Since 1994, PlayGround has been a leading incubator for some of the Bay Area’s most promising new playwrights, developing more than 650 original short plays by 185 Bay Area emerging playwrights. In the past eleven years, PlayGround itself has emerged, as one of the leading commissioners of new full-length works by Bay Area playwrights. 48 full-length plays have been commissioned to date.

In support of these playwrights and to further encourage the production of new works by Bay Area playwrights in Bay Area theatres, PlayGround has established the New Play Production Fund. Through the New Play Production Fund, PlayGround provides direct financial investment (up to $10,000 per production) to facilitate the world premiere of the best new plays, in partnership with Bay Area professional theatres and/or independent producers. Recently supported projects include: Katie May's Manic Pixie Dream Girl and Evelyn Jean Pine's First.


Name Play Title

Eligible Plays

A Bid to Save the World by Erin Bregman
Abominable by Katie May
Astonishment by Evelyn Jean Pine
Book Club! The Musical by Geetha Reddy
Christina Walters by Malachy Walsh
Drive Thru-Open till Midnite or Later by Mandy Hodge Rizvi
Ecce Homo by Jonathan Luskin
Feets Too Big by Brady Lea
Fifty Years Hungry by Daniel Heath
Golden Gate Fair by Trevor Allen
Habituees by Cass Brayton
Hella Love Oakland by Robin Lynn Rodriguez
Kano and Abe by Ignacio Zulueta
Magnitude by Sean Owens
Me Given You by Geetha Reddy
Mushroom Boy by Brady Lea
Naked by Diane Sampson
O Happy Dagger by Crish Barth
Plans and Peccadilloes by Maria Rokas
Siren by Daniel Heath
Stiff Competition by Cass Brayton
The Empty Nesters by Garret Jon Groenveld
The Grand Divorce by Garret Jon Groenveld
The Secret Rulers of the World Go to Camp by Tim Bauer
The Secrets of the World by Evelyn Jean Pine
The Serving Class by Garret Jon Groenveld
The Shakespeare Bug by Ken Slattery
The Singularity of We by Molly Rhodes
The Sum of All Parts by Brady Lea
The Tale of the Sleeping Cutie by Diane Sampson