Tuesday, October 07, 2014

PlayGround Company in the News Oct-14

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

Aaron Loeb’s 2014 Glickman Award winner, IDEATION, opened at San Francisco Playhouse to rave reviews and will run through Nov 8. The play was originally developed at Just Theater’s 2011-12 New Play Lab and further developed at the Playwrights Foundation’s 2012 Bay Area Playwrights Festival, going on to receive its world premiere last fall in San Francisco Playhouse’s Sandbox Series. http://sfplayhouse.org/sfph/ideation/

M. Graham Smith directs Will Dao, Rosie Hallett, and Carla Pantoja in Shotgun Players’ HARRY THAW HATES EVERYBODY, running October 15 through November 16. https://shotgunplayers.org/online/harrythaw

Co-writers Amy Sass and Anthony Clarvoe (PlayGround PlayLab Faculty) are opening their world premiere of REDWOLF at Ragged Wing Ensemble's new venue The Flight Deck at 1540 Broadway in Downtown Oakland. Shows run Oct 17-Nov 8. Fri, Sat, Sun. A fable for adults, REDWOLF is a tale of a young woman's journey from girlhood to wolfhood. http://www.raggedwing.org/shows/current-season/red-wolf/

Ken Sonkin is directing The Trestle at Pope Lick Creek by Naomi Wallace at Sonoma State University, Oct 16-25. http://www.sonoma.edu/theatreanddance/productions/trestle.html

Ignacio Zulueta writes for ShotzSF at the Tides Theatre this Oct 28th on the theme: ZOMBIE! http://www.tidestheatre.org/shotz/

Jonathan Spector’s play IN FROM THE COLD is opening with Just Theater at the Live Oak Theater, Nov 1-23. www.justtheater.org

PlayGround Film Festival co-founder Barry Stone is working on a fun short film series entitled WATER MOVIES to bring attention to the serious issue of water conservation. Look forward to performances from PlayGround company members such as Patrick Russellhttp://www.facebook.com/watermovies

Genne Murphy's radio play OUTSIDE THE WIRE was shortlisted for the 2013 BBC International Radio Playwriting Competition. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/articles/2Gfcljv5D1wH750091WtLmM/shortlist-and-longlist

Karen Macklin's 2014 Best of PlayGround play STRANGER IN A STRANGER LAND will be produced in Texas this month in the New Foundations Theatre Festival. http://www.zerountitled.com/productions/new-foundations-theatre-festival/

Ross Peter Nelson will have a short play (and a photograph) in the Tabard Theatre's 10x10 series.  Oct 10-25, San Jose.

Molly Noble is on the reading committee for Aurora Theatre Company’s 2015 Global Age Project.

Robert Sicular resumes his performance in the recent Marin Theatre Company co-production of Fetch Clay, Make Man at the Round House Theatre in Bethesda, MD. The show plays Oct 10 - Nov 2. http://www.roundhousetheatre.org/performances/fetch-clay-make-man/

Liz Anderson is directing and producing THE TROLL, a short WWII science fiction film.

Rebecca Pingree is headed to London for a year to complete an intensive Ensemble MA with Rose Bruford College of Theatre and Performance. 

Ron Campbell is performing this October with Teatro Zinzanni at the SF Supper Club.

Teddy Spencer is beginning rehearsals as Iago for Arabian Shakespeare Festival’s OTHELLO after his leading performance in a short film written in iambic pentameter entitled THE LABYRINTH IN TIME.

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