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  • 26 Sep 2015 6:00 PM | Penny Jackson

    A drama about racism and forgiveness in Boston during the turbulent era of forced integration. Twelve-year-old Patty, an Irish-American girl, has a new best friend, Louise from Jamaica. Patty adores Louise and ignores her family’s warnings against their friendship. Inevitably, violence occurs, and Patty must grapple with the aftermath decades later. Director: Joan Kane. Playwright: Penny Jackson. Stage Manager: Bruce A! Kraemer. Recommended for: all audiences. 

    2015 United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 6th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $19.25 (including a $1.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at www.telecharge.com. You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.  
     

  • 19 Sep 2015 8:00 PM | Patricia Milton

    3Girls Theatre Company presents

    MOMENTS OF TRUTH
    a World Premiere Musical Comedy about Art, Truth, and Love

    Book by ICWP member Patricia Milton

    Music & Lyrics by Caroline Altman


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    This chamber musical comedy follows Nan, a mid-career fine arts painter who uses a lie detector to catch real-life models in their “moments of truth.” As a love triangle develops under her roof, Nan begins to lose confidence in her husband. Will she bring the lie detector into her marriage? "Moments of Truth" asks provocative questions about truth, lies, love, and art.

    Directed by Louis Parnell
    Musical Direction by Scrumbly Koldewyn

    CAST
    Bekka Fink
    Douglas B. Giorgis*
    Tyler McKenna*
    Danielle Thys*

    At Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa Street, San Francisco
    Previews Sept. 16-18
    Gala Opening Night Sept. 19
    Performances Thu-Sun Sept. 24-Oct. 19, 2015

    *member, AEA



  • 12 Sep 2015 7:00 PM | Kelly DuMar

    The ninth annual Our Voices Festival, supporting new plays by Boston area women playwrights, will present an evening of staged readings, free and to the public on Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 at 7:00 p.m., at the Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College. A reception to meet the playwrights, with refreshments, begins at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 7:20, and seats are first come first served. The presentation of new works by local women playwrights features the talents of some of Boston's best actors and directors.

    This year's evening performances include work by Boston area writers: Cynthia Faith Arsenault, Hortense Gerardo, Debbie Wiess, Boston, Phyllis Rittner, Rosanna Yamagiwa Alfaro, Donna Sorbello, Linda Hanley Finigan, Mickey Coburn, Kelly DuMar.

    Festival founder and producer Kelly DuMar, says it has been fully established by recent research that women face more barriers than men in the world of theater. “According to a 2015 study, ‘The Count,’ featured recently in The New York Times, women’s plays in the US are produced about one-fifth as often as those of men.”

    Over the past nine years, the 12-hour daylong Our Voices festival has helped well over 100 Boston area women playwrights develop stories for the stage, DuMar says. “In addition to offering a day of workshop presentations of new plays by women, Our Voices presents and evening of staged readings, and, with the help of exceptional actors and directors, presents them to an audience. “It’s a unique opportunity for audience members to be exposed to the diversity of women’s stories they might not otherwise see on stage.”

    “The point of the festival is to give women playwrights a nourishing, no-cost day of incubation.” DuMar says. “Many of the short plays and monologues first presented at Our Voices go on to have full productions in Boston theaters and beyond. For instance, past Our Voices participant Andrea Fleck Clardy credits Our Voices for supporting her to develop her 2015 production by the Boston Theatre Marathon, ‘Heartland.’”

    The festival is held in The Ruth Nagel Jones Theatre, through the generosity of Wellesley College, which is located in Alumnae Hall, Wellesley College, 106 Central Street, Wellesley, MA. There is free parking and the theatre is wheelchair accessible. For more information, contact Kelly DuMar at (508) 647-0596 or e-mail kellydumar@gmail.com.

  • 04 Sep 2015 8:00 PM | Carol Lashof

    What choices would you make to take back your power? The legendary characters of In Plain Sight will risk almost anything.

    Playwright Carol Lashof and director Elizabeth Vega formed Those Women Productions in 2014 to stage hidden truths of gender and power. Their first show was Just Deserts, which the Daily Californian described as “a sparkling spectacle . . . [which] satisfies as diverse an audience as it attracts.”

    Opening September 5, 2015 (Preview: September 4), Those Women will stage In Plain Sight at the Metal Shop Theater in Berkeley, an anthology of six short plays, offering new takes on old tales and startling insights into what women and men will do to regain control of their lives and their futures.

