Sat May 20




Sat, May 20

 

A.C.T. New Strands Residency

Fatherville

Co-created by Carey Perloff, Basil Twist, Darron L. West, Sheldon Smith, and Stephen Buescher
In collaboration with Pascal Molat, Bruce Turk, Peter Anderson, and Gregory Wallace

Saturday, May 20 at 12 p.m.
The Rembe at The Strand Theater

Exploring ideas of lost fathers and wishful sons, shooting-gallery machismo and carnival family trips, Fatherville is a non-verbal, devised work back by popular demand from last year’s New Strands Festival.

 

A.C.T. New Strands / Ma-Yi Residency

Snowflakes, or Rare White People

by Dustin Chinn
Directed by Mina Morita

Saturday, May 20 at 1 p.m.
The Rueff at The Strand Theater

In a dystopian future, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last White Americans are brought to Nueva New York’s Museum of Natural History but are “freed” by a disgruntled activist. Is America ready for their return?

 

Strands and Strings

Composed by Tania Chen

Saturday, May 20 at 3:30 p.m.
The Lobby at The Strand Theater

Internationally acclaimed pianist and video artist Tania Chen premiers a new piece exclusively for the New Strands Festival, to be performed by a string quartet in the Strand Lobby in conjunction with an original video installation.

Sponsored by a “Building Demand” grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.

 

A.C.T. New Strands / Ma-Yi Residency

The Man from Saigon

by Don Nguyen
Directed by Hal Brooks

Saturday, May 20 at 4 p.m.
The Rueff at The Strand Theater

As Saigon nears collapse in 1975, a South Vietnamese intelligence agent forges a complicated friendship with Richard Armitage, a charismatic US officer who would later become George W. Bush’s Deputy Secretary of State. This political thriller is based on experiences of the playwright’s father.

 

Panel Discussion

The 2050 New Strands Festival: The Future of Theater

with New Strands Festival Artists
Moderated by Jeremy Cohen

Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
The Rembe at The Strand Theater

What will the New Strands Festival look like in 2050? A festival artist panel convenes at the Strand – A.C.T.’s artistic incubator for the future of San Francisco – to discuss the evolution of new work development, the state of the industry in San Francisco and beyond, and the challenges and opportunities of producing work for the next generation. Moderated by Jeremy Cohen, Artistic Director of the Playwrights Center in Minneapolis, panelists include Lisa Steindler, Artistic Director of Z Space; Mina Morita, Artistic Director of Crowded Fire Theater; and playwright Lauren Yee

 

New Strands Festival Happy Hour

Featuring drink specials and live music

Saturday, May 20 at 6 p.m.
The Lobby at The Strand Theater

Drop by, grab a drink, and mingle with artists and fellow festival-goers before the evening readings begin.

 

 

A.C.T. New Strands Residency

Fatherville

Co-created by Carey Perloff, Basil Twist, Darron L. West, Sheldon Smith, and Stephen Buescher
In collaboration with Pascal Molat, Bruce Turk, Peter Anderson, and Gregory Wallace

Saturday, May 20 at 7:30 p.m.
The Rembe at The Strand Theater

Exploring ideas of lost fathers and wishful sons, shooting-gallery machismo and carnival family trips, Fatherville is a non-verbal, devised work back by popular demand from last year’s New Strands Festival.

 

A.C.T. New Strands Residency

Revival

A New Musical
by Lucy Thurber and Casey Lee Hurt

Saturday, May 20 at 9 p.m.
The Rueff at The Strand Theater

When you come from small-town America, it takes courage to leave and strength to stay. Obie Award–winning playwright Lucy Thurber (The Hill Town Plays) and composer Casey Lee Hurt (The Unfortunates) craft an epic musical about family and first love, the history of the land, and the power of the church.

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