You Too Media Release

For immediate release:
Media Contact: Stardust Doherty
theatre-makers@ritualart.org

Woman-Directed Play Called “You Too” Addresses #metoo Movement
Performances November 9-10 in Fremont, November 14-15 in Oakland

Developed by grassroots company Theatre Makers, “You Too” is a new play about abuse, the #metoo controversy, and hope for the future. The play revolves around modern-day issues, such as women’s rights, double standards in politics, the role of the media, and the personal stories of our characters.

Theatre Makers will present a limited run of “You Too” at 7:00pm on November 9 and 4:00pm on November 10 at the Fremont Community Center and at 8:00pm on November 14 and 15 at the First Unitarian Church in Oakland.

Produced by the Theatre Makers project of Ritual Art Troupe, a small non-profit organization, the play employs a diverse cast of actors and creative personnel living in the San Francisco Bay Area. Iryna Lymar will direct the play, which she co-wrote with Stardust Doherty.

“Writing ‘You Too’ and working with the actors has been a process of exploration, collaboration and liberation,” commented Director and Co-Writer Iryna Lymar. “Sharing ‘You Too’ with the audience may be the most powerful and healing experience of all.”

“I’m happy to portray a difficult story of abuse and harassment in the ‘You Too’ production,” said actor Courtney Hartman. “We believe that ‘You Too’ will inspire others to tell their stories, to realize they are not alone, and to heal from the trauma of abuse.”

“A play like ‘You Too’ provides a productive forum for discussion of sensitive issues around harassment and abuse which are otherwise quite challenging to approach in public spaces,” said Bindu Fernandes, Executive Director of Narika, a community partner organization devoted to helping domestic violence survivors with advocacy, support, and education.

“Portraying the issues we face with our domestic violence clients in a theatrical setting gives those facing harassment and abuse a chance to experience solidarity with others, as well as providing audiences with much-needed information and resources”, said Yasi Safinya-Davies, Executive Director of SAVE, a community partner organization serving clients with knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of  domestic violence and build healthier lives.

Just after the play, we invite the audience to join us for a live panel discussion with the director/playwright, cast members, and representatives from the two nonprofit organizations — SAVE and Narika. Audience members will be able to ask questions (confidentially if they prefer) and get the latest info on both the play and the resources available for victims of workplace harassment and domestic violence.

Show Synopsis: “You Too” is a new play about abuse, the #metoo controversy, and hope for the future. The play revolves around modern-day issues, such as women’s rights, double standards in politics, the role of the media, and the personal stories of our characters.

TRIGGER WARNINGS: Adult language, scenes of domestic and work abuse, and simulations of slapping and harassment. No nudity. Parents, please consider the maturity level of your teenager before bringing them to the play — no pre-teens please.

More Show Info and Graphics: http://ritualart.org/youtoo
Actor/Crew Bios & Headshots: http://ritualart.org/youtoo/bios/

Theatre Makers provides common ground for diverse communities to collaborate on, incubate, and stage both newly created and historically relevant audience-participatory plays based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes. Theatre Makers activities include:

  • Discussions of all aspects of theatre creation and production
  • Exchanging information on opportunities available
  • Collaboration on incubating audience participatory plays and musicals based on social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes​
  • Workshops of plays and musicals under development
  • Readings and staged readings of plays and musicals for educational and motivational purposes

Theatre Makers particularly fosters events that are inclusive and affirming of people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, and other identities. More info about Theatre Makers: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

Theatre Makers is a project of the Ritual Art Troupe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to fostering and developing inclusive, participatory, community-based arts. More info about Ritual Art Troupe: http://ritualart.org 

Narika is a local domestic violence intervention and prevention organization serving immigrant and vulnerable survivors of domestic violence through free counseling, safety planning, legal consultations and referrals, economic empowerment and wellness programs. Helpline 1-800-215-7308. For more information, please check out www.narika.org and follow us on www.facebook.com/NarikaBayArea

SAVE‘s mission is to strengthen every individual and family we serve with the knowledge and support needed to break the cycle of domestic violence and build healthier lives. 24-Hour Hotline (510) 794-6055. More info about SAVE: https://save-dv.org

