Friday, November 06, 2015

PlayGround Company in the News Nov-15

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

Rachel Bublitz's BREAK ROOM and Kirk Shimano's AEOLUS will be presented together as staged readings as part of the sixth SAN FRANCISCO OLYMPIANS FESTIVAL on November 19th at the Exit Theatre. Tickets are available at and more information about the festival can be found at

Steven Westdahl has got his writer, director, and actor hats on again, this time for THE SAN FRANCISCO OLYMPIANS FESTIVAL VI: WINE DARK SEA ( The festival runs for 12 nights, November 4-21, Wednesday through Saturday, at the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco. Weds. Nov. 11th will feature THE CREW, a night of 8 short plays directed by Steven (who also wrote one of the plays, based on the mythological virgin huntress, ATALANTA). And, on Friday Nov. 20th, Steven takes the stage to read multiple roles in OCEANUS by Daniel Hirsch and Siyu Song.

Colin Johnson has two shows in this year’s San Francisco Olympians Festival at The Exit Theatre in SF. His full length play NO CLOSER THAN THE BONE will be performed as a staged reading on November 6th at 8pm. He will be directing DELPHIN on Wednesday Nov 18th at 8pm. Colin will also be writing a short play for this month’s Shotz: Future Fantasy on Nov 11th at 8pm at Pianofight.

Cathleen Riddley is currently performing in Arctic Requiem:  The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina, directed by Tracy Ward, at Z below through November 16th.

Robert Sicular will be participating in a staged reading of THE RISING by Bernard Weiner at the Mill Valley Library, 7:00 PM, Tuesday, November 17th; and begins rehearsals for THE CHRISTMAS REVELS: A VENETIAN MASQUE, playing the Doge of Venice. The Revels will be performed the second and third weekends of December at the Scottish Rite Temple located by beautiful Lake Merritt in Oakland: 

Amber Sommerfeld is performing in LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST THE MUSICAL at the Douglas Morrison Theatre in Hayward. The show opens Nov. 6th and runs through Nov. 29th, with a preview on Nov. 5th.  

Louis Parnell will next be appearing in THE NETHER at the SF Playhouse in January. He will also be workshopping a new play, ENTANGLEMENT, by AJ Baker in March which will be produced at Z Below in Nov 2016.

Cindy Goldfield is starting rehearsal for her 12th season with ACT's A CHRISTMAS CAROL, playing the Ghost of Christmas Present. 

Nancy Carlin is performing in Amy Freeds THE MONSTER BUILDER at the Aurora Theater Co.

Elena Wright is performing in A DOLL’S HOUSE at Capital Stage now thru Nov 22nd.

Mary Baird just did a reading of JOHN for ACT. She will be at Groundswell: the International Theatre Intensive in San Miguel Nov 5-18. On Nov 27th and 28th she is doing a reading of A CHRISTMAS STORY A by Truman Capote in Ross. 

Katja Rivera took over direction of ANONYMOUS at Bentley school for very pregnant Molly Aaronsen-Gelb, and is looking forward to attending GROUNDSWELL International Theatre Institute in San Miguel de Allende in mid-November. 

Lauren Yee's play KING OF THE YEES is running as part of the Goodman Theatre's New Stages Festival in Chicago, directed by Joshua Kahan Brody. 

Douglas Giorgis recently closed MOMENTS OF TRUTH with 3 Girls Theatre Company.


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