by Geetha Reddy

Directed by Jessa Brie Moreno

Playwright / GEETHA REDDY

Geetha Reddy is a five-time recipient of PlayGround’s Emerging Playwright Award. Her play Safe House premiered in at SF Playhouse. Safe House and On a Wonderverse were selected for the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. At Central Works she and Aaron Loeb collaborated to create Blastosphere! Geetha’s plays Me Given You, Girl in a Box, and On a Wonderverse  were part of the Playwright’s Foundation’s ‘In the Rough’ reading series. She was awarded PlayGround’s June Anne Baker Prize in 2005 and has since received three Playground Alumni commissions. Her plays have also appeared in the San Francisco Fringe Festival, the Santa Rosa Quickies festival, and the Best of PlayGround Festival, the Just Theatre Lab series  and at Crowded Fire Matchbox series. Her short film Obit appeared at LA Shorts, NY Indie Fest, Bend Film Festival, the GI Film Festival and many others. Geetha is a member of the Dramatist’s Guild, former Resident Playwright at the Playwright’s Foundation and is currently under commission (through the Gerbode Foundation) on an adaptation of A Tale of Two Cities for Shotgun Players.


Directing work includes Crowded Fire (Mechanics of Love), San Jose Stage Company (The Rainmaker), the immersive, devised World Premiere of The Circle by Dave Eggers at SJSU, her own devised The Last Night of the Barbary Coast at SOMArts, Monarchs in Space in The Best of Playground, and staged readings at SF Playhouse, Shotgun and a work-in-progress Untold at the Brava. Moreno is a longtime Bay Area actor (including ACT, MTC, Aurora, San Jose Stage Co, TheatreWorks, SFShakes, Marin Shakes, B St), founding director of several Arts Ed programs (Oakland Theatre Arts Initiative, Co-Director of School Transformation Through the Arts out of Alameda County Office of Ed) including OakTechRep, where her directing work of 20+ plays included tours to Stanford, CalShakes, and Edinburgh, Scotland. Moreno is a Lecturer at CIIS & SJSU including coursework in Global Studies, Social Change, Performance Studies, Acting and MFA Workshop.  She is currently collaborating with some of the Bay’s great artist activists on Rise Up! An American Curriculum inspired by Hamilton: An American Musical.