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Theater for your ears lets you focus on the words…and the magic of audible emotion. On our podcast channel Filament, you’ll experience new plays, eerie tales, fascinating interviews and lots of insight about the arts. Filament is also the home of our annual Lights Up! festival of new plays. Scroll down to listen, or subscribe wherever you get your podcasts. Filament is sponsored in part by San Jose Water Company.

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Spooky Lights 2022

Submissions for Spooky Lights 2022 are officially open! We’re looking for poems, prose and short stories, (fictional and those based on real life events).

Your piece must be no more than 30 minutes long when read out loud. Deadline to submit is Sunday, September 11 at 11:59pm. Please fill out this form to submit.

If you have any questions, you can reach us at
Thank you! We’re looking forward to reading your work.

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Play on Words

Play on Words is a literary arts series that unites emerging and established artists. Hear an original story by Melissa Flores Anderson, performed by Play on Words co-founder Melinda Marks. City Lights’ Rebecca Wallace also interviews co-founder Julia Halprin Jackson.

Filament and the Lights Up! festival of new plays are generously sponsored by San Jose Water Company