20/20 Actors & Crew Information

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

Performance Schedule

Four performances as part of the San Francisco Fringe Festival at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco. Performances last exactly 60 minutes starting one hour after the call time listed below. Actors and crew should plan to stay for one hour after the performance for takedown and audience adulation.

DateCall TimeEnd Time
Saturday, September 7, 201905:30 PM08:30 PM
Sunday, September 8, 201901:00 PM04:00 PM
Wednesday, September 11, 201907:30 PM10:30 PM
Saturday, September 14, 201904:00 PM07:00 PM
Sunday, September 15, 2019 (at 304W)12:00 PM07:00 PM

Rehearsal Schedule

DateStart TimeEnd TimeAbsent
Tuesday, July 9, 201907:00 PM11:00 PMDavid-Henry (sick)
Saturday, July 13, 201903:00 PM07:00 PMGeeta, Hima
Tuesday, July 16, 201907:00 PM11:00 PMGeeta, Nadeem (sick)
Saturday, July 20, 201903:00 PM07:00 PMGeeta (late)
Tuesday, July 23, 201907:00 PM11:00 PMDavid-Henry (arrived late, leaving at 9pm), Nadeem (arrived late)
Saturday, July 27, 201903:00 PM07:00 PMDavid-Henry, Dennie, Geeta (late), Matt
Tuesday, July 30, 201907:00 PM11:00 PMDavid-Henry (leaving a little early, never arrived), Dennie, Geeta, Matt, Nadeem (arrived late)
Saturday, August 3, 201903:00 PM07:00 PMDavid-Henry (unscheduled), Dennie (sick), Hima (missing last half of rehearsal), Jess
Tuesday, August 6, 201907:00 PM11:00 PMHima (death in family), Jess
Saturday, August 10, 201903:00 PM07:00 PMGeeta (leaving early, but no show), Jess, Nadeem (late)
Tuesday, August 13, 201907:00 PM11:00 PM
Saturday, August 17, 2019 (Run-Through)03:00 PM07:00 PMRyan
Tuesday, August 20, 2019 (Run-Through)07:00 PM11:00 PMGeeta (late), Nadeem (late)
Saturday, August 24, 2019 (Run-Through)03:00 PM07:00 PM
Tuesday, August 27, 2019 (Run-Through)07:00 PM11:00 PMGeeta (late), Nadeem (late)
Saturday, August 31, 2019 (Dress Rehearsal)03:00 PM07:00 PMDavid-Henry (late), Geeta (late), Hima (late and leaving early), Nadeem
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 (Dress Rehearsal)07:00 PM9:30 PMNOTE: This rehearsal will be at the EXIT Theatre!
Friday, September 6, 2019 (Dress Rehearsal)07:00 PM11:00 PMNOTE: This rehearsal is on a Friday!

