Clarice Smith presents Fearless New Play Festival, Nov 19-22, Online

Clarice Smith presents Fearless New Play Festival, Nov 19-22, Online

Fearless New Play Festival
Jennifer Barclay, festival director
Lauren Yee, keynote playwright

Thu, Nov 19, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Fri, Nov 20, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sat, Nov 21, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM
Sun, Nov 22, 2020 . 07:30PM to 09:30PM

By: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Click here.

The Fearless New Play Festival is a four-day celebration of new scripts in development that address urgent issues of today. The festival kicks off on November 19 with a panel discussion with local theater professionals. After two weeks of rehearsals, we present a speech by a nationally renowned keynote playwright and a staged reading of their work on March 20, and staged readings of new short plays by current TDPS students and alumni on March 21 and 22.

Selected plays for the 2020 Fearless New Play Festival

By Grace (Part Two) by Agyeiwaa Asante ’18
A Tea Party by Mariel Berlin-Fischler ’14
All of my Bullies and Where They Are Now by Elizabeth Crino ’18
Ghost Story by Evangelina Hakes ’19
The Ice Room by Liz Maestri ’03
RAPunzel by Jasmine Mitchell ‘20
Tiny Ruins by April Monu ’18
Please Like Me by Jordan Resnick ’22
Loving in the Age of Social Distancing by Amber Smithers ‘20
The Tao Island by Lyra Woods ’17

Announcing Keynote Playwright Lauren Yee: The School of Theatre, Dance, and Performance Studies is thrilled to announce that internationally-renowned playwright Lauren Yee will be our 2020 keynote playwright. Lauren Yee is a playwright, screenwriter, and TV writer born and raised in San Francisco. She currently lives in New York City.

Free, No Tickets Required, Online here.

The Goldfish and BWA at Clarice Smith, Dec 2-3

The Goldfish and BWA at Clarice Smith, Dec 2-3

Second Season:
The Goldfish by Shuping Yang
B.W.A. (Black Woman’s Anonymous) by Whitney Geohagan and April Monu
December 2 – December 3, 2016

Fri, Dec 2, 2016 . 7:30PM
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 . 2:00PM
Sat, Dec 3, 2016 . 7:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. Cafritz Foundation Theatre, general admission.

The Goldfish
By Shuping Yang, Directed by Olivia Brann

Enter the mind of a Chinese son, “the golden child,” as he struggles between traditional Confucian values and Western notions of individuality. When his cousin Li Yi visits him the night before his wedding, Xiao Zhong is faced with a series of life changing decisions that will affect his family, his relationships, and his future. Is he really free? Or is he just a goldfish stuck in a bowl?

B.W.A. (Black Woman’s Anonymous)
By Whitney Geohagan and April Monu

Malcolm X once said, “The most disrespected person in America is the Black woman, the most unprotected person in America is the Black woman, the most neglected person in America is the Black woman.”

B.W.A (Black Woman’s Anonymous) explores what it means to be an African American woman in America, addressing deep-seated issues these women face.

Tickets: Free, tickets required. Get tickets here. Tickets will be available to reserve starting at 12:00 Noon on Monday, November 28, 2016.