Tuesday, September 22, 2015

PlayGround Announces 2015-16 Writers

PlayGround has announced the thirty-six playwrights selected for the 2015-16 PlayGround Writers Pool. Over the next six months, these playwrights will generate more than 180 original short plays inspired by monthly prompts as part of the Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series. The top six plays each month will receive professional script-in-hand staged readings led by leading Bay Area directors and actors. PlayGround officially kicked off its 22nd season on Monday with a special Monday Night PlayGround “Alumni Night” featuring six short plays on the topic “Race Matters” by PlayGround alumni writers. The next Monday Night PlayGround is Monday, October 12 at Berkeley Rep, with six plays on an environmental topic to be announced, as part of the second annual Planet Earth New Play Festival. The remaining Monday Night dates are: November 16 (“Musical Theatre Night”), December 21 (“Holiday Extravaganza”), January 25 (“S.T.E.M. Night”, date still to be confirmed), February 15, and March 21 (“WomenArts Night”). Tickets are on sale for all performances and six-event subscriptions begin at $60. For more information and tickets, visit http://playground-sf.org/monday.

2015 Alumni Night. Photo by Jerome Joseph Gentes.
The 2015-16 Writers Pool are: Zara Benner, William Bivins, Kathy Boussina, Erin Bregman, Rachel Bublitz, Madeleine Butler, Amy Claussen, Patricia Cotter, Victoria Der, Nancy Fishman, Jerome Joseph Gentes, Ruben Grijalva, Garret Groenveld, Tanya Grove, Karen Hartline, Colin Johnson, Melissa Keith, Sang Kim, Elliott Kopstein, Bonnie Kwong, Karen Macklin, Katie May, Naomi Newman, Isaac Ontiveros, Erin Panttaja, Evelyn Pine, Madeline Puccioni, Jennifer Roberts, Amy Sass, Kirk Shimano, Cleavon Smith, Amber Sommerfeld, Cherie Song, Martha Soukup, Aimee Suzara, Steven Westdahl, Josh Williams, Davern Wright, Zoe Young, Maury Zeff, Lesli Zephyr, and Ignacio Zulueta.

In addition, PlayGround has selected ten playwrights to participate in its Playwrights Residency program, each working on the development of a new full-length play over the next year: William Bivins, Erin Bregman, Rachel Bublitz, Victoria Der, Ruben Grijalva, Garret Groenveld, Evelyn Pine, Amy Sass, Steven Westdahl, and Davern Wright.

PlayGround, the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, provides unique development opportunities for the Bay Area’s best new playwrights, including the monthly Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, annual Best of PlayGround Festival, full-length play commissions and support for the production of new plays by local playwrights through the New Play Production Fund, among others. To date, PlayGround has supported more than 200 local playwrights in the development and staging of 730 original short plays and 55 new full-length plays, including more than a dozen that have since premiered in the Bay Area. PlayGround’s alumni have gone on to win local, national, and international honors for their short and full-length work, including recognition at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Humana Festival, Sundance Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Aurora Theatre's Global Age Project, Internationalists Playwriting Prize, and New York International Fringe Festival, among others.  Their works have been premiered at numerous theatres throughout the Bay Area, including: A.C.T. Costume Shop, Shotgun Players, Impact Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros, San Jose Stage Company, Just Theater, and San Francisco Playhouse. For more information, visit http://playground-sf.org.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

PlayGround Fall 2015 Playwriting Classes UPDATE


UPDATE: PlayLab I and PlayLab II with Anthony Clarvoe will take place 9/29-11/3 and 11/10-12/15, respectively. Early-bird registration deadlines are 9/22 for PlayLab I and 10/29 for PlayLab II.

Are you looking to tap into your personal creativity? Ready to learn how to translate your ideas into theatrical stories or further develop your latest new play? PlayGround offers a range of classes, from single-session introductory Intensives to in-depth multi-session PlayLabs, to help take your writing to the next level! For more information on Fall 2015 classes, read below or visit http://playground-sf.org/classes.

Fall 2015 Classes

Intensives are weekly two-hour classes on select Mondays, 8pm-10pm, addressing various aspects of playwriting craft, often through the lens of the ten-minute play though fully applicable to the full-length play as well. All Intensives take place at the PlayGround PlaySpace, 3286 Adeline Street #4, off Alcatraz Ave, in South Berkeley. Registration is $40 per session and discount subscriptions are available when registering for 2 or more sessions at the same time.

