From Our Editors
"The Empathy Gym." That's how San Francisco Playhouse describes itself, as a place where audiences can "risk sharing in the lives of the characters." The company has focused on producing emotionally engaging work since its founding in 2003, whether that means re-imagining classic plays or commissioning new works. The mainstage season showcases acclaimed pieces from established voices, while The Sandbox series promotes new scripts from up-and-coming talents and scrappy young floodlights. It's a two-pronged approach to drama that has proven successful—the Playhouse has been honored with awards from multiple outlets.