The Best Short Plays by the Bay Area's Best New Writers

May 7-24, 2015
Thu-Sat at 8pm / Sun at 7pm
Thick House, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$55 / All-Festival Passes start at $60!
For the complete festival lineup, click here.

Box Office Press Release

Reading Babar in 2070 by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Rebecca Ennals
Someone by Genne Murphy, directed by Jeffrey Lo
Preapocalyptica by Erin Marie Panttaja, directed by Katja Rivera
Art and Tech by Kirk Shimano, directed by Jon Tracy
Frankenstein's Grandmother by Steven Westdahl, directed by Tracy Ward
Cratchit by Davern Wright, directed by Jim Kleinmann

Ensemble: Michael Barrett Austin*, Millie DeBenedet, Melissa Ortiz*, Michael Phillis, Stephanie Prentice*, Lindsey Marie Schmeltzer, Jomar Tagatac*
* Member, Actors' Equity Association

PRESS - Click here.

To view video clips of past festivals, click here.

All-Festival Passes

All-Festival Passes ($75, $60 for 2015-16 subscribers) include one priority-seating ticket to each event in the PlayGround Festival of New Works, including the Best of PlayGround, Hella Love Oakland, The Empty Nesters, and each of the four Festival Staged Readings. Advance reservations are recommended for All-Festival Pass holders as performance tickets are subject to availability. $205 value.

Pass Type

Best of PlayGround Special Events:
May 9- Opening Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 16 - June Anne Baker Prize Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 10, 17, 24 - Playwrights on Stage (post-performance discussions with the playwrights)

The 2015 Young Playwrights Project contest finalists will be announced on May 1, 2015.

Past Festivals