Sunday, May 19




10 a.m.

The Lobby at The Strand Theater

Enjoy mimosas and light brunch fare in the Strand Café before the afternoon readings.


New Strands Master Class

Songwriting with The Kilbanes


11 a.m.

The Costume Shop Theater

Songwriting duo The Kilbanes (Weightless and The Code) lead a 2-hour master class for a select group of emerging Bay Area songwriters where they will perform and fine-tune their original songs. To sign up, fill out the following form and you will receive a confirmation if accepted into the master class.

A.C.T. New Strands Project


Written and directed by Robert O'Hara

12 p.m.

The Rueff at The Strand Theater

A satire. On a spaceship. A VIP party just cruising to the moon for the weekend. Eight friends. Awaken. Trapped. Lost. And full of questions. But wait. ARE THOSE ALIENS???


A.C.T. New Strands / Page 73 Residency

Untitled Storytelling Project

by Jiehae Park
Directed by Eric Ting

3 p.m.

The Rueff at The Strand Theater

Whispered stories in the dark explode into urban fairytales, with adventures from an underground train station to millions of miles above in a glass tower to a publishing office in Manhattan. Exploring the way we build stories and structure power, Untitled Storytelling Project searches for the value in storytelling today.


New Strands Festival Happy Hour & Dinner Pop-Up

Featuring drink specials and live music

4:30 p.m.

The Lobby at The Strand Theater

Special dinner pop-up from 3 Bottled Fish, discounted drinks, and music from DJ Olga T.

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A.C.T. New Strands Project

Our Father's House

by Luis Alfaro
Based on Federico García Lorca’s play, The House of Bernarda Alba
Directed by Peter J. Kuo

6 p.m.

The Rueff at The Strand Theater

When a seminary in the Central Valley is closed by the Archdiocese because of declining numbers, a veteran priest begins the hard task of untangling a group of young Franciscan Brothers who must decide between a life of service or a return to the fields. The arrival of a young Brother uncovers secrets in a cloistered life full of doubt and dreams.


Closing Toast


7:30 p.m.

The Lobby at The Strand Theater

Raise a glass to celebrate the end of the Festival weekend with a New Strands artists and audience.


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