ArtShare Performances 2018–19

ArtShare Performances 2018–19

Through generous support from the Hearst Foundations, the Kenneth Rainin Foundation, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, A.C.T. has been able to grant space to the following artists and companies for the 2018–19 Season:

Faultline Theater  •  Dahlak Brathwaite  •  Alter Theater  •  Preethi Ramaprasad  •  Campo Santo

Get a first look at the work they have been developing during performance dates below.


 

Upcoming Performances

 

Produced by Youth Speaks & Ictus

Try/Step/Trip (excerpt)

By Dahlak Brathwaite
Directed by Roberta Uno
Choreography by Toran X. Moore
Composition by Dahlak Brathwaite
Performed by Dahlak Brathwaite and Jasmine Gatewood

Dec 1, 2018

The Rueff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater

 

Try/Step/Trip is a spoken word, multi-character musical performed in the body through the language of step dance. The story follows the journey of an anonymous narrator as he re-imagines his experience in a court-ordered drug rehabilitation program through a montage of lucid, sobriety-induced dreams.  Try/Step/Trip recounts a familiar story: a young black man is stopped by the police without clear cause, then again and again, until one encounter lands him before the courts. Our narrator reckons with this familiar cycle, sometimes wrestling with it and sometimes embracing it, until ultimately he can make it anew. Written by Dahlak Brathwaite and Directed by Roberta Uno, Try/Step/Trip is presented as a work in progress.

Cast
Dahlak Brathwaite
Jasmine Gatewood
Max Udell
Frederick Ramsey
Dante Rossi
Derek Jackson


Estimated Runtime

1 hour 10 minutes

Tickets
Free–$15 via Brown Paper Tickets
 

Try / Step / Trip

 

Campo Santo presents the world premiere of

Candlestick

a new play by Ben Fisher

Jan 23–Feb 4, 2019

The Costume Shop Theater


Candlestick follows the lives of a group of fans tailgating during the last 49ers’ season at Candlestick stadium in the Bayview neighborhood of San Francisco. The conflict weaves together a host of pressing personal and social issues: gentrification and the changing face of the Bay Area; economic disparity; the scandals facing the NFL (from political activism to player
injuries); and the relationship between sports fandom and civic and personal identity.

The play features many of Campo Santo’s Familia of artists, including Juan Amador, Britney Frazier, Florentino Gonzales, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Amy Lizardo, Anna Maria Luera, and Lauren Spencer.
 

Estimated Runtime
2 hours 30 minutes, including one intermission

Tickets
$25 (link coming soon)

 

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Preethi Ramaprasad
in collaboration with Shruti Abhishek and Sri Thina Subramaniam 
presents

When Eyes Speak

Mar 18–24, 2019

The Costume Shop Theater


When Eyes Speak
is the second iteration of an Indian choreography festival in San Francisco. In 2017, the performance line up at SAFEhouse Arts was featured in SF Arts, and SF Chronicle’s Critic’s Picks. The performances featured will focus on Indian dance choreography and theatre as a discourse.

Directed by Preethi Ramaprasad in conjunction with collaborators Shruti Abhishek and Sri Thina Subramaniam, there will be discussions, and artist talk-backs after the shows.  The festival will culminate in this collective’s collaboration titled, RAVANA, which uses Indian mythology to discuss broader themes of social relevance such as feminism, consent, and erasure.
 

Estimated Runtime
2 hours, including a brief intermission and artist discussion

Tickets
$22 presale, $25 at the door

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Preethi Ramaprasad in collaboration with Shruti Abhishek and Sri Thina Subramaniam present When Eyes Speak

 

Alter Theatre presents

Br’er Peach

By Andrew Saito
Directed by Jeanette Harrison

June 3–16, 2019

The Costume Shop Theater


In this fusion of African-American and Japanese storytelling traditions, an elderly Black couple eat a magical peach and give birth to Momotaro, a Japanese boy.

Estimated Runtime
2 hours

Tickets
$25

More Info & Tickets

 

Br’er Peach by Andrew Saito, directed by Jeanette Harrison

 

Past Performances

FaultLine Theater presents

Where The Boys Are

A new work by Vanessa Flores
Directed by Kieran Beccia

Aug 10–18, 2018

The Rueff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater


A broken heart and a baby shower. Sounds like a lighthearted Sunday. Actually it’s Saturday, but will your Sunday be any different? All the boys are gone. It’s our world now. So you better be “gettin’ it,” girl. Or else.
 
Estimated Runtime
90 minutes

Tickets

$25–35

More Info & Tickets


Where the Boys Are

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