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

May 8-25, 2014
Thu-Sat at 8pm / Sun at 7pm
Thick House, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
Tickets: $30-$35
All-Festival Passes start at $50!

Box Office Press Release

The Broken-Tooth Comb by William Bivins, directed by Katja Rivera
When You Talk About This by Patricia Cotter, directed by Tracy Ward
Riding Dragons by Victoria Chong Der, directed by Nancy Carlin
Mr. Wong's Goes to Washington by Ruben Grijalva, directed by M. Graham Smith
Stranger in a Stranger Land by Karen Macklin, directed by Michael French
Love Spacewalked In by Maury Zeff, directed by Jim Kleinmann

Williams BivinsPatricia CotterVictoria Chong DerRuben GrijalvaKaren Macklin

Ensemble: Rinabeth Apostol*, Stacy Ross*, Adam Roy, Teddy Spencer, Howard Swain*, and Jomar Tagatac* / Stage Manager: Bethanie Baeyen*
* Member, Actors' Equity Association

To view video clips of past festivals, click here.

All-Festival Passes

All-Festival Passes include one priority-seating ticket to each event in the PlayGround Festival of New Works, including the Best of PlayGround and each of the four Festival Staged Readings. $110 value.

Pass Type

Best of PlayGround Special Events:
May 10 - Opening Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 24- June Anne Baker Prize Night (includes post-performance reception)
May 11, 18, 25 - Playwrights on Stage (post-performance discussions with the playwrights)

The 2014 Young Playwrights Project contest finalists was announced on May 2, 2014.

Past Festivals