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. PlayGround begins its 20th consecutive Monday Night PlayGround season on October 21, 2013. For more information on becoming a member of the writers pool, click here.


Season 20: 2013-14

March 17, 2014
Monday Night PlayGround
presented in association with
San Francisco Shakespeare Festival (Rebecca J. Ennals, Artistic Director)
performing at Berkeley Repertory Theatre
2025 Addison Street, Berkeley

Topic: ‘All the world’s a stage,
And all the men and women merely players;
They have their exits and their entrances;
And one man in his time plays many parts…’
- from Shakespeare's As You Like It

Riding Dragons by Victoria Chong Der, directed by Claire Rice
All The Worlds Are Stages by Ruben Grijalva, directed by Eric Fraisher Hayes
Free to Tweet by Jonathan Luskin, directed by Tracy Ward
Poetic License by Karen Macklin, directed by Dylan Russell
Weird Sisters by Mandy Hodge Rizvi, directed by Katja Rivera
If All the World's a Stage, Where's the Audition by Steven Westdahl, directed by Jim Kleinmann

Free Pre-Show Discussion: 7:10pm
Performance: 8:00pm

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