Above Ground, A Festival of New Theater
Above Ground festival of new theater is packed with ten ground breaking shows by local artists who appear in their own dramatic, comedic and musical pieces. Four non-stop weeks of indie performances in the Mission highlight "who we are now." Recognized, award winning playwrights and up-and-comers shake up the theater world with drama, storytelling, standup, puppetry, poetry, physical comedy, live music and more! Five soloists and five groups bring original work over 14 evenings of shared programs with one ticket price for each night.
Advance tickets recommended as these shows sell out. All sales support the artists. Please be sure to choose which artist/team you wish your ticket purchase to benefit directly. And thanks for supporting the arts!
Each night is a different lineup. Visit www.ftloose.com for details and complete schedules. Email us with questions at email@example.com or call 510-658-3530. Mojo Theatre is an intimate theater in the Mission district's historic Redstone Labor Temple Building. Located at 2940 16th Street between Mission and So Van Ness in San Francisco, it's close to Mission/16th Street BART and MUNI.
The five soloists are: Liz Duran Boubion, Ron Campbell, Janet Collard, David Draffin and Natasha Kaluza.
The five ensemble lead artists are: Bob Ernst/Mark Malmberg, Fenner, Lauren Godla/Kristen Rulifson, Daniel Larlham/Liz DeRoche, and Toni Mikulka/Joey Chang.
The plays and playwrights are:
Shock Shock Shakeup
June 6, 14, 15
Written/Directed/Performed by Big Drama No Drama
Liz DeRoche and Daniel Larlham with Madeline HD Brown
Actor-musicians rock out with spoken word, movement and satirically operatic songs.
June Bug Rolls Toward the Sun Like a Scarab
June 7, 8, 22
Written/Choreographed/Performed by Liz Duran Boubion, Directed by Kimberly Lester
Magical realism in multi-media dance theater.
Giant Puppets Save the World
June 6, 7
Written/Performed by Toni "Tone" Mikulka and Cello Joe (Joey Chang), Directed by Kimberly Lester
Global puppet theater in a mix of classical hip hop and folktales.
49/51 Balancing the Comedy and Tragedy of Life
June 8, 23, 27
Written/Performed by Natasha Kaluza, Directed by Beth Clarke
Personal exposé of a clown caught between her born-again father and new age mother.
June 13, 14
Written/Performed/Directed by Janet Collard, Co-directed by Dan Saski, Music by Terran Olson; Costumes by Keriann Egeland
Documentary style dance theater with live music about the wild eccentrics of 1920's Berlin.
Villains & Fools
June 13, 15, 16, 20
Written/Performed by David Draffin, Directed by Kimberly Lester
Desperate and hilarious science fiction theater.
How to Fail: Being Dumb for Dummies in One Uneasy Lesson
Sundays, June 16 and 23
Written/Performed by Ron Campbell
Part stand up, part poetry reading, part Ted Talk, all failure.
The Buck and Bill Show
June 20, 21, 28, 29
Written by Bob Ernst and co-directed with Jim Cave, Music by Mark Malmberg performed with the ensemble: Bob Ernst, Rachel Richman, Geneva Colcol, Brittany Gilmore and Ron Davis
Episodic dramatic play with live music and songs.
Curvy and Curly
June 21, 22
Written/Performed by FloorPlay Dance Theater
Lauren Godla and Kristen Rulifson
Absurdist and athletic physical comedy.
The Boy who Cried 'Naked'
June 22, 27, 28, 29
Written/Performed by Fenner with Katarina Countiss, James Green, Kaya Mey, Michelle Owen and Annikah Woodward; Director Sabrina Wenske; Dramaturg Emily Haydock
Clowning, music and puppet theater with storytelling.
Footloose is funded by San Francisco Grants for the Arts, generous individuals and businesses.
The Mojo Theatre (View)
2940 16th St
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|