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Caesar Maximus


Caesar Maximus is an immersive, circus-themed production that will take over the Music Concourse in Golden Gate Park from Aug 16 to Sep 30, turning it into a Gilded Age version of Rome. Rotimi Agbabiaka has experiencef absolute joy rehearsing this gorgeous production and he's so excited to share it with you!

Where: We Players
When: Aug 16 - Sept 30
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Black Odyssey

Black Odyssey

Back by popular demand, Cal Shakes is thrilled to present the return of Marcus Gardley's lyrical and spiritual black odyssey for a special limited engagement at the Bruns. After he is lost at sea and presumed dead, Gulf War veteran Ulysses Lincoln struggles to find his way home to his wife, Nella, and his son, Malachi. A host of Gods control his fate, including the dignified Deus, scheming Paw Sidin, and radiant Aunt Tina, who make Ulysses confront his ancestral past so that he can embrace his unsettled present.

Don't miss Michael Gene Sullivan and Velina Brown in this production.

What: Black Odyssey
Where: Cal Shakes at the Bruns
When: Sept 25 - Oct 7
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Men on Boats

Spinning historical, theatrical, and gender conventions on their heads, this subversive tale of 10 men, four boats, and two rivers contains none of the above.

Pack your gear for this 21st-century telling of 19th-century American explorer and one-armed Civil War veteran John Wesley Powell, who assembles a brawny band of soldiers, trappers, and adventurers to explore the waterways of the American West. Inspired by Powell's actual travel log from 1869, Jaclyn Backhaus's nimble and ingenious script is provocative, laugh-out-loud theater, performed by a diverse cast of female-identifying actors who infuse America's historic myths of male conquest with a sly blast of subtext.

With the speed and force of Powell's white-water rapids, Backhaus conjures her epic story-in which simple materials are transformed into perilous canyons and death-defying cliffs-out of sheer imagination, shaping an innovative and innately theatrical play, that became an off-Broadway sensation.

Don't miss Lisa Hori-Garcia out at sea!

What: Men on Boats
Where: A.C.T.'s Strand Theater
When: Oct 17 - Dec 16
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While trying to navigate the currents of the Pacific, a woman of Arab descent and her nephew, who has enlisted in the military, dip into the treacherous waters of identity, family, and allegiance. A Middle East America: A National New Play Initiative commission, We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War is structurally adventurous and playful, and takes the form of a literal conversation on stage, and expands into a nuanced dialogue about what it means to be American, Arab, and Arab-American at our current moment in time. Lebanese-American writer Mona Mansour returns to Golden Thread for her fourth and most ambitious production to date.

Don't miss Karen Runk stage managing We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War

What: We Swim, We Talk, We Go to War
Where: Golden Thread Productions
When: Nov 16 - Dec 16
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October West Coast CD Release Tour for: Pardes

Pardes Noam Lemish (former Troupe musician) is so excited to be heading back to the Bay Area as part of an eight day, six city West Coast tour celebrating the release of my new album, 'Pardes' - a recording featuring his collaboration with internationally renowned Israeli jazz guitarist and oudist Amos Hoffman. For these concerts, Amos and he are thrilled to team up with a stellar bay area rhythm section featuring Miles Wick on bass and Alex Aspinall on drums.

For concert dates starting mid October 2018 visit www.hoffmanlemish.com

Songs of Resistance

For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War

For Those Who Came After: Songs of Resistance from the Spanish Civil War, which Velina Brown recorded with the Brooklyn-based band Barbez, is now available on iTunes, and on the Barbez website!

Pianola Granola

Pianola Granola

Joel Fadness (musician 2001-2004, 2008, 2012) just released a new album. Genre: Rock/Instrumental Rock. Joel also plays keyboards and drums for children's dance programs in Denver.

More info: Where to buy

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Learn more about 1984!
Michael Gene Sullivan's adaptation of George Orwell's 1984 will soon be playing at the Los Altos Stage Company, Wie is Van Rommelen performers in Amsterdam, Minnesota State University, Jobsite Theatre in Florida, and at the Drama Theatre on Podal, Kiev, Ukraine Fall. Full list of productions and scripts available at Playscripts, Inc.

Winston Smith is a cog in the giant machine of the State. Physically and mentally under the omnipresent eye of Big Brother, Winston has been caught struggling for scraps of love and freedom in a world awash with distrust and violence. With the brutal "help" of four Party Members, Winston is forced to confess his "Thought-Crimes" before an unseen inquisitor, and the audience -- which acts as a silent witness to his torture. This is a ferocious and provocative adaptation of one of the most prescient works of literature of the last century.

Bruce Barthol

Bruce Barthol will be playing for the Abraham Lincoln Brigade Archives annual event on May 12 in NYC. And he will be on tour in Ireland and the UK from July 12 to August 8!

Love and Taxes

Josh Kornbluth (co-writer Mr. Smith Goes to Obscuristan) has a new film out! Love and Taxes, based on Kornbluth's critically acclaimed one person show, will soon be opening nationwide.

Rebecca Klingler

Rebecca Klingler

Rebecca Klingler (actor, Collective Member 1991-1995) has created and stars in a new web series "The Calamities of Jane".

Michael Oosterom

Michael Oosterom

Michael Oosterom (actor, Killing Time, Mr. Smith Goes To Obscuristan) is currently showing off his puppetry and improv skill on "No, You Shut Up!" on Fusion TV.

Telluride Theatre

Sasha Sullivan (SFMT Intern, 1998-99) is the Artistic Director of the Telluride Theatre!

The Walking Dead

Colman Domingo (Past SFMT Teacher, Youth Theater Project) is currently appearing in The Walking Dead television series.

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