Thursday, August 13, 2015

PlayGround Company in the News Aug-15

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

Anthony Williams plays Frankie in the film, The Diary of a Teenage Girl, opening in San Francisco on 8/14!

Michael Barrett Austin will be appearing in Central Works' PROJECT AHAB; OR, EYE OF THE WHALE through August 23 at the Berkeley City Club. Tickets and information: http://centralworks.org/project-ahab-or-eye-of-the-whale/ He and his wife Emily are expecting their first daughter at the end of the month!

Robert Sicular continues until the 22nd with Stacy Ross and Dodds Delzell in Søren Oliver's Demetrius Unbound at the Live Oak Theatre, www.bareflagtheatre.com, and departs at the end of the month for South Coast Rep to do the SoCal run of One Man Two Guvnors, which played at the Berkeley Rep this Spring.

Mark Routhier has left Orlando Shakespeare Theater and UCF and moved to Washington DC to pursue freelance directing. He is currently directing David Adjmi's MARIE ANTOINETTE with The NOLA Project in New Orleans. The last time he worked with them was last year in this slot directing ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST which won 5 Big Easy Awards including Best Drama and Best Director of a Drama. 

Teddy Spencer is currently in South Bend, IN at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival performing in WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE'S LONG LOST FIRST PLAY (ABRIDGED). After LONG LOST, Teddy will begin rehearsals for Edward/Robert Ferrars in SENSE & SENSIBILITY at the Sacramento Theatre Company.

Molly Noble is currently directing Misalliance at College of Marin.

Louis Parnell just completed four different staged readings of new plays, will direct the world premiere of MOMENTS OF TRUTH to open in Sept and will perform in THE NETHER at the SF Playhouse in January.

Ron Campbell is playing Don Quixote at the Marin Shakespeare Company and then heading to Seattle to play Cecil B. DeGrille at Teatro Zinzanni.

Ross Peter Nelson's play, THE THIRD HORSEMAN, will be presented at the Samsung Hall, Bonifacio Global City as part of the Short+Sweet Manila Theatre Festival in the Phillipines, running Sept 4-27.

Joy Carlin is directing THE PRICE, which opens on Sept 10 at the Jewel Theatre in Santa Cruz. Her dream team cast includes Victor Talmadge, Rolf Saxon, Nancy Carlin and Arje Shaw. http://www.jeweltheatre.net

Rosie Hallett is performing in THE COUNTRY HOUSE at TheatreWorks, August 26 - September 20. http://www.theatreworks.org/shows/1516-season/the-country-house

Jon Tracy, along with a host of theatre artists from the bay area and around the world, have launched a new company, Groundswell: The International Theatre Intensive. Their first intensive invites actors, directors and playwrights to apply for a rigorous 10 days of exploration in San Miguel De Allende, Mexico. For more info: www.internationaltheatreintensive.com.

Julia McNeal is about to start rehearsals for the Magic Theatre's season opener, the American Premiere of Fred's Diner by Penelope Skinner.  First preview September 17th!

Patricia Cotter's cabaret show (co-written with Beth Malone), BETH MALONE SO FAR, will be performed at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on August 31st at 7:30 and 9:30 PM. Her play, THE ANTHROPOLOGY SECTION, will be produced by The City Theatre, Miami Florida as part of their "Shorts Gone Wild 3" program August 8 - September 6th.

Steven Westdahl is currently in rehearsal as an actor and director with Zurich Plays, the West Coast premiere of a Dada history of the Dada art movement written by Brian Griffin and Marc Cram, performing four times during the San Francisco Fringe Festival in September. http://www.sffringe.org/zurich/

Brian Herndon has performances of THE MAN IN THE CEILING by Jules Feiffer and Andrew Lippa on Thursday, August 13 and Sunday, August 16 at TheatreWorks. He then heads into rehearsals for THE NANCE at New Conservatory.

L. Zephyr is participating in Theatre Bay Area's ATLAS Program this August. In addition her new play, CONDORS, was recently featured in 3 Girls Theatre Company's LezWrites! Festival at Thick House. 

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