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 PMOlga,
Tajianna,
Winnie
Saturday, February 1, 2020
Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PMSaourubh, Tajianna (medical, missed beginning and end)
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMSaourubh (late), Tajianna (late)
Saturday, February 8, 2020
Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PM
Sunday, February 16, 2020
Rehearsal
04:00 PM08:00 PMChris, Olga
NOTE: Different rehearsal location… Muddy’s Coffee House at 1304 Valencia near 24th Street in San Francisco.
Monday, February 17, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMSaourubh (late)
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMElyssia joined production, Tajianna (left early)
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Friday, February 21, 2020
Run-Through Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMElyssia (arrived late), Chris (left early, sick), Saourubh (left early, family emergency)
Saturday, February 22, 2020
Run-Through Rehearsal
03:00 PM07:00 PMSaourubh (family emergency)
Monday, February 24, 2020
Run-Through Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMTajianna (late)
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Dress Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PMElyssia (late), Saourubh (late), Tajianna (late)
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Dress Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 PM
Friday, February 28, 2020
Dress Rehearsal
07:00 PM11:00 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 January 19, 2020.

NameRole(s)
Chris SchachernPresident
? 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
Tajianna OkechukwuAnna
? French Newscaster
Protestors Group
TBDBackstage Voice
Secret Service Goon #2
Democrat Senator
Soldiers Group
Security Guard
Saourubh VermaSoshe
? 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 have the following crew for production:

  • Artistic Director: Stardust Doherty
  • Stage Manager: Paul Seliga
  • Crew: Adam Lopez
  • Videographer: Peter Menchini

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:

Orchestra of the Moon/Rag on a Stick Theatre

The Orchestra of the Moon is a Portland-based early music band, which was started as the house orchestra for Rag on a Stick Theatre, to get people playing medieval music together, as well as to bring the joy of early music to audiences who might not otherwise be exposed to it, for example, the pub crowd.

You can check out web posts on this site and the website for Orchestra of the Moon.

Rag on a Stick Puppet Theatre is a puppet theater, usually with musical accompaniment.

You can check out web posts on this site for Rag on a Stick Theatre.

San Francisco Public Library Venue Stage and Load-In

San Francisco Public Library venue information:

Main Library

San Francisco Public Library Main Basement Loading Dock

San Francisco Public Library Main Basement Loading Dock II

San Francisco Public Library Main Route to Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room

San Francisco Public Library Main Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room

The elevator on street level near the Grove Street library entrance has a door that is 7′ tall and once in the elevator it is taller, 6′ wide, and 4.5′ deep.

Bernal Heights Branch Library

Street Parking and Load-In Entry from building exterior:

Front Door Entry to library:

Meeting Room:

The door from the meeting room to the outside patio is 6’11” in height and 3’5″ wide.

The ceiling height of the Meeting Room is 8′ under the beams and 7’8″ under the light fixtures.

Richmond Branch Library

A photo gallery of images starting with the street parking and entrance on one side of the Richmond Branch of the San Francisco Public Library system, continuing with the access to the Program Room within the library, and ending at the exit and street parking on the other side of the library.

The ceiling height of the Program Room is 8’9″ under the ceiling fixtures and 8’2″ under the lighting fixtures.

You Too

Update: Report on our final performance.
Update: Report on opening night.
New: Media Release

Actors/Crew: please go here.

Theatre Makers is co-creating a new play called You Too. The play is about abuse, the #metoo movement, and hope for the future.

You Too play flyer

You Too tells the story of a female Senate candidate running against a former Hollywood director accused of harassing women. The media orchestrates the race between the two candidates and manipulates the reaction from the audience, playing with true and false accusations, and questioning the whole nature of harassment. Throughout the course of events in the play, our characters evolve and learn to find their own ground. Join us for a thought-provoking and inspiring theater experience! 

Join us just after the play for a live panel discussion with the director/co-playwright, cast members, and representatives from nonprofit organizations such as SAVE and Narika. You’ll be able to ask questions (confidentially if you prefer) and get the latest info on both the play and the resources available for victims of workplace harassment and domestic violence.

This original play will have a limited run of performances in Fremont and 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.

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.

Performances

You Too will have a limited run of performances in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • 7:00pm on November 9, 2019, at Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 14, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 15, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA

The Fremont venue is accessible to wheelchair users (and we are trying to verify that the Oakland venue is also accessible). Captions will not be available at these performances.

Tickets

Ticket sales beyond expenses benefit our non-profit community partners.

Tickets no longer on sale for this play.

Publicity

You Too Cast and Crew Headshots and Bios

You Too Show Photos and Videos

You Too Media Release

Facebook event for Fremont performance and for Oakland performances.

Community Partners

Theatre Makers is grateful for the support of the following community partners for the You Too production:

Narika logoHelpline
1-800-215-7308
24-HOUR HOTLINE
(510) 794-6055

These non-profit organizations are doing amazing work in the area of domestic violence prevention, advocacy, support, education, healing, and wellness.

