Friday, May 04, 2012

PlayGround Company in the News May-12


Read on to learn about PlayGround Company Members' recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events.


Ken Slattery’s DEATH TO THE AUDIENCE runs at the BOA Festival until May 12th. This was originally a short play written for PlayGround in March 2004 (topic: "Son of Juno"); it's directed by M.Graham Smith and produced by Precarious Theatre. To read an interview with Ken on the creation of DEATH TO THE AUDIENCE, visit http://bayoneacts.org/boa-2012/an-interview-with-ken-slattery-writer-of-death-to-the-audience/. His short film TEENAGE OBSESSION is online. It was produced for Killing My Lobster. Here's the link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wJjwcW-FZU&feature=g-all-u

Genevieve Jessee will be performing her solo piece, GIRL IN, BUT NOT OF, THE HOOD in DIVAfest at the EXIT theatre this May. The schedule for performances is available at www.divafest.info. She was contacted by a writer for 96 hours in the Chronicle, who said that she would be writing a feature on the show.

Diane Sampson’s short play UNDONE, written for PlayGround and performed in the 2010 Best of PlayGround Festival, will be done at the New American Theatre in Los Angeles Sundays at 7pm from May 13 - June 17. Her play THE TALE OF SLEEPING CUTIE, a Monday night PlayGround selection, will be done by the Driftwood Players in Edmonds, WA in July.

In addition to his play in the festival, CHILDLESS, Founding PlayGround Writer Garret Jon Groenveld's full-length play THE HUMMINGBIRDS will receive two readings as part of the Playwrights Foundation's In the Rough reading series on Monday, May 14th at Stanford and Tuesday, May 15th tbd. For reservations and information visit: http://playwrightsfoundation.org/index.php?p=53#The%20Hummingbirds

Rosie Hallett is delighted to officially join the company! She is a member of the 16th annual Best of PlayGround Festival acting ensemble.

Maury Zeff’s short story WHEN WE TALK ABOUT TIME TRAVEL was published in the latest issue of the Southern California Review.

Cindy Goldfield is heading back to San Jose Rep to appear in BILL W AND DR. BOB and then, with D'Arcy Drollinger, will bring PROJECT: LOHAN to the Costume Shop Performance Space at ACT in late July.

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