Wednesday, May 30, 2012

2012 PlayGround Festivals Wrap-Up

        This last weekend saw the closing of two PlayGround festivals. The 16th annual Best of PlayGround festival showcased the best work of the season by an incredibly diverse group of writers. These writers ranged in experience from regulars on the PlayGround stage to writers in their first year as part of the playwriting pool. This year’s Best of PlayGround brought us everything from a set of Oakland mothers breaking into spoken word to a musical number involving a grown man in a diaper. Needless to say, it was a night to remember. This year PlayGround also brought some of its short plays to the silver screen in our first ever Film Festival. The festival screened in various locations in San Francisco, Berkeley, and San Rafael. This was an exciting opportunity to experience some of the past and present work of PlayGround writers in a completely different way. It even included an animated short! More than 1,300 people around the Bay Area enjoyed this year’s theatre and film festivals…if you missed it don’t worry, we’ll be back with more next year! Next season begins on Monday, October 15th and subscriptions are on sale now for just $60 at www.playground-sf.org.

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