Monday Night PlayGround

Each month, from October through March, PlayGround announces a topic to a pre-selected writers pool of Bay Area emerging professional playwrights, inviting submissions of original ten-page plays. The top short plays are selected and 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. 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.

Monday Night PlayGround Holiday Celebration
& Holiday Cookie Bake-Off
December 18, 2017 / 8PM
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley


Home Front by Karen T. Hartline, directed by Aldo Billingslea
Unobserved by Sam Hurwitt, directed by Jim Kleinmann
There’s No Place Like Hell for the Holidays by Alanna McFall, directed by Lauren Spencer
Grandpa’s Chair by Madeline Puccioni, directed by Norman Gee
Turkey and Bikol Express by Aimee Suzara, directed by Erin Merritt
Homo for the Holidays by Lesli Zephyr, directed by Jessa Brie Moreno


Additional Dates:
January 15, 2018
February 19, 2018
March 19, 2018


Click on a Season below to see a complete list of presented plays, playwrights and winners of our People’s Choice Awards.