This Release: http://ritualart.org/wordpress/?p=1711

This Release (PDF): http://ritualart.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/You_Too.media-release.20191008.pdf

For interviews, inquiries, and more info, please contact:
Stardust Doherty at theatre-makers@ritualart.org

For Calendar Editors

What: You Too: A Woman-Directed Play About Abuse, the #metoo Controversy, and Hope for the Future

When: 7:00pm on November 9, 4:00pm on November 10 (Fremont), 8:00pm on November 14 and 15 (Oakland)

Where: Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont, CA 94538 (November 9-10), 
First Unitarian Church in Oakland, 685 14th St, Oakland, CA 94612 (November 14-15).

Tickets general admission $20 (Healing) or front-row seats for $50 (Wellness) 
(All Tickets Advance Purchase Only, No Tickets at the Door): 
https://ritualart.ticketspice.com/you-too-play

Facebook event page links: 
https://www.facebook.com/events/924634101234213/ (Fremont)
https://www.facebook.com/events/1123695837826513/ (Oakland)

You Too Show Photos and Videos

Please feel free to share and publish these photos and videos of the You Too cast and show.

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You Too actor Kameron Thortona as TV News Host Sean O'Reilly
You Too actor Kameron Thortona as TV News Host Sean O’Reilly
You Too actor Kameron Thortona as TV News Host Sean O'Reilly
You Too actor Kameron Thortona as TV News Host Sean O’Reilly
You Too Director and Co-Playwright Iryna Lymar
You Too Director and Co-Playwright Iryna Lymar
You Too play co-playwrights Stardust Doherty and Iryna Lymar
You Too play co-playwrights Stardust Doherty and Iryna Lymar
You Too play co-playwrights Stardust Doherty and Iryna Lymar
You Too play co-playwrights Stardust Doherty and Iryna Lymar
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer, Kameron Thortona, and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer, Kameron Thortona, and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer, Kameron Thortona, and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer, Kameron Thortona, and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer and Nadeem Anjum
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer and Nadeem Anjum
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman, Alejandro Estaqvio, and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman, Alejandro Estaqvio, and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman, Alejandro Estaqvio, and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman, Alejandro Estaqvio, and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman and Jess Lazkano
You Too Actors Courtney Hartman and Jess Lazkano
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer and Nadeem Anjum rehearsing
You Too actors Venee Call-Ferrer and Nadeem Anjum rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano, Courtney Hartman, Venee Call-Ferrer, and Alejandro Estaqvio rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano, Courtney Hartman, Venee Call-Ferrer, and Alejandro Estaqvio rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano and Courtney Hartman rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano and Courtney Hartman rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano and Courtney Hartman rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano and Courtney Hartman rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano, Courtney Hartman, and Nadeem Anjum rehearsing
You Too actors Jess Lazkano, Courtney Hartman, and Nadeem Anjum rehearsing
You Too actors Courtney Hartman and Nadeem Anjum rehearsing
You Too actors Courtney Hartman and Nadeem Anjum rehearsing
You Too actors Nadeem Anjum and Venee Call-Ferrer rehearsing
You Too actors Nadeem Anjum and Venee Call-Ferrer rehearsing
You Too Director and Co-Playwright Iryna Lymar Rehearsing
You Too Director and Co-Playwright Iryna Lymar Rehearsing

You Too Cast & Crew Headshots & Bios

ActorsCrew / Personnel
Nadeem AnjumIryna Lymar
Venee Call-FerrerStardust Doherty
Alejandro EustaqvioPulkit Gulati
Ankur Garg
Courtney Hartman
Jess Lazkano
Alia Thiel
Kameron Thorntona

Actors

Nadeem Anjum headshot

Nadeem Anjum (Harvey Cosby)

Nadeem (he, his, him) is from Calcutta and has been in San Francisco Bay Area for 5 years now. He has been acting since he was a kid and has appeared in several theatre and film roles. He debuted with Theatre Makers when he appeared as a wealthy entrepreneur in “Ecopocalypse” (2018) and as a Gorilla in “Animal Factory Farm” (2018). His most recent theatre appearance was in the SF Fringe Festival where he appeared as a socialist in “20/20” (2019). He is excited to be combining his passion for acting and social justice with his participation in “You Too”.



