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. PlayGround opens the season with a special "Alumni Night" performance and celebration. 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 23: 2016-17

February 20, 2017 @ 8pm
Monday Night PlayGround
"Social Justice Night"
performing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Topic: CARE

The Revolution Will Not Be Televised by Genevieve Jessee, directed by Eric Reid
Mission: Ambivalent by Melissa Keith, directed by Jim Kleinmann
Explicit Content by Sang Kim, directed by Christine Keating
Last Best Good Dream by Isaac Ontiveros, directed by Molly Noble
The Night Before the March by Martha Soukup, directed by Katja Rivera
The Given and the Taken by Maury Zeff, directed by Jeffrey Lo