PlayGround, the Bay Area’s (and now Los Angeles’) leading playwright incubator, will mark the opening of its twenty-fifth season with a special one-night gala celebration and performance, and the launch of a bold new partnership. PlayGround’s inaugural The 24 Hour Plays: Bay Area will feature fully produced and performed performances of six original ten-minute plays by distinguished PlayGround alumni, written and developed over just twenty-four hours, and staged by an all-star cast of leading local directors and actors on Monday, September 17, at Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre.Performance-only tickets are $50 ($25 for students), and tickets including the performance and a VIP pre-show reception are $100-$500. All proceeds will benefit PlayGround’s soon-to-be-announced 25th season and ongoing playwright incubator programs.Writers/artists joining the celebration include Victoria Chong Der (Graced, The Potrero Nuevo Project), Ruben Grijalva (Value Over Replacement), Garret Jon Groenveld (The Empty Nesters), Aaron Loeb (Ideation), Katie May (Abominable), and Marisela Treviño Orta (The River Bride).
Featured performers include Rinabeth Apostol, Aldo Billingslea, Julia Brothers, David Cramer, Tristan Cunningham, Michael Curry, Dodds Delzell, Nora el Samahy, Douglas B. Giorgis, Cindy Goldfield, Heather Gordon, Josh Hamilton, Amy Hargreaves, Daryl Anthony Harper, Gwen Loeb, Brady Morales Woolery, Lisa Morse, Joseph Patrick O’Malley, Stephanie Prentice, Cathleen Riddley, Louel Senores, Howard Swain, JW Walker, Pamela Gaye Walker, Reggie D. White, and Aaron Wilton.
Directors include San Francisco Playhouse Producing Director Susi Damilano, Britney Frazier, PlayGround Artistic Director Jim Kleinmann, Jeffrey Lo, Aurora Theatre Company Artistic Director Tom Ross, and Becca Wolff.
Berkeley Rep’s Roda Theatre
2015 Addison St, Berkeley, CA