    Norman Johnson, Christine Keating, and Elizabeth Vega will direct the work of five Bay Area playwrights: Lee Brady, Carol Lashof, Kat Meads, Patricia Reynoso and Mimu Tsujimura. In Plain Sight features Alicia Bales, Ed Berkeley, Sharon Huff*,  Alexandra Lee, Ria Meer, Louel Señores, and Suzanne Vito.

    *Member, Actors Equity Association; In Plain Sight is an Equity-approved project.

    TICKETS: http://thosewomen.brownpapertickets.com

    Suggested price: $30.00. There is no minimum ticket price. Those Women practice Radical Hospitality; everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to pay.

    Synopsis

    Each short play is a reimagining of a classic story. We feature two new takes on Cinderella: Kat Meads’s whimsical comedy “Palace Watch” and the darkly realistic “Pankhadi and the Prince,” by Patricia Reynoso. Lee Brady’s tragicomic “Mississippi Medea” portrays a modern Medea who appears on her favorite talk show; Mimu Tsujimura’s lyrical drama “My Name Is Mother,” based on the legend of La Llorona, presents a vastly different picture of a notorious mother.  Two short plays by Carol Lashof round out the evening: “When Briseis Met Chryseis,” a romance set against the backdrop of the Trojan War, and “After the Prologue,” in which Chaucer’s Wife of Bath tells you what women really want.

    Where & When

    Performances at the Metal Shop Theater, 2702 Regent St. in Berkeley’s Elmwood neighborhood.

    Friday, Sept. 4, 8pm (Preview)

    Saturday, Sept. 5, 8pm (Opening/Press Night) Friday, Sept. 11, 8pm

    Friday, Sept. 11, 8pm

    Saturday, Sept. 12, 8pm

    Sunday, Sept. 13, 2pm (Audience talk-back with the artists after the show: How do old tales change in new tellings?)

    Friday, Sept. 18, 8pm

    Saturday, Sept. 19, 8pm

    Sunday, Sept. 20, 2pm



  • 29 Aug 2015 6:00 AM | Laura Shamas

    THE WEIRD SISTERS by Laura Shamas, workshop with The (blank) Space Collective, New York, August 29-30, 2015. Directed by Tiffany Nichole Greene. Logline: Imagine the rewriting process of Shakespeare's Macbeth... http://thespacespace.org/ 

  • 21 Aug 2015 7:30 PM | Elizabeth Coplan

    Hospice: A Love Story, will be performed on August 21 & 22, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. both evenings

    The play is part of the Island Theatre's Fourth Annual Ten-Minute Play Festival
    Bainbridge Performing Arts
    200 Madison Ave. N
    Bainbridge Island, WA

    Suggested Donation $10

    Synopsis:  Lucy goes to confession for the first time in 42 years. Anne heads to her therapist’s office. Both sisters struggle to explain their grief and their shared childhood memories that lead them to very different conclusions about their mother’s death.

    Playwright: Elizabeth Coplan. Elizabeth is a survivor of the Texas public school system where she did not learn to write, but where she did learn to daydream and create stories in her head. She would like to thank her husband and especially her sons, Spencer and Alexander, whose flight from the nest created a clearing of her mind and a chance to do something for herself — finally.

    Director: Linda Jensen

    Cast: Carolyn Goad, Diane Walker

  • 11 Aug 2015 7:00 PM | Carol Lashof

    Where is the line between memory and truth, pleasure and transgression, love and the abuse of power? Who decides?

    Disclosure, a new full-length drama by Berkeley playwright Carol S. Lashof, will change the way you understand desire and boundaries.

    Playwright Carol S. Lashof and director Elizabeth Vega formed Those Women Productions in 2014 to stage hidden truths of gender and power. Their first show was Just Deserts, which the Daily Californian described as “a sparkling spectacle … [Just Deserts] satisfies as diverse an audience as it attracts.”

    Opening August 12, 2015 (Preview: August 11), Those Women will stage the world premiere of Disclosure at PianoFight in San Francisco. PianoFight is a full service restaurant and bar with a cabaret stage and two intimate theaters, located three blocks from the Powell Street BART. It is dedicated to presenting new work by local artists.  For directions, menu, and more: http://www.pianofight.com/

    Disclosure is directed by Rem Myers. It features Anne Hallinan, Gabriel Kenney, Kelly Rinehart, and Valerie Weak.*

    *Member, Actors’ Equity Association; Disclosure is an Equity-approved project.

