Posted on May 10, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

2019 Young Playwrights Contest Finalists!

PlayGround is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 11th annual Howard & Lenore Klein Foundation PlayGround Young Playwrights Contest! PlayGround invited aspiring writers and theatre artists at the high school level to write and submit their own 10-minute plays inspired by the topic:  ADAPT A FAIRY TALE. The four selected plays will each receive […]

Posted on May 3, 2019

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News May-2019

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events as we get ready for PlayGround’s 23rd Festival of New Works! Katie May  is in the midst of rehearsal for A HISTORY OF FREAKS, which will open on May 15 as part of the PlayGround Festival of […]

Posted on April 12, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

Best of PlayGround 23 Lineup!

PlayGround has announced the lineup for its twenty-third annual ten-minute play showcase, BEST OF PLAYGROUND 23. The fully-produced evening-length program of short plays by Linda Amayo-Hassan, Tom Bruett, Lauren Gorski, Sam Hurwitt, Molly Olis Krost, Alanna McFall, and Nic A. Sommerfeld were drawn from more than 170 submissions and 36 ten-minute plays developed at this […]

Posted on April 5, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround-Potrero Stage Memberships!

In 2017, PlayGround completed extensive renovations on the former Thick House Theater and relaunched it as Potrero Stage: PlayGround Center for New Plays, a state-of-the-art performance venue dedicated to new plays and new voices for the stage. Now, on the 20th anniversary of Thick House’s opening, we launch the next stage in our continued growth […]

Posted on April 2, 2019

Sarah Gasser

The April People’s Choice goes to…….

The people have spoken… The April People’s Choice Award goes to Linda Amayo-Hassan for her short play, LA VIDA LOBO, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on April 1, 2019, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Linda! Courtesy of Ms. Amayo-Hassan, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning […]

Posted on April 1, 2019

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News April-2019

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. Geetha Reddy’s play FAR, FAR BETTER THINGS will be presented by Shotgun Players as a co-production with Theatre First.  Directed by fellow PlayGrounder Katja Rivera, it will run from April 25 through May 29 at Live Oak […]

Posted on March 13, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

Submit for the 2019-20 PlayGround Writers Pool!

Are you a Bay Area-based early-career or aspiring professional playwright? Have you ever wanted to see your plays performed on stage by leading local professional actors? Do you respond well to deadlines? PlayGround is seeking applications for our 2019-20 Writers Pool. Members of the Writers Pool are invited to submit for the Monday Night PlayGround […]

Posted on March 3, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Returns to New York for April 15 Benefit!

“Start spreading the news!” PlayGround will celebrate its 25th Anniversary and long-awaited return to New York on Monday evening, April 15, at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre (410 W 42nd Street), with an 80s Rock-inspired Benefit Performance. The evening will feature original short musicals by PlayGround alumni Patricia Cotter, Vincent Terrell Durham, Ruben Grijalva, Garret Jon […]

Posted on March 1, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

April 1 “Planet Earth Arts” Night!

PlayGround concludes the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series with a special evening of environmental-inspired plays as part of the 5th annual PLANET EARTH ARTS NEW PLAY FESTIVAL on Monday, April 1, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The topic for the April 1 program (rescheduled from the previously announced […]