Playwright Incubator PlayGround Was Founded at SF State

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

BROADWAY WORLD (SAN FRANCISCO) -- PlayGround, the Bay Area's leading playwright incubator, provides unique development opportunities for the Bay Area’s best new playwrights, including the monthly Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series, annual PlayGround Festival, full-length play commissions and support for the production of new plays by local playwrights through the New Play Production Fund, among others.

Founded at San Francisco State University in 1994 by Jim Kleinmann (artistic director), Brighde Mullins and Denise Shama, PlayGround has supported more than 200 local playwrights in the development and staging of 850 original short plays and 75 new full-length plays over the past two decades, including 27 that have since premiered in the Bay Area.