Rehearsal 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.)
  • 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 close to performance time.
  • Refreshments: Each rehearsal will offer healthy vegan food 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. Script change suggestions welcome until the end of the second 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 (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 purchase tickets for the 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)
Ryan SamPresident
German Newscaster
Venezuelan Newscaster
Lead Soldier
Protestor #3
Soldier
Jeff Zuckergates
David-Henry BennettEllis
Arabic Newscaster #2
Republican Representative
Assassin
Soldiers Group
Dennie WarrenSarah Palin
Hebrew Newscaster
Vice President
Student #2
General
Alexis
Octavia
Geeta RaiMaster of Ceremonies
Secret Service Goon #1
Russian Newscaster
Chinese Newscaster
Democrat Representative
Student #3
Protestors Group
Opposition Politician
Zuckergates Assistant
Protestor
Protestor #1
Hima MenonTV News Host
Business Newscaster
Brazilian Newscaster
Lead Protestor
Protestor #2
Jess ThompsonAnna
French Newscaster
Protestors Group
MattBackstage Voice
Secret Service Goon #2
Democrat Senator
Soldiers Group
Security Guard
Nadeem AnjumSoshe
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 (Geeta)
Act IPresident (Ryan)
Secret Service Goon #1 (Geeta)
Secret Service Goon #2 (Matt)
TV News Host (Hima)
Anna (Jess)
Soshe (Nadeem)
Business Newscaster (Hima)
French Newscaster (Jess)
German Newscaster (Ryan)
Russian Newscaster (Geeta)
Sarah Palin (Dennie)
Brazilian Newscaster (Hima)
Venezuelan Newscaster (Ryan)
Chinese Newscaster (Geeta)
Hebrew Newscaster (Dennie)
Arabic Newscaster #1 (Nadeem)
Arabic Newscaster #2 (David-Henry)
Ellis (David-Henry)
Decision PointsMaster of Ceremonies (Geeta)
Backstage Voice (Matt)
ImpeachmentSoshe (Nadeem)
Anna (Jess)
TV News Host (Hima)
Republican Representative (David-Henry)
Democrat Representative (Geeta)
Republican Senator (Nadeem)
President (Ryan)
Democrat Senator (Matt)
Ellis (David-Henry)
AssassinationAssassin (David-Henry)
President (Ryan)
Anna (Jess)
Ellis (David-Henry)
Soshe (Nadeem)
Secret Service Goon #1 (Geeta)
Secret Service Goon #2 (Matt)
Vice President (Dennie)
TV News Host (Hima)
Decentralized
Revolution
Ellis (David-Henry)
Anna (Jess)
Soshe (Nadeem)
TV News Host (Hima)
Student #1 (Nadeem)
Student #2 (Dennie)
Student #3 (Geeta)
Military CoupLead Protestor (Hima)
Lead Soldier (Ryan)
Protestors Group (Geeta, Jess)
Soldiers Group (David-Henry, Dennie, Matt)
Soshe (Nadeem)
TV News Host (Hima)
Anna (Jess)
General (Dennie)
Opposition Politician (Geeta)
General StrikeSoshe (Nadeem)
Anna (Jess)
TV News Host (Hima)
Jeff Zuckergates (Nadeem)
Assistant (Geeta)
Alexis (Dennie)
Corporate CoupSoshe (Nadeem)
Anna (Jess)
TV News Host (Hima)
Ellis (David-Henry)
Security Guard (Matt)
Octavia (Dennie)
Electoral ProgressSoshe (Nadeem)
Anna (Jess)
Ellis (David-Henry)
TV News Host (Hima)
Do NothingAnna (Jess)
Soshe (Nadeem)
Ellis (David-Henry)
Protestor (Geeta)
TV News Host (Hima)
CodaMaster of Ceremonies (Geeta)
Everyone! (David-Henry, Dennie,
Geeta, Hima, Jess, Matt, Nadeem, Ryan)

Crew List

We are currently recruiting crew for the following roles:

Venue Stage and Load-In

To see photos and videos of the EXIT Theatre main stage and the load-in path to the stage, see http://ritualart.org/wordpress/2015/07/13/exit-theatre-load-in/

20/20 Stage Manager

Update: Position filled by Bert van Aalsburg.*

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

Position: Stage Manager. Seeking a detail-oriented person with a good sense of timing who can wrangle a diverse cast of cats (actors, crew, and props) to co-create an amazing theatrical production. Both established and aspiring stage managers welcome to apply.

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 performances dates, in San Francisco

Apply:

  • Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, stage management 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/

Posting Updates: http://ritualart.org/wordpress/?p=768

Please share this notice with anyone who might be interested.

Ritual Art Troupe Donors

(as of June 5, 2019)

$2,500+

  • Stardust
  • $1,000+

  • Anonymous
  • $500+

  • Brad
  • Anonymous 1
  • Anonymous 2
  • $250+

  • Thomas Braham and Greg Zinkl
  • $100+

  • Bernhard Ruchti
  • Erling Wold
  • Anonymous (3)
  • $50+

  • Anonymous (6)
  • $25+

  • Matt
  • Anonymous (3)
  • $25-

  • Anonymous (4)
  • In-Kind

  • Arizmendi Panaderia & Pizzeria (Valencia Street)
  • Stardust
  • Affiliates / Matching

  • Amazon Smile
  • Amgen
  • “20/20” Play Casting Notice for SF Auditions on May 31 / June 1 (Deadline extended: June 1)

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

    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.