PlayLabs offer a more hands-on and deeper investigation of class material and take place over six consecutive Tuesdays, 7pm-10pm, at the PlayGround PlaySpace. Registration is $300 for each 6-session PlayLab and discounts are available for those registering by the early-bird deadline. Advance registration is required for all classes and capacity is limited. There are no refunds or exchanges.

Recess provides a safe, supportive lab to hear your work read aloud by leading local professional actors, in a community of your peers, with support from a professional dramaturg/facilitator. New this year, PlayGround brings one of its most coveted in-house programs to the public, on first Wednesdays, October through March, 7pm-10pm, at the PlayGround PlaySpace. Bring an original short play or an excerpt from a longer work, hear it read aloud, and gain valuable feedback from peers, the actors, and our professional dramaturg/facilitator.

INTENSIVES

9/28: Playwriting Intensive - The Question with Aaron Loeb
What would happen if...? In the beginning, there's a question and it's through trying to answer that question that your play is born. Kick off the new season with this introductory session and learn how to find (or strengthen) the spark for your next play!

10/5: Playwriting Intensive - Character Development with Garret Jon Groenveld
Do you hear voices? Do you have visions about particular characters? Through your everyday discoveries you are processing your next character for your play. Learn about how to make your characters come alive and how their desires will unfold in your play. In this session we’ll unveil a number of techniques to help you define your characters.

10/26: Playwriting Intensive - Dialogue with Garret Jon Groenveld
Did you ever think that dialogue is like an invisible string traveling through the most intriguing areas of the human body? Travel with us from the mind, to the breath, into the ear and back to the mind and out of another mouth! Wild trip, huh? Dialogue is a fascinating translation of ideas that distinctly define a character, a moment, a desire. Learn how to tap into the most distinct dialogue you can imbue within your characters.

11/2: Playwriting Intensive - Conflict/Stakes with Amy Sass
How can you enrich the elements in your play by seeking more conflict? The play form asks playwrights to focus on drama: the crisis, the excitement, the thrill, the disturbance. If you have been blinded by your play, can’t see the future of its progress, come join us for a session on how to torque your conflict, freshen your stakes, and turn your pages into a crying exploration of how much you can push characters, drama, twists and turns!

11/30: Playwriting Intensive - Action with Jim Kleinmann
Are you cramped by too much back-story? Stuck in the “I don’t know what to do next” game? Action in your play is just like throwing a snowball down a mountain and watching it gather speed into a monster wrecking ball of force, taking out anything in its path! Or it’s just like skiing for the first time: let the action happen in the present! Seize the moment of your story; even when it is in the longest of lift lines. Action is about the forward motion of the elements in your play. PlayGround will help you in this session take control of your story and get it rocking in its most exciting rhythm.

12/7: Playwriting Intensive - Plot with Jim Kleinmann
Have you ever set your sights on traveling from point A and realized you’re actually at point G? As a writer, you are the driver, designated to show an audience your story. Before you do, how clear is your travel map? And if you don’t use maps but follow the stars, then how do you make “the how” happen? Whether you are a planner, a navigator, or a creature of inspiration, understanding your plot is a key insight to the backbone of your piece. Learn how to understand and strengthen the “how” of your play.

6-Class Subscription($168) - a 30% savings
Pick-4 Subscription($128) - a 20% savings
Pick-3 Subscription($108) - a 10% savings
Pick-2 Subscription($72) - a 10% savings 


PLAYLABS

PlayLab I (9/29-11/3) with Anthony Clarvoe
This six-session workshop will enable you to explore in greater depth the art and craft of playwriting. Some experience in theater practice, dramatic writing (straight plays, screenplays, or musicals), or writing in other genres strongly encouraged. Get the tools to launch that play! Shop talks, targeted writing exercises, and discussions will be driven by your questions and needs. The final session will include readings of student work and facilitated feedback.
Early-Bird Registration until 9/22.

PlayLab II (11/10-12/15) with Anthony Clarvoe
This six-session workshop can be taken in tandem with PlayLab I or independently and will enable you to further explore in greater depth the art and craft of playwriting. Get the tools to complete the next draft of your play-in-progress! Shop talks, targeted writing exercises, and discussions will be driven by your questions and needs. The final session will include readings of student work and facilitated feedback.
Early-Bird Registration until 10/29.


