Playground Inc

Rating: 5 stars   19 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Environment

Location: 268 Bush St #2912 San Francisco CA 94104 USA

Mission: PlayGround is the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator. Our mission is to support the identification and professional development of the Bay Area's most promising emerging playwrights and, in the process, ensure the future of the American Theatre.
Programs: PlayGround's current programs include: the Monday Night PlayLab staged reading series, featuring six monthly readings of original short works by Bay Area emerging writers; the Emerging Playwright Awards and Festival, showcasing the top six writers and their work from each season of Monday Night PlayGround; the Commissioning Initative, by which PlayGround commissions and develops 6-7 new full-length plays each season; the New Play Production Fund, facilitating the premiere of new plays by local playwrights in partnership with Bay Area theatres; the Young Playwrights Project, recognizing the Bay Area's top high school dramatists; and monthly playwriting Intensives, led by some of the Bay Area's top professional playwrights, dramaturgs and producers.
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love Playground. Why? It provides community, artistic opportunity, and just plain fun. It's aptly named, because as a participant I'm like a kid on a playground. Before I know it my cheeks are ruddy from the effort I've expended--but really I'm just having a great time with other folks in this great San Francisco theater community. It's an exceptional organization that I am proud to be affiliated with.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

As an actor in the Playground company I have been treated with respect, given a wide range of roles to play, and met some wonderful people. Playground gives artists, both actors and writers, opportunities to grow and collaborate in wonderful ways and really invests itself in those artists. I have had several experiences with Playground, and all have been pleasant on both the producing and artistic side. I would definitely work for Playground again and recommend the company to friends and family.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

Through working for Playground I have met some phenomenal contacts in the bay area theatre circle.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Playground is committed to helping playwrights develop their voice. From the Writers Pool and Monday Night Readings, to Commissions, and Co-Productions, Playground finds ways of bringing new theater from the page to the stage. Thank you Playground!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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