Wednesday, February 04, 2015

PlayGround Company in the News Feb-15

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

Brian Herndon is playing Max in NICK AND NORA at 42nd Street Moon. Also in the cast are Cindy Goldfield, Michael Barrett Austin and Davern Wright.

Cindy Goldfield is currently working as AD to Giles Havergal on A Midsummer Night’s Dream with the ACT/MFA 2 class.

Julia McNeal opens in Sam Shepard’s A Lie of the Mind at the Magic on February 6.

Karen Macklin's play Poetic License, initially staged by PlayGround in 2014, was just selected for the Ohlone College Playwrights Festival in spring 2015. Also featured in this year’s Ohlone College Playwrights Festival are Tanya Grove’s A Twin Tale and Rachel Bublitz’s NIGHT TERROR.

Rachel Bublitz’s full-length play Of Serpents & Sea Spray will receive a world premiere production next January as part of Custom Made Theatre Company's 2015/16 season.

TREE by Julie Hebert is currently open at San Francisco Playhouse, directed by company member Jon Tracy and staring company member Cathleen Riddley along with Susi Damilano, Carl Lumbly, and Tristan Cunningham.

As part of its annual festival of original one-acts this March, The Stage Door Theatre in Fredericksburg, Virginia, will produce Diane Sampson's short play What's True? (a PlayGround Monday night selection in 2012).

Ignacio Zulueta has three plays in as many states this month: PRESS CONFERENCE at the Snowdance Comedy Festival in Michigan, 3 SISTERS WATCHING THREE SISTERS at the Parish Players in Vermont, and FIRST DANCE at ShotzSF at PianoFight.

Alex Moggridge is about to head to Louisville to act in I Will Be Gone at the Humana Festival.

Melissa Keith is in rehearsals for OTHER DESERT CITIES at the New Conservatory Theatre Center, running from March 6–April 5.
Adam Roy is currently playing Jack Hammer in SF Oasis's production of SHIT & CHAMPAGNE, closing February 14.

Eric Fraisher Hayes is directing the French farce The Ladies Man at Role Players Ensemble this February.

Mary Baird has one week left of INDIAN INK at ACT in San Francisco and has just started rehearsal for Romeo and Juliet to be performed the last Friday and Saturday of March and the first two Fridays and Saturdays of April at The Omni Commons at 4799 Shattuck, Oakland. Watch for Indiegogo post online soon.

Joy Carlin is getting ready to direct Tally's Folly at the Aurora Theatre with Lauren English and Rolf Saxon.

Through March 23, Julia Brothers is appearing in Women In Jeopardya new play by Wendy MacLeod at GEVA Theatre in Rochester, NY, where all the snow is. 

Anthony Williams is in rehearsals for AULIS: An Act of Nihilism in One Long Act with Mina Morita at UC Berkeley.

Molly Noble is currently directing the school tour of Charlotte's Web for the Masque Unit of Junior Theatre of Marin, is in preproduction for SEAGULL at the College of Marin, and will be performing in staged readings of Talley and Son and the Fifth of July at Aurora. She also just joined the PlayGround board!


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