Page To Stage

Page To Stage is La Jolla Playhouse’s signature new play development program in which audiences experience the “birth” of a play. Throughout the rehearsal and run of the show, the playwright and director make constant changes in response to audience reactions and feedback.

Encompassing commissions, readings, workshops and workshop productions, Page To Stage serves the specific needs of a project at all stages in its evolution, helping artists take their work to the next level of development.

As La Jolla Playhouse continues to cultivate new plays through this dynamic, audience-inclusive development process, we hope you’ll join us for more thrilling journeys in seasons to come.

Past Page To Stage Productions


John Leguizamo: Latin History for Morons
Created and Performed by John Leguizamo
Directed by Tony Taccone


Chasing The Song
Directed by Christopher Ashley
Book and Lyrics by Joe DiPietro
Music and Lyrics by David Bryan


The Nightingale
Directed by Moisés Kaufman
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik


Directed by Dan Rothenberg
Conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company


John Leguizamo: Diary of a Madman
Created and Performed by John Leguizamo
Directed by Fisher Stevens

By Sean Cunningham
Songs by Michael Friedman
Directed by Alex Timbers


The Night Watcher
Written by and Starring Charlayne Woodard

Peter and the Starcatchers
Written by Rick Elice
Co-directed by Alex Timbers
Directed by Roger Rees


Most Wanted
Music by Mark Bennet
Book by Jessica Hagedorn
Lyrics by Mark Bennett and Jessica Hagedorn
Directed by Michael Greif


The Farnsworth Invention
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Des McAnuff


Current Nobody
Written by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by Daniel Aukin

Book by Michael Weller
Music by Lucy Simon
Lyrics by Michael Korie and Amy Powers
Directed by Des McAnuff


700 Sundays…Billy Crystal…A Life In Progress
Written by Billy Crystal
Directed by Des McAnuff

*Subsequently produced on Broadway at The Broadhurst Theatre (opened December 5, 2004). Received the 2005 Tony Award for Special Theatrical Event.

Paris Commune
Written by Steve Cosson and Michael Friedman
Music and Lyrics Adapted by Michael Friedman
Directed by Steve Cosson


The Burning Deck
Written by Sarah Schulman
Directed by Kirsten Brandt


I Think I Like Girls
Written and Directed by Leigh Fondakowski


I Am My Own Wife
Written and Directed by Doug Wright

*Subsequently produced on Broadway at The Lyceum Theatre (opened December 3, 2003). Received two 2004 Tony Awards for Best Play and Best Actor; was nominated for three. Received 2004 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

Photo credit: The cast of The Farnsworth Invention.

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