Applications for the 2014-15 PlayGround Writers Pool are being accepted, now through July 31, 2014. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, and from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year's Best of PlayGround Festival. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below.
To be eligible, writers must reside within the nine counties of the San
Francisco Bay Area. To apply for a place in the 2014-15 writers pool, playwrights
must submit a maximum ten-page double-spaced script (previously produced
and unproduced scripts eligible) via email to scripts<at>playground-sf.org
as Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Applications must be received
by Midnight Thursday, July 31, 2014. The script must have the playwright's
name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page of the
script and all pages must be numbered. Excerpts from longer works are not
accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived
from a longer work are accepted. Writers featured in a Best of PlayGround
Festival since 2010 need not submit a script but must send an email confirming
interest in being in the pool by the deadline. Women and playwrights of
color encouraged to apply.
To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
Submission Format #1
Submission Format #2
ANNOUNCEMENT & POOL REQUIREMENTS
Selected writers must attend a mandatory company meeting at 7pm on Monday, September 8 at the PlayGround PlaySpace in Berkeley. The 2014-15 PlayGround Writers Pool and Resident Playwrights will be publicly announced at the PlayGround Season Kick-Off/20th Anniversary Celebration on Monday evening, September 15, 2014. Writers Pool members must commit to submitting for at least five of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in any season. The submission of a script to Monday Night PlayGround grants PlayGround the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, to present the world premiere as part of The Best of PlayGround Festival and publish the script in the "Best of PlayGround" anthology. Upon publication, PlayGround serves as the exclusive licensor for English language stock and amateur rights in the U.S. and Canada.
For any questions not answered above, email to info<at>playground-sf.org.