Each month, from October through March, PlayGround announces a topic to a pre-selected writers pool of Bay Area emerging professional playwrights, inviting the submission of original ten-page plays. The best six of these plays are presented as staged readings before a live audience on the third Monday of the month at Berkeley Repertory Theatre, featuring some of the Bay Area's best directors and actors. Pre-show discussions each month provide additional insight into the writers' process, the state of Bay Area theatre, and other aspects emerging out of the monthly topics.


Season 21: 2014-15

October 20, 2014 @ 8pm
PLANET EARTH NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
A collaboration of Sustainable World Coalition, PlayGround
and the National Center for New Plays
[The Oct 20 Perf will be repeated at Stanford's Cubberley Auditorium on Oct 21, 7:30pm]

Topic: IS EARTH F**KED?

The Announcement by William Bivins, directed by Rebecca Ennals
Reading Babar in 2070 by Rachel Bublitz, directed by Michael French
Preapocalyptica by Erin Marie Panttaja, directed by Delia MacDougall
The Bake Sale by Mandy Hodge Rizvi, directed by Jennifer King
The Android and the Bishop by Kirk Shimano, directed by Jeffrey Lo
The Universe on Ice by Maury Zeff, directed by Jim Kleinmann

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November 17, 2014 @ 8pm
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January 26, 2015 @ 8pm
February 16, 2015 @ 8pm
March 16, 2015 @ 8pm