Volunteer

We are seeking set designers, painters, prop master, wardrobe master, roadies (rental truck driver), sound and light crew, funders, venue staff, sign language interpreters (ASL), and other volunteers to stage this new woman-directed play.

To volunteer and participate in production of the You Too play, please send an email to iryna@ritualart.org

The best way to find out about volunteer opportunities is to join the Theatre Makers Meetup group. More info at http://ritualart.org/theatremakers/

Please volunteer, donate funds, or donate venue, food, materials or equipment to make this show possible!

Activities

Playwrights Circle reading and critique session of the You Too play at the St. James School in San Francisco on November 14, 2018.

Recruitment for the You Too play at the Women’s Marches on January 19, 2019, in Oakland and San Francisco.

Kick-Off Meeting for the You Too play from 7pm to 9pm on Monday, March 18, 2019.

Auditions for the You Too play took place on August 25, 26, 27, and September 14, in San Francisco.

Rehearsals for the You Too play have taken place on September 8, 9, 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, and 30, October 6, 7, 13, 14, 20, 21, 27, and 28, and November 3 and 8 in Fremont, Oakland, and San Francisco.

Opening night of the You Too play took place on November 9 at the Fremont Community Center in Fremont, CA.

Performances, including our final performance, of the You Too play took place on November 14 and 15 at the First Unitarian Church in Oakland, CA.

Donate to Theatre Makers Revolutionary Theatre for the “20/20” Library Tour!

Dear Friend, 

Please support community-based revolutionary theatre and include Ritual Art Troupe and the Theatre Makers project in your giving this season!

Summary: Donate to our “20/20 Play Library Tour” crowdfundraiser We reached our initial goal for January 1, 2020. Now, we are trying to raise funds for the actors’ and stage manager expenses by the end of February 2020.

Ritual Art Troupe has accomplished a lot recently– you may have experienced some of our shows!

  • You Too: a play about the #metoo movement with 3 performances in Fremont and Oakland in partnership with local domestic violence prevention nonprofits Narika and SAVE (November 2019)
  • 20/20: a play speculating about the re-election of the President where the audience chooses from eight scenarios to complete the action with 4 performances (with a Sold-Out Opening Night award) at the San Francisco Fringe Festival (September 2019)
  • Animal Factory Farm and Ecopocalypse: plays addressing climate change in 4 performances as part of the global Rise for Climate in San Francisco (September 2018)
  • Regular Playwrights Circle meetings where playwrights share new work and receive constructive criticism (SF Bay Area)
  • Theatre Makers Mixers where everyone who co-creates theatre is welcome to come socialize (SF Bay Area)
  • Orchestra of the Moon and Rag on a Stick Puppet Theatre performances (Portland, OR)

Ritual Art Troupe has beautiful plans for the upcoming year:

  • 20/20 Play Library Tour” offering the 20/20 play to new audiences for free at local public library branches… please contribute to make this possible at https://charity.gofundme.com/o/en/campaign/2020-play-free-library-tour
  • Where We Love play chronicling the stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers in English and also as Donde Amamos in Spanish (recipient of a CA$H Performs grant with performances slated for Queer Freedom month in June 2020 and community partners Rainbow Street, Russian LGBT Network, and AsylumConnect)
  • SPEEC Play Reading Series” for casual readings of historic plays with social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes (SF Bay Area throughout 2020)
  • Regular Playwrights Circle meetings and Theatre Makers Mixers (SF Bay Area throughout 2020)
  • Other projects — including an opera! — TBA

The Theatre Makers Project 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 is a project of the nonprofit Ritual Art Troupe, fostering and developing inclusive, participatory, and community-based arts.

Please donate to our “20/20 Play Library Tour” crowdfundraiser !

Or if you prefer, you can donate with a check or to other projects of the Ritual Art Troupe.

In solidarity,

Stardust Doherty
Theatre Makers Co-Founder
Ritual Art Troupe

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 Interview of Actor Nadeem Anjum

Actor Nadeem Anjum shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the “You Too” play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

The play is about abuse, the #metoo movement, and hope for the future.

You Too will have a limited run of performances in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • 7:00pm on November 9, 2019, at Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 14, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 15, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA

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

You Too Interview of Actor Alia Thiel

Actor Alia Thiel shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the “You Too” play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

The play is about abuse, the #metoo movement, and hope for the future.

You Too will have a limited run of performances in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • 7:00pm on November 9, 2019, at Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 14, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 15, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA

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

You Too Interview of Actor Venee Call-Ferrer

Actor Venee Call-Ferrer shares thoughts and feelings in this video about the “You Too” play from the Theatre Makers project of the Ritual Art Troupe.

The play is about abuse, the #metoo movement, and hope for the future.

You Too will have a limited run of performances in the San Francisco Bay Area:

  • 7:00pm on November 9, 2019, at Fremont Community Center, 40204 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 14, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA
  • 8:00pm on November 15, 2019, at First Unitarian Church, 685 14th Street, Oakland, CA

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