ArtShare Performances 2019–20
Through generous support from the Zellerbach Family Foundation, A.C.T. has been able to grant space to the following artists and companies for the 2019–20 Season:
Regan Linton and M. Graham Smith • Epic Party Theater
Get a first look at the work they have been developing during performance dates below.
Regan Linton and M. Graham Smith
in Association with Wry Crips present
The FDR Drag Show
An Evening of Cabaret, Performance and Adult Beverages
Performed by Regan Linton, Michaela Goldhaber, Marie Jenkins, Afi Tiombe Kambon, Ciara Lovelace, and Patty Overland
September 27–29, 2019
This interactive, historical drag dramedy created by Regan Linton and M. Graham Smith utilizes non-traditional representations of identity—including gender, race, and physicality—to turn the conventional understanding of disability on its head. Focusing on a Roosevelt cocktail hour (Roosevelt-termed “children’s hour"), it will bring the audience in an intimate nightclub setting face-to-face with the visceral, vibrant realities of crippledom and leadership.
Think one hour with strangers who become friends, exploring cocktails and braces, swimming pools and hand jobs, New Deals and marital dances.
As part of the evening, San Francisco’s Wry Crips Disabled Women’s Theatre Company will present a short play Wry Crips Occupy! telling the story of the women who organized the occupation of the federal building in San Francisco for 28 days until they pressured Washington to enact the first civil rights legislation for people with disabilities.
80 minutes with no intermission
Artwork by Peni Hall
An Immersive Ball Experience
Conceived and Directed by Richard A. Mosqueda
Dramaturgy by Alejandro Emmanuel Torres
June 1–7, 2020
We are throwing a ball! Audiences will have the chance to re-live the fabulous queer ball scene made famous by the 1990 documentary "Paris is Burning". Get ready to form your own legendary house, snatch trophies, and dance the night away, children! Will you get 10’s across the board? Or will you strut away empty-handed? Slay the game and serve femme realness in this one of a kind theatrical experience, honey!
90 minutes with no intermission
Will go on sale in Spring 2020
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