Friday, December 07, 2012

PlayGround Year-End Campaign




PlayGround launched its year-end campaign last week, with a goal of raising $50,000 by December 31 in support of our innovative incubator and accelerator programs. This season alone, PlayGround will facilitate the development of nearly 45 short and full-length plays, 6 short films, and the world premiere of 3 new full-length plays, involving more than 300 of the Bay Area’s best playwrights, directors, actors, designers and filmmakers for an audience of more than 7,000. It’s an incredible community that over the past eighteen years has helped to change the face of Bay Area theatre and is beginning to have a national impact. To learn more about our impact, take a look at some of the testimonials posted at GreatNonprofits.Org (we’ve included a few excerpts for you below).
 
 Please consider making a gift to the PlayGround Year-End Campaign at this time. Click on the button below to make your secure online contribution through our Year-End Campaign on Causes.Com, visit our contributors page to use PayPal, Google Checkout or make a gift of stock, or call (415) 992-6677 to give by phone. However you choose to participate and at whatever level you give, thank you for helping us ensure the future of the American Theatre, one playwright at a time!

What They’re Saying About PlayGround:



“PlayGround gave me my start in play writing, provided a lab and a support structure to cut my teeth on the ten minute form, then commissions and production grants to get my full lengths off the ground. I don't know of any other opportunities where a new playwright can work so extensively and consistently with theater artists of such high caliber--the directors and actors (and audiences) of PlayGround offer an amazing community of artists. More…Daniel Heath, Playwright



“At a time when there is so much talk — and activism — around creating more opportunities for women playwrights, it's marvelous to be a winner of PlayGround's June Anne Baker award — an award and commission for a woman playwright who is an exciting new voice for the stage. More…Evelyn Jean Pine, Playwright



“Writing is an infamously lonely undertaking. Writing plays somehow more so. To really grow as a playwright, your plays need to be read, acted, dissected, and played with by other people. PlayGround offers playwrights this opportunity, along with a strong community to fall back on and be lifted up by. More…Rachel Yong, Playwright



“I have been a member of PlayGround for 8 years. They are an exceptional group of extremely hard working theater professionals dedicated to nurturing Playwrights and supporting local actors and directors. PlayGround is the main source of my inspiration as a writer and has given me the essential support and feedback that a writer needs to grow. More…Jonathan Luskin, Playwright/Filmmaker



“Far and away, the best non-profit theater company I have ever encountered. They do more program than you can imagine - and they continue to expand, respond to client needs and promote community, creativity and collaboration. More…" Tom Swift, Playwright/Producer



Click on the button below to make your secure online contribution through our Year-End Campaign on Causes.Com, visit our contributors page to use PayPal, Google Checkout or make a gift of stock, or call (415) 992-6677 to give by phone. However you choose to participate and at whatever level you give, thank you for helping us ensure the future of the American Theatre, one playwright at a time!

Happy Holidays!

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