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
October 16, 2017 / 8PM
Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley


Cat Town by Nara Dahlbacka, directed by Lisa Marie Rollins
Spiskammers by Rob Dario, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Anna Considers a Cocktail by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Emilie Talbot
Every Beginning by Genevieve Jessee, directed by Jon Tracy
Fresh Squeezed Please by Melissa Keith, directed by Margo Hall
Where to Begin? By Maury Zeff, directed by Molly Noble


Additional Dates:
November 20, 2017
December 18, 2017
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.