    Director: Stardust Doherty

    Main Roles:

    • Anna, a young-to-middle-aged female, not Latino, anarchist who is in love with Francisco
    • Francisco, a young-to-middle-aged Latino male, socialist who is in love with Anna
    • Ellis, a young-to-middle-aged non-binary person of color, who is clever and a bit mysterious
    • President, an elderly orange-haired white guy, who is foolish and dangerous

    Supporting Roles:

    • Many, including TV New Hosts (speaking various languages), Master of Ceremonies, Republican and Democrat Representatives and Senators, Sarah Palin, Jeff Zuckergates and Assistant, Octavia, Students, Secret Service Goons, Protestors, Soldiers, and Sign Language Interpreters (ASL), of various genders, races/ethnicities, ages, etc.

    Crew:

    • Stage Manager, Tech Director, Set Designer, Prop Designer, Costume Designer, Marketing Manager, Logistics Manager, Graphic Designer, Painters, Builders, Makers, Movers, Shakers

    Union: No

    Compensation: Probably not (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

    • 6pm-8pm on Saturday, September 7, 2019
    • 1:30pm-3:30pm on Sunday, September 8, 2019
    • 8pm-10pm on Thursday, September 11, 2019
    • 4:30pm-6:30pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019
    • Additional performances possible at other venues, depending on audience demand

    Rehearsals: to be finalized with input from cast and crew, but perhaps something like twice weekly from July 9 to September 6, 2019, in San Francisco

    • 7pm-10pm Tuesdays, and
    • 3pm-7pm Saturdays
    • Plus one tech rehearsal September 1-4 at the EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, San Francisco

    Auditions:

    • Contact theatre-makers@ritualart.org with name, preferred role, gender, race/ethnicity, age, acting experience, memorization ability level, and availability for performance, rehearsal, and audition dates/times.
    • Appointment Deadline: Tuesday, May 28
    • Script Excerpts Distributed: Tuesday, May 28 (by email, some memorization required)
    • Appointments Available: Friday, May 31
    • Appointments Available: Saturday, June 1
    • And other times by appointment

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

    Tickets: $13 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/

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

    Venezuelan Singer-Songwriter José Lobo: San Francisco House Show on May 25, 2019

    José Lobo
    8pm to 10pm, May 25, 2019
    Stardust’s Vegan House
    304 Winfield Street, San Francisco
    Benefit for Proyecto Tepuy
    http://www.ritualart.org/joselobo

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/879890472349216/

    Jose Lobo concert details

    Un concierto de las 8:00 a las 10:00 el sábado 25 de mayo, con José Lobo de Venezuela cantando canciones de su autoria y canciones de America Latina, en beneficio del Proyecto Tepuy (estudiantes universitarios que organizan atención médica para el indígenas residentes del Parque Nacional Canaima en Venezuela). Todos bienvenidos a la casa vegana de Stardust en 304 Winfield Street, cerca de Mission y 30th Streets, en San Francisco. Asientos limitados.

    Si puedes, trae comida o bebida para un compartir de comida vegana después del concierto.

    Patrocinado por Ritual Art Troupe (ritualart.org)

    A concert from 8pm to 10pm on Saturday, May 25, with José Lobo from Venezuela singing his own songs and songs from Latin America, to benefit Proyecto Tepuy (university students organizing medical care for the indigenous residents of the National Canaima Park in Venezuela). Everyone is welcome to the Stardust’s vegan house at 304 Winfield Street, near Mission and 30th Streets, in San Francisco. Limited seating.

    If you can, bring food or drink for a vegan potluck reception after the concert.