RECESS

Among the most coveted programs PlayGround offers to its Writers Pool is Recess, an in-house opportunity to hear plays read aloud by professional actors and receive feedback in a private, safe setting. This year, PlayGround brings Recess to the public. Sign up for a session (or consider subscribing to the series and saving up to 30%), bring 10-15 pages and we'll provide the safe space and actors. You can guide the feedback or rely on our professional facilitator to do so. Capacity is limited.

10/7 Recess
11/4 Recess
12/2 Recess
1/6 Recess
2/3 Recess
3/2 Recess


To register, visit http://playground-sf.org/register.

About the Faculty

Anthony Clarvoe has received American Theatre Critics, Will Glickman, Bay Area Theatre Critics, LA Drama Critics, Elliot Norton, and Edgerton New American Play awards; fellowships from the Guggenheim, Irvine, Jerome, and McKnight Foundations, NEA, TCG/Pew Charitable Trusts, and Kennedy Center; commissions from South Coast Rep, Mark Taper Forum, and Playwrights Horizons; and the Berrilla Kerr Award for his contributions to American theater. Productions include Pick Up Ax (South Coast Rep, San Jose Rep), The Living (Denver Center), Let’s Play Two (South Coast Rep), Ambition Facing West (Trinity Rep, Theatreworks), Ctrl+Alt+Delete (San Jose Rep, George St. Playhouse), The Brothers Karamazov (Cincinnati Playhouse, Circle X), Show and Tell (Rep Theatre of St. Louis), and Our Practical Heaven (Aurora Theatre). His plays are published by Broadway Play Publishing, Inc. The Art of Sacrifice was published last year by Random House in the anthology Plays for Two. Anthony is a regular instructor at PlayGround, Stagebridge,and the Playwrights Foundation.

Garret Jon Groenveld is a founding writer of PlayGround and seven-time winner of the Emerging Playwrights Award. Among his full-length plays include: The Empty Nesters, The Grand Divorce, The Hummingbirds, Missives and The Serving Class. His play Missives, originally commissioned by PlayGround, appeared in the Bay Area Playwrights Festival in 2004, premiered in San Francisco in 2005 at Theatre Rhino and in New York in 2008 at 59E59 Theatres. His play The Hummingbirds won the Global Age Project at the Aurora and the Internationalists Global Playwriting Prize which has lead to an ongoing tour in Romania, two productions in Mexico City and a developmental workshop with Olympia Dukakis in New York. He is an inaugural Writer in Residence at the Playwrights Foundation, a PlayGround Resident Playwright, and a proud member of the Dramatists Guild.

Jim Kleinmann co-founded PlayGround in 1994 and has served as Artistic Director since 1996. For PlayGround, he has provided artistic and administrative leadership for the past twenty-one seasons, developing PlayGround’s unique array of new playwright and new play incubator programs, including Monday Night PlayGround, the PlayGround Festival, the full-length play Commissioning Initiative, the New Play Production Fund, and most recently the PlayGround Film Festival. He has directed and developed numerous new plays including Katie May's A History of Freaks and Ruben Grijalva's Value Over Replacement for the PlayGround Festival. He is a veteran arts administrator with more than twenty-five years of experience, including stints leading Traveling Jewish Theatre, Smuin Ballet and Berkeley Symphony, and received his MFA from the Yale School of Drama.

Aaron Loeb is a playwright and video game maker. His work has been extensively produced by PlayGround and other theaters around the country. He won the 2013 Glickman Award for his play Ideation, premiered at SF Playhouse. His PlayGround-commissioned full-length plays First Person Shooter and Abraham Lincoln’s Big Gay Dance Party also premiered at SF Playhouse and subsequently around the country and his play, Blastosphere, co-written with Geetha Reddy, premiered at CentralWorks.

Amy Sass is a multidisciplinary artist and the Co-founder and Artistic Director of Ragged Wing Ensemble. She is recipient of the 2013 Emerging Playwright Award for her short play Significant People (also a People’s Choice Award winner) and the 2013 June Anne Baker Prize and commission.

Additional faculty to be announced.

