PlayGround-LA Company in the News Oct-2018

Read on to learn more about PlayGround Company Member and Alumni recent news, current happenings, and upcoming events.

Scott Mullen‘s short play 172 PUSH-UPS, which he wrote for PlayGround-LA, was named the second place winner in this year’s William Faulkner One Act Play Competition. The play was recently seen at Short + Sweet Hollywood Theatre Festival, featuring PlayGround-LA regulars Krystal Mosley, Tahmus Rounds, and Christina Wren, and directed by Frieda de Lackner.

Mildred Lewis has joined the Rogue Artists Lab to develop a new piece, The Secret Life of LA Freeways.

Mark V. Jones directed a 10-minute play to film, Amy & Neil, was featured in a film, Miles Underwater by Colette Freedman, is placing finishing touches on his collection of short stories, It’s A Southern Thang, and is very happy and honored to be a part of PlayGround-LA for a 3rd consecutive year. He will be constructing (Lead carpenter/builder) the set for the stage show, Phil Hill, at West Angles Theater in Oct.  The show will run for 3 weeks.

Diana Burbano’s Policarpa will be in the Living Room series at the Blank Theatre on Oct 22

Several excerpts from plays by Starina Johnson are included in Towne Street Theatre’s latest installment of their successful In Response series, October 6-28 at The Stella Adler Theatre ( She will also be directing Third Window from the Right and acting in Waiting for the Hogwarts Express for NEO Ensemble Theatre’s production of Scott Mullen ten-minute plays, November 8-18 at The Complex: Ruby Theatre (

Allie Costa‘s play TWO GIRLS and Mercedes Segesvary’s play A CRIMINAL REPORT will be produced Off-Broadway October 24-November 4 by The #metoo Plays. For more details: Allie Costa booked a musical comedy streaming series filming later this month.

Jonathan Josephson‘s adaptation of Charles Dickens’ The Chimes: A Goblin Story will be included as part of Unbound Productions’ Wicked Lit: The Chimes and The Corpse; October 4-November 10 at Mountain View Mausoleum in Altadena. Half the run is already sold out! Get tickets at

Howard Ho is composing a song for TWO MILE HOLLOW for Artists At Play performing at the Lounge Theatre, October 11-November 4.

Tiffany Cascio’s full-length play THANKSGIVING is a semifinalist, in the top 2% of submissions, at the 2018 Austin Film Festival.