Friday, November 7, 2014

PlayGround-LA Company News Nov-14

Read on to learn more about PlayGround-LA Writers Pool recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events.

Ann-Giselle Spiegler's short play INDIVISIBLE, originally developed at Monday Night PlayGround, will be given a staged reading at the Phoenix Theater as part of the "Hormel Festival of New Plays and Musicals" in March 2015.

Vincent Terrell Durham received final notice, at the end of October, that his 10-Minute play, TRASH DAY, was selected to be part of PICK OF THE VINE 2015! POV 2015 will run from Jan 9 -Feb 14, 2015 and will take place at Little Fish Theatre in the San Pedro / LA Waterfront Arts District.

Jennie Webb's new play CURRENCY received a reading through The Word @ The Road Theatre in NoHo; her one-act BUYING A HOUSE is part of GLO 2014, Nov 6-9 at Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica (where she's joined by Pool writer Allie Costa!).

Lucy Wang is moderating a panel for the University of Chicago Art Alumni Network entitled "Tell Your Story, Share Your Passion, and Get Funded" on Saturday, Nov 15, at the W Hotel.  If you're interested in attending and learning about the panelists, click here.

THE HAPPIEST PERSON IN AMERICA, a short film written and directed by Sara Israel, will be featured on the evening of November 14, 2014 as part of the Critical Mixed Race Studies Conference hosted by DePaul University (Chicago, IL). Visit the conference's website at and the film's website at

This summer, Forrest Hartl's play HARVEST won first place at the Festival Theatre's new one-act play contest in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Also, his short film THE WHEXICAN screened at festivals in Oceanside and Los Angeles.

Allie Costa's play FEMME NOIR is having its world premiere this weekend at Miles Memorial Playhouse in Santa Monica as part of GLO 2014 ( It was also selected for The Naked Expedition Project Reading Series ( and had a staged reading at TheaterLab in New York.

Thomas C Dunn’s play, THE THREAD MEN, is opening at the Stage Left Theater Theater, Nov 14-30. His piece, THE TANGO, was just selected for an evening of monologues at the Riverside Theatre

Mercedes Segesvary is stage managing the world premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's new play hey brother at Son of Semele Theater, opening November 21st. Son of Semele Ensemble

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