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 with Promo Code “Welcome20”. Join them in their exploration of nostalgia, history, land, and family.The American cowboy. Hero or villain? Casanova or colonizer? Either way, his myth rides on. And in this rural Montana town, everyone must reckon with his long, stooped shadow. But Brucie has other plans. The resident 13-year-old with an appetite for apocalypse is throwing a birthday party. The theme: DOOMSDAY. Be there…or else. Amy Sass will be directing Akaina Ghosh on stage for this exciting new work written by Bay Area playwright Addie Ulrey.

Ross Peter Nelson‘s short comedy HOUSEMASTER 3000 will appear as part of Pear Slices, the ten-minute play anthology presented annually by the Pear Theatre in Mountain View. Pear Slices runs May 4th through May 20th with additional information here.

Garret Jon Groenveld‘s play, DISBELIEF, which will be featured in the Best of PlayGround reading series, will have a reading in New York on Wednesday, April 25, at 7:30 at TheatreLab, 357 West 31st St. Free to the public.

Arisa White will be one of the Groundfloor Residents at Berkeley Rep.

Rachel Bublitz is thrilled to be traveling for the Detroit New Works Festival, where her play RIPPED is a finalist and in consideration for production. RIPPED will also join the line-up for Bristol Valley Theater’s New Works Initiative happening in Upstate New York in June. She is also very excited for the World Premiere of her commissioned play CHEERLEADERS VS. ALIENS opening May 10th with the Egyptian Youtheatre in Park City, Utah. Rachel also has two upcoming productions of her short play MY BODY, with Artistic Vibes in Florida, and with Horatio Production’s Science Fiction Double Feature in London!

Annette Roman will be performing “Escaping Trump” an excerpt from her solo show “CONFESSIONS OF A RELUCTANT ACTIVISt” at Monday Night Marsh at the Marsh in San Francisco on  May 7 and May 21.