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

September 19, 2016 @ 8pm
Monday Night PlayGround ALUMNI NIGHT
performing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Topic: THE POTRERO NUEVO ("New Pasture") PROJECT
Presented in association with Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association
and Potrero Hill Archives Project.

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Original Sins by Ignacio Zulueta, directed by George Maguire
The Crossing by Patricia Cotter, directed by Emilie Talbot
Tent City by Martha Soukup, directed by Anna Luera
Full Steam Ahead by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Norman Gee
If These Walls Could Remember by Genevieve Jessee, directed by Rebecca Novick
Los Potreros by Maury Zeff, directed by Jim Kleinmann