ArtShare Performances 2016-17

Through generous support from the Rainin Foundation, the San Francisco Neighborhood Arts Collaborative, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation, A.C.T. was able to grant space to the following seven exciting artists and companies for the 2016–17 Season.

Marga GomezCommunity West WorksJump! TheatreUnder The Table6NewPlaysJust TheaterBAYCAT

Marga Gomez presents

Memory Tricks

January 27 & 28 at 8 p.m.
January 28 & 29 at 3 p.m.

To commemorate 25 years as a solo theater artist Marga Gomez will revive her 1991 show Memory Tricks at A.C.T.'s Costume Shop January 27–29. Memory Tricks, set in New York and Paris, is the funny and poignant story of Marga's complicated relationship with her hyper feminine showgirl mother. Memory Tricks remains the most critically acclaimed of her 12 solo plays and has been presented in San Francisco at The Marsh, Off Broadway at The Public Theater, and internationally at London's ICA, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and Montreal's Juste Pour Rire.

Running time:
80 minutes

$20 at

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Marga Gomez | Memory Tricks

Community Works West presents

Rising Voices Poetry Café: I Am My Sister's Keeper

Directed by Margo Hall and Anna Luera

March 11 at 8 p.m.
March 12 at 2 p.m.

Rising Voices is a writing performance internship, with a focus on collaborative theatre performances and poetic justice. Performed by women 18–25 who have been affected by the Justice System and whose core values are Sisterhood, Spirituality, self-determination, and social justice. Each year they create a new piece lead by Margo Hall and Anna Luera.

Running time:
60–90 minutes

Free and available at the door

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Jump! Theatre presents

Springboard Series IX

March 17 & 18 at 8 p.m.
March 19 at 2 p.m.

Jump! presents Springboard Series IX, new short plays, excerpts, and monologues created by local playwrights responding to Jump’s mission of telling authentic stores of mental illness from a variety of perspectives. This year’s series includes monologues on love, obsession and music by Diana Slampyak, Suzanne Gamble and Jeanne Lupton; short works by Ashley Smiley and Gaetana Caldwell-Smith on migraines and motherhood, and a staged reading of No Believers by playwright and director Roberta D’Alois, which follows a young priest and a childhood friend as they discover the voices they have been hearing may be genuine calls to action.

Jump!'s Springboard Series has developed plays that have gone on to win the Heidemann Award from the Actors Theatre of Louisville, garnered several New York productions, and have won several other awards including CASH grants from Theatre Bay Area.

Running time:
90 minutes with no intermission

via Goldstar and

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Under The Table presents

Seven Things You Never Knew
About Breaking and Entering

March 25 at 8 p.m.
March 26
at 7 p.m.

With Seven Things You Never Knew About Breaking and Entering, physical comedy trio Under The Table present a workshop showing of a brand-new play about a brazen heist... well – a brazenly stupid heist, driven more by hope than by planning. Three thieves meet on a heist-team pickup app called Grabr. They want to be legends, and they proceed directly to the local art museum to meet their fate.

Will the artwork be as valuable as promised? Did they remember to charge the flashlight batteries? Can the air duct above the gallery actually support the weight of three people at once? We don't know – and the thieves surely don't either.

Under the Table, founded in 2001, is based in both Oakland and Brooklyn. They are known internationally for their ridiculous, relatable characters and for the messes that they as actors have caused onstage - sometimes on purpose.

Running time:
70 minutes with no intermission

$0 – 20

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6NewPlays presents

That It All Makes Perfect

by Erin Bregman
Directed by Susannah Martin & Michelle Talgarow
Music by Matt Boehler

March 30 & 31 at 8 p.m.
April 1 at 3 p.m. & 8 p.m.

A single soul moves from her first breath to her last, while trying to hold onto the beauty and power of life's seemingly mundane and easily forgotten daily mementos. Because without memory, what remains of your life after you’ve lived it?

Sam Jackson
Nicolina Logan
Sarah Moser*
Marilet Martinez*
Raja Orr
Crystal Pascucci
Timothy Redmond*
Wiley Strasser
Stev Täal
Elizabeth Talbert
* Member of Actors' Equity Association

Production Team:
Andrew Packard, Lighting Designer
Maddie Gaw, Producer
Shannon Stockwell, Stage Manager 

Running time:
80 minutes with no intermission


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Just Theater in collaboration with Ramon and Jessica presents

Roses are Blue

May 19 & 20 at 8 p.m.
May 20 & 21 at 2 p.m.

Just Theater is collaborating with songwriting duo Ramon and Jessica to create this live storybook musical based on Gertrude Stein's classic children's book, The World Is Round. Roses are Blue explores Stein’s playful and surreal language and imagery, using lyrical melodies and complex rhythms to tell the story of the young adventurer Rose and her fellow characters. Like the book, this performance speaks to audiences of all ages, using experimental forms to create music and imagery both strange and playful, evocative and complex. Over the course of 16 songs in two acts, Rose’s tale unfolds in a tapestry of counterpoint, polyrhythm and texture, drawing listeners into the alluring world of the narrative.

Running time:
60 minutes


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BAYCAT presents

ZOOM IN 37: A Film Production by BAYCAT Youth

May 9 at 6 p.m.

BAYCAT is a nonprofit social enterprise that provides access, education and employment for low income youth, youth of color and young women in digital media arts.

Running time:
2 hours

Reserve via Eventbrite

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