Friday, September 04, 2015

PlayGround Company in the News Sep-15

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

Katie May’s ABOMINABLE (or The Misappropriation of Beverly Onion by Forces Beyond her Control) was selected for the Lark’s Playwrights Week, Oct 2-8, and will receive a public reading on Oct 7 at 7pm. http://www.larktheatre.org/whats-happening/events/playwrights-week-2015-event-schedule/ A PlayGround commission and 2014 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference semi-finalist, the play is scheduled for its world premiere in a PlayGround co-production in June.

Rebecca Ennals directed SF Shakes’ production of ROMEO AND JULIET with fellow company members Gwen Loeb as the Nurse and Carla Pantoja as Tybalt. Plays at the Presidio until September 13th and at McLaren Park from September 19-27th in San Francisco. http://www.sfshakes.org/programs/romeo-juliet-free-shakespeare-in-the-park/summer-2015-schedule. Gwen will then be performing in the one woman show, GERTRUDE STEIN, GERTRUDE STEIN, GERTRUDE STEIN, with 1st Person Singular, 10/22-10/30. http://www.1stpersonsingular.com/our-shows.html

Evelyn Jean Pine’s short play, HALF LIVES ON THE HIGHWAY, the imagined meet-up between Egyptian atomic scientist Sameera Moussa and Hollywood actor Rita Hayworth will be part of 365 WOMEN A YEAR IN LOS ANGELES: an afternoon of new plays about extraordinary women in history, at Samuel French Bookshop in Los Angeles at 1:30 PM on Saturday, September 26. Plays by PlayGround-LA stalwarts, Allie Costa and Jennie Webb, are also part of the show. 

Tania Katan is sharing her superhero powers of storytelling around the country, speaking about the viral campaign she instigated at Axosoft, IT WAS NEVER A DRESS stops include the international S.H.E. Summit in New York, October 6 and 7th, as well as the Business of Software in Boston on September 22nd

Carolyn Doyle will be appearing at Brava Theatre on October 15th with EXPRESSING MOTHERHOOD:  Stories about motherhood shared on stage. #exmoshow

Louis Parnell is directing the world premiere of MOMENTS OF TRUTH, a new musical by Caroline Altman and Patricia Milton, which will play Sept 18-Oct 19 at the Royce Gallery in SF.  After that, he will appear in THE NETHER at the San Francisco Playhouse in January, as well as workshopping ENTANGLEMENT, a new play by AJ Baker in which he will both act and direct.

Steven Westdahl put on his producer, director, and actor hats to proudly present the West Coast-premiere of ZURICH PLAYS, a DADA history of the DADA art movement, as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at The EXIT Theater. Westdahl plays Tristan Tzara. Ignacio Zulueta plays Andre Breton. Four performances only between 9/12-25. http://www.sffringe.org/zurich/

Ignacio Zulueta is the conceptual world designer for Matthew Briar and the AGE OF RESURRECTION at Epicimmersive.com. Send him your short plays about love to be considered for production in Bindlestiff Studio's 2016 Love Edition (http://www.bindlestiffstudio.org/?q=node%2F1151) by Sept. 8

Ken Sonkin just finished directing Michael Patrick Gaffney’s one man show, THE OLDEST LIVING CATER WAITER at Z Below. He is also the Head Writer for Killing My Lobster’s HALLOWEEN SHOW and ROSEMARY’S LOBSTER at PianoFight.

Liz Anderson begins production this month for her upcoming webseries NECESSSARY EVIL, and her film collaboration with Katie May, RAPUNZEL’S ETYMOLOGY OF ZERO, is now complete and hitting festivals!

Rinabeth Apostol & Jomar Tagatac will be performing in MONSTRESS! at A.C.T. September 16 - November 22.  http://www.act-sf.org/home/box_office/1516_season/monstress.html

Robert Sicular is appearing in the second half of the run of ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS at South Coast Rep which played this Spring at Berkeley Rep. Opens September 11th and plays through October 11th.

Jon Tracy is directing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING with TheatreFirst, opening September 12th at John Hinkle Park.

Bonnie Wailee Kwong's launch party for her poetry book, RAVEL, will be held on Sept 26, 2-6 pm at Random Parts Gallery in Oakland.  Playground Company members and their friends are invited.  There will be a reception, performances of her poetry, and showings of her digital poems.  Ravel was a finalist for two national poetry book awards.

Brian Herndon is in rehearsal for THE NANCE, and will be reprising his role as Mr. Elton in TheatreWorks’ revival of JANE AUSTEN’S EMMA.

