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

January 16, 2017 @ 8pm
Monday Night PlayGround

performing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

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The Virus of the Mind by Sowmya Ashokkumar
Immunity by Jerome Joseph Gentes
The Sterling Virus by Anthony Gutierrez
I Had a Bird by Genevieve Jessee
Blood Bourne by Nicole Jost
The Bedtime Story by Aimee Suzara