The Bay Area's Best Writers and Short Plays of 2012-13

May 9-26, 2013
Thu-Sat at 8pm / Sun at 7pm (Note Sunday Start Time)
Thick House
1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
All-Festival Passes start at $50
For the complete Festival schedule, click here.

Box Office Press Release

Symmetrical Smack-Down by William Bivins, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Value Over Replacement by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Katja Rivera
The Spherical Loneliness of Beverly Onion by Katie May, directed by Rebecca Ennals
Simple and Elegant by Evelyn Jean Pine, directed by Tracy Ward
Significant People by Amy Sass, directed by Steven Anthony Jones
My Better Half by Jonathan Spector, directed by Michael French

Ensemble: Will Dao, Anne Darragh*, Dodds Delzell*, Carla Pantoja*, Rebecca Pingree, Jomar Tagatac* / Stage Manager: June Palladino*
* Member, Actors' Equity Association

All-Festival Passes

All-Festival Passes include one priority-seating ticket to each event in the PlayGround Festival of New Works, including the PlayGround Film Festival, Best of PlayGround, and Festival Staged Readings. $150 value.

Pass Type


Best of PlayGround Special Events:
May 11 - Opening Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 12 - June Anne Baker Prize Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 19, 26 - Playwrights on Stage (post-performance discussions with the playwrights)

The 2013 Young Playwrights Project contest finalists will be announced on May 1, 2013.
To view video clips of past festivals, click here.

Past Festivals