SF-based production company PianoFight is proud to kick-off the new decade with its first-ever, full-length dramatic play, The Position, a world-premiere written by the most produced local playwright of the current Bay Area season, William Bivins. The Position is directed by Christy Crowley and runs February 4 - 28, Thursdays - Saturdays at 8:00pm and Sundays at 7:00pm, at the Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission Street in San Francisco. Tickets are $20 at the door and on-line at www.pianofight.com and, as always, brown bags are certainly encouraged.
So exactly what is The Position? It's not just a job; in a world ravaged by 80% unemployment and mass social chaos, The Position represents security and fulfillment. The Concern has selected six finalists from more than half-a-million job applicants, flown them to a remote compound, and provided them with every luxury and diversion including golf, paragliding and skeet shooting. When they arrive, the six candidates are stripped of their clothing and identities, informed that the laws of The Nation have been suspended and that they will be recorded around the clock while they compete for the one job that they believe can give them hope in a hopeless world.
The Concern, formerly known as The Last Conglomerate, was formed when the remaining 159 companies in the Fortune 500 merged to provide The Nation with laws, a private security force, currency and products to meet basic human needs. You can fill out an application for The Position at www.applyfortheposition.com to receive a discount code for $5 off tickets and a chance at winning free tickets to the show. The Concern will also be premiering all new, short advertisements on the aforementioned website.
Featuring Kate Jones, Asher Lyons, Gabrielle Patacsil, Eric Reid, Dan Williams and Laura Zimmerman as the six finalists, The Position cast is rounded out by Jessica Cortese and Evan Winchester as employees of The Concern who administer the application process. Anne Jones handles design, Logan Andrews runs the technical side, while Gabi Patacsil, Dan Williams and Rob Ready produce.
With The Position, William Bivins has five world premieres (four of them full-length plays) in the current season. Pulp Scripture and The Afterlife of the Mind premiered in the Fall, The Apotheosis of Pig Husbandry opens at the SF Playhouse in May, and his one-act play Altered Landscape will be featured in the Bay One Acts Festival in February.
Christy Crowley has had the pleasure of working with William Bivins before having directed his competition winning Grunion Run and later in the season, Pulp Scripture. She's worked with PianoFight as an actor and director for the past two years.
PiANOFiGHT PRODUCTiONS is an SF-based production company founded by Rob Ready and Dan Wiliams in July of 2007. Teaming with Combined Artform's Matthew Quinn and Steve Kahn, PianoFight became a managing partner of Off-Market Theaters in 2009. In it's short two-and-a-half-year history, PianoFight has produced original works, premiered all-new shows, created and developed an online web series, and cut numerous short films, all while remaining true to its commitment of producing new work by new artists. For more information, visit www.pianofight.com.
Studio250 @ Off-Market
965 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|