Venee Call-Ferrer

Venee Call-Ferrer (Dianne Pelosi)

Venee (she, her, her) is drawn to Theater because of its ability to bring about social change, personal transformation, and inspire understanding, compassion, and tolerance in the world. Venee has a B.A. in Arts and Social Change from New College of California, with studies in Drama Therapy, Film/Video, Photography, Studio, and Performance Art.  She is also an avid abstract photographer and traveler. She was just nominated for the Arty Awards 2019, Best Supporting Actress for the part of Jesses in Sweat, BOTTG. Past performances include Improv with Pan Theater Oakland, Living Tarot, and The Resistible Rise Of Arturo Uuo. “You Too” is Venee’s debut with Theatre Makers.



Alejandro Eustaquio

Alejandro Eustaqvio (Father Ford)

Alejandro (he, his, him) originally grew up as a musician playing the Flute. After discovering that music was more of a hobby than a career, in 2009, Alejandro made it his New Years Resolution to pursue his dream of acting. Aside from the Arts, Alejandro also enjoys traveling the world. “You Too” is Alejandro’s debut with Theatre Makers.



Ankur Garg

Ankur Garg (Mother Ford)

Ankur (she, her, her) is thrilled to be a part of this timely production! She is an avid actor and singer who performed across Washington DC, Minneapolis and Los Angeles prior to her recent move to San Francisco. Ankur was last seen in Terminal Lucidity at the Baltimore Theatre Project, and the Page-to-Stage New Play Festival at the Kennedy Center. She trained at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis and The Actors Center in Los Angeles. “You Too” is Ankur’s debut with Theatre Makers.



Courtney Hartman (Anita Ford)

Courtney is a licensed psychologist in CA with a background in theatre. She has been practicing in CA for over three years, and has been performing in various visual art installations and bay area theatre projects for 10 years. She had her directing debut last VDay season with VDay East Bay the Vagina Monologues with a focus on racial diversity and acknowledgment of the limitations of a script that aims at representing the experiences of all women. She is very excited to be joining forces with Theatre Makers to continue creating theatre to address social justice issues. “You Too” is Courtney’s debut with Theatre Makers.



Jess Lazkano (Tommy Ford)

Jess (he, his, him) was born in Mexico from a Mexican mother and Spanish father. He moved to the US when he was 13. He is currently a singer-songwriter in the pop and experimental music genres delivering strong and out-of-the-ordinary messages. He is also exploring acting and photography. “You Too” is Jess’ debut with Theatre Makers.



Alia Thiel

Alia Thiel (Sister Pelosi)

Alia (she, her, her) is thrilled to be a part of her first project with Ritual Art Troupe. She feels passionately about spreading awareness about the #metoo movement and the perspective of victims of abuse and harassment. Alia has performed with local college theater at Diablo Valley College, Cal State Eastbay, and Chabot College. She was last seen in “​A Musical Comedy of Murders” with The Orinda Starlight Players. “You Too” is Alia’s debut with Theatre Makers.



Kameron Thorntona (Sean O’Reilly)

Kameron (he, his, him) is originally from Sacramento and moved to the Bay Area last year. He has starred in multiple plays, but recently took on new challenges pursuing Television and Film. One of Kameron’s favorite roles was being a “stand-in” and “background” actor for the Netflix show, “13 Reasons Why”. Kameron would like to thank his mother, family, and girlfriend for all their love and support. “You Too” is Kameron’s debut with Theatre Makers.



Crew / Personnel

Iryna Lymar (Director, Co-Writer)

Iryna (she/her/her) was born in Ukraine, lived in China for 8 years, and eventually moved to California. She studied linguistics and speaks 4 languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Ukrainian, and Russian. While doing management and translation jobs in China, Iryna started exploring writing and the theater world. She wrote a compilation of stories about strangers called “Just some strangers on the way” (the book is registered in Ukraine) and a short script called “Robot Buddha”. She co-directed the “Robot Buddha” play in Shenzhen, China, in 2016. Besides that, she was an active member of improv group called “Planet Factory” and acted at monthly shows for a year. Now Iryna lives in San Francisco, teaches yoga, and participates in local theater life. Iryna is a co-writer of the Theatre Maker plays “Animal Factory Farm” (2018), “Ecopocalypse” (2018), and “You Too” (planned 2019), the last of which Iryna is also directing.



