Posted on January 17, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround’s 11th Annual Young Playwrights Contest

For the past ten years, PlayGround has helped identify and celebrate the Bay Area’s best high school dramatists through our annual Young Playwrights Project. Today, we’re pleased to share the topic for the 11th annual Young Playwrights Contest: ADAPT A FAIRY TALE. Complete guidelines can be found at http://playground-sf.org/youngplaywrights and submissions are due by 11:59pm […]

Posted on January 6, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

January 21 Monday Night PlayGround

“Child of the pure, unclouded brow / And dreaming eyes of wonder! / Though time be fleet and I and thou / Are half a life asunder, / Thy loving smile will surely hail / The love-gift of a fairy tale.” – Lewis Carroll PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround […]

Posted on January 1, 2019

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News Jan-2019

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. Founding PlayGround writer Garret Jon Groenveld has his Los Angeles premiere with THE EMPTY NESTERS which had its workshop premiere at the PlayGround Festival in 2015.  The hit show will open in Los Angeles in January, running […]

Posted on December 24, 2018

Sarah Gasser

The December People’s Choice goes to…….

The people have spoken… The December People’s Choice Award goes to Sam Hurwitt for his short play, TRUE MEANING, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on December 17th 2018, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Sam! Courtesy of Mr. Hurwitt, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. […]

Posted on December 3, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News Dec-2018

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. PlayGround alum Geetha Reddy and resident Cleavon Smith along with Lauren Gunderson are supporting 3 young playwrights/performers in their development of THE PEOPLE’S HISTORY OF NEXT which kicks off the TheatreFirst 2018-19 season beginning on the 6th of […]

Posted on November 30, 2018

Jim Kleinmann

December 17 Monday Night PlayGround

PlayGround continues its 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on Monday, December 17, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Peet’s Theatre. The topic for December’s round, announced this morning, is “HOLIDAY MIRACLE”. “To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle, every cubic inch of space is […]

Posted on November 27, 2018

Sarah Gasser

The November People’s Choice goes to…….

The people have spoken… The November People’s Choice Award goes to Annette Roman for her short play, A PLACE FOR ELIJAH, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on November 26th 2018, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Annette! Courtesy of Ms. Roman, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the […]

Posted on November 16, 2018

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Launches Innovator Incubator

PlayGround has just announced its newest program, the PlayGround Innovator Incubator, a multi-year intensive incubation program to support theatrical innovation and the launch of new innovative theatrical production companies, scheduled to launch in early 2019. PlayGround will competitively select up to 6 projects/teams per year, providing each with access to a suite of services and […]

Posted on November 16, 2018

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Solo Performance Festival Lineup

PlayGround has announced the lineup for its second annual PlayGround Solo Performance Festival, a celebration of the best in Bay Area solo performance, running January 24-February 10 at Potrero Stage. The festival features 12 double-bill performances by 11 local artists over three weeks, including new works by Ron Campbell, Julie Gieseke, Malcolm Grissom, Emil  Guillermo, […]