater companies to produce 13 short plays by local playwrights back in 2013. The festival has a long legacy of artists who have been involved, and we have missed telling new stories, creating community, and celebrating the short play form with you.

We hope you’ll join us for the next incarnation of Three Wise Monkeys and the Bay One Acts Festival. Check back here and please visit us                                                         on Facebook for updates.

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Thank You Playwrights!

Thank you to all of the Bay Area playwrights who submitted to the Bay One Acts Festival. The submission window for BOA has now closed. If you submitted a script, but did not receive a script submission confirmation email, then please email .

Stay tuned for BIG BOA news!



BOA 2014 Script Submission Window Extended

In honor of tax day, we are giving you an EXTENSION!

We are now accepting script submissions through MAY 15th. 

Don’t stress Bay Area playwrights. You still have time to submit your one act play to be considered for the 2014 Bay One Acts Festival. So keep those ideas coming! Don’t miss this opportunity to have your voice, your story, your ideas, and your inspiration be a part of this annual celebration of the Bay Area theater community and the short play form. We will also be in touch with all of our playwrights who have already submitted their scripts with confirmation information soon. Click HERE for our BOA 2014 Script Submission Guidelines.


THANK YOU to our Bay One Acts Festival Community!

MANY THANKS to the 200 BOA backers who pledged to our 2013 Kickstarter campaign. We did it! With YOUR support! Your donation goes right back to the 13 plays in our 2013 festival, and to the talented and dedicated artists bringing all to you in two dynamic line-ups of plays at Tides Theatre now through October 5th. We’ll see you at both programs of BOA 2013!



BOA 2013 Kickstarter Campaign is Now LIVE

Pledge Your Support for Local, New Work and BOA 2013!

The 2013 Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) Kickstarter Campaign is now LIVE. Each pledge received through our Kickstarter campaign goes right back into bringing the 2013 BOA Festival to you.  Give now to receive ticket discounts and extras before they go on sale including the 2013 BOA Anthology, reserved seating, and concessions tickets. Remember we need to reach our goal by the end of the campaign to receive any of the money pledged. Please pledge what you can today, and help us spread the word about this campaign to friends and family. Your support will keep a Bay Area theater tradition alive, and help our BOA community grow in 2013.


BOA 2013 Program One & Two Plays & Directors

We Are Thrilled to Announce the 2013 Bay One Acts Festival Plays and Directors for Programs One & Two!


Custom Made Theatre Co

Modernizing the Afterlife by Tracy Held Potter

Directed by Katja Rivera

Do it Live!

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock

Based on the poem by T.S. Eliot

Devised and Directed by Allison Combs


Desiree by Sam Leichter

Directed by Rob Ready

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

Write Dirty to Me by Daniel Holloway

Directed by Sharon Robinson

Sponge Theater

Red All Over by Bennett Fisher

Directed by Rem Myers

The Visible Theater

Last Couples Therapy Session on Earth by William Bivins

Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe


All Terrain Theater

Inexpressibly Blue by Nancy Cooper Frank

Directed by Robert Estes

FaultLine Theater

Two Pigeons Talk Politics by Lauren Gunderson

Directed by Maria Calderazzo & Maxx Kurzunski

New Conservatory Theatre Center

Babes by Michael Phillis

Directed by Sara Staley

Playwrights Foundation

My Year by Megan Cohen

Directed by Siobhan Marie Doherty

San Francisco Theater Pub

Shooter by Daniel Hirsch

Directed by Rik Lopes

Tides Theatre

Break of Day by Jeff Carter

Directed by Brian Trybom

Wily West Productions

3 Sisters Watching Three Sisters by Ignacio Zulueta

Directed by Kat Kneisel

BOA 2013 General Auditions

BOA 2013 General Auditions

Tuesday July 9th from 6pm -10pm

 New Conservatory Theatre Center

(25 Van Ness @ Market St. in San Francisco)


General Auditions for the 2013 Bay One Acts Festival (BOA) will be held on Tuesday July 9th from 6pm-10pm at New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. Now in its 12th year, the BOA Festival is thrilled to bring together 14 Producing Partner theatre companies who will present two programs of one act plays performed in rep from September 14th – October 5th at Tides Theatre in San Francisco. This unique Bay Area theater event brings together over 75 local theater artists each year, with the common goal of creating community and new work. Actors may be cast in one or more BOA plays. Rehearsal schedules TBD. Stipends TBD. Tech/dress rehearsals are scheduled evenings from September 9th until September 13th

Auditions are by appointment only. We would like to see a two minute contemporary monologue, and you will be asked to read sides from the festival.

For consideration please email your headshot, resume and brief cover letter letting us know why you’d like to be involved in BOA 2013 to with the subject “BOA 2013 General Auditions”.

Questions may also be emailed. Non AEA submissions only please.

BOA 2013 Producing Partners Announced

2013 Bay One Acts Festival

Tides Theatre • 533 Sutter St. in San Francisco, 2nd Floor

Two Programs of Plays in Rep September 14th – October 5th

We are getting excited about creating new work this fall with our BOA 2013 community of Producing Partner theatre companies…

All Terrain Theater

The Custom Made Theater Co.

Do it Live! Productions

FaultLine Theater

New Conservatory Theatre Center


Playwrights Foundation

The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival

San Francisco Theater Pub

Sponge Theater

Tides Theatre

The Visible Theater

Wily West Productions

BOA Program One and Two Play Selections To Be Announced Soon!