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 […]

Posted on May 9, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News May-2018

See what PlayGround Writers and Alumni are up to, as we prepare for the 22nd Annual PlayGround Festival of New Work. Current PlayGround Writer, Akaina Ghosh, and PlayGround Alumni/Winner of the June Anne Baker Award, Amy Sass, are offering 20% off listed ticket prices for A DIFFERENT LONG STRETCH OF EARTH to the PlayGround family […]

Posted on April 3, 2018

Sarah Gasser

PlayGround Company in the News April-2018

See what PlayGround Writers and Alumni are up to, as we prepare for the 22nd Annual PlayGround Festival of New Work. Jonathan Spector‘s play EUREKA DAY won the 2018 Rella Lossy Award. The play will premiere at Aurora Theatre Company from April 13 through May 13, opening April 19 on the theatre’s mainstage. http://www.auroratheatre.org/eureka-day Aaron […]

Posted on March 22, 2018

Sarah Gasser

The March People’s Choice Award Goes to…

The people have spoken… The March People’s Choice Award goes to Kate Keleher for her short play, SIGN LANGUAGE , presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on March 19, at the Berkeley Repertory Theatre. Congratulations, Kate! Courtesy of Ms. Keleher, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. […]