Best of PlayGround

As part of our yearly Festival of New Works, the Best of PlayGround showcases the top six plays from our season’s Monday Night Series.


Best of PlayGround 23

The Best Ten-Minute Plays by the Bay Area’s Best New Writers!

May 9-26, 2019
Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
Tickets: $26.50-$56.50 (PWYC Previews, 5/9-10, $6.50-$41.50)

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La Vida Lobo by Linda Amayo-Hassan, directed by Tessa Corrie
Just As It Is Today by Tom Bruett, directed by Ely Sonny Orquiza
A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary’s Baby by Lauren Gorski, directed by Rondrell McCormick
Well, Actually by Sam Hurwitt, directed by Katja Rivera
After Hubris by Molly Olis Krost, directed by Britney Frazier
Third Date by Alanna McFall, directed by May Liang
Dear Santa by Nic A. Sommerfeld, directed by Jim Kleinmann

Cast: Angel Adedokun, Caleb Cabrera, Livia Gomes Demarchi*, Jed Parsario*, Cathleen Riddley*, and David O. Stein. Designers: Brittany Mellerson, Sarah Phykitt, Jessica McGovern, and Lana Palmer. * Member, Actors’ Equity Association.

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Linda Amayo-Hassan (Playwright, La Vida Lobo)
Tom Bruett (Playwright, Just As It Is Today)
Lauren Gorski (Playwright, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby)
Sam Hurwitt (Playwright, Well, Actually)
Molly Olis Krost (Playwright, After Hubris)
Alanna McFall (Playwright, Third Date)
Nic A. Sommerfeld (Playwright, Dear Santa)
Angel Adedokun (Actor, Just As It Is Today, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby, Dear Santa)
Caleb Cabrera (Actor, Well, Actually, Just As It Is Today, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby, La Vida Lobo)
Livia Gomes Demarchi (Actor, Third Date, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby, La Vida Lobo)
Jed Parsario (Actor, Well, Actually, After Hubris, La Vida Lobo)
Cathleen Riddley (Actor, Well, Actually, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby, Dear Danta)
David Stein (Actor, After Hubris, Third Date, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby, Dear Santa)
Tessa Corrie (Director, La Vida Lobo)
Britney Frazier (Director, After Hubris)
Jim Kleinmann (PlayGround Artistic Director; Director, Dear Santa)
May Liang (Director, Third Date)
Rondrell McCormick (Director, A Feminist Revisionist History of Rosemary's Baby)
Ely Sonny Orquiza (Director, Just As It Is Today)
Katja Rivera (Director, Well, Actually)
(L-R) Caleb Cabrera & Jed Parsario* in Sam Hurwitt's WELL, ACTUALLY, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Cathleen Riddley* as "Timoclea" and Jed Parsario* as "Alexander the Great" in Sam Hurwitt's WELL, ACTUALLY, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Jed Parsario* & David Stein in Molly Olis Krost's AFTER HUBRIS, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Jed Parsario* & David Stein in Molly Olis Krost's AFTER HUBRIS, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Angel Adedokun & Caleb Cabrera in Tom Bruett's JUST AS IT IS TODAY, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Angel Adedokun & Caleb Cabrera in Tom Bruett's JUST AS IT IS TODAY, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Livia Gomes Demarchi* & David Stein in Alanna McFall's THIE THIRD DATE, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Jed Parsario*, Angel Adedokun (background), Livia Gomes Demarchi* & David Stein (foreground), and Cathleen Riddley* (background) in Alanna McFall's THIE THIRD DATE, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Caleb Cabrera, Cathleen Riddley*, Angel Adedokun, & Livia Gomes Demarchi* in Lauren Gorski's A FEMINIST REVISIONIST HISTORY OF ROSEMARY'S BABY, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Caleb Cabrera, Angel Adedokun & David Stein in Lauren Gorski's A FEMINIST REVISIONIST HISTORY OF ROSEMARY'S BABY, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) David Stein, Cathleen Riddley* & Angel Adedokun in Nic A. Sommerfeld's DEAR SANTA, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Cathleen Riddley*, David Stein (background) & Angel Adedokun in Nic A. Sommerfeld's DEAR SANTA, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
Jed Parsario* in Linda Amayo-Hassan's LA VIDA LOBO, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Jed Parsario, Livia Gomes Demarchi* & Caleb Cabrera in Linda Amayo-Hassan's LA VIDA LOBO, part of Best of PlayGround 23 (May 9-26, 2019) at Potrero Stage. Photo: Mellophoto.com.
Best of PlayGround 23 first read-through. (L-R): Angel Adedokun, Cathleen Riddley*, Caleb Cabrera, Jed Parsario*, Livia Gomes Demarchi*, and David Stein. Photo: Jim Kleinmann.