Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events.
Gabriel Grilli and Consulting Director
Anthony Williams open never fall so
heavily again, featuring performances
by PlayGround regular Douglas Giorgis, on May 16th for a two-week
run at Dance Mission. www.BrickaBrack.org
Erin Bregman's PlayGround
Bid to Save the World (2011 PlayGround Festival) is being performed
in June at Washington DC's Source Festival. More information and tickets
can be seen in DAYLIGHTING at Shotgun Players, beginning previews May 21 and running
thru June 22.
and the rest of the San Francisco Neo-Futurists just won Best Theater in the SF
Weekly Readers' Poll. Barely 6 months in existence and already the best. You
can see why at Too Much Light Makes The
Baby Go Blind every Friday and Saturday at 9pm.
Michael J. Asberry performed in Fences
with the Marin Theatre Company in the role of 'Gabriel' for four shows during
the first week of May.
Patrick Alparone is rehearsing 36 stories by Sam Shepard at Word for Word/Z Space.
The show opens May 24.
web fest awarded SanFranLand 4 awards including Outstanding Ensemble (which
includes Liz Anderson and PlayGround
regular Patrick Russell) and Outstanding New Comedy Series (plus awards
for directing and editing).
Aaron Wilton is in San Jose Rep's The
Big Meal, which started previews last night and runs until June 1.
Colin Johnson designed video
projections for RAT GIRL, now playing as a part of DIVAFest at the Exit
Theatre, and just launched the kickstarter campaign for TERROR RAMA, a live
horror/comedy anthology he's directing in October.
Alumna Tania Katan is producing the award-winning story-performing series
"Most of Lit Lounge" at the Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts
featuring ALL of these literary rock stars (one from the Bay Area): http://smoca.org/event/lit-lounge-june-26/
Two members of the PlayGround
Writer's Pool will have short plays staged by Wily West Productions in
June. Madeleine Butler's play
THE BOX and Madeline Puccioni's play
THE INTERVIEW will run as part of an evening of eight short plays in
the Sheherezade 14 Festival at the Exit Theater in San Francisco. The
Festival has just been extended to run for all four weekends in June. Tickets
are available at http://sheherezade14.bpt.me, with
discounts for preview night and purchases made before May 31. For more
information, visit http://www.wilywestproductions.com/sheherezade-14.html.
can be seen in What the Butler Saw, running
at the Jewel Theatre in Santa Cruz through May 25th. For more info go to http://jeweltheatre.net
Eric Fraisher Hayes had the first public performance of his original
play Tassajara 1964 this week.
Rebecca Pingree will be playing
Prossy in Shaw's Candida (directed by Molly
Aaronsen-Gelb), May 24 - June 14 at Town Hall Theatre of Lafayette.
Ignacio Zulueta's world-premiere comedy THE
FELLOWSHIP debuts June 18th at AlterTheater in San Rafael. The opening
scene was written expressly for PlayGround’s October 2010 “It Gets Better”
Fighting for Survival and Fourteen,
two short plays written by Inbal
Kashtan and directed by Jon Tracy,
will be part of The Fringe of
Marin, May 23 - June 1, in Program 1. For lower cost tickets that are part
of a fundraiser, please contact Inbal at email@example.com.
Rachel Bublitz's one-act play Much Ado About
Mathletes will be at SFSU's Fringe Festival May 13, 15, and 17, for
location and more details please visit the facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/1418174748440449/?ref=br_tf.
Rachel is also competing this month in WRITE CLUB SF; she will be reading a new
work on May 20th at 8pm at the Make Out Room in San Francisco. Additionally,
Rachel's ten-minute play Baby Shower Games is being produced by Love Creek
Productions at the Producer's Club in New York City on May 30, 31, and June 1.
Michael Dougan’s first full-length
play, Figments, has been named a
semi-finalist in the 2014 Ashland New Play Festival competition. Final selections
will be announced in June.