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“PlayGround 25” Celebrates Writers, Actors, Directors, at Berkeley Rep

“PlayGround 25” Celebrates Writers, Actors, Directors, at Berkeley Rep

Jim Kleinmann Sparks Six Mini-Plays Monthly by Barry David Horwitz When all the theaters go dark on Monday nights, the best playwrights, actors, and directors magically appear in six ten-minute plays. The sorcerer is Jim Kleinmann, Artistic Director of PlayGround, who has personally staged more than 150 original short works in 25 seasons.  It’s a secret writer’s paradise—a once a month event at Berkeley Rep. PlayGround continues the 25th season of its celebrated Monday Night PlayGround staged reading series on…

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Justin Lopez

Justin Lopez

Justin Lopez, a new actor and writer, performs as a member of the San Francisco Gay Men’s Chorus. Justin has recently begun appearing in theatre and video productions around the Bay Area, and continues to develop his acting training. With post-graduate training in bioengineering, he is in the middle of a shift in focus. This year, he has taken steps toward becoming more involved in the creation of performance art, and is eager to translate his unique perspective to theatre….

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Beau McGlasson

Beau McGlasson

Beau McGlasson is a writer and editor in Berkeley by way of Houston, but don’t hold that against him. He is a consumer of trashy movies and popcorn from Trader Joe’s and believes that a good book can cure any pains. He has worked as a poetry editor for multiple literary magazines, such as Glass Mountain and Carve, and is in a continual, and pleasant, journey to improve his writing.

Jennifer Charron

Jennifer Charron

Jennifer Ann Charron, a native of Seattle, raises cats, dogs and kids in the East Bay. A marketing director, consultant and content strategist by trade, Jennifer is first and foremost a professional story teller. A veteran of the beauty business, the wine industry and higher education, Jennifer earns money writing about Cabernet Sauvignon, hair spray, Australian wineries, MBA programs and Chinese investment opportunities. Now president of JAC Marketing Associates, Jennifer continues to tell stories, creating product narratives and authentic consumer…

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