About Us

About Janet S. Tiger

Janet S.Tiger’s plays, one-acts and monologues have been performed since 1980 internationally and published in anthologies in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K.

In addition to the 2016-17 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program’s Fellowship, Tiger is the recipient of an NEA-COMBO Grant, numerous contest awards and multiple commissions. She has been a member of Scripteasers since 1981, and from 2006-2008 she was Playwright-in- Residence at Swedenborg Hall in San Diego. Her websites include JanetSTiger.weebly.com, PlaysbyJanetSTiger.com, MonologueZone.com, MonologuesForSeniors.weebly.com; her blog is janetstigermonologuemania.blogspot.com.


About The San Diego Foundation and the Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship Grants

sdfThe San Diego Foundation works to improve San Diegans’ quality of life by creating equity and ensuring opportunities to be WELL (Work, Enjoy, Live & Learn). Established in 1975, The San Diego Foundation now manages more than 1,900 funds, which have raised in excess of $900 million to support nonprofit organizations that do good throughout the community.

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CAREGIVERS ANONYMOUS is the recipient of a 2016-17 San Diego Foundation Creative Catalyst Program Fellowship Grant

This grant is providing funding for the writing, development and workshop production of CAREGIVERS ANONYMOUS, a play which will tell the stories of caregivers – showing the humor and truths via characters who will represent a diverse cast of people who give care, hopefully leading to community appreciation for these often overlooked contributors to society.

Visit the official website of The San Diego Foundation by clicking here.

Read about the catalyst grant winners by clicking here.


About the Sponsor

ppPlaywrights Project is a nonprofit organization devoted to arts education. Playwrights Project reaches up to 10,000 people annually through programs proven to:

  • Teach the power of spoken and written language
  • Nurture promising young writers
  • Develop theatre artists and audiences
  • Champion thoughtful communication
  • Encourage creative problem solving
  • Inspire lifelong learning
  • Cultivate empathy
  • Honor wisdom and past experience
  • Deepen a sense of belonging
  • Strengthen connections between and within communities

Janet S. Tiger was there with Founder Deborah Salzer at Playwrights Project’s earliest meetings in 1985 and taught playwriting workshops in the beginning years. She is delighted to partner again with Playwrights Project and Deborah Salzer, who will dramaturg CAREGIVERS ANONYMOUS.

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Trish picDirector – Patricia Moran Collins
Patricia Moran Collins is a recent transplant to the San Diego area. She was a caregiver for both her parents until their passings. But most recently, for her two four-legged kids that died last year at the ripe old ages of 14.  Local work: The Swan Plays (Moxie Theatre & SDSU), Actors Alliance & SD Playwrights’ Breaking Waves (San Diego Fringe Festival), and dramaturg for The (Curious Case of the) Watson Intelligence (Moxie Theatre). Other directing credits include professional, civic and academic theatre in Chicago and Southern WI. Recent credits include: Chicago premiere of A Loss of Roses (Fourth Wall Productions), Jeff nominated Wrong Turn at Lungfish (Fourth Wall Productions), Greetings! (Beloit Civic Theatre), The Stanway Case (Stoughton), American premiere The Tomorrow Box (Lakeland Players). She received her B.A. in Voice/Drama from St. Mary-of-the Woods College, her M.A. in Theatre from University of Illinois at Chicago and trained at The Second City. She also taught Speech/Theatre at Concordia University (River Forest, IL).


Production Manager – Susan Benninghoff
Originally from Connecticut, Susan is the president of The Scripteasers, a local playwright’s development group.  She was a stage manager for The Car Plays at the La Jolla Playhouse’s Without Walls Festival.  An actress as well, she is currently  in rehearsal for The Geeze & Me, which opens at the 10th Avenue Arts Center on March 31.  But most importantly, Susan is a caregiver.


Intern – Ashleigh De Vault
Ashleigh De Vault is a student at San Diego Mesa College. Her major is “Writing for Television”, and this is her first internship on a theatrical production. Raised in Julian, she has cared for various animals on a horse ranch. Now, she is excited to be working towards her dream of being a part of the entertainment world.