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 […]

Posted on February 28, 2019

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News March-2019

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. Brian Herndon is playing the English-speaking Father in a blended ASL/English production of EURYDICE at City Lights Theater Company, March 14-April 14. Patrick Alparone is opening THE WHO & THE WHAT at Marin Theater on February 28. […]

Posted on February 26, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Festival Lineup!

PlayGround has announced the lineup for this year’s PlayGround Festival of New Works, showcasing the best new short and full-length plays by the Bay Area’s best new playwrights, May 9-June 16, 2019 at Potrero Stage. Highlighting this year’s festival are two world premiere productions by PlayGround alumni – ANNA CONSIDERS MARS by Ruben Grijalva and […]

Posted on February 21, 2019

Sarah Gasser

The February People’s Choice goes to…….

The people have spoken (well sung)… The February People’s Choice Award goes to Kate Keleher for her short play, SAME AS IT EVER WAS, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on February 18th 2018, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Kate! Courtesy of Ms. Keleher, we’re pleased to share the first two […]

Posted on February 5, 2019

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Classes & Workshops (Feb-Mar 2019)

This Saturday, February 9, 12pm-2pm, PlayGround is offering a 2-hour comprehensive Playwriting Master Class for aspiring and early-career playwrights. Also, beginning Saturday, February 23 and running through Saturday, March 23, 12pm-2pm, we’re offering a five-session weekly Playwriting Workshop, providing greater depth on aspects of craft and form. Each class or session is $50 for adults […]