Stage Manager Gig for “20/20 Library Tour” in San Francisco

We at the Theatre Makers project of the small non-profit Ritual Art Troupe are looking for a hands-on Stage Manager for our 20/20 Library Tour” with two free performances on February 29 and one free performance on March 1 at three San Francisco libraries.

The Stage Manager must be:

  • physically and mentally capable of tracking and wrangling existing sets, props, costumes, and actors, including load-in, strike, load-out, and transport
  • available to assist with casting calls
  • available to co-supervise three performances and ten rehearsals with the Artistic Director of the production, including existing prompt book for blocking, light, sound, set changes, and actor entrances/exits, and attention to safety issues
  • capable of driving a rental truck (highly preferred, regular driver’s license)

To interview for this Stage Manager gig, please 
email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, email address, phone number, city where you live, summary of stage management  experience, whether you have a valid drivers license, and availability  for performance dates of February 29 and March 1, 2020.

Imagine: 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. “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.

Not only is the “20/20” play entertaining and fun, it gives audiences a chance to participate by choosing from and exploring eight possible futures: impeachment (wow, we got that one right!), electoral progress, assassination (with a disclaimer from the writers), corporate coup, military coup, do nothing, general strike, and decentralized revolution.

While the media conglomerates focus us all on petty rivalries among  national politicians, so much political territory remains undiscovered.

Expense reimbursement will depend on continuing success of fundraising efforts ($100 minimum) (all other expenses are already covered, so fundraising from this point on will be for stage manager and actors reimbursements).

To see a preview video, read a review, or congratulation us on our award for the 2019 Fringe Festival version of the “20/20” play, see http://www.ritualart.org/2020

To interview for this Stage Manager gig, please 
email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, email address, phone number, city where you live, summary of stage management  experience, whether you have a valid drivers license, and availability  for performance dates of February 29 and March 1, 2020.

Please share this notice with anyone who might be interested.

In solidarity,

Stardust Doherty
“20/20 Library Tour” Director
Theatre Makers project
Ritual Art Troupe

PS: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in  dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater,  commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical  events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater,  puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • 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

This group particularly fosters events that are inclusive and affirming of people based on class, race/ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, (dis)ability, age, etc.

Website: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

20/20 Library Tour Actors & Crew Information

This information is for actors and crew of the San Francisco Public Library Tour performances of the Theatre Makers play “20/20”. For general information about the play “20/20”, please go to ritualart.org/2020

Performance Schedule

Three performances followed by panel discussions as part of the San Francisco Public Library Tour. Actors and crew should plan to stay for one hour after the performance for takedown and audience adulation.

Date / LocationCall TimeEnd Time
Saturday, February 29, 2020
SFPL Bernal Branch,
500 Cortland Avenue
09:00 AM01:00 PM
Saturday, February 29, 2020
SFPL Richmond Branch,
351 9th Avenue
01:00 PM06:00 PM
Sunday, March 1, 2020
SFPL Main Library
Latino/Hispanic Community Room
100 Larkin Street
01:00 PM05:00 PM

Rehearsal & Casting Schedule

Tentative schedule to be confirmed after casting.

DateStart TimeEnd TimeAbsent
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Casting by Appointment
03:00 PM07:00 PM
Thursday, January 16, 2020
Table Read Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMSaourubh
Saturday, January 18, 2020
Table Read Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PMWinnie
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PMSaourubh
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMSaourubh
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PM
Monday, February 17, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2020
Run-Through Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Run-Through Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PM
Monday, February 24, 2020
Run-Through Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Dress Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Dress Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2020
Dress Rehearsal
07:00 PM9:30 PM

