Factory Parts II
Factory Parts II and III include continuing development of works by:
Last summer, we hosted 10 visiting theater companies for fresh-out-of-the-box ensemble pieces. This year, we're continuing to nurture four of the pieces in February and April.
Join us to see the latest development of these works-in-progress!
ACME Performance Project (Los Altos)
The Laurette Taylor Experience is a series of devised moments from the life of Laurette Taylor, the first actor to play Amanda Wingfield in Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie. Inspired by Jermome Bel's dance biographies, The Laurette Taylor Experience looks at how performance is created in the moment to moment dynamic between actor and audience. Devised by Michelle Talgarow and Elizabeth Spreen (performing Laurette). Acme Performance Projects develops artistic work across a variety of media and forms. Dedicated to the spirit of Wile E. Coyote, Acme exploits the perverse relationship between invention and failure.
Arc/hive (Palo Alto)
Hidebound explores the tension between what we hold onto and what we let go of, inspired by the notes and clippings left behind in the books donated to Friends of the Library. Drawing on the traditions of Commedia, autobiographical and multimedia storytelling, it reveals a mélange of characters inhabiting a scrapwork quilt of stories real and imagined.
foolsFURY (San Francisco)
The Seeing Place - Antigone, Medea, and Oedipus. What do these epic figures of classical antiquity have to say to us today? This pieces begins an exploration of the relationship of Greek tragedy and backyard Democracy. How can we reawaken the theater as the 'seeing place' (theatron) from which the word derives?
Baden-Powell Wars - An irreverent exploration of the man who ignited the Boy Scout craze, Baden-Powell Wars mashes up the frontal cortex and down the khaki shorts of the Boer War hero turned world leader of young men who may have had feelings for the African chief he put to death. Who was he? Was he brave? Was he kind? Was he splendid? Be prepared.
Theatre of Yugen (View)
2840 Mariposa Street
San Francisco, CA, CA 94110