Applications for the 2016-17 PlayGround Writers Pool are being accepted, now through July 31, 2016. Only members of the Writers Pool may submit scripts as part of the monthly staged reading series, Monday Night PlayGround, and from which are selected the six plays and playwrights for each year's Best of PlayGround Festival. For specific eligibility requirements and responsibilities, see below or visit http://playground-sf.org/submit.
To be eligible, writers must reside within the nine counties of the San
Francisco Bay Area. To apply for a place in the 2015-16 writers pool, playwrights
must submit a maximum ten-page double-spaced script (previously produced
and unproduced scripts eligible) via email to scripts<at>playground-sf.org
as Portable Document Format (.pdf) attachment. Applications must be received
by Midnight Sunday, July 31, 2016. The script must have the playwright's
name, address, email and phone number at the top of the first page of the
script and all pages must be numbered. Excerpts from longer works are not
accepted but short plays that meet the above requirements and are derived
from a longer work are accepted. Writers featured in a Best of PlayGround
Festival since 2012 need not submit a script but must send an email confirming
interest in being in the pool by the deadline. Women and playwrights of
color encouraged to apply.
To view sample script formats, click the link(s) below.
Submission Format #1
Submission Format #2
ANNOUNCEMENT & POOL REQUIREMENTS
Applicants will be notified of selections on or before August 22. Selected
writers must attend a mandatory company meeting at 7pm on Monday,
August 29 at Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco. The 2016-17
PlayGround Writers Pool and Resident Playwrights will be publicly
announced at the PlayGround Season Kick-Off/Alumni Celebration
on Monday evening, September 19, 2016. Writers Pool members must commit
to submitting for at least five of the six Monday Night PlayGrounds in
any season, Oct-Mar. The submission of a script to Monday Night
PlayGround the exclusive option to stage the play as part of the Monday
Night PlayGround and, should it be so selected, to present the world
premiere as part of The Best of PlayGround Festival and publish the
script in the "Best of PlayGround" anthology. Upon publication,
PlayGround serves as the exclusive licensor for English language stock
and amateur rights in the U.S. and Canada.
For any questions not answered above, email to info<at>playground-sf.org.