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 […]

Posted on September 20, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround’s 24th Season

PlayGround’s 24th season begins October 16, 2017 and runs through June 17, 2018 in Berkeley and San Francisco. The Season opens October 16, 2017 – March 19, 2018 in Berkeley with its acclaimed Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. In the spring, PlayGround’s season continues with the PlayGround Festival of New […]

Posted on September 13, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

2017-18 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 16 at Berkeley Rep, and continuing through March 19, 2018. Directing Apprentices will each […]

Posted on May 18, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

Vignettes on Love

“You wave at the sky with wild ightovely eyes / Waves and waves of love goodbye.” – Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds. PlayGround, the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, has joined forces with San Francisco music festival promoter Noise Pop and entrepreneur David Steele to launch a July 6-30 run of the bold new […]

Posted on May 16, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

2017 Young Playwrights Project

PlayGround is thrilled to announce the finalists for the 2017 Young Playwrights Contest – a second consecutive sweep for San Francisco’s Ruth Asawa School of the Arts (SOTA)! PlayGround invited aspiring writers and theatre artists at the high school level to write and submit their own 10-minute plays inspired by the topic:  WE HOLD THESE TRUTHS TO […]

Posted on April 17, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

21st Annual Festival of New Works

PlayGround is excited to announce the lineup for our 21st Annual PlayGround Festival of New Works. The festival runs May 11 – June 18 at Potrero Stage, PlayGround’s newly-renovated San Francisco home, and features more than a dozen of the best new short and full-length plays by Bay Area writers. United by the theme of […]

Posted on March 29, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

2017-18 PlayGround Writers Pool Deadline

Applications for the 2017-18 PlayGround Writers Pool are being accepted, now through June 30, 2017. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, and from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year’s Best of PlayGround Festival. For specific eligibility […]

Posted on March 22, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

March People’s Choice Award

The people have spoken… The March People’s Choice Award goes to Maury Zeff for his short play, Come and Knock on Our Door, presented as a staged reading at the Monday Night PlayGround WomenArts Night on March 20 at Berkeley Rep. Congratulations, Maury! Courtesy of Mr. Zeff, we’re pleased to share the first two pages from […]

Posted on March 16, 2017

Jim Kleinmann

PlayGround Gala Update

PlayGround is thrilled to announce our growing line-up for the 2017 Gala fundraiser taking place on Monday, April 3 at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater. America’s most produced living playwright this season, Lauren Gunderson (“I and You”), will now be joined by long-time Bay Area theatre critic Chad Jones as our interviewer for the evening with local […]