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 Human Capacity at Clarice Smith, May 2-9

The Human Capacity at Clarice Smith, May 2-9

The Human Capacity
By Jennifer Barclay
May 2-9, 2015
Director Michael Dove

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center.

Sat, May 2, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sun, May 3, 2015 . 2:00PM
Sun, May 3, 2015 . 7:30PM
Wed, May 6, 2015 . 7:30PM
Thu, May 7, 2015 . 7:30PM
Fri, May 8, 2015 . 7:30PM
Sat, May 9, 2015 . 2:00PM
Sat, May 9, 2015 . 7:30PM

Tickets: Regular: $25, Student: $10. Kogood Theatre, General Admission.

Description: Set in East Berlin, both before and after the fall of the Wall, The Human Capacity follows the journey of a Stasi officer as he seeks redemption from the woman whose life he shattered. Both torturer and victim find themselves caught in a struggle to reconcile the horrors of their past with their hopes for the future.

The Human Capacity is a searing look into a society and a family in turmoil, and an exploration of the human capacity for cruelty, perseverance and forgiveness.