Hookman at Clarice Smith, Nov 13-21, In person

Hookman at Clarice Smith, Nov 13-21, In person

Hookman
By Lauren Yee
Nathaniel P. Claridad ’04, director
November 13-21, 2021
Sat, Nov 13, 2021 . 07:30PM
Sun, Nov 14, 2021 . 02:00PM
Sun, Nov 14, 2021 . 07:30PM
Wed, Nov 17, 2021 . 07:30PM
Thu, Nov 18, 2021 . 07:30PM
Fri, Nov 19, 2021 . 07:30PM
Sun, Nov 21, 2021 . 02:00PM

Venue: Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center. In Person.

In what playwright Lauren Yee describes as an “existential slasher comedy,” Hookman tells the story of Lexi, a college freshman who is haunted by the sudden death of her childhood best friend—all while navigating the pressures of being a young woman entering adulthood. The production brings the horror film genre to the stage, inviting audiences to explore themes of grief, trauma and guilt in an up close and personal way.

“Yee’s skill in crafting all the conversations is the great gift of her ‘Hookman,’ and not just for the character-specific comedy and deft social and generational satire packed within them. Beneath all the laughs is a yearning quest for connection and self-definition, struggling to break through the distractions of youth and digital immersion.” — Robert Hurwitt, SFGATE

Health + Safety: There may be COVID safety policies such as mask requirements in place when you attend this event. Please see our health & safety page for the most up to date information about attendance!

Tickets: Pay what you wish, suggested price: $20 Regular, $10 Student. Click here.

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.