Rehearsal & Casting Guidelines

  • Schedule: We will provide a detailed schedule for each rehearsal on Meetup where you can RSVP about your specific attendance for that rehearsal. (So please join the Theatre Makers Meetup.)
  • Casting: Come on time and prepared to read script excerpts, some of which you should memorize before the audition.
  • 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 Stardust well in advance if you aren’t able to attend a rehearsal. You should not miss more than 2 or 3 rehearsals. Also, please try to schedule any missed rehearsals toward the beginning of the rehearsal schedule, rather than for the run-through and dress rehearsals close to performance time.
  • Refreshments: Each rehearsal will offer healthy vegan snacks and drink. Please feel free to bring vegan items to share if you like. Please no meat, dairy, or nuts (due to actor allergies) and mark any items containing gluten, thanks!
  • Feedback: Be prepared to provide and receive constructive feedback.
  • 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 (sexual harassment and abuse strictly prohibited)
  • Contacts: Provide basic contact info (name, city, email, phone, pronoun preference) and share it with the group.
  • 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 attend the free performances.
  • Party: Help figure out where and when to hold our cast/crew/donor party!

Roles by Actor Name

Here is the cast of roles by actor name as of July 20, 2019.

NameRole(s)
TBDPresident
German Newscaster
Venezuelan Newscaster
Lead Soldier
Protestor #3
Soldier
Jeff Zuckergates
TBDEllis
Arabic Newscaster #2
Republican Representative
Assassin
Soldiers Group
TBDSarah Palin
Hebrew Newscaster
Vice President
Student #2
General
Alexis
Octavia
TBDMaster of Ceremonies
Secret Service Goon #1
Russian Newscaster
Chinese Newscaster
Democrat Representative
Student #3
Protestors Group
Opposition Politician
Zuckergates Assistant
Protestor
Protestor #1
TBDTV News Host
Business Newscaster
Brazilian Newscaster
Lead Protestor
Protestor #2
TBDAnna
French Newscaster
Protestors Group
TBDBackstage Voice
Secret Service Goon #2
Democrat Senator
Soldiers Group
Security Guard
TBDSoshe
Arabic Newscaster #1
Republican Senator
Student #1

Roles by Play Act / Scenario

Here is the cast of roles by play act / scenario as of July 20, 2019.

Play
Act/Scenario
Role(s)
PrologueMaster of Ceremonies (TBD)
Act IPresident (TBD)
Secret Service Goon #1 (TBD)
Secret Service Goon #2 (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
Soshe (TBD)
Business Newscaster (TBD)
French Newscaster (TBD)
German Newscaster (TBD)
Russian Newscaster (TBD)
Sarah Palin (TBD)
Brazilian Newscaster (TBD)
Venezuelan Newscaster (TBD)
Chinese Newscaster (TBD)
Hebrew Newscaster (TBD)
Arabic Newscaster #1 (TBD)
Arabic Newscaster #2 (TBD)
Ellis (TBD)
Decision PointsMaster of Ceremonies (TBD)
Backstage Voice (TBD)
ImpeachmentSoshe (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Republican Representative (TBD)
Democrat Representative (TBD)
Republican Senator (TBD)
President (TBD)
Democrat Senator (TBD)
Ellis (TBD)
AssassinationAssassin (TBD)
President (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
Ellis (TBD)
Soshe (TBD)
Secret Service Goon #1 (TBD)
Secret Service Goon #2 (TBD)
Vice President (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Decentralized
Revolution
Ellis (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
Soshe (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Student #1 (TBD)
Student #2 (TBD)
Student #3 (TBD)
Military CoupLead Protestor (TBD)
Lead Soldier (TBD)
Protestors Group (TBD, TBD)
Soldiers Group (TBD, TBD)
Soshe (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
General (TBD)
Opposition Politician (TBD)
General StrikeSoshe (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Jeff Zuckergates (TBD)
Assistant (TBD)
Alexis (TBD)
Corporate CoupSoshe (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Ellis (TBD)
Security Guard (TBD)
Octavia (TBD)
Electoral ProgressSoshe (TBD)
Anna (TBD)
Ellis (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
Do NothingAnna (TBD)
Soshe (TBD)
Ellis (TBD)
Protestor (TBD)
TV News Host (TBD)
CodaMaster of Ceremonies (TBD)
Everyone! (TBD)

