The PlayGround Experiment

A safe place for Playwrights, Actors and Others Creatives to meet, play and caffeinate!

Nov
11
12:00pm12:00pm

The PG Evolution: First Reads Festival #4

The First Reads Festival is a marathon of readings of full plays written by our playwrights and selected to be a part of The PG Evolution a development process.  Scenes from these plays have been featured throughout the Volumes. Prior to this table read all the plays were a part of Required Reading and now we are presenting them to be heard for the first time in full.  

Actors from our casting pool have been cast and will sit around a table and read the plays for the benefit of the playwright.  The audience will be invited to observe this  process  and be an active participant by filling out The PG Evolution Play Analysis Questionnaire to help the playwright continue to develop their work

WE REQUEST A MINIMUM SUGGESTED DONATION OF $10,

TO HELP SUPPORT THIS AND OTHER PGE PROGRAMS

SNACKS AND BEVERAGES WILL BE PROVIDED.

RSVP BELOW

12:00 pm Or Life Will by A. Jacks

Sex, lies, blackmail, and loss bleed together in this gripping political tragedy where one teen's struggle with purpose and identity serves as both a currency and a curse.

Featuring: TBA

2:30 pm Incomplete Party by Danielle Winston

Girl meets boy. Girl loses boy. Girl and boy find a hot body. Love, death, and Hellcats collide in this dark romantic comedy set in a magical New York City.

Featuring: TBA

5:00 pm Legends of Texas by Nilsa Reyna

In a quintessential south Texas border town, sibling rivalry, past indiscretions and devastating loss ignite in high caliber drama, between the new owner of the family gun shop, and the ones that stayed behind.

Featuring: TBA

7:30 pm Tomorrow We Love by Jeffrey Vause

Passion! Deception! MURDER? In the sleepy hamlet of Noble Bay, California circa 1960, divorcee Lanie Fairchild lives, loves...and endures! This is TOMORROW WE LOVE, a gender-bending melodramatic homage to the classic romantic films of the mid-century!

 

Featuring: TBA

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Nov
13
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 60

Featured Playwrights: Adam Parrish, Diana Cherkas, Emily Comisar, Evan Edwards, Jona Tarlin, Mrinalini Kamath

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PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Nov
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

Drop and Give Me 10: 3 The Spawning

A PG Experience "FUN"draiser

DROP AND GIVE ME 10

Time to exercise your creative muscles. 

1. Playwrights will be assigned PlayGround Experiment Actors and writing prompts.

2.   Playwrights have one week to  write the first 10 minutes of their newest play with those actors in mind. 

3. Actors read this new work created for them as we celebrate the birth of this new work over food and wine. 

What do I need to know?

Playwrights Prompts:

1. First 10 minutes of a new play  
2. Something must “Born” in the scene (literal/metaphorical/symbolic)   
3. Scene takes place on a Holiday  
4. Reference a Constitutional Amendment (not just the number reference, but meaning of amendment) 
5. A character must sing in the scene 

 COUNT ME IN sign up begins. October 24th
 Sign Up Ends: Nov. 3rd Midnight
Announce all casts: November 7th                                                                                     Playwrights: Send scenes to actors by November 17th midnight
Actors: Read and be ready to play

Snacks/Beverages/Wine will be a plenty.

$10 Fundraising Contribution.

Onlookers encouraged to attend.

 

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Nov
27
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 61

Featured Playwrights: Amy G. Van Wijk, A. Jacks, David Davila, Jeffrey Vause, Jill Pullara, Laurel Lockhart

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Dec
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 62

Featured Playwrights: Andy Halliday, Christopher Buchanan, Danielle Winston, Frank J. Avella, Ollie Feilding, Thomas Dieter

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Oct
23
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 59

Featured Playwrights: Ilene Fisher, Leif Meneke, Mandy Murphy, Marie Elena' O'Brien, Olivia Reevell, Ryan Ramirez

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PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

Featured Actors: Alexandra Bonesho, Andrew Griffin, Annie Keris, Ari Rossen, Ariel Estrada, Brad Makarowski, Chase Naylor, Chris Smith, Courtney Williams, Dave Droxler, David Adam Gill, Diana Sara Cherkas, Drew Jordan, Elizabeth Jasicki, George Pappas, Jake Golliher, Jenn Plotzke, JoyJacobs, Kirsten Hopkins,  Lillian Andrea De Leon, Madeleine Maby, Maria Peyramaure, Maria Isabella Rojas, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Mike Lesser, Paul Pakler, Peyton Michelle Edwards, Priyanka Krishnan, Reynaldo Piniella, Rob Gaetano, Stephon O'Neal Pettway

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Oct
9
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 58

