See what PlayGround-LA Writers are up to as we prepare for the season opening October 3 round of Monday Night PlayGround.
Ken Cosby's short play HELLO? was presented as
part of "A Light In Dark Places: A Collection Of Plays For Hope" at
Stella Adler Theatre along with Jonathan
Kuhn’s Looking Forward, in
acknowledgement of Suicide Prevention week and presented in association with
PlayGround-LA and PlayGround. Ken’s 10-minute play, KEEP YOUR HEAD UP, SKIP, was selected for
production as part of the International Hollywood Short and Sweet Festival on
Sat. September 17 & Sunday September 18th at 2pm. For more details please
recently produced a one-act play festival at WriteAct Repertory in Hollywood,
featuring the talents of 8 Los Angeles playwrights. Among the writers was
PlayGround-LA's Elayne Heilveil
whose piece, The
Maestro, was a standout. Hunter's play, A Hill Too High, was also included
in the line-up.
Vincent Terrell Durham is excited to announce the West Coast Premiere of his new stage
play THE FERTILE RIVER. The production will enjoy a 3-performance run, October 14-16, 2016,
at ACME Hollywood Theatre. Tickets are on sale now at http://TheFertileRiver.bpt.me.
Visit http://thefertileriver.com/ for
Anthony Aguilar and his play, El Verde, was recently featured on KPCC’s The Frame. http://www.scpr.org/programs/the-frame/2016/08/15/51247/a-comic-con-of-sorts-for-a-neglected-audience/
Rhea MacCallum’s Asking
For It will be produced
by Little Black Dress, INK at the Prescott Center For the Arts in Prescott, AZ,
Oct 6th - 8th, 7:30PM on the PCA Mainstage. For more info: http://www.pca-az.net/pca-presents.html
full-length, Movin’ on Up (www.movinonuptheplay), just completed a
run at the 2016 New York International Fringe Festival (www.fringenyc.org), Aug. 12 - 28, and his
10-minute play, Existential Magic Eight
Ball, is currently running at the Short + Sweet Hollywood Festival (www.shortandsweet.org/festivals/shortsweet-hollywood).
Kathleen Cecchin's short film PAM will screen at the Lady Filmmakers Festival in
Beverly Hills on September 23. Kathleen will be appearing in NEO Ensemble’s Airport Encounters
at the Lounge Theater, opening on September 30 and running through
HOW I KNEW HER by Allie
Costa makes its Midwest debut, September 16th through 25th at Eden Prairie Players. http://www.edenprairieplayers.com/2016oneacts.htm
Tracy Held Potter will be presenting 20 minutes of
music and libretto from her screenplay, Science
Fair the Musical, in the Musical Cafe Showcase November 12-14 at
PianoFight in San Francisco. http://www.musicalcafe.org
Nicholas Pilapil most recently produced the critically
acclaimed world premiere of The
Two Kids That Blow Shit Up by Carla Ching with Artists at Play and
was accepted into The Vagrancy's 2016/17 Vagrant Writers Group. He is currently
producing Two Mile Hollow by
Leah Nanako Winkler, which will have a developmental staged reading in October,
at Oregon Shakespeare Festival as part of the National Asian American
Theater Conference and Festival. Nicholas also executive produced and co-wrote
the debut album Trust
by singer-songwriter Michael Barnum, which will be released on September 30,
Last month, Jonathan Josephson's play Grandpa and the Gay Rabbi was named one
of the winners of the 2016 Samuel French Off-Off Broadway Play Festival at
Classic Stage Company in NYC. The play will be included in a Sam French
anthology next summer.
Howard Ho just completed a Center Theatre Group
Literary Fellowship. He is currently developing a new play through the Vagrancy
Writers Group for 2016-2017.
Lena Ford has a reading of her new play, Hillary, Sunday, Oct.
2 at Theatricum in Topanga.
Check out Nicholas C Pappas' new play, Including
Shooter, recently published by Playscripts, Inc. Link: https://www.playscripts.com/play/2789
Elayne Heilveil has pieces in the upcoming Best
Ten-Minute Plays of 2016 (Lost and Found)
and Best Monologues of 2017 (The Tango). She is currently directing Steve Nevil’s Welcome to Heretofore opening at Theatre West in October's West Fest.
Ann-Giselle Spiegler is a member of
"Mostly Comedy", an entertainment think tank currently consulting on
a limited YA series for Hulu and is adapting her full length play Leaving Vero into a web series.
Scott Mullen's play PINATA was just performed at Short + Sweet Hollywood, and he has two plays coming up in Neo Ensemble's AIRPORT ENCOUNTERS.