Crew List

We are currently recruiting crew for the following roles:

  • Artistic Director: Stardust Doherty
  • Stage Manager: Paul Seliga
  • Tech Director
  • Prop Master
  • Wardrobe Master
  • Marketing & Social Media Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Logistics Manager
  • Sign Language Interpreters (ASL)
  • Videographer

Venue Stages and Load-In

To see photos and videos of the San Francisco Public Library (SFPL) venues and the load-in path to the “stage”, see the following:

You Too Final Performance

Thanks to everyone who helped us to stage the You Too play, as well as to our community partner organizations like Narika and SAVE, who participated in panel discussions after each performance.

We had our final performance on November 15, 2019, at First Unitarian Church in Oakland.

You Too Cast and Crew After Final Performance on November 15, 2019
You Too Cast and Crew After Final Performance on November 15, 2019

If you’re interested in participating in future community-based theatre productions from the Ritual Art Troupe, please join the Theatre Makers meetup.

You can support new plays with social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes by donating to Ritual Art Troupe.

You Too Cast & Crew Headshots & Bios

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

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 Eustaquio (Father Ford)

Alejandro (he, his, him) was born in Vallejo, CA and is the youngest of five children. Alejandro originally grew up as a musician playing the flute. He had plans to pursue The Juilliard School In New York; however, he realized that music was more of a hobby than a career. In 2009, Alejandro made it his New Year’s resolution to pursue his dream of acting. He has filmed various films and commercials around the Bay Area and currently studies at the Beverly Hills Playhouse In San Francisco. Aside from the Arts, Alejandro also enjoys traveling the world. He has visited 12 countries amongst Europe, Asia, and Latin America. “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 (she, her, her) 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, RICKY)

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 Brown (Sean O’Reilly, CAMPAIGN MANAGER)

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 an 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” (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), a co-writer with Iryna Lymar of “You Too” (2019), and a co-writer with Kari Barclay and the director 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.



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

Three performances 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
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 PMAlejandro
(not cast yet)
Sunday,
September 15,
2019
Narika,
3155 Kearny St,
Fremont
03:00 PM06:00 PMAlejandro
(not cast yet), Alia,
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 PMAlia,
Ankur,
Courtney,
Venee (sick)
Monday,
October 14,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAnkur
Sunday,
October 20,
2019
First Unitarian Church, Oakland04:00 PM07:00 PMAlia, Ankur, Kameron
Monday,
October 21,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAlia, Ankur, Courtney, Venee
Sunday,
October 27,
2019
First Unitarian Church, Oakland05:00 PM07:00 PMNadeem
Monday,
October 28,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMIryna (Pulkit directing)
Friday,
November 1,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PM
Sunday,
November 3,
2019
First Unitarian Church, Oakland04:00 PM07:00 PM
Monday,
November 4,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PM
Friday,
November 8,
2019
304
Winfield
St,
San
Francisco
07:00 PM09:30 PMAnkur, Courtney, Kameron, Nadeem

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 EustaquioFather 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:

  • Tech Director
  • Set Designer
  • Prop Master
  • Wardrobe Master
  • Marketing Manager
  • Fundraising Manager
  • Logistics Manager (Driver)
  • 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.

20/20 Photos and Videos

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

Actor David-Henry Bennett shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the 20/20 play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

Co-writer and director Stardust shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the 20/20 play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

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

Actor Hima Menon shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the “20/20” play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

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

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

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

Actor Ryan Samarakoon shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the “20/20” play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

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

20/20 Play Character Anna in a trenchcoat wearing a pussy hat and carrying a rocket launcher
20/20 Play Character Anna with pussy hat, trench coat, and rocket launcher
20/20 Play Actors Jess Thompson, Hima Menon, Ryan Samarakoon, and Nadeem Anjum, on a well-deserved vegan meal break from rehearsals
20/20 Play: Assassin Choking President
20/20 Play: Rehearsal of Assassin Choking President
20/20 Play: Assassin Choking President
20/20 Play: Rehearsal of Assassin Choking President

