Friday, November 07, 2014

PlayGround Company in the News Nov-14

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

Trevor Allen’s plays LOLITA ROADTRIP, TENDERS IN THE FOG, CHAIN REACTIONS (each originally developed by PlayGround), THE CREATURE, and WORKING FOR THE MOUSE will be all published by EXIT Press in a book length collection of his plays this winter. He is also now producing and hosting the Theatre Process podcast series, recorded by Black Box Theatre.com and distributed by Theatre Bay Area http://theatrebayarea.site-ym.com/blogpost/1071471/199125/Theatre-Process-Mike-Daisey

Jonathan Spector's play IN FROM THE COLD runs through November 23rd at Live Oak Theater www.justtheater.org

The world premiere of REDWOLF by Amy Sass and Anthony Clarvoe (PlayGround Faculty) has been called "brutal", "sensual" and "compassionate". Come out for our final weekend Friday, Nov 7 at 8 pm and Saturday, Nov. 8 at 2 pm and 8 pm. The Saturday matinee is Pay What You Can for students and educators with a post-show discussion afterwards: Predator & Prey: In Bed With Red Riding Hood. For tickets: go to www.raggedwing.org.

Tracy Ward directed THE DRAGON PLAY by Jenny Connell Davis, running currently at the Impact Theatre. http://www.impacttheatre.com

Rachel Bublitz's new one-act play THE RED HOUSE MONSTER will be staged on November 15th at the Exit Theatre with the San Francisco Olympians Festival (www.facebook.com/events/1496921477233715/?ref=br_tf). Madeline Puccioni's play,  THE THREE GRAEAE MEET PERSEUS AND A BANANA PEEL, will be performed at The Exit Theatre in SF on November 19 as part of the San Francisco Olympians Festival, which runs from Nov 5-22; cafe opens at 7 pm, door at 7:30; tickets 10.00 at the door. http://www.sfolympians.com/?page_id=1850 Speaking of the Olympians, Meghan Kathleen O'Connor has been commissioned to write the full length play PONTOS for the 2015 Olympians Festival, closing out the festival next November. http://www.sfolympians.com

Bublitz will also join the line-up for Playwright Foundation's 5th Annual One Minute Play Festival coming up on December 15th and 16th at the Brava Theater Center (http://playwrightsfoundation.org/index.php?p=227).

Cindy Goldfield just directed The Boyfriend for 42nd Street Moon and begins rehearsal for her 11th season of A Christmas Carol at A.C.T.

Ignacio Zulueta writes for ShotzSF's MONOCULTURE episode this November 25th and provides dramaturgy and live foley for Colin Johnson's audio horror play THE BOOK OF TYPHON at the SF Olympians at the Exit Theatre this Nov 12th.  (https://www.facebook.com/events/324741427713031/)

Michael Barrett Austin will be supporting Kathleen Turner in Berkeley Repertory Theatre's RED HOT PATRIOT: THE KICK-ASS WIT OF MOLLY IVINS from Nov 21-Jan 4. http://www.berkeleyrep.org/season/1415/8238.asp

Molly Noble is in rehearsals for OUR TOWN at Shotgun Players. https://shotgunplayers.org/online/ourtown

Brian Herndon will be appearing in 42nd Street Moon’s production of SOMETHING FOR THE BOYS this winter! http://www.42ndstmoon.org/something-boys-2014

Mary Baird has a busy end of the year going into 2015. She is doing a workshop/reading of ASPERN PAPERS at A.C.T, Dec 1-7. Next up, she’ll perform in INDIA INK, coming to A.C.T. early next year. And on Dec 13, she’ll perform in a straged reading of A CHRISTMAS STORY with fellow PlayGrounder Michael Barrett Austin at St Johns Church in Ross.

Colin Johnson is writing and directing Typhon for the San Francisco Olympians Festival Wednesday, Nov 12 at the EXIT Theatre.

Teddy Spencer will be playing Iago in OTHELLO with the Arabian Shakespeare Festival November 13-23. Showtimes and ticket information can be found at http://www.arabianshakespearefestival.org/

Liz Anderson completed principle photography for the WWII/SciFi film she is directing entitled  The Toll.

Nancy Carlin's production of THE TEMPEST is running at African-American Shakespeare Company http://www.african-americanshakes.org/ and she is helping with dialects on BREAKFAST WITH MUGABE at the Aurora https://www.auroratheatre.org/index.php?option=com_theatre&view=show&id=100

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