Stardust Doherty (CO-WRITER)

Stardust (ze/per/herm) is a playwright, composer, musician (oboe and English horn), and English teacher. Stardust is focused long-term on the True of Voice musical dance theatre production and is a co-organizer of the Theatre Makers Meetup, as well as other playwrighting and composing projects. Stardust serves on the Board of Ritual Art Troupe, as well as two other non-profit organizations, the Online Policy Group and the San Francisco Composers Chamber Orchestra. Stardust formerly worked at the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Verified Voting Foundation, and at various high-tech companies during a prior career. Stardust began directing plays with per Shakespeare adaptation “A Midwinter Afternoon’s Nightmare” and the original “Bush Faeries: The Musical” (2018) staged at Breitenbush Community Hot Springs winter radical faerie gatherings. Along the way, there was an agit prop production of “Occupy San Francisco Employee Retirement System” (2013) in response to the bankster housing crisis. Stardust is a co-writer with Iryna Lymar and director of the Theatre Maker plays “Animal Factory Farm” (2018) and “Ecopocalypse” (2018) and co-writer with Iryna Lymar of “You Too” (planned 2019) and the director of and a co-writer with Kari Barclay of “20/20” (San Francisco Fringe Festival 2019).



Pulkit Gulati

Pulkit Gulati (Stage Manager)

Pulkit (he, his, him) is a Bay Area actor, filmmaker, and dancer who completed a two-year intensive acting program under Jim Jarrett, Sandy Meisner’s last teaching protege. Pulkit’s work includes “Serial Monster: Ted Bundy” on ReelzTV, “Is this Meta?”, “Consequences!” as well as other indie shorts. Pulkit can soon be seen in a VR Short Film which was produced in collaboration with University of California Berkeley. He’s won best comedy for “Perspective” at a Bay Area 24 Hour Film Festival and was part of HBO Asian Festival nomination “The Great Escape”. “You Too” is Pulkit’s first project with Theatre Makers.



Actor Kari Barclay on 20/20 Play from Theatre Makers

Actor Kari Barclay shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the 20/20 play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

It’s the year 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, and the economy is in meltdown. Now, it’s up to all of us to figure out what happens next. In this 60-minute satirical participatory performance, audience members choose from a list of possible scenarios they want staged: impeachment? a coup? a revolution? “20/20” asks what people power looks like in a time of vast uncertainty when even choosing to do nothing at all has its consequences.

“20/20” had four performances at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 7-14, plus a bonus performance on September 15, 2019.

Show info and tickets: http://www.ritualart.org/2020

You Too Actors & Crew Information

This information is for actors and crew of the Theatre Makers play You Too. For general information about the play You Too, please go to ritualart.org/youtoo

Performance Schedule

Four performances, two each at these two venues:

  • Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
  • First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA

Actors and crew should plan to arrive one hour before each performance to prepare for the show and stay for one hour after each performance to help with takedown and receive your public.

Show TimeLocationCall TimeEnd Time
7:00pm,
Saturday,
November 9,
2019
Fremont
Community
Center
06:00 PM10:00 PM
4:00pm,
Sunday,
November 10,
2019
Fremont
Community
Center
03:00 PM07:00 PM
08:00 PM,
Thursday,
November 14,
2019
First
Unitarian
Church
07:00 PM10:00 PM
08:00 PM,
Friday,
November 15,
2019
First
Unitarian
Church
07:00 PM10:00 PM