Show info: http://ritualart.org/2020/
Buy tickets: https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com

20/20 Crew & Admin Recruitment

Positions: Techs (Painters, Builders, Makers, Driver, Stage Hands), Prop Master, Costumer/Dresser, Marketer/Social Media Maven, Fundraiser, Sign Language Interpreters (ASL), Videographer, Artists/Graphic Designers

Play: “20/20” by Kari Barclay and Stardust Doherty

Synopsis: It’s 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, the economy in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose the scenarios to stage: 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 has consequences.

Artistic Director: Stardust Doherty
Stage Manager: Bert van Aalsburg*

Union: No – Compensation: Possibly a share of ticket sales and funraiser funds.  (We would love to pay artists living wages, but we are an entirely unpaid company, unless we receive grants or other contributions… we are all working for social justice!)

Performances: at least four, as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco: 5:30pm-8:30pm on September 7, 1:00pm-4:00pm on September 8, 7:30pm-10:30pm on September 11, 4:00pm-7:00pm on September 14, and an additional performance probably on September 15, 2019 (time TBA)

Commitment: 8 weeks and depending on role, twice weekly from July 30 to September 6, 2019, in San Francisco: 7pm-11pm Tuesdays, and 9am-7pm Saturdays (including set, props, and costume construction), plus performances dates above

Apply: Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, experience, and availability for performance and rehearsal dates/times. Appointments Available: flexible starting immediately

Show Website: http://ritualart.org/2020/

Tickets: $13 cash in person ($15.99 online tickets at https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com). Advanced purchase recommended due to limited seating.

Box Office: 415-673-3847 (for show information)

Company: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • 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

This group 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.

Company Website: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

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* These Actors and Stage Managers appear with the special permission of Actors’ Equity Association.

20/20 Prop Master

Position: Prop Master, supervising the creation and acquisition of all Properties (including furniture, set dressing, soft goods, hand props, stage weaponry, food, and ephemera) for the “20/20” play production, including the following:

  • Construction/purchasing and finding of all props within the limitations of schedule and budgets
  • Generating pre-production props lists
  • Responsibility for the strike and return of all props, whether rented or built
  • Responsibility for the maintenance and inventory of props in our storage space
  • Assist in dressing the set as needed

The Prop Master works in close consultation with the Director, Tech, Set Designer, Costumer/Dresser, and other cast and crew.

Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills. Negotiating skills. Knowledge of theatrical building practices in soft goods, paper, wood, metal and of traditional and new materials. Mechanical skills in the use of hand and power tools. The ability to read and understand floor plans, design sketches, construction plans and the ability to produce working drawings. A problem solver, creative thinker, ability to work in a team environment. 

Physical Demands: Lift and carry materials weighing between 50 – 100 pounds. Physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking. Ability to drive (with valid driver’s license). Involves getting dirty or dusty and being around paint fumes.

Inclusivity: sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of actors and crew, and to accommodating actors and crew with disabilities.

Play: “20/20” by Kari Barclay and Stardust Doherty

Synopsis: It’s 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, the economy in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose the scenarios to stage: 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 has consequences.

Artistic Director: Stardust Doherty

Crew:

  • Stage Manager, Techs (Painters, Builders, Makers, Driver, Stage Hands), Set Designer, Prop Master, Costumer/Dresser, Marketer/Social Media Maven, Fundraiser, Sign Language Interpreters (ASL), Videographer, Artists/Graphic Designers

Union: No

Compensation: Possibly a share of ticket sales and funraiser funds. (We would love to pay artists living wages, but we are an entirely unpaid company, unless we receive grants or other contributions… we are all working for social justice!)