Teddy Spencer is excited to return from a stint in South Bend, IN where he is performing in William Shakespeare’s long lost first play, ABRIDGED at the Notre Dame Shakespeare Festival. He will also begin rehearsals for Edward/Robert Ferrars’ SENSE & SENSIBILITY at the Sacramento Theatre Company alongside his partner Lindsey Marie Schmeltzer.

Madeline Puccioni's play, THE SATURDAY NIGHTERS,  will be a structural part of Towne Street Theatre L.A.'s IN RESPONSE show, an ongoing multi-media exploration of racism and a theatrical "response" to police brutality against black people,  and the numerous police shootings of unarmed black men in the news of late. Madeline is a company member of TST. THE SATURDAY NIGHTERS was first developed for PlayGround last year.https://ssl.gstatic.com/ui/v1/icons/mail/images/cleardot.gif

Naomi Newman will be doing two staged readings on Oct. 4 of her 10-minute plays about climate change (one written for Playground) at Spirit Rock Meditation Center's Sustainable Practice for a Sustainable World all day event. 

Douglas B. Giorgis just completed playing Wilbur in CHARLOTTE’S WEB at Marin Theatre Company and will open the world premiere of MOMENTS OF TRUTH in September as The Man with 3 Girls Theatre Co.

Nancy Carlin will be performing in THE PRICE, directed by Joy Carlin, with Jewel Theatre Company in Santa Cruz, Sept 10 - Oct 4http://www.jeweltheatre.net/index.php

Michael Barrett Austin recently closed Central Works' PROJECT AHAB; OR, EYE OF THE WHALE at the Berkeley City Club, and is looking forward to the new PlayGround season and to meeting his first daughter, arriving any day now!

Mary Baird will be performing with "Empowering Women Play Festival" Sept 21st 8 p.m. at the John & Jean Knox Performing Arts Center at Contra Costa College, San Pablo, CA

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

Garret Jon Groenveld's play, THE SERVING CLASS (a PlayGround commission), will be a part of Red Fern Theatre's annual play reading series at the 14th St. YMCA in NYC on September 24.  More info soon at: http://www.redferntheatre.org 


Wednesday, September 02, 2015

PlayGround's Alumni Night Selections!

PlayGround has selected the six alumni and plays to be featured in the Monday Night PlayGround season opener, Alumni Night, on Monday, September 21 at Berkeley Rep. PlayGround alumni, more than seventy strong and representing some of the Bay Area’s most distinguished new playwrights from the past two decades, were invited earlier this summer to generate original short plays inspired by the topic “Race Matters.” The top six plays will be performed in PlayGround’s signature Monday Night PlayGround script-in-hand staged reading style, performed by twenty-five leading Bay Area actors. Also that evening, PlayGround will introduce the recently-selected 2015-16 PlayGround Writers Pool and Resident Playwrights. Advance tickets for Alumni Night are $15 (7-event subscriptions start at just $70 and include admission to a private Subscribers-only reception before the show) and can be purchased online at http://playground-sf.org/monday.

The 6 finalists are:
Puncturing the Dream by William Bivins
The Garden by Rachel Bublitz
White Guilt Anonymous by Ruben Grijalva
Lesson One by Genevieve Jessee
Archive by Kenneth Prestininzi
Sunday Mourning by Mercedes Segesvary

About the Playwrights:

William Bivins is excited to be returning for his fourth season with PlayGround. He has won the Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle Award for Original Script (Pulp Scripture) and the Hyperion Project Original Play Competition (Ransom, Texas). He is the recipient of a PlayGround Fellowship and two PlayGround Emerging Playwright Awards.

Rachel Bublitz, an internationally produced playwright, founded the Loud & Unladylike reading festival and the 31 Plays in 31 Days Project. She’s recipient of PlayGround’s 2015 June Anne Baker Prize and is working on a new commission for PlayGround in 2015-16. Her plays include: Reading Babar In 2070 (Best of PlayGround 19), Mom’s Ham, and Of Serpents & Sea Spray.

Ruben Grijalva is a San Francisco-based playwright and filmmaker. His full-length plays include Foresight (2010) and Value Over Replacement (2014), a Playground commission and 2015 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Finalist. His films include the award winning short Shadow Ball (2007) and the upcoming short film adaptation of Value Over Replacement (2015).

