Wednesday, May 30, 2012

PlayGround Company in the News Jun-12

Read on to learn about PlayGround Company Members' recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events. 
Ken Slattery’s TRUFFALDINO SAYS NO started rehearsing May 29, and opens on the Ashby Stage on July 2 in a Shotgun Players-PlayGround co-production. Previews are June 30 and July 1. Graham Smith is directing, and the production features company members Brian Herndon, Gwen Loeb, and Michael Phillis, and Bethanie Baeyen is stage manager.

Louis Parnell is currently directing Kenn Rabin’s REUNION in an SF Playhouse-PlayGround co-production, playing June 6-30 at SF Playhouse Stage 2, and featuring PlayGround company member Lauren English. “PlayGround Night” will be Friday, June 8. For more information, visit

Liam Vincent is currently working on SALOMANIA written and directed by Mark Jackson and opening at the Aurora in June. 

Mary Baird will be teaching for NYSSSA all of July at Sarah Lawrence

Christian Barth’s play DARYL HANNAH - the salad dressing play from this season's Monday Night series - will be produced at FUSION Theatre in Albuquerque as part of their short play festival entitled "The Seven".  It was selected in May out of 748 submissions from around the U.S. and nine countries.  It will run June 7-10 and will be directed by Staci Robbins. For more info, visit 

Michael Barrett Austin will be appearing in the Marriage Equality Plays Benefit June 11th ( and VAUDVILLE at The Willows Theatre June 28-July 21 (
Evelyn Jean Pine’s ten-minute play, INVESTING (which premiered at the 2007 Best of PlayGround Festival), will be staged on June 3 by Theatre Ariel in Philadelphia as part of their ongoing exploration of the theme, “A Stranger in their Midst.” Celebrate the publication of Evelyn's full-length play, HEPHAESTUS AND THE GOLDEN ROBOTS in Songs of Hestia:  Plays from the 2010 SF Olympians Festival published by Exit Press at a book party at the Exit Theatre (156 Eddy Street) at 8:30 on Thursday, June 7. 

Sam Misner will be acting in a production of WOODY GUTHRIE'S AMERICAN SONG, written by Peter Glazer, performing July 11-22 at the Freight & Salvage in Berkeley (directly across from Berkeley Rep). This will be the same cast as the production that was done at Marin Theatre Company in 2010. The Freight & Salvage is one of the top music venues in Northern California, and this special limited run is in celebration of what would have been Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday in July. Here's a link to the website:


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