Posted on January 10, 2018

Sarah Gasser

December People’s Choice Award

  The people have spoken… The December People’s Choice Award goes to Alanna McFall for her short play, There’s No Place Like Hell for the Holidays, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on December 18 at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Alanna! Courtesy of Ms. McFall, we’re pleased to share the first […]

Posted on January 9, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News Jan-2018

Monday Night PlayGround writers Jerome Joseph Gentes, Madeline Puccioni, L. Z. Zephyr and writers’ pool alum Laylah Muran De Assereto each have short plays in THE GRATEFUL DEADLY, an original anthology from Oakland’s Playland Productions, March 8-17, 2018 at The Ex Theatre, 156 Eddy, SF. Tickets at https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/3208157. Mark Routhier is directing THE LIEUTENANT OF […]

Posted on January 3, 2018

Sarah Gasser

The Inaugural PlayGround Solo Performance Festival!

PlayGround  will present a celebration of the best in Bay Area solo performance, running January 11-28 at Potrero Stage. The PlayGround Solo Performance Festival features 36 performances by 8 local artists over three weeks, and will include new works by Lisa Evans, Malcolm Grissom, Marjorie Hazeltine, Michael Phillis, Katie Rubin, Thomas Robert Simpson, Nina Wise, […]

Posted on December 7, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Holiday Cookie Bake-Off!

Planning to attend the December 18 Monday Night PlayGround “Holiday Celebration”? Looking for a creative way to support PlayGround while simultaneously showing off your culinary skills? Participate in the Monday Night PlayGround Holiday Cookie Bake-Off! To participate, bring three-dozen freshly baked holiday cookies of your own making to the Monday Night PlayGround Box Office at […]

Posted on December 6, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

Monday Night PlayGround “Holiday Celebration”

“Bah,” said Scrooge, “Humbug.” – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. PlayGround puts its spin on the holidays with its annual Monday Night PlayGround “Holiday Celebration” as PlayGround’s 78 writers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles write their own original short plays inspired by this year’s topic, “Home for the Holidays.” The top six Bay […]

Posted on December 5, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Company in the News Dec-2017

Aaron Loeb’s THE TRIALS OF SAM HOUSTON will be premiered at the Dallas Theater Center, directed by artistic director, Kevin Moriarty.  It will run from April 20-May 13, 2018. http://www.dallastheatercenter.org/show_details2.php?sid=129. Theatre First’s latest production, PARTICIPANTS, is a theatrical exploration that delves into how we individually and communally act in times of social and political unrest. […]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

November People’s Choice Award

The people have spoken… The November People’s Choice Award goes to Lauren Gorski for her short play, Living Conditions, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on November 20 at Berkeley Rep. Congratulations, Lauren! Courtesy of Ms. Gorski, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!   LIVING […]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

The 2017 PlayGround Film Festival

The PlayGround Film Festival, a unique showcase of Bay Area films adapted from stage to screen, returns December 15-17 with nine programs and twenty-two different films over three days, at PlayGround’s state-of-the-art Potrero Hill theatre, Potrero Stage. The festival opens on Friday, December 15, 8pm, with a special program of five brand-new short films, each […]