Theatre

(listed alphabetically)

Ava Roy - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Brenda Wong Aoki with Mark Izu -
Uncle Gunjiro's Girlfriend

The marriage of Helen Emery, daughter of the Archdeacon of Grace Cathedral to Gunjiro Aoki, scion of a samurai noble house, resulted in public outrage, death threats and continues to impact descendants today. Live music by Emmy Award winning composer Mark Izu, koto artist Shoko Hikage, and told by Gunjiro’s grandniece playwright/actor Brenda Wong Aoki. http://cargocollective.com/aokizu/Now-Booking-Uncle-Gunjiro-s-Girlfriend

Brian Livingston - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

David Kleinberg
Friday May 27 7:00pm
Saturday May 28 9:00pm
Sunday May 29 2:00pm
Friday June 3 9:30pm
Saturday June 4 6:30pm
Sunday June 5 4:30pm

Southside Theater
Tickets: General Admission $20 advance, $25 door

David Kleinberg - Hey, Hey, LBJ!

"Hey, Hey, LBJ!" charts David Kleinberg's year as an army combat correspondent in Vietnam, a powerful work on the most divisive foreign war in American history. Acclaimed by Washington Post, ex-Rolling Stone senior writer (“must see!”). Sell-out run at San Francisco’s Marsh Theater.

Eliana Lopez & 3 Lopez Productions -
What is the Scandal?

What is the scandal? Is an autobiographical story which explores what means to be an immigrant woman of color in USA. Immigrants don´t face only the outside challenges of the system but face the internal challenge of adaptation. A reflection of self-transformation and a journey of human growth.

Eliana Lopez - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Eric Reid - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Hassan El Jaï - The Forty Rules of Love

Halfway between artistic experience and mystical adventure, Hassan El Jaï narrates the journey of Shams of Tabriz – a wandering dervish, on his way to the city of Konya during the 13th century; in a very personal adaptation of the worldwide best selling novel by Elif Shafak.

Inferno Theatre - Quantum Desire

“Desire, my love, what is it you long for?” Desire: a thought at the edge of memory between the pull of gravity and accelerating neurons. Desire begins in our bodies and ripples out into space. Rapture consumes lovers at first sight, entangling relationships. Couples linger, trading perspectives in contested new territories of science and quantum theory.

Kate Perry - The Very Perry Show

Called a “major talent” at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Kate Perry brings her series of hilarious and sometimes bittersweet monologues to the SFIAF. Perry is a mercurial performer deftly portraying an array of characters ranging from five to seventy years old. It’s going to be a Very Perry Experience!

Nancy Wang - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Nassim Souleimanpour -
White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Chapel
Tickets: General Admission $15 advance, $20 door
Note: Some shows are benefits and have higher VIP prices as well.

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Nato Green - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Pan Pan Theatre - The Seagull and Other Birds

The Seagull and Other Birds is a roller coaster reimagining of Anton Chekhov's much-loved comic masterpiece. The performance centres around a concise new version of The Seagull integrated with a number of works specially commissioned by the company. Through the wormhole of the new work, Chekhov’s characters find themselves in extraordinarily different contexts: classic plays, TV shows, YouTube and stuff they’ve just made up. The result is playful and uncompromising – expect lots of talk about art, some action, and tons of love.

Rob Melrose - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Rotimi Agbabiaka - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Russell Blackwood - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Sara Porter - Sara does a Solo

Celebrated Canadian dancer Sara Porter gives a fearless interplay of fact & fiction, memoir & fantasy, confession & caricature. Part dance performance part stand-up comedy, Sara does a Solo is a fearless account of the body and the reflective mind. Travels next to The Douglas Studio Series & The Flea Theatre in NY.

Shinichi Iova-Koga - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Theatre Movement International - Homecoming

"“Homecoming” (Chircahua APACHE Odyssey) post-modern political theater tracing the tribe’s survival, fighting to the last against colonial powers, past and present. From Theatre Movement International’s ‘Indian Meets Indian’ project, showcasing America and India’s Indigenous voices previously INVISIBALIZED by mainstream culture. Conceptualized by: Rudradeep Chakrabarti, deCoy Gallerina Dramaturgy: Leeland Michael Darrow"

Tony Kelly - White Rabbit, Red Rabbit

Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour declined to serve in his country’s armed forces, in return the Iranian government denied Mr. Soleimanpour’s request for a passport. Unable to leave Iran, he has instead sent a script to SFIAF to have other people read it for him. Soleimanpour’s arresting and allegorical work, White Rabbit, Red Rabbit, dissects the experience of a whole generation in a wild, utterly original play.

Touretteshero - Backstage in Biscuit Land

Jess Thom has Tourette’s syndrome, a condition that makes her say ‘biscuit’ 16,000 times a day. Her unusual neurology gives her a unique perspective on life; one she's about to share with the world. Accompanied by her assistant Chopin, Jess weaves comedy, puppetry, singing, and incredible tics to explore spontaneity, creativity, disability, and things you never knew could make you laugh.

 

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