In a benefit for foolsFURY
Sunday May 22 7:00pm
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 6:00pm
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
Brian Livingston is a Bay Area native actor, educator and director. He holds an BA from SFSU and an MFA in Dramatic Arts and Acting from UC Davis. He is a long-time core company member of foolsFURY Theater, creating over ten shows, and touring two to New York. Most recently he was seen as Balthazar in foolsFURY's world premiere of Fabrice Melquiot's The Unheard of World. With Christine Marie Ensemble he won best of New York Fringe Festival for work on Ground to Cloud. Brian was recently seen as Hedwig II in Boxcar Theater’s Hedwig and The Angry Inch, and Samuel Steward in Eye Zen's HOMOfile at counterPULSE. He has played major roles in Shakespeare, Moliere, Williams, Ionesco, and Chekhov and recently just completed tour(s) of his one-man show Fragments from Artaud’s Desk, and the Improv-duet Knights of Revery. Brian works on the synthesis of traditional actor training from Stanislavski to Grotowski, contemporary devised work and ensemble development. Brian has trained around the world and at home with foolsFURY, Anne Bogart and the SITI Company, Dominique Serrand, Antero Alli, Stephen Wangh, Mary Overlie, Jim Kirkwood, Hiroko Tamano, and Sara Shelton Mann.
FoolsFURY is delighted to be returning to SFAIF. Named the city’s “Best Theater Company” by the SF Weekly (2008), and awarded the SF Bay Guardian’s GOLDIE award for outstanding local theater group, we place a premium on the creation process, spending longer periods developing our work than is the norm in mainstream American theater. Training the public and educating the next generation of theater artists are also key components of our mission. We offer a year-long apprenticeship program and internship opportunities. In June, 2016 we'll produce our next FURY Factory festival of ensemble and devised theater, a biennial gathering of performing artists from around the Bay Area and the world. Since its inception in 2005, FURY Factory has become one of San Francisco’s most exciting cultural events, a vibrant accessible home for audiences and artists to experience compelling new works by over 25 innovative risk-taking companies from around the country, and as far away as Afghanistan and the UK.
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.