The 12th annual Bay One acts Festival featured 13 producing partner theater companies, and close to 75 artists, who presented two programs of new, local plays performed in rep at Tides Theatre in San Francisco from September 14th – October 5th.
BOA 2013 PROGRAM ONE
Custom Made Theatre Co
Modernizing the Afterlife by Tracy Held Potter Directed by Katja Rivera
Featuring Joseph Alvarado, David Naughton, Nkechi, and Terri Whipple
When Janet dies, she discovers that her skills as a Project Manager at Google are much needed at Afterlife Headquarters.
Do it Live! Productions
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock Based on the poem by T.S. Eliot Devised and Directed by Allison Combs
Featuring Alisha Ehrlich, Nicole Javier, Grace Ng, Amy Nowak and Christina Murdock
T.S. Eliot’s The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock tells of a man paralyzed with fear during his final chance at happiness.
Desiree by Sam Leichter Directed by Rob Ready
Featuring Sarah Rose Butler, Dave Levine and Nkechi
After years in captivity, Grace is trying to start a new life. But someone keeps sending strange items in the mail.
The San Francisco Shakespeare Festival
Write Dirty to Me by Daniel Holloway Directed By Sharon Robinson
Featuring Siobhan Doherty, Shane Fahey, Dene Larson, Scott Ragle, and Kim Saunders
It’s erotic. It’s literary. But nothing is following the plot.
Red All Over by Bennett Fisher Directed by Rem Myers
Featuring Erika Baske and Juliana Egley
Two members of a crime scene clean-up crew find an object of unexpected beauty in the midst of the destruction.
The Visible Theater
Last Couples Therapy Session on Earth by William Bivins Directed by Jon Wai-keung Lowe
Featuring Andrew Chung, Shaun Plander, and Kathryn Wood
Peter and Donald can’t do anything about the zombie apocalypse, but they can save their marriage.
BOA 2013 PROGRAM TWO
All Terrain Theater
Inexpressibly Blue by Nancy Cooper Frank Directed by Robert Estes
Featuring Linda-Ruth Cardozo and Patti Morse
Dolores is bluer than blue; what is Felicity to do? Be careful when you try to cheer a friend up: you just might succeed.
Two Pigeons Talk Politics by Lauren Gunderson Directed by Maria Calderazzo & Maxx Kurzunski
Featuring Shaun Plander, Colleen Egan, Melvign Badiola, and Alisha Erlich
Paul and Gary are pigeons who need some enlightenment and encouragement to withstand the struggles of being conscientious Americans… and of being pigeons. Squawk.
New Conservatory Theatre Center
Babes by Michael Phillis Directed by Sara Staley
Featuring Luna Malbroux and Emma Rose Shelton
Two new moms navigate the touchy subjects of gender identity and sexual politics in this comedy about what to say – and not say – to a babe.
My Year by Megan Cohen Directed by Siobhan Doherty
Featuring Jaime Lee Currier, Alléne Hebert, Luna Malbroux, , Theresa Miller, Nkechi and Emma Rose Shelton
My Year is a 15-minute party for six women, complete with revelry, political optimism, emotional intimacy, gross barbecue action, and more!
San Francisco Theater Pub
Shooter by Daniel Hirsch Directed by Rik Lopes
Featuring Melvin Badiola, John Lowell, and Randy Blair
Three very different men. One terrible thing in common.
Break of Day by Jeff Carter Directed by Brian Trybom
Featuring Shane Fahey and John Lowell
After the death of their domineering mother, two unworldly farmers and brothers must face the unfamiliar territory of independence.
Wily West Productions
3 Sisters Watching Three Sisters by Ignacio Zulueta Directed by Kat Kneisel
Featuring Adrianna Delgadillo, Jacquie Duckworth, and Colleen Egan
Three sisters go the theatre, where life imitates Chekov, and family proves stranger than fiction.