Playwrights don’t just spring fully formed upon the world. They need a place to develop. There’s college, of course, but that’s just a beginning. To keep the innovation flowing, there’s PlayGround. Since its founding in 1994, the San Francisco-based non-profit has developed and staged more than 400 original ten-minute plays by 137 writers at the start of their careers. You can learn more about this Hewlett grant recipient at:

Better yet, through a partnership with the public television station KQED’s Writer’s Block program, you can listen to some of PlayGround’s productions here: