FGP PlayGround began as an end-of-the-year play reading marathon in December 2009, presenting eight new plays in two days. Since then, PlayGround has evolved into a habitat for emerging theater creators to develop more fully realized experiments.
The PlayGround PlayGroup is a year-long, collaborative workshop culminating in the PlayGround Festival, enforcing Fresh Ground Pepper’s mission to bring artists together and present work mid-process to supportive audiences.
FGP PlayGround is a place where writers of all mediums convene over the course of a year to convert their pages, projects, and ideas into fresh new works. The group will meet monthly to give supportive feedback on each other’s work, as well as collaborate with one another at various FGP Challenges, throughout the season. Writers are given 1-2 workshop opportunities with paired directors and artists, with an aim to continue collaborative working relationships for our end of year showcase at the PlayGround Reading Festival.
We are looking for writers of all levels of experience with projects at any stage of development (as long as it still needs developing!). Female writers and writers of color are encouraged to apply. Writers must live in NYC or have the ability to commute for all meetings and FGP events in 2015.
Submit by February 1
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for further information.
Previous PlayGroup Members
Down The Toilet by Aaron Schroeder
The Dark Reality of Horace and Millie by Brooke Bundy
The Infinite Bigness of the Universe by Chris Chan
Masters of the Universe by Jais Brohinsky
Prep by Lorelei Ignas
Alligator Summer by Dylan Lamb
Lust Trust by Alexandra Bassett
The Friedman-Vargases by Andrew Farmer and Emma Koenig
What It’s Like When Two Geeks Love Each Other by Jaclyn Backhaus
Treeplay by Alyssa Yackley
Sheeple by Mara Wilson
Hobbes by Matthew Robert Gehring
There Is No Isabelle by Dylan Lamb
Companion Piece by Kevin Armento
Companions by Ali Mendes
Puppetonia by Sarah Todes
Fat Fat Fatty by Alex Kveton
SER by Dylan Lamb
Folk Wandering by Jaclyn Backhaus, Mike Brun, Blake Allen, and Joel Esher
PlayGround PlayGroup 2012
Preston Martin and Jaclyn Backhaus
PlayGround PlayGroup 2013
Max Freedman and Hugh Trimble
PlayGround PlayGroup 2014
Amy Virginia Buchanan
Ellie and Drew Vanderburg