Genevieve Jessee is an actor and playwright based in San Diego. She received a BA degree in Theatre Arts from Dillard University, and an MFA in Playwriting from Boston University. Her work has been presented at the Source Festival, Boston Playwright's Theater, The Bay Area Playwrights Festival, The Atlanta Black Theater Festival, The San Francisco Fringe Festival and DIVAfest at The Exit theater. She was the recipient of PlayGround’s Emerging Playwright Award in 2012.

Ken Prestininzi is a resident playwright at New Dramatists. In November, you can see Ken’s full length play Chaste at St. Mary’s College in Moraga, CA. In October, his play Ugmo and Eenie Go Down the Ruski Hole can be seen at Dixon Place in New York City. Reading in Bed, his previous short play with PlayGround (1998), was also presented at the Lincoln Park Center/HOME Theatre festival in New York City (Tracy Ward directing) and turned into a short film and presented at film festivals in 2009. Ken returned to San Francisco to direct The Totalitarians and T.I.C. by Peter Sinn Nachtrieb for Encore Theater and Z Space. Ken’s play Cookie Play (first developed at the Bay Area Playwrights Festival under the title As American As…) premiered at Trap Door Theater in Chicago in January 2015. Currently teaching at Connecticut College, Ken has been Artistic Director of Brown/Trinity Playwrights Rep (where he directed first productions of boom by Nachtrieb and Reunion and Indian Summer by Greg Moss) and the Associate Chair and Chair (Acting) of Playwriting at the Yale School of Drama.

Mercedes Segesvary is a first generation Hungarian-American Playwright, Screenwriter and Fine Art  Illustrator whose work often reflects the clashing of cultures, sexes and generations while painting colorful depictions of congruency within humanity. A founding member of the PlayGround-LA Writers Pool, her plays have been on stage in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Waco TX, Madison WI and Wolfsville Nova Scotia. In 2008 she created Hugi The Great Productions to support and encourage the artistic pursuits of funky little sisters around the world. She is an MFA in Dramatic Writing for Television, Film and Theatre student at Cal State University - Los Angeles. She continues to create stories, plays, films and drawings that share her imagination with the world.

About PlayGround:

PlayGround, the Bay Area’s leading playwright incubator, provides unique development opportunities for the Bay Area’s best new playwrights, including the monthly Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, annual Best of PlayGround Festival, full-length play commissions and support for the production of new plays by local playwrights through the New Play Production Fund, among others. To date, PlayGround has supported more than 200 local playwrights in the development and staging of  730 original short plays and 55 new full-length plays, including more than a dozen that have since premiered in the Bay Area. PlayGround’s alumni have gone on to win local, national, and international honors for their short and full-length work, including recognition at the O’Neill National Playwrights Conference, Humana Festival, Sundance Festival, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Aurora Theatre's Global Age Project, Internationalists Playwriting Prize, and New York International Fringe Festival, among others.  Their works have been premiered at numerous theatres throughout the Bay Area, including: A.C.T. Costume Shop, Shotgun Players, Impact Theatre, Theatre Rhinoceros, San Jose Stage Company, Just Theater, and San Francisco Playhouse. For more information, visit http://playground-sf.org.

WHAT:  Monday Night PlayGround “Alumni Night,” featuring performances of the top six plays by PlayGround alumni inspired by the topic “Race Matters” and presented as script-in-hand staged readings by some of the Bay Area’s leading directors and actors.

WHERE: Berkeley Repertory Theatre, 2015 Addison St, Berkeley, CA

WHEN: Monday, September 21, 2015 at 8pm

Additional Dates
October 12, 2015 – Planet Earth New Play Festival
November 16, 2015 – Musical Theatre Night
December 21, 2015 – Holiday Extravaganza
January 25, 2016 (to be confirmed) – S.T.E.M. Night
February 15, 2016
March 21, 2016 – WomenArts Night

TICKETS: Advance online purchase - $15 (general admission), $10 (student), $20 (priority seating). At the door, subject to availability - $20 (general admission). 7-event Monday Night PlayGround subscriptions start at just $70 (includes invitation to a Subscribers-only Reception before the show on Sep 21). For more information about Monday Night PlayGround and Alumni Night, call (415) 992-6677 or visit www.PlayGround-sf.org/monday.