Friday, March 08, 2013

March 11 (and Young Playwrights) Topic Announcement!

PlayGround announced the topic for the final Monday Night PlayGround of the 19th Monday Night PlayGround season, taking place at 8pm, Monday, March 18 at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. That topic, (RE)MAKING OF A LEGEND, will lead to the creation of more than thirty short plays, of which six will be selected for presentation on March 18. The topic is also being used for this year's Young Playwrights Project contest, in which aspiring high school dramatists can develop short works inspired by the topic for consideration in the Best of PlayGround Festival. For additional information on the topic, visit Participating directors this month include: Steven Anthony Jones, Rebecca Ennals, Naomi Newman, PlayGround Resident Directors M. Graham Smith and Michael French, and PlayGround Artistic Director Jim Kleinmann. Selected plays will be announced via Facebook and PlayGround’s website on Friday, March 15. For tickets and more information, visit

PlayGround audiences get to enjoy a unique behind-the-scenes perspective, with free pre-performance discussions every month at 7:10pm, featuring playwrights and other special guests related to that month’s topic.  Audience members can also experience the thrill of being a producer through the monthly People’s Choice Awards, helping to determine which plays and playwrights go on for consideration in PlayGround’s annual showcase, the Best of PlayGround Festival.

PlayGround, the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, provides unique development opportunities for the Bay Area’s best new playwrights, including the monthly Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, annual Best of PlayGround Festival, full-length play commissions and support for the production of new plays by local playwrights through the New Play Production Fund and, PlayGround’s newest initiative, the PlayGround Film Festival. To date, PlayGround has supported more than 185 local playwrights in the development and staging of over 650 original short plays and 41 new full-length plays, with 7 more commissions currently in development. For more information, visit
WHAT:          Occurring monthly, October-March, the popular Monday Night PlayGround series presents staged readings of thematically-connected short works by the Bay Area’s best new playwrights each month at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, staged by leading local professional actors and directors.  The given topic for the March 18 PlayGround event is “(RE)MAKING OF A LEGEND.

WHERE:       Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison St
Berkeley, CA

WHEN:          Monday, March 18, 2013 at 8pm
TICKETS:     $15/$20 (priority seating), available online or at the door.  Pay-What-You-Can at the door beginning one hour before the performance, subject to availability.  4-admission flex subscriptions are just $60.  For more information about the Monday Night PlayGround series, call (415) 992-6677 or visit

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