Same Boat Theater Collective is delighted to be one of the six teams of Bay Area artists selected as finalists for the inaugural PlayGround Innovator Incubator. The new year-long initiative of Playground SF, the Bay Area's leading incubator of new plays, will provide a comprehensive and integrated suite of more than $50,000 in tools and resources — including fiscal sponsorship, one-on-one mentoring, free and discounted performance and rehearsal space, and co-marketing — in support of the development of six new innovative theatre companies and the launch of their first season.
PlayGround will share the initial results of its incubator at the first annual Innovators Showcase, taking place August 1-25, 2019 at Potrero Stage, PlayGround’s state-of-the-art center for new plays. The showcase will feature two back-to-back world premieres as well as developmental staged readings and other public offerings by the Innovator Incubator teams over the course of the four-week program.
PlayGround Board Member and successful entrepreneur David Steele said, “As Playground marks its 25th anniversary and recognized role as an established incubator for new voices for the stage, we’ve created the Innovator Incubator to foster a new generation of innovative theatre companies and artists. In this way, PlayGround is paying it forward, ensuring the vitality and vibrancy of our field.”
The complete lineup and plans for additional Incubator public programming will be announced in May. PlayGround will open up applications for 2020 participants in September. For more information, visit http://playground-sf.org/incubator.
2019 THEATRE COMPANIES AND TEAMS
Moonrisers Theater Company (Christopher Magee, Michael Magee, Angel Hertslet)
Poltergeist Theatre Project (Brit Lauer, Chris Steele)
Queer Cat Productions (Carson Beker, Nara Dahlbacka, Nicole Jost)
Same Boat Theatre Collective (Lisa Kang, Ellen Koivisto, Bridgette Dutta Portman; additional collective members: Linda Amayo-Hassan, Lynn Aylward, Jerome Joseph Gentes, Scott Munson)
Theatre Cultura (Linda Amayo-Hassan, Janelle Aguirre, Dov Hassan)
The Epic Party Theatre (Richard A. Mosqueda, Nikki Meñez, Alejandro Emmanuel Torres)