    Sponsored by Ritual Art Troupe (ritualart.org)

    RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/879890472349216/

    Ethereal storytelling | Venezuela

    “His riveting voice immediately grasps you in and catches your attention from beginning to end” – Buzz Music LA

    Jose Lobo was born in Venezuela, but it was while living in Brazil that he began playing the guitar, nowadays he lives in Canada. Influenced by the folklore of the Venezuelan tonada, the rhythms of bossa nova, and American folk music he continues to explore his identity as a Latin American in the diaspora through songwriting. Lobo has performed in streets and stages across Europe, North Africa and the Americas.

    website: https://joselobo.bandcamp.com/

    video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfQO_Qid3GE

    press: https://www.buzz-music.com/blog/jose-lobo-mesmerizes-us-with-adeus-ao-tempo?fbclid=IwAR3X8qTz2MSCXZGMyLeUdKjCPB3XF_Zb6sLo2OHByxYh0k5FPL1YhI3-3QU

    To benefit Proyecto Tepuy–

    Donde Amamos (Where We Love): Entrevistar a los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ+ para una obra teatral de Theatre Makers

    English version

    ¿Eres un refugiado LGBTQ+? ¿O llegaste a los Estados Unidos como una persona LGBTQ+ en busca de asilo? El proyecto Theatre Makers está co-creando una obra llamada “Donde Amamos” (“Where We Love”) que cuenta las historias de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ+.

    Resumen: si desea ser voluntario para ser entrevistado o ayudar a co-crear esta obra, envíe un correo electrónico a theatre-makers@ritualart.org con su nombre, número de teléfono, ciudad y los mejores horarios para contactarlo.

    La obra es por y para la comunidad, para generar solidaridad e servir de inspiracion para los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ+, mientras informamos a las comunidades LGBTQ+ y al público en general de forma entretenida sobre la situación de los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ+, sobre la mejor manera de apoyarlos, y como mejorar en el proceso de inmigración.

    Planeamos tener actuaciones en inglés y actuaciones en español.

    Queremos entrevistar a la mayor cantidad posible de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ+ para que la obra presente un grupo inclusivo y diverso de personajes de todas las situaciones diferentes de todo el mundo. Las entrevistas son completamente confidenciales y, debido a que mezclaremos y uniremos los detalles de la historia de muchas personas, ninguna persona específica será identificable a partir de su historia en la obra.

    Si se siente más cómodo, encontraremos un entrevistador que pueda entrevistarlo en su primer idioma, en lugar del inglés.

    También estamos entrevistando al personal de varias organizaciones y voluntarios que trabajan con refugiados LGBTQ+ y solicitantes de asilo sobre sus experiencias para el obra.

    Para inscribirse para una entrevista sobre su experiencia como refugiado o solicitante de asilo LGBTQ+ (o personal de una organización o trabajador), envíe un correo electrónico a theatre-makers@ritualart.org con su nombre, número de teléfono, ciudad y los mejores horarios para contactarlo.

    Por favor comparta esta oportunidad con cualquier refugiado LGBTQ+ y solicitantes de asilo que conozca y con cualquier otra persona que quiera ayudar con el obra.

    Nota: si lo desea, también puede participar en la creación y puesta en escena de la obra aquí en el Área de la Bahía de San Francisco: los creadores de teatro necesitarán un escritor en idioma español, actores, diseñadorees de vestuario, escenógrafos, pintores, fabricantes de utilería, equipo de transporte, equipo para el sonido y la illuminacion, director de escena, intérpretes de lenguaje de señas (ASL), financiadores, y otros voluntarios. Si conococes un espacio en donde podemos hacer la obra, dejame saber por favor. Para ser voluntario, envíe un correo electrónico a theatre-makers@ritualart.org con su nombre, número de teléfono, ciudad y los mejores horarios para contactarlo.

