Actor Jess Thompson on 20/20 Play from Theatre Makers

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.

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

Actor Hima Menon on 20/20 Play From Theatre Makers

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.

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

Actor Geeta Rai on 20/20 Play From Theatre Makers

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.

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

Co-Writer and Director Stardust on 20/20 Play From Theatre Makers

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.

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

Actor David-Henry Bennett on 20/20 Play from Theatre Makers

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.

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

“You Too” Play Casting Notice for SF & Fremont Auditions on September 9, 14

Theatre Makers is distributing this casting notice to established and aspiring actors, as well as crew.

Play: You Too by Iryna Lymar and Stardust Doherty

Synopsis: You Too is a new play that explores the theme of mistreatment of women and others in contemporary society within families, the workplace, the media, and the populace at large. You Too tells the story of a female U.S. Congressional candidate running against a Hollywood director accused of harassment of women. Family members of ordinary people get involved in the storm of events fueled and manipulated by the media. The plot twists and turns as the suspense builds to an inevitable climax.

Director: Iryna Lymar

Main Roles:

  • Harvey Cosby, a male U.S. Senate candidate who was a Hollywood director
  • Father Ford, a tyrannical narcissistic father 

Crew:

Stage Manager, Sound and Light Manager, Techs (Painters, Builders, Makers, Driver, Stage Hands), Prop Master, Wardrobe Master, 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 three, two at the Fremont Community Center and one fundraiser in San Francisco.

  • 7pm – 9pm on Friday, November 8, 2019 (San Francisco)
  • 7pm – 9pm on Saturday, November 9, 2019 (Fremont)
  • 4pm – 6pm on Sunday, November 10, 2019 (Fremont)

Additional performances possible at other venues, depending on audience demand.

Rehearsals: to be finalized with input from cast and crew, probably twice weekly from September 8 to October 13 and three times weekly from October 14 to November 5, 2019

  • 6:30pm-9:30pm Mondays in San Francisco
  • 3:00pm-7pm Sundays in Fremont
  • 6:30-9:30pm Fridays (October 18, October 25, November 1)

Auditions: Contact iryna@ritualart.org with name, experience, preferred role (give us your first and second choice) and availability for performances and rehearsals in order to receive script excerpts. You will have 30 minutes for the audition.

  • 5:30pm-7:30pm on Tuesday, September 9, at SF Main Library, Stong Meeting Room (1st floor), 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, 94102
  • 10:00am-1:00pm on Saturday, September 14, at SF Main Library, Fulton Meeting Room (3rd floor), 100 Larkin St, San Francisco, 94102

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

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: ritualart.org/theatremakers

Community Partners: the You Too play will be produced in cooperation with two local Fremont non-profit organizations whose missions align with the message of the play. 

SAVE: www.save-dv.org

Narika: www.narika.org

Please share this casting notice with anyone who might be interested.

For updates: http://ritualart.org/wordpress/?p=1263

20/20 Play: Opening Night Half Sold Out!

This morning, we realized that more than half of the pre-sales tickets for the opening night show of 20/20 have sold!

Purchase your tickets fast or you may not get to see the show: https://20-20.brownpapertickets.com

Show info: http://ritualart.org/2020/

What better way to celebrate than a couple rehearsal shots of an assassin choking the President? 🙂

20/20 Play: Assassin Choking President
20/20 Play: Assassin Choking President

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