PlayGround Writers Spin Tall Tales!

Monday Night PlayGround returns on February 19,  with 6 new ten-minute plays inspired by this month’s topic “Tall Tales.” Beginning on February 2, the PlayGround Writers Company has four-and-a-half days to spin their completely unbelievable, totally true stories. Six scripts will be chosen to receive a professional script-in-hand staged reading at Berkeley Rep on February 19 at 8:00pm. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door. For tickets or more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.

Previous Monday Night PlayGround topics have included “In the Beginning”, “Reap What you Sow”, and “Probable Future or Possible Future.” Each month, the top six plays are rehearsed for just one-and-a-half hours each and presented as script-in-hand staged readings at Monday Night PlayGround.   Audience members can also experience the thrill of being a producer through the monthly People’s Choice Awards, helping to determine which plays and playwrights go on for consideration in PlayGround’s annual showcase, the Best of PlayGround.

The 42 Playwrights of the San Francisco 2017-18 PlayGround Writers Company are: Lynn Aylward, Kathy Boussina, Madeleine Butler, Karen Catalona, Nara Dahlbacka, Rob Dario, Victoria Chong Der+, Ai Ebashi, Nancy Fishman, Elizabeth Flanagan, Jerome Joseph Gentes+, Akaina Ghosh, Lauren Gorski, Ruben Grijalva+, Garret Jon Groenveld+, Tanya Grove, Karen Hartline, Devony Hof, Sam Hurwitt, Genevieve Jessee+, Melissa Keith+, Kate Keleher, Katie May+, Alanna McFall, Jeanie Ngo, Cheryl Ossola, Ishai Padawer, Lana Palmer, Erin Marie Panttaja+, Ken Prestininzi+, Madeline Puccioni, Marsha Roberts, Annette Roman, Cleavon Smith+, Nic Sommerfeld, Aimee Suzara, Jon Tracy, Mary Weikert, Steven Westdahl, Zoe Young, Maury Zeff+, Lesli Zephyr, and Ignacio Zulueta+ (+ Resident Playwright).

PlayGround, the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, provides unique development opportunities for the Bay Area’s best new playwrights, including the monthly Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, the annual PlayGround Festival of New Works, full-length play commissions and support for the production of new plays by local playwrights through the New Play Production Fund. To date, PlayGround has supported over 200 local playwrights in the development and staging of more than 850 original short plays and 75 new full-length plays, with 6 more commissions currently in development. PlayGround also operates Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House), a state-of-the-art 99-seat black box theatre in San Francisco’s Potrero Hill neighborhood, home to some of the Bay Area’s leading new play developers and producers, including PlayGround, Crowded Fire, Golden Thread, and Playwrights Foundation. For more information, visit http://playground-sf.org.

WHERE: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2025 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

WHEN: Monday, February 19, 2017 at 8pm

Additional Season Dates:

March 19, 2018 (Musical Theatre Night)

TICKETS: Tickets are $15 general admission ($30, priority seating) online in advance and $20 general admission at the door, subject to availability. 5-admission series subscriptions are just $75 and include priority seating.  For more information about the Monday Night PlayGround series, call (415) 992-6677 or visit www.PlayGround-sf.org/monday.

For more information on PlayGround-LA, visit www.PlayGround-la.org/Monday.