Monday Night PlayGround

Monday Night PlayGround – a monthly staged reading series of original short plays written in just five days by members of PlayGround’s writers pool, and inspired by a single topic.


Best of PlayGround Festival

The Best of PlayGround Festival is a fully-produced showcase of the best six short works from our Monday Night PlayGround series.



PlayGround Classes – short playwriting lectures and master classes, led by distinguished PlayGround alumni and leaders in Bay Area theatre. Classes may be taken individually or collectively to form a complete playwriting curriculum.


Commissioning Programs

PlayGround incubates new full-length plays through commissions, playwright residencies, in-house readings and workshops. The best full-length works are showcased each year through the PlayGround Festival of New Works.


Young Playwrights Project

Young Playwrights Project – PlayGround and Bay Area high schools partner to enable young writers to find their own expressive voice through the creation, development, and production of short plays.


Benefit & Awards Night

The yearly Benefit & Awards Night invites notable guests of honor to join our community in celebrating our season, fundraising for our upcoming projects and announcing our selections for the Best of PlayGround Festival.

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Publications – PlayGround publishes the best short works from each season in the ongoing compilation series, The Best of PlayGround.

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From 2006-2009, PlayGround collaboratied with KQED on the production and distribution of short play podcasts through KQED’s weekly reading series, The Writers Block (Mark Taylor, Producer)


PlayGround Film Festival

PlayGround Film Festival – PlayGround supports the development and presentation of short films adapted from PlayGround theatrical shorts. The results are screened in cinemas throughout the Bay Area.