| || Bay Area Playwrights Pub Night Recap|
At this past Saturday's Bay Area Playwrights Pub Night I was asked, "How long have you been doing these?" And I had to think. It was a few years ago that Tim Bauer and I started co-hosting these quasi quarterly pub nights (I say "quasi quarterly" because even though we intend to do four a year, we often only do three). In fact, it was in early 2008 that we held the first one. That makes this our fourth year.
When we first started the pub night we thought we'd go to a different pub each pub night as a way to rotate location. The idea was that rotating location would make the gathering more accessible. Then about two years into it, we decided we had a few favorite locations we wanted to visit again and again. So now it's a sort of year-long crawl. The first quarter pub night is always in Valley Tavern in Noe Valley where they play some awesome 80s music. The second pub night is always at Yancy's in the Inner Sunset where we try to snag the really huge circular table by the big screen tv. And the third quarter is kind of a toss up. It's been in the East Bay, the Mission and this time we returned to one of my personal favorites: The Bitter End in the Inner Richmond.
Saturday's pub night was a lot of fun. We had about 15 playwrights, a lot of usual suspects and a few first timers who'll hopefully return. And per our usual m.o. we did several rounds of "musical chairs" as we call it, where we all stand up and rearrange where we're all sitting. The idea is to try and give everyone a chance to meet/talk to as many people as possible.
There was lots of great conversation. We talked about our current projects. We talked about plays we had seen. Plays we're gonna see. And of course there was plenty of non-theatre talk.
As usual Tim and I don't always get a chance to catch up with one another since we've each got our co-host hats on. Though, he and I are going to go see a play later this week, so we'll catch up then.
I'm hopeful that maybe we can actually do a fourth pub night this year. If I start planning early maybe we can get an early December on the calendar. Now...just to figure out where.
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