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

2016/2017

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

2014/2015

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

2012/2013

The Nightingale
Directed by Mois├ęs Kaufman
Book and lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik

2010/2011

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

2009/2010

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

HOOVER COMES ALIVE!
By Sean Cunningham
Songs by Michael Friedman
Directed by Alex Timbers

2008/2009

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

2007/2008

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

2006/2007

The Farnsworth Invention
Written by Aaron Sorkin
Directed by Des McAnuff

2005

Current Nobody
Written by Melissa James Gibson
Directed by Daniel Aukin

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

2004

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

2003

The Burning Deck
Written by Sarah Schulman
Directed by Kirsten Brandt

2002

I Think I Like Girls
Written and Directed by Leigh Fondakowski

2001

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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