InterACT Events

February 21 at 6:30 p.m.
Have your bicycle valet parked by the San Francisco Bike Coalition beginning one hour before
curtain (please bring your own lock). Patrons who bike to the theater receive a special discount on
tickets ($35 Orchestra, $25 Mezzanine, and $10 Balcony), using code THEATERSFBC online or by phone.


 & Vietgone Hip Hop Takeover

March 1
at 6 p.m.

Join us at the Strand for an evening of hip hop music, culture, and conversation! Enjoy discounted drinks at the Strand Lobby bar and live music mixed by Vietgone composer Shammy Dee, beginning at 6 p.m. The evening continues with a performance of Vietgone at 7:30 p.m., followed by a panel discussion about the influence of hip hop music in the modern telling of this Vietnamese love story with director Jaime Castañeda; composer Shammy Dee; and hip hop historian, journalist, and author Jeff Chang. The panel will last approximately 45-minutes, and will include a Q&A with the audience.


March 6 at 5:30 p.m.

Before the curtain goes up, get insight into the artistic process at this fascinating preshow discussion with the director and artistic staff, sponsored by KDFC Radio.

March 11 at 5:15 p.m. (performance at 7 p.m.)

Stick around after the matinee performance or arrive early for the evening show—we’ll be sharing food, music, and art celebrating the Vietnamese community 5:15–6:30 p.m.! Doors open at 5:15 p.m., followed at 5:30 p.m. by performances from comedian Irene Tu, storyteller Thao Nguyen, and Danny Nguyen and the College of Alameda Dance Troupe. Food will be provided by Cam Huong from East Oakland, books from Eastwind Books of Berkeley will be available to purchase, and artwork by Trinh Mai will be on display, along with photos and letters from members of Asian Refugees United.
Please note: Daylight Saving Time begins March 11—be sure to set your clocks forward an hour so you don’t miss the festivities!


March 13 at 7 p.m.
March 28
at 2 p.m.
April 1 at 2 p.m.

Learn firsthand what goes into the making of great theater. After the show, join us for a lively chat with the actors, designers, and artists who develop the work on stage.


March 14 at 7:30 p.m.
Join us for the best LGBTQ night in town! Mingle with the cast and fellow theatergoers while enjoying free drinks and canapes at this popular afterparty.


March 16 at 7:30 p.m.
Following the show, discuss the minds, motives, and behaviors of the characters with Dr. Mason Turner, Director of Outpatient Mental Health and Addiction Medicine at The Permanente Medical Group.


March 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Before the show, raise a glass at this wine tasting event featuring a rotating selection of local wines.


March 31 at 2 p.m.

After the matinee performance of Vietgone, join us for a post-show discussion that will explore the history of Vietnamese refugees and then delve into the complex challenges facing Southeast Asian American refugees in the US today.

Moderated by Vietgone Assistant Director Natalia Duong, this panel will feature founding member of the Critical Refugee Studies Collective Lan Duong, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies at University of Massachusetts Boston Loan Thi Dao, community organizer and core member of VietUnity Leslie Tran, and cartoonist and author of the graphic-memoir Vietnamerica GB Tran.


April 14 at 12:45 p.m. (doors open at 12:30 p.m.)
at The Costume Shop Theater (1117 Market Street)

Never before in the history of PlayTime has there been a fight. This time, there will be—we guarantee it.

Although stage fights can be entertaining, ensuring that they are executed safely and look realistic within the confines of an artificial world is no small task. At this special PlayTime with Vietgone fight director Jonathan Rider, you will learn about the important role of the fight director in a theater production. Jonathan will also provide insight on what makes the fights in Vietgone unique, and you will see a special demonstration with props and weapons. For those who are interested, there will be an opportunity to safely participate in a stage combat demonstration.

*PLEASE NOTE: The doors to The Costume Shop Theater will open at 12:30 p.m., and the workshop will begin promptly at 12:45 p.m. The matinee performance of Vietgone will begin at 2 p.m. next door at The Strand Theater.
If you would like to participate, please RSVP via email to, letting us know the number of participants and whether each is an adult, student, or child.


*Most InterACT events are free for ticket holders. Please note that performance times vary.


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