Thursday, June 06, 2013

PlayGround Company in the News Jun-13

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

Stacy Ross can be seen in Mark O’Rowe’s TERMINUS, directed by Jon Tracy, through June 16 at Magic Theatre. http://magictheatre.org/season/terminus
 

Gabriel Grilli is appearing in REEFER MADNESS at San Jose Stage: http://www.thestage.org/season1213/reefer_madness.php

William Bivins’ play HEADLOCK is currently playing at Tides Theatre. Based on Ryan Gabrielson's Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative series called "Broken Shield," HEADLOCK is one of two 30-minute one-acts called StoryWorks, a collaboration between Tides Theatre Co. and The Center for Investigative Reporting. StoryWorks runs through June 15th. Tickets and info at http://tidestheatre.org.

Brian Herndon is playing Tranio in THE TAMING OF THE SHREW at Livermore Shakes this summer, and appearing as Edward Gant in EDWARD GANT'S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS at Shotgun Players this winter.

Celine Delcayre is off to the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center where she will be working as a Literary Fellow. She also recently graduated from Sonoma State University with a B.A. in Theatre Studies and a B.S. in Business Management. Congrats, Celine!

Killing My Lobster will premiere Ken Slattery's THE SHAKESPEARE BUG, directed by M. Graham Smith, at Stage Werx, Sep 7-28 (Sep 7 is PlayGround Night at KML). http://www.killingmylobster.com/the-shakespeare-bug/  Ken and Graham both won Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Awards earlier this spring for their work on Ken's previous PlayGround commission, TRUFFALDINO SAYS NO, premiered at Shotgun Players last summer.

Evelyn Jean Pine's new play, FIRST, directed by Michael French, will premiere in October and will receive a workshop at the A.C.T. Costume Shop in July.

Patricia Cotter was selected to participate in the Rhinebeck Writer's Retreat in August 2013 to work on her new show LADYKILLERS with composer Lori Scarlett. http://rhinebeckwriters.org Her musical, JUSTIN LOVE, plays at the Diversionary Theatre in San Diego, Aug 29-Oct 6. http://www.diversionary.org

Robyn Brooks’ play, TIGERS, was presented at TWTP Women's Work 2013 Festival, in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 17, 2013. http://artsnash.com/theater/womens-work-showcase-underway

Tracy Held Potter has a short solo piece featured in an encore of Women in Solodarity: Cat Ladies, June 10 & 11. Catladies2.brownpapertickets.com. She will be directing for Theatre Pub in July and directing/producing THE FANTASY CLUB for All Terrain Theater, August 2-11 (www.allterraintheater.org). She is writing for “Babies, the Ultimate Birth Control: Terrifyingly Hilarious Plays about Parenting” at this year’s SF Fringe (sffringe.org).

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