Performances: at least four, as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco

  • 5:30pm-8:30pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • 7:30pm-10:30pm on Thursday, September 11, 2019
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • An additional performance probably on September 15, 2019 (time TBA)

Commitment: 2 months, twice weekly through September 6, 2019, in San Francisco: 7pm-11pm Tuesdays, and 9am-7pm Saturdays (inc. set, props, and costume construction), plus load-in and striking performances listed above in San Francisco

Apply:

  • Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, prop design experience, and availability for performance and build dates/times.
  • Appointments Available: flexible starting immediately

Show Website: http://ritualart.org/2020/

Tickets: $13 cash in person ($15.99 online tickets at https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com). Advanced purchase recommended due to limited seating.

Box Office: 415-673-3847 (for show information)

Company: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • 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

This group 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.

Company Website: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

Posting Updates: http://ritualart.org/wordpress/?p=900

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20/20 Set Designer

Position: The Set Designer is responsible for developing an innovative and original set of design drawings for the “20/20” play production that include the following:

  • Basic ground plan showing all scenic elements
  • Section of the stage space incorporating all elements
  • Front elevations of every scenic element

This will involve a close reading of the script and consultations with the Director, Tech Director, Prop Designer, Costume Designer, and other cast and crew.

Portability: Due to requirements of staging at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (15 minutes to load in and 15 minutes to strike), portability is a crucial design element for this production. We are considering design and construction of a large, portable, re-useable “cranky” to display and cycle through painted muslin backdrops on a continuous roll.

Experience: practical work experience in set design, including working knowledge of construction, lighting design, stage rigging, audio and sound reinforcement, stage management/or production management, and professional standards of stage safety.

Skills: Effective oral and written communication skills. Negotiating skills. The ability to read and understand floor plans, design sketches, construction plans and the ability to produce working drawings.

Physical Demands: Lift and carry materials weighing between 50 – 100 pounds. Physical activities such as, but not limited to, lifting, bending, standing, climbing, and/or walking. Ability to drive (with valid driver’s license). Involves getting dirty or dusty and being around paint fumes.

Inclusivity: sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of actors and crew, and to accommodating actors and crew with disabilities.

Play: “20/20” by Kari Barclay and Stardust Doherty

Synopsis: It’s 2020. The President has been re-elected, the climate is heating up, the economy in meltdown. In this satirical participatory performance, audience members choose the scenarios to stage: 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 has consequences.

Artistic Director: Stardust Doherty

Crew:

  • Stage Manager, Tech Director, Set Designer, Prop Designer, Costume Designer, Marketing Manager, Fundraiser, Logistics Manager, Sign Language Interpreters (ASL), Videographer, Graphic Designer, Painters, Builders, Makers, Stage Hands, Movers, Shakers

Union: No

Compensation: Possibly a share of ticket sales and funraiser funds. (We would love to pay artists living wages, but we are an entirely unpaid company, unless we receive grants or other contributions… we are all working for social justice!)

Performances: at least four, as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco

  • 5:30pm-8:30pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019
  • 1:00pm-4:00pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019
  • 7:30pm-10:30pm on Thursday, September 11, 2019
  • 4:00pm-7:00pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019
  • An additional performance probably on September 15, 2019 (time TBA)

Commitment: 2 months, twice weekly through September 6, 2019, in San Francisco: 7pm-11pm Tuesdays, and 9am-7pm Saturdays (inc. set, props, and costume construction), plus load-in and striking performances listed above in San Francisco, in San Francisco

Apply:

  • Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, set design experience, and availability for performance and build dates/times.
  • Appointments Available: flexible starting immediately

Show Website: http://ritualart.org/2020/

Tickets: $13 cash in person ($15.99 online tickets at https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com). Advanced purchase recommended due to limited seating.

Box Office: 415-673-3847 (for show information)

Company: Theatre Makers provides a common ground for those interested in dramatic and musical theatre, professional and amateur theater, commercial and non-profit theatre, including non-traditional theatrical events (performance art, pop-up theater, home theater, street theater, puppet shows, etc.) with activities including, for example:

  • 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

This group 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.

Company Website: http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

Posting Updates: http://ritualart.org/wordpress/?p=893

Please share this notice with anyone who might be interested.