Posted on December 6, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

Monday Night PlayGround “Holiday Celebration”

“Bah,” said Scrooge, “Humbug.” – Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol. PlayGround puts its spin on the holidays with its annual Monday Night PlayGround “Holiday Celebration” as PlayGround’s 78 writers in the Bay Area and Los Angeles write their own original short plays inspired by this year’s topic, “Home for the Holidays.” The top six Bay […]

Posted on December 5, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Company in the News Dec-2017

Aaron Loeb’s THE TRIALS OF SAM HOUSTON will be premiered at the Dallas Theater Center, directed by artistic director, Kevin Moriarty.  It will run from April 20-May 13, 2018. http://www.dallastheatercenter.org/show_details2.php?sid=129. Theatre First’s latest production, PARTICIPANTS, is a theatrical exploration that delves into how we individually and communally act in times of social and political unrest. […]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

November People’s Choice Award

The people have spoken… The November People’s Choice Award goes to Lauren Gorski for her short play, Living Conditions, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on November 20 at Berkeley Rep. Congratulations, Lauren! Courtesy of Ms. Gorski, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy!   LIVING […]

Posted on November 30, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

The 2017 PlayGround Film Festival

The PlayGround Film Festival, a unique showcase of Bay Area films adapted from stage to screen, returns December 15-17 with nine programs and twenty-two different films over three days, at PlayGround’s state-of-the-art Potrero Hill theatre, Potrero Stage. The festival opens on Friday, December 15, 8pm, with a special program of five brand-new short films, each […]

Posted on November 8, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

October People’s Choice Award

The people have spoken… The October People’s Choice Award goes to Ruben Grijalva for his short play, Anna Considers A Cocktail, presented as a staged reading at Monday Night PlayGround on October 16 at Berkeley Rep. Congratulations, Ruben! Courtesy of Mr. Grijalva, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from the award-winning script. Enjoy! […]

Posted on November 8, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Company in the News Nov-2017

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. Jonathan Spector‘s play, SIESTA KEY, will be read in Crowded Fire’s Matchbox Series Nov 15th. http://www.crowdedfire.org/2017-matchbox-reading-series/ Elizabeth Flanagan‘s short play, FRODO LIVES, will be part of The Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco PlayOffs 2017 Festival. The festival […]

Posted on November 8, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

Monday Night PlayGround’s November Bounty

“As you sow, so shall you reap.” (Galatians VI) Monday Night PlayGround returns to Berkeley Rep on Monday, November 20, at 8 PM with a special pre-Thanksgiving performance, featuring six new 10-minute Plays, inspired by this month’s topic, “REAP WHAT YOU SOW.” The previous week in Los Angeles, PlayGround-LA’s 6 finalists’ plays will be presented […]

Posted on October 12, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

October 16 Monday Night PlayGround Selections!

“From small beginnings come great things.” (American Proverb) PlayGround kicks off its 24th season on Monday, October 16, 8 PM at Berkeley Repertory Theatre’s Peet’s Stage with an all-new season of the celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series. The topic for the first round is “IN THE BEGINNING…”. Members of the recently announced 2017-18 […]

Posted on October 12, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Company in the News Oct-2017

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. Patricia Cotter‘s play, 1980 (OR WHY I’M VOTING FOR JOHN ANDERSON), originally commissioned by PlayGround as part of the June Anne Baker Prize and developed as part of the 2016 PlayGround Festival, will premiere at the Jackalope […]