Ava Roy

In a benefit for We Players

White Rabbit,
Red Rabbit

Thursday, May 19 8:00pm

Tickets: General Admission
$15 advance, $20 at door
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission

Note: Some shows are benefits and have higher VIP prices as well.

White Rabbit, Red Rabbit Performances:

Ava Roy » May 19 8:00pm
Rotimi Agbabiaka » May 20 8:00pm
Shinichi Iova-Koga » May 21 8:00pm
Nato Green » May 22 2:00pm
Brian Livingstone » May 22 7:00pm
Eric Reid » May 28 6:00pm
Russell Blackwood » May 29 7:00pm
Nancy Wang » June 2 8:00pm
Rob Melrose » June 3 7:00pm
Eliana Lopez » June 4 2:00pm
Tony Kelly » June 5 3:00pm

Ava Roy

Ava is the founding Artistic Director of We Players. Since 2008, Ava has pioneered unique partnerships with both the National Park Service and California State Parks, creating immersive performances at sites such as Alcatraz, Angel Island, Fort Point, Hyde Street Pier and Sutro Baths. Her practice highlights historical and natural treasures and encourages new ways of experiencing and appreciating these places. Productions are deeply inspired by the entrenched histories of each site as well as the natural environment. Ava has been performing and directing Shakespeare for the past 20 years - with memorable roles including Juliet, Mercutio, Lady Macbeth, Viola, Cordelia, and Lear's Fool; and favorite Shakespeare directing credits including Hamlet, Macbeth, Twelfth Night, and King Lear.

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. Soleimanpour turns his isolation to his own advantage with the play (written in English) which requires no director, no set, and a different actor for every performance. Per Mr. Soleimanpour’s instruction, the script of White Rabbit, Red Rabbit will be opened in front of the audience and performed unrehearsed by a different actor each night.

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