Avant GardARAMA!

October 5 – October 23

    

A Sampler of Short Experimental Works

Seven pieces – spanning artistic mediums, languages, and a variety of experimental techniques – helmed by seven enterprising directors compromise a single evening of bold and eclectic performance. From a Lorca-inspired piece presented entirely in Spanish with English supertitles, to a two-hander between a woman and a teddy bear, to a dance-theater fusion piece inspired by our country’s electoral process, just in time for November’s general election, there’s no shortage of surprises in store at Cutting Ball’s signature sampler of experimental works.

PRODUCTIONS:

The Wasps – a post-apocolyptic theater-movement piece

An Evening With Activists – a young couple's anniversary celebration

Lorca al vacío – inspired by Federico Garcia Lorca, performed in Spanish

Pezzetti – a multilingual devised performance

Crooked and Dangerous – an electoral-inspired piece with movement and text

Whatever Self: Virginia Woolf & Virginia Woolf – a world premiere micro-play

Inkwell – a world premiere micro-play

 

You Are Invited!

Sunday: 10/9/16
Join us and Guy Zimmerman, playwright of The Wasps, with the cast for a talkback to learn about the artistic process and engage more deeply with the production.
 
Sunday: 10/16/16
 
Join us and Yussef El Guindi, playwright of An Evening with Activists, with the cast to learn about the artistic process and engage more deeply with the production.

Paige Roger talks on Bay Area Focus!


Press Photos:

The Wasps

Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) and Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) bond on hating poor people.
Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) and Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) bond on hating poor people. Photo by Jear Keokham
Melanie DuPuy (Jenna Bush) and Danielle O'Hare (Barbara Bush) avoid execution yet again in The Wasps.
Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) and Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) avoid execution yet again. Photo by Jear Keokham
Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) and Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) try and fend off the grim reaper. Photo by Norman Fung
Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) and Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) try and fend off the grim reaper. Photo by Norman Fung
Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) and Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) fear the end is near. Photo by Norman Fung
Jenna Bush (Melanie DuPuy) and Barbara Bush (Danielle O'Hare) fear the end is near. Photo by Norman Fung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

An Evening With Activists

Mona (Michelle Drexler) and Kamal (Kunal Prasad) celebrate five years of marriage in An Evening With Activists.
Mona (Michelle Drexler) verbally castrates Kamal (Kunal Prasad). Photo by Jear Keokham
Mona (Michelle Drexler) and Kamal (Kunal Prasad) celebrate five years of marriage in An Evening With Activists.
Mona (Michelle Drexler) and Kamal (Kunal Prasad) "celebrate" five years of marriage. Photo by Jear Keokham
Kamal (Kunal Prasad) questions his role as an activist. Photo by Norman Fung
Kamal (Kunal Prasad) questions his role as an activist. Photo by Norman Fung
Kamal (Kunal Prasad) and Mona (Michelle Drexler) are oppressed by the unfair nature of life. Photo by Norman Fung
Kamal (Kunal Prasad) and Mona (Michelle Drexler) are oppressed by the unfair nature of life. Photo by Norman Fung

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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