Featured Playwrights: David Adam Gill, Jonathan Calindas, Kirsten Hopkins, Robin Fusco, Tim Lorge, Tim Torre

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PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

Featured Actors: Carla Briscoe, David Michael Kirby, Diana Cherkas, Drew Jordan, John Robert Tillotson, JoyJacobs, Julia Botero, Kelsey Claire, Kirsten Hopkins, Kyle Minshew, Larissa Adamczyk, Madeleine Maby, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Paul Peglar

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Oct
7
3:00pm 3:00pm

The PG Evolution: Required Reading #4

Read these 4 plays in the comfort of your home and then meet with the playwrights to discuss in a fun, safe, environment.  If you are attending you are required to read all 4 plays and have read The PG Evolution Play Analysis Questionaire which will be used. You will receive the plays 10 days prior to event.

Plays/Playwrights:

Or Life Will by A. Jacks

Incomplete Party by Danielle Winston

Legends of Texas by Nilsa Reyna

Tomorrow We Love by Jeffrey Vause

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You will receive all four plays by September 27th.

Limited to 20 PlayGrounder's

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Sep
25
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 57

Featured Playwrights: Adam Parrish, Brad Makarowski, Emily Comisar, Heidi Armbruster, Ilene Fischer, Michael Narkunski

Featured Actors: Alexandra Bonesho, Brooke Davis, Catherine Overfelt, Cheryl Pickett, Claire Shiell, David Adam Gill, David Michael Kirby, Diana Sara Cherkas, Drew Jordan, Jackie Maruschuk, Jenn Plotzke, Jimmy Moon, John Racioppo, Kirsten Hopkins, Kyle Minshew, Madeleine Maby, Maria Peyramaure, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Maya Rosewood, Mischa Dani Goodman, Natalie Neckyfarow, Nick Locilento, Nolan Blair, Paul Peglar, Raf Nadal, Sharlene Hartman, Tim Torre 

Name *
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CAST ME! *
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Sep
11
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 56

Featured Playwrights: Diana Cherkas, Jona Tarin, John Robert Tillotson, Mandy Murphy, Ollie Feilding, Thomas Dieter

Featured Actors: Catherine Overfelt, Courtney Williams, Daniel Anthony Hidalgo, Dave Droxler, David Michael Kirby, George Pappas, Jasmine Spiess, Jeanne Fishman, Jeffrey Vause,  Jim Cairl, Julia Botero, Kerry Kastin, Kirsten Hopkins, Larissa Adamczyk, Madeleine Maby, Marie Eléna O'Brien, Mischa Dani Goodman, Nick Locilento, Sharlene Hartman,  Tim Torre, Ysabel Jasa

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Aug
28
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 55

Featured Playwrights: A. Jacks, Christopher Buchanan, Dave Droxler/Paul Pakler, Evan Edwards, Mike Lesser, Monica Callan

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CAST ME! *
PLEASE SELECT IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS VOLUME. By filling this out, you are letting us know would like to be considered for casting for this Volume and ARE AVAILABLE for the ENTIRE Timeline of the Volume.

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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Aug
19
3:00pm 3:00pm

The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments

Step 4 of The PG Evolution: Stage Experiments

Two plays continue the development process by adding directors, rehearsal and a little time.   Guests are requested to partake in  a short moderated talk back based on questions provided prior to reading.

3pm Guru by Jessica Luck Directed by Ria DiLullo

Featuring: Cait Johnston, Diana Cherkas, Jasmine Spiess, Starr Kirkland 

 If Meg spends 8 weeks with Kendra, and Kendra is 20 points from passing, how many Youtube videos will Lindsee have to post in order to lose 3 pounds? The formulas that you may need to answer some questions are found at the end of the examination. 

7pm Cell Memory Theory by Mike Lesser Directed by Rose Ginsberg

Featuring: Carla Briscoe, Don Castro, Josette Marina Murray, Mandy Murphy, Sue Berch

Ann is a survivor. But will the transplanted cells that saved her ultimately destroy her second chance at life? 

Admission/Snacks are Free!    Wine $5    Raffle tickets  $5 Prizes TBA

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Aug
14
6:30pm 6:30pm

The PG Evolution: Volume 54

Featured Playwrights: David Davila, David Michael Kirby, Danielle Winston, Kit Goldstein Grant, Laurel Lockhart, Marie Elena' O'Brien

Featured Actors: TBD

VOLUME TIME LINE- PLEASE book your time to be present for all scenes being read

6:00pm-6:30pm Actor/Playwright work session

6:30pm-7:00pm Audience/Actor/Playwright Meet, Greet and Eat!

7:00pm-9:00 pm Reading of 6 Scenes

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