Photo by Rob Eves | Wry Toast Photos

Photo by Rob Eves | Wry Toast Photos

Tracy Held Potter writes for both stage and screen and is currently in Hollywood transitioning to a career that includes film and television. She is the Artistic Director of All Terrain Theater, Executive Director of Play Cafe, and the Co-Founder of 31 Plays in 31 Days. In 2015, she co-wrote the web series comedy “Merritt Squad!” through Battle Stache Studios with collaborator Colin Johnson. In 2014, her full-length screenplay “Science Fair the Musical” won First Place in the Alfred P. Sloan Screenwriting Competition at Carnegie Mellon University with a cash prize of $9,000. Her most recent playwriting productions include short plays with the San Francisco Playwrights Foundation’s Flash Plays and One-Minute Play Festivals and “Modernizing the Afterlife,” featured in the 2013 Bay One-Acts Festival and published in its 2013 anthology, and short pieces for “Babies, the Ultimate Birth Control: Terrifyingly Hilarious Plays about Parenting” for the 2013 SF Fringe and winner of the Best of Fringe Award. She also wrote commissioned pieces for the 2015 Loud and Unladylike Festival (“A is for Adeline”) and the 2013 SF Olympians Festival and has had staged readings at Masquers Playhouse and Monday Night PlayGround, winning two People’s Choice Awards and placing as a Finalist for Best of PlayGround. Many of her plays have been produced by All Terrain Theater. She also debuted her opera aria “Newbie Sally” with Pittsburgh Opera Theater’s Happy Hour series in the summer of 2014. She received an AA in Theater Arts from Laney College in Oakland, a BS in Conservation and Resource Studies at UC, Berkeley, and an MFA in Dramatic Writing at Carnegie Mellon University with Rob Handel. She enjoys writing witty status updates and bragging about her two little boys, sometimes simultaneously. She lives in Los Angeles, but spends an awful lot of time in the San Francisco Bay Area. She’s often on Twitter and Facebook.