Tony Kelly

In a benefit for San Francisco Arts Democratic Club

White Rabbit,
Red Rabbit

Sunday June 5 3:00pm

Note: This will be a Relaxed Performance.

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

Tony Kelly

A second-generation San Francisco native, Tony Kelly attended Stanford and Carnegie Mellon universities before founding the Thick Description theater company in New York in 1988.  The company returned to San Francisco two months before the 1989 earthquake, becoming industry leaders in multi-racial casting and hiring over 21 years of award-winning productions.  Highlights include the premiere and Off-Broadway productions of Colman Domingo’s A Boy and his Soul, world premieres by Octavio Solis (Santos & Santos and El Otro) as well as plays by Will Power, Yussef el-Guindi, David Conte, Oliver Mayer, and Suzan-Lori Parks, David Greenspan and Karen Hartman.

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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