Each month, from October through March, PlayGround announces a topic to a pre-selected writers pool of Bay Area emerging professional playwrights, inviting the submission of original ten-page plays. The best six of these plays are presented as staged readings before a live audience on the third Monday of the month at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, featuring some of the Bay Area's best directors and actors. PlayGround opens the season with a special "Alumni Night" performance and celebration. Pre-show discussions each month provide additional insight into the writers' process, the state of Bay Area theatre, and other aspects emerging out of the monthly topics.

Season 23: 2016-17

March 20, 2017 @ 8pm
Monday Night PlayGround
"WomenArts Night"
performing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre


Reflect by Sowmya Ashokkumar, directed by Britney Frazier
Principal Smith Goes to Feminism by Karen T. Hartline, directed by Virginia Reed
Born Again by Genevieve Jessee, directed by Tierra Allen
Truth and Power by Sang S. Kim, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Gabriela Silang - Woman Warrior by Aimee Suzara, directed by Evren Odcikin
Come And Knock On Our Door by Maury Zeff, directed by Emilie Talbot