PlayGround-LA Company in the News April-2019

See what PlayGround-LA  Writers and Alumni are up to as we prepare for the April 29th PlayGround-LA Gala!

David Meyers‘ play WE WILL NOT BE SILENT just opened in Seattle. A new short play of his will premiere at Skylight theatre next month, and as an actor, he just booked a new webseries. He is also volunteering more!

Amanda Andrei attended the Generation After 3: Risky Project in Warsaw, Poland from March 28-30 as part of the partnership between USC and The Adam Mickiewicz Institute. Her play BLACK SKY, a speculative drama about five genius girls sent to repair an electrical grid in the forests of Virginia, will kick off the University of Southern California’s New Works Festival 2 on April 5. Join us! More info here.   

Allie Costa recently wrapped a new musical comedy series. Stay tuned! Meanwhile, her play HEART SONG, inspired by the life and music of Sara Bareilles, is currently running at the 365 Women a Year Festival in Texas. Learn more:

Uma Incrocci will be appearing in ALL IN THE TIMING at North Coast Repertory April 10  – May 5

Jonathan Josephson has a bunch of his short plays being done at small theatres and schools around the country, details at

Scott Mullen has a number of Playground-LA plays being done around the country this spring, including PEOPLE WILL TALK at the Cannon Theatre in Littleton, MA; 172 PUSH-UPS at the Ixion Theatre in Lansing, Michigan and at the Elite Theatre in Oxnard, CA; and HOW BRENDA LANG INVENTED TIME TRAVEL WITH A MOLDY PIECE OF CHEESE as part of Madlab Roulette in Columbus, OH.

Daniel Hirsch‘s screenplay Sheepish, about a scientist who studies gay sheep (seriously!), was recently a finalist for selection in the Hamptons International Film Festival Screenwriters Lab and SF Indie Fest.

Excerpts from Starina Johnson‘s plays VICE, ALL KINDS, ROAD TRIP, and HEBE will be featured in IN RESPONSE: THE YEAR OF THE WOMEN…STILL from April 6 through April 28.   Her play DANIEL THE BRAVE will be featured in the BEST OF PLAYGROUND-LA GALA on April 29.

Mildred Lewis’s libretto for Green Book: The Musical will be read at the Ensemble Studio Theatre-Los Angeles playwrights unit.

A monologue from Rhea MacCallum‘s play EXCEEDING THE PURCHASABLE CALORIES was published in Smith & Kraus’ Best Women’s Monologues of 2019 and her play INDEPENDENCE DAY will be produced by Cannon Theatre in Littleton, MA from June 7 – 15th.  For more information please visit: