PlayGround, a new-play development organization dedicated to local playwrights, has been holding monthly Monday night readings at our Thrust Stage for years. It’s an awesome organization that’s ushered critically acclaimed new plays and even offers grants to local theatre companies to produce a world premiere by a PlayGround playwright. (Full disclosure: my husband is one of those playwrights.)
Well, their annual Benefit & Awards Night is coming up on Monday, April 11 at the elegant Claremont Hotel -- and it features a fireside chat with none other than our own Artistic Director Tony Taccone along with Cal Shakes Artistic Director Jonathan Moscone and local playwright Peter Sinn Nachtrieb (who currently has the most produced play in the country save for Shakespeare and Charles Dickens).
The annual benefit also features a reception and silent auction, dinner, the presentation of the 2011 PlayGround Emerging Playwright Awards, the June Anne Baker Prize, and PlayGround Fellowship. Learn more about the benefit and about PlayGround itself!
Thanks, Berkeley Rep, for taking in a motley crew of crazy playwrights every month and giving us a home to watch our art grow!
As an audience member, I'm a HUGE fan of Berkeley Rep. Looking for a great night of theatre? Head to the Rep. It's a sure thing!
Three people with a lot to say about Bay Area theatre because their work really does so much to shape it. And individually, each of these guys knows how to provoke and entertain, so I'm really looking forward to their conversation with each other.
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