Wednesday, October 09, 2013

PlayGround Company in the News Oct-13

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

Danielle Levin and Tim Kniffin are in rehearsals for STRANGERS, BABIES at Shotgun, directed by Jon Tracy. The production runs October 15th-November 17th. https://shotgunplayers.org/online/StrangersBabies

M. Graham Smith is hard at work directing the World Premiere of Basil Kreimendahl's SIDEWINDERS at Cutting Ball. Previews start Oct 18. www.cuttingball.com

Danielle Thys can now be heard at The Marsh Berkeley every Wed 7-9:30pm singing jazz with The Randy Craig Conundrum (for trivia buffs, Randy is PlayGround company member Stacy Ross' husband and was the music director for SF Mime Troupe).

Nancy Carlin is just back from University of Virginia where she was an artist-in-residence working on her musical MAX UNDERSTOOD. Next, she’ll be directing IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE A LIVE RADIO PLAY for Shakespeare Santa Cruz/UCSC.

Resident Playwright Ignacio Zulueta's 2013 PlayGround Fellowship commission, KANO & ABE, kicks off San Francisco Playhouse's new works reading series this October 14th at 7pm at the new 450 Post St. theater. PlayGround writer Jordan Puckett is producing, with PlayGround actor Elena Wright reading along with Bay Area faves Carlos Aguirre, Ogie Zulueta, and Lee Robin Salazar.

Bethanie Baeyen will be stage managing SONG FOR ALL BEINGS at the Marin Civic Auditorium on November 2nd at 7:30. This musical meditation for sustainability and loving kindness will include a large chorus, 20 solo artists layering in spoken word, throat singing, and songs from Korea, Canada and the United States as well as aerial dancers. For more information: http://www.edgeofwonder.com/song-for-all-beings/

Robert Sicular is opening WARRIOR CLASS at TheatreWorks this week. Written by Kenneth Lin and directed by Leslie Martinson, it stars Robert, Delia MacDougall, and Pun Bandhu.  Show runs October 9th-November 3rd.

Patrick Alparone can be seen in BURIED CHILD, closing this week at the Magic.

Molly Noble is performing in Gabriel Grilli's new piece for Brickabrack, NEVER FALL SO HEAVILY AGAIN.

Leah Halper just learned that she'll be writing for SF Olympians 2014 on the Oreads topic. PCSF hosted a reading of her full-length play, THE FOUNDATION FOR HEAVEN ON EARTH, which drew a nice enthused audience at the Shelton Theatre on Sept. 30.

Gwen Loeb will be playing Pauline in A BRIGHT NEW BOISE at the Aurora, opening November 8th.

FIRST playwright Evelyn Jean Pine discusses playwriting, creativity, technology and FIRST on the podcast Systematic: http://5by5.tv/systematic/64

Brian Herndon starts rehearsals later this month for EDWARD GANT'S AMAZING FEATS OF LONELINESS with Shotgun Players.

Rachel Bublitz's full-length play UNDER THE GODS' GOLDEN CLEATS is getting a staged reading at The Exit Theatre on Saturday, November 9th at 8pm, part of the 2013 San Francisco Olympians Festival. Visit the event page for more information or to RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/166435956886604/

On October 12th, Patricia Cotter's new musical ROCKET SCIENCE (Libretto) will be presented by The Cy Coleman New American Musical Reading Series at The American Theatre Group's Hamilton Stage in New Jersey. 

Playwright Karen Macklin will be reading at Litquake this year in "Comix on Comics". Expect ramblings on gender confusion, littleness, and mushrooms. Location is the Cartoon Art Museum. 7pm. $5 suggested donation. https://www.facebook.com/events/710298328985662/

Ken Sonkin is directing WILD BOY for USF, October 18th-November 26th, 2013 at the Studio Theater on Lone Mountain. http://www.usfca.edu/artsci/pa/tickets/

Rebecca Pingree is playing Helena in A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM with Pacific Repertory Theater in Carmel-by-the-Sea, running through October 20th.

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