Rehearsal Schedule

DateLocationStart TimeEnd TimeAbsent
Sunday,
September 8,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMAlejandro
(not cast yet)
Monday,
September 9,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PM
Sunday,
September 15,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMAlia,
Ankur,
Nadeem
Monday,
September 16,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAnkur,
Venee
Sunday,
September 22,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMAnkur,
Jess,
Kameron
Monday,
September 23,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAlia,
Ankur
Sunday,
September 29,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMNadeem
Monday,
September 30,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMNadeem
Sunday,
October 6,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMJess
(no show),
Kameron
(no show)
Monday,
October 7,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PM
Sunday,
October 13,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMAnkur
Monday,
October 14,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAnkur
Friday,
October 18,
2019
TBD07:00 PM09:30 PMAnkur
Sunday,
October 20,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMAnkur
Monday,
October 21,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAnkur
Friday,
October 25,
2019
TBD07:00 PM09:30 PM
Sunday,
October 27,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PM
Monday,
October 28,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PM
Friday,
November 1,
2019
TBD07:00 PM09:30 PM
Sunday,
November 3,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PM
Monday,
November 4,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PM

Rehearsal Guidelines

  • Punctuality: Please arrive by your call time and stay until your end time for each rehearsal. Your fellow actors and crew are depending on you!
  • Absences: Please notify Project Director Iryna Lymar well in advance if you aren’t able to attend a rehearsal. You may not miss more than 5 rehearsals. Also, please try to schedule any missed rehearsals toward the beginning of the rehearsal schedule, rather than close to performance time.
  • Refreshments: Each Monday rehearsal will offer healthy vegan snacks. Please feel free to bring vegan items to share if you like. Please no meat, dairy, or nuts (due to allergies).
  • Rehearsal Spaces: Please no meat, dairy, or nuts (due to allergies), no pets, and no tobacco inside the Monday rehearsal space, where you should be prepared to remove your shoes upon entry. Please keep both rehearsal spaces clean.
  • Feedback: Be prepared to provide and receive constructive feedback. Script change suggestions welcome until the end of the fifth rehearsal when we will do our best to make the script solid.
  • Cooperation: Follow the direction of crew members as appropriate to their roles.
  • Inclusion: Co-create an inclusive and diverse environment, with special attention to (dis)ability accommodation
  • Safety: Co-create an safe environment, with special attention to negotiating consensual connections for romantic and/or physical acting relationships (all participants are required to read, understand, and sign the anti-harassment policy)
  • Contacts: Provide basic contact info (name, city, email, phone, pronoun preference) and share it with the group. Please provide to the Project Director your full legal name (for checks) and full address, health insurance, and emergency contact information on the waiver form.
  • Publicity: Snap photos and shoot videos during rehearsals, plus provide headshot and bio to share for show publicity.
  • Marketing: Distribute print and online flyers to friends and family to encourage them to purchase tickets for the performances.
  • Party: Help figure out where and when to hold our cast/crew/donor party!
  • Stay Up-To-Date: Please join the Theatre Makers Meetup to find out about Theatre Makers opportunities, like auditions, parties, and play readings.

Roles by Actor Name

Here is the cast of roles by actor name as of September 22, 2019.

NameRole(s)
Alejandro EustaqvioFather Ford
Alia ThielSister Pelosi
Ankur GargMother Ford,
Prosecutor
Courtney HartmanAnita Ford
Jess LazkanoTommy Ford,
Ricky
Kameron ThorntonaSean O’Reilly,
Campaign Manager
Nadeem AnjumHarvey Cosby,
Man in Video
Venee Call-FerrerDianne Pelosi

Roles by Play Act / Scene

Here is the cast of roles by play act / scene as of September 22, 2019.

Play
Act/Scenario
Role(s)
Act I. Scene 1Dianne Pelosi, Sister Pelosi
Act I. Scene 2Sean O’Reilly, Dianne Pelosi
Act I. Scene 3Sean O’Reilly, Father Ford, Mother Ford, Anita Ford, Tommy Ford
Act I. Scene 4Tommy Ford, Anita Ford
Act I. Scene 5Harvey Cosby, Ricky, Anita Ford, Campaign Manager (Joey)
Act I. Scene 6Sean O’Reilly, Harvey Cosby
Act II. Scene 1Sister Pelosi, Prosecutor, Anita Ford, Dianne Pelosi
Act II. Scene 2Dianne Pelosi, Sister Pelosi
Act II. Scene 3Sean O’Reilly, Dianne Pelosi, Anita Ford
Act II. Scene 4Campaign Manager, Harvey Cosby, Rally Participants, Woman in Crowd, Another Woman in Crowd
Act II. Scene 5Rally Participants, Father Ford, Mother Ford, Anita Ford, Tommy Ford, Sean O’Reilly
Call & Talk-backEveryone