    Para obtener más información sobre la obra, visite http://www.ritualart.org/wherewelove

    Para obtener más información y para unirse a los fabricantes de teatro: https://www.ritualart.org/theatre-makers

    Muchachos” por Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin

    Where We Love: Interviewing LGBTQ+ Refugees and Asylum Seekers for Theatre Makers Play

    En español

    Are you an LGBTQ+ refugee? Or did you come to the USA as an LGBTQ+ person seeking asylum? The Theatre Makers project is co-creating a play called “Where We Love” that tells the stories of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers.

    Summary: if you want to volunteer to be interviewed or help co-create this play, please email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.

    The play is by and for the community, to generate solidarity and inspire healing for LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers, while informing the LGBTQ+ communities and the general public in an entertaining way about the situation of LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers, how best to support them and advocate for improvements in the immigration process.

    We plan to have performances in English and performances in Spanish.

    We want to interview as many LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers as possible so that the play presents an inclusive and diverse group of characters from all different situations all over the world. The interviews are completely confidential and, because we will mix and match story details from many people, no specific individual will be identifiable from their story in the play.

    If you feel more comfortable, we will find an interviewer who can interview you in your first language, rather than English.

    We are also interviewing organizational staff and volunteers who work with LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers about their experiences for the play.

    To sign up for an interview about your experience as an LGBTQ+ refugee or asylum seeker (or organizational staff or worker), please email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.

    Please share this opportunity with any LGBTQ+ refugees and asylum seekers you know and with anyone else who might want to help with the play.

    Bonus — If you like, you can also participate in creating and staging the play here in the San Francisco Bay Area: Theatre Makers will need a Spanish-language writer, actors, set designers, painters, prop master, wardrobe master, roadies, sound and light crew, a stage manager, funders, venues, sign-language interpreters (ASL), and other volunteers. To volunteer, please email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.

    For more information about the play, see http://www.ritualart.org/wherewelove

    For more information and to join Theatre Makers: https://www.ritualart.org/theatre-makers

    “Boys” by Kuzma Sergeevich Petrov-Vodkin

    The Importance of Theatre as a Place of Agitation and Dissent

    “The institutions of art – theatre, film, video, and conceptual art, for instance – are among the rare spaces where one be permitted to depart from the law and social norms. I emphasize may because permission in these spaces is conditional upon social, political, psychological, economic, and legislative circumstances which widen or narrow the realm of possibility. To some extent, that permission remains broad and guaranteed under the laws of democratic states that respect their own legal systems and protect the freedom of their citizens. However, permission remains narrow and practically unobtainable in security states or totalitarian states, such as the one in which Saadallah Wannous lived.


    “In modern democratic states, one can, through the world of art and its institutions, step outside the law for a few hours before going back to being a loyal citizen. Here lies the importance of theatre as a place of agitation and dissent. In the name of theatre, an actor or artist can commit acts that he or she cannot commit outside the theatre. He or she can talk about taboos and open debates on serious issues such as religion, sex, armies, war, treason, and so on – publicly, before an audience.”


    — From an essay “What Has Slipped Away Is So Far, and What Is Yet to Come So Close” by Rabih Mroué, in “Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre”.

    Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on March 15, 2019

    The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 12:30pm on March 15, 2019, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

    The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

    Official Business

    • Call to Order and Introductions
    • Quorum Check
    • Review and Approve Agenda
    • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
    • Board Recruitment
    • Project Review (brief)
    • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
    • Fundraising
    • Other Official Business
    • Next Board Meeting
    • Adjourn

    People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre for San Francisco Climate March

    The People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre was created by Theatre Makers for the purpose of participating in the activities surrounding the Global Rise for Climate March in San Francisco on September 8, 2018.

    The project involved presenting four performances each of two plays:

    • Ecopocalypse: a dystopian play in which corporations and the wealthy continue the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment
    • Animal Factory Farm: a play portraying a fable about animals treated poorly by humans who band together and learn that humans are risking not only animal lives, but everything about our way of life on earth

     

    Theatre Makers is a project of the Ritual Art Troupe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.