Tuesday, November 05, 2013

PlayGround Company in the News Nov-13

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

Lauren Yee's play THE HATMAKER'S WIFE received its Off-Broadway premiere in September, produced by Playwrights Realm. The Goodman Theatre just commissioned her to write KING OF THE YEES, supported by the Virginia B. Toulman Foundation.

Aaron Loeb’s new play, IDEATION, will premiere November 14-December 7 as part of San Francisco Playhouse’s Sandbox Series at The Tides Theatre. http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/ideation/

Steven Westdahl has joined the flagship ensemble of the new SF Neo-Futurists and will soon begin performing 50 weekends a year while continuing to host and produce the monthly Write Club SF and Shipwreck literary competitions.

Cindy Goldfield starts rehearsal directing  SNOOPY!!! at 42nd Street Moon, and also begins her 10th year with A CHRISTMAS CAROL at A.C.T.

Madeline Puccioni's WALLS OF TROY will be performed November 21 at the SF Olympians Festival at the Exit Theatre.

Alex Moggridge is currently in NYC understudying BETRAYAL on Broadway, starring Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz and directed by Mike Nichols.  It's been quite a ride!

Zoe Young has recently joined the editorial team of the literary magazine The Bensonhurst Review. She will be co-editing the poetry section. You can read a short prose piece of Zoe's entitled "Moni" in this Month's issue at http://thebensonhurstreview.com.

Ellen Koivisto’s First Class is to be published by Bare Fiction magazine, http://www.barefictionmagazine.co.uk.

Arisa White received a cultural funding grant from the City of Oakland to create the libretto and musical score for Post Pardon: The Opera, in collaboration with NYC-based composer Jessica Jones.

Karen Macklin recently participated in the Portuguese Art Colony's Live Writing event at The Make-Out Room.

Rebecca Pingree will be performing in The SF One Minute Play Festival, Dec 14-15 at Thick House.

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/.

The lineup has been announced for the One-Minute Play Festival, December 14-15 at Thick House. Writers include: Trevor Allen, Tim Bauer, William Bivins, Erin M. Bregman, Victoria Chong Der, Garret Jon Groenveld, Daniel Heath, Aaron Loeb, Jonathan Luskin, Katie May, Evelyn Jean Pine, Kenn Rabin, Geetha Reddy, Jonathan Spector, Aimee Suzara, Arisa White, Ignacio Zulueta, Andrew Saito, Tom Swift, Inbal Kashtan, and Robin Lynn Rodriguez, among others. https://www.facebook.com/events/765646373461089


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