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.

PlayGround presents Season 25 (2018-19)
Planet Earth Arts New Play Festival
April 1, 2019 at 8pm (NOTE: NEW DATE!)
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley
Tickets: $15-$30

La Vida Lobo by Linda Amayo-Hassan, directed by Tierra Allen
Just As It Is Today by Tom Bruett, directed by Julius Rea
The Last Pirogue by Madeleine Butler, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Permafrost by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Emilie Talbot
American Migration by Lisa Kang, directed by Rondrell McCormick
Batok by Molly Olis Krost, directed by May Liang


Join us immediately after the show in the Berkeley Rep Roda Theatre Lobby for a reception with the artists!

2019-20 Monday Night PlayGround

Monday Night PlayGround subscribers receive significant discounts on preferred seating to the 6-event Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series (generally third Mondays, Oct-Mar). New this year, to access the subscriber discount, you must first purchase a PlayGround/Potrero Stage membership ($25 thru April 1, reg. $50) and can then purchase a significantly discounted 2019-20 Monday Night PlayGround 6-Admission Subscription ($90, reg. $180). In addition to accessing discount tickets to the Monday Night series at Berkeley Rep, Potrero Stage members receive a 50% discount on more than 100 performances and readings at Potrero Stage each calendar year, including the PlayGround Festival of New Works, new works by resident companies Crowded Fire and Golden Thread, as well as Playwrights Foundation’s annual Bay Area Playwrights Festival, and premieres by Quantum Dragon Theatre, Bread & Butter Theatre, and the PlayGround Innovators Showcase. To subscribe, click the link(s) below. Questions? Call (415) 992-6677 or email info<at>

Step One: Purchase PlayGround/Potrero Stage Membership (req’d)


Step Two: Purchase Discounted 6-Admission Monday Night Subscription**
** To access this discounted subscription, you must purchase a PlayGround/Potrero Stage Membership (see Step One).



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