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 21

Performances of the Best New Plays by the Bay Area’s Best New Writers!

May 11-28, 2017
Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$55
All-Festival Passes start at just $93!
Press Night: May 13, 8pm

Box Office Press Release

OR: or, The Play of Light by Jerome Joseph Gentes, directed by Amy Sass
I Had a Bird by Genevieve Jessee*, directed by May Liang
Monarchs in Space by Nicole Jost, directed by Jessa Brie Moreno
Mission: Ambivalent by Melissa Keith, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Explicit Content by Sang S. Kim, directed by Christian Haines
Come And Knock on Our Door by Maury Zeff**, directed by Eric Reid
* Winner, 2017 June Anne Baker Prize
** 2017 PlayGround Fellowship Recipient

Featuring: Morgan J. Booker, Nicole Apostol Bruno, David Cramer, Nancy French, Robyn Grahn, Michelle Ianiro, Liam Vincent

See the Playbill HERE

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(L-R) Michelle Ianiro, David Cramer, Nicole Apostol Bruno, and Morgan J. Booker  in Nicole Jost’s MONARCHS IN SPACE, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Morgan J. Booker, Michelle Ianiro, Nicole Apostol Bruno, and David Cramer in Nicole Jost’s MONARCHS IN SPACE, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Liam Vincent, David Cramer, and Robyn Grahn in Jerome Joseph Gentes’ OR: OR, THE PLAY OF LIGHT, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R, Top) Liam Vincent, David Cramer, Michelle Ianiro, Robyn Grahn, (L-R, Bottom) Nicole Apostol Bruno, and Morgan J. Booker in Jerome Joseph Gentes’ OR: OR, THE PLAY OF LIGHT, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Robyn Grahn, Liam Vincent, Nicole Apostol Bruno, and David Cramer in Melissa Keith’s MISSION: AMBIVALENT, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Liam Vincent and Nicole Apostol Bruno in Melissa Keith’s MISSION: AMBIVALENT, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Michelle Ianiro, Robyn Grahn, and Nancy French in Genevieve Jessee’s I HAD A BIRD, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Michelle Ianiro and Robyn Grahn in Genevieve Jessee’s I HAD A BIRD, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Morgan J. Booker, Nicole Apostol Bruno, and Liam Vincent in Sang S. Kim’s EXPLICIT CONTENT, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Nancy French, Morgan J. Booker, Nicole Apostol Bruno, Liam Vincent, and David Cramer in Sang S. Kim’s EXPLICIT CONTENT, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Liam Vincent, Robyn Grahn, Nancy French, and Michelle Ianiro in Maury Zeff’s COME AND KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.
(L-R) Nancy French, Liam Vincent, and Robyn Grahn in Maury Zeff’s COME AND KNOCK ON YOUR DOOR, from Best of PlayGround 21. Photo: mellophoto.com.

For Archives of all past Best of Playground plays, including links to video clips, head to our Publications page.