Posted on October 3, 2018

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Kicks Off Season 25!

PlayGround kicks off its 25th season on Monday, October 15, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Roda Theatre with an all-new season of the celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series. The topic for the first round, announced last Friday, is “JUSTICE”. “A man may see how this world goes with no eyes. Look with […]

Posted on August 28, 2018

Sarah Gasser

Announcing the Acting Company

Meet the Acting Company for PlayGround and 24 Hour Plays Inaugural THE 24 HR. PLAYS: BAY AREA! Rinabeth Apostol* recently appeared in Leah Nanako Winkler’s TWO MILE HOLLOW at Potrero Stage, Min Kahng’s THE FOUR IMMIGRANTS at TheatreWorks (TBA Award nomination), Eugenie Chan’s MADAME HO, and Jiehae Park’s PEERLESS at Marin Theatre Company. Other world […]

Posted on August 9, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News August-2018

See what PlayGround Writers and Alumni are up to, as we get ready for next season’s Monday Night PlayGround! Aaron Loeb, Victoria Chong Der, Ruben Grijalva, Garret Jon Goenveld, Katie May, and Marisela Treviño Orta will be featured in The 24 HR. PLAYS: BAY AREA, celebrating 25 years of PlayGround on September 17 at Berkeley […]

Posted on August 2, 2018

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround’s 25th Season Celebration!

PlayGround, the Bay Area’s (and now Los Angeles’) leading playwright incubator, will mark the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night gala celebration and performance, and the launch of a bold new partnership. In collaboration with NYC-based The 24 Hour Plays®, PlayGround will present the inaugural The 24 Hour Plays: Bay Area, featuring […]

Posted on July 20, 2018

Sarah Gasser

2018-19 Directing Apprenticeships

PlayGround, the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, is now looking for the next generation of great directors. PlayGround will select 3-4 diverse aspiring and/or early-career directors to apprentice with PlayGround during the upcoming Monday Night PlayGround season, kicking off October 15 at Berkeley Rep, and continuing through March 18, 2019. Directing Apprentices will each assistant […]

Posted on July 18, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News July-2018

See what PlayGround Writers and Alumni are up to, as we get ready for next season’s Monday Night PlayGround! Mercedes Segesvary is celebrating graduating from Cal State LA with an MFA in Dramatic Writing for TV/Film/Theatre! On July 30, her play, IF ONLY IT WERE TRUE, will receive a reading as part of the #MeToo […]

Posted on June 6, 2018

Jim Kleinmann

An Interview with SCAPEGOAT Playwright Bill Bivins

We recently sat down with playwright Bill Bivins to talk about his new play, Scapegoat, one of the two world premiere productions in this year’s PlayGround Festival of New Works at Potrero Stage (the other being Julie Jigour’s Bright Shining Sea), performing in rotating rep through June 17. PlayGround: When did you first start writing […]

Posted on June 6, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News June-2018

See what PlayGround Writers and Alumni are up to, as we continue to showcase new work at PlayGround’s 22 Festival of New Works! Jonathan Spector‘s play GOOD. BETTER. BEST. BESTED premieres at Custom Made Theater (in co-production with Just Theater), June 14 – July 7.   Rachel Bublitz‘s full-length play Ripped won the 2018 Detroit New […]