    Tickets: DISCLOSURE at PianoFight http://www.eventbrite.com/e/disclosure-tickets-17559102749

    General Admission: $20 online/ $25 at the door

    Groups of 6 or more: $15

    Those Women practice Radical Hospitality: Everyone is welcome, regardless of ability to pay. If you want to see the show and you’ve got nothing but lint in your pockets, email thosewomenproductions@gmail.com to request a 100% discount code.

    Synopsis

    For decades, Maya has kept silent about the abuse she suffered as a child at the hands of her uncle. Now she seeks to disclose the truth, confront the past, and move on.  In the meantime, her son Adam is entirely wrapped up in a new romantic relationship with Janice – the graduate teaching assistant in one of his college classes. Maya, resenting her own mother’s failure to protect her, is vigilant where her only child is concerned. Is Adam and Janice’s relationship exploitative? Maya is determined to stand up against abuses past and present, but every step she takes leads her deeper into conflict with the people she loves the most.

    Where & When

    Performances at PianoFight, 144 Taylor Street San Francisco, CA, 94102

    Tuesday, Aug. 11, 7pm (Preview)

    Wednesday, Aug. 12, 7pm (Opening/Press Night)

    Thursday, Aug. 13, 7pm

    Wednesday, Aug. 19, 7pm

    Thursday, Aug. 20, 7pm

    Friday, Aug. 21, 7pm

    Wednesday, Aug. 26, 7pm

    Thursday, Aug. 27, 7pm

    Friday, Aug. 28, 7pm

    Saturday, Aug. 29, 9pm


  • 05 Aug 2015 2:08 PM | Diane Taber-Markiewicz

    Headwind---a play in two acts by Diane Taber

    Thirty-two-year-old Vivianne Cording’s independence as a landowner is already considered inappropriate in eighteenth-century Maine, but she risks more than censure by making and selling candles to protest the indiscriminant killing of whales for oil.  She has a relationship, outside of marriage, with Captain Zenas Rule who has made enemies of his own among the fleet owners. Together they become a headwind against a town that won’t change its course and threatens to crash right through them.

    the production by The Free Theatre Company, directed by Robert Chantler is the first time Headwind has been performed outside the USA.

    It received its international premiere on Radio Wey on Saturday 4th April 2015

    Cast - Christie Wright, Sue Ford and Robert Chantler

    ·         Music    "Introduction -" by Markl, Jun (Google PlayAmazonMP3eMusiciTunes)

     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyVssdDGYbQ

  • 04 Aug 2015 7:45 PM | JULIA PASCAL

    PARK THEATRE, LONDON.

    4-29 AUGUST. Tuesday-Saturday 7.45pm

    Matinees Thursday and Saturday 3.15pm


    Previews £12.50. Full £18. Concessions £15.

    ParkTheatre.co.uk


    Written and directed by Julia Pascal

    Designed by Claire Lyth

    Sound by Zoe Walker

    You know our problem? Too much history, not enough geography.

    I am walking through Jerusalem and there isn't a Jew in sight.

    The Romans. The Christians. The Ottomans. The British.They come. They go.

    What happens on the road where Jew, Muslim and Christian meet?

    What happens when an Arab Muslim is attracted to an Arab Jew?

    What happens when a soldier refuses to report for duty?


    Crossing Jerusalem is set in the last intifada when buses are exploding and it's not safe to go out and buy food. This family drama, with its moments of black comedy, happens over 24 hours.

    Now is the time when  a son should be made, a birthday should be celebrated and an army should be served.

    Pascal explores the most politically tense city in the world. In this passionate play, she smashes stereoytpes on all sides and questions facile definitions of identity, love and war.


  • 04 Aug 2015 11:31 AM | Robin Rice Lichtig

    My short play BURYING ELEPHANTS is one play in an evening that is part of the Leela Festival in Queens, New York. Director: Kendra Augustine. Actors: Sarah Sutliff and Kelsey Rodriguez.  

    The Festival's mission is all about diversity. It is the only theater festival with this mission I have ever seen. I am delighted to have my play chosen and to be in such company as noted playwright Mario Fratti.

    Tickets are $10. To reserve: http://www.leelanycfestival.org/ (However, I am sure there will be tickets at the door.)

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