Crew List

We are currently recruiting crew for the following roles:

  • Stage Manager
  • Tech Director
  • Set Designer
  • Prop Master
  • Wardrobe Master
  • Marketing Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sign Language Interpreters (ASL)
  • Videographer
  • Graphic Designer
  • Painters/Builders/Makers/Movers/Shakers 🙂

Venue Stage and Load-In

Photos of the Fremont Community Center stage and the load-in path to the stage… coming soon.

Photos of First Unitarian Church stage and the load-in path to the stage… coming soon.

Anti-Harassment Policy of Ritual Art Troupe

Ritual Art Troupe adopted this Anti-Harassment Policy at the Board Meeting on September 20, 2019. Everyone involved in Ritual Art Troupe activities must read, understand, and sign this policy prior to participation in the organization.

A shorter Nondiscrimination Policy may be used for purposes such as grant proposals.

Nondiscrimination Policy of Ritual Art Troupe

Ritual Art Troupe does not discriminate in regard to race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, religion, disability status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, pregnancy, appearance, genetic information, political affiliation, socio-economic status, or source of income in its employment practices, selection of board members, selection of students, selection of volunteers, or in accepting clients for its services or products or as otherwise provided by all applicable federal, state, and local laws.

For artistic endeavors that treat a particular oppressed minority, race, ethnicity, identity, or orientation, casting preference may be given to people based on race, ethnicity, identity, or orientation so as to show respect for the relevant culture and to avoid actual or perceived improper cultural appropriation.

{This shorter policy is available for use with grant proposals and so on. Participants in Ritual Art Troupe activities must read, understand, and sign a longer Anti-Harassment Policy.}

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on September 20, 2019

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 2:00pm on September 20, 2019, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

Proposed Agenda for Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting

2:00pm – 4:00pm on Friday, September 20
at 304 Winfield Street, San Francisco, CA 94110

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Board Recruitment and Officers (Board candidate plus propose rotation of officer roles, except Treasurer)
  • Resolution: Board President also to be known as Executive Director
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Fundraising
  • Mission Statement Proposal
  • Nondiscrimination and Intimacy/Harassment Policies
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

20/20 Play: Preview Video

Last chance to see “20/20” at the SF Fringe Festival is 5:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco.

Tix: https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com (or 30 minutes before showtime at the door)

It’s the year 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, and the economy is in meltdown. Now, it’s up to all of us to figure out what happens next. In this 60-minute satirical participatory performance, audience members choose from a list of possible scenarios they want staged: impeachment? a coup? a revolution? “20/20” asks what people power looks like in a time of vast uncertainty when even choosing to do nothing at all has its consequences.

“20/20” will have four performances at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 7-14, plus a possible bonus performance on September 15, 2019.

Show info and tickets: http://www.ritualart.org/2020

20/20 Cast & Crew at EXIT Theatre

20/20 Cast & Crew in front of the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco
20/20 Cast & Crew in front of the EXIT Theatre in San Francisco

Last chance to see “20/20” at the SF Fringe Festival is 5:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 156 Eddy Street, San Francisco.

Tix: https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com (or 30 minutes before showtime at the door)

It’s the year 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, and the economy is in meltdown. Now, it’s up to all of us to figure out what happens next. In this 60-minute satirical participatory performance, audience members choose from a list of possible scenarios they want staged: impeachment? a coup? a revolution? “20/20” asks what people power looks like in a time of vast uncertainty when even choosing to do nothing at all has its consequences.

“20/20” will have four performances at the San Francisco Fringe Festival, September 7-14, plus a possible bonus performance on September 15, 2019.

Show info and tickets: http://www.ritualart.org/2020