A new translation of the only surviving satyr play, a ribald retelling of the famous story from the Odyssey.
Adapted and Directed by Bennett Fisher
Featuring Molly Benson, Stuart Bousel, Katrina Bushnell, Tom Cokenias, Lindsay Cookson, Matt Gunnison, Julia Heitner, Sean Kelly, James Kierstead, and Paul Stout.
With live folk music performed by West of Shannon.
A VALENTINE’S DAY POST-MORTEM
A collection of original songs, monologues, short pieces on the subject of love and whether it has anything to do with Valentine’s day.
Original material written and performed by Molly Benson, Stuart Bousel, Sara Briendel, Xanadu Bruggers, Meg Cohen, Ashley Cowan, Katarina Fabic, Ryan Hayes, Allison Herman, Warden Lawlor, Carl Lucania, Joseph Miller, Kai Morrison, Carole Swann, and Rana Weber.
A collection of original short plays, monologues, poems, and songs inspired by the different MUNI lines in San Francisco.
Original material written and performed by Claire Rice, Joe Miller, Ryan Hayes, Brian Markley, MR Fall, Nancy Cooper Frank, Julia Heitner, Wylie Herman, Skip Emerson, Jenni Gebhardt, Leigh Shaw, Geoffrey Libby, and Carl Holvik-Thomas.
A fully staged production of Havel’s play about a playwright and intellectual forced to work in a brewery, who is called into his foreman’s office for a friendly beer and sobering conversation.
By Vaclav Havel
Directed by Bennett Fisher
Featuring Paul Stout and Nathan Tucker
Collaborative team includes Alejandro Acosta, Stuart Bousel, Victor Carrion, Molly Stewart Cohn, Lindsay Cookson, Bennett Fisher, Catherine Lardas, Brian Markley, Meg O’Connor, Tanya Orellana, Paul Stout, Nathan Tucker.
A four-part staged reading epic drawn from the Greek tragedians that tells the story of the House of Oedipus.
By Euripides, Sophocles, and Aeschylus, adapted by Stuart Bousel
Directed by Meg O’Connor, Maryanne Olson, Sara Judge, and Amy Clare Tasker
Featuring Stuart Bousel, Megan Briggs, Xanadu Bruggers, Danielle Doyle, Katerina Fabic, Vince Faso, Bennett Fisher, Dimas Guardado, Maura Holloran, Catherine Lardas, Charles Lewis III, Carl Luciana, Jan Marsh, Elana McKernan, Nirmala Nataraj, Annie Paladino, Jessica Rudholm, Ricky Saenz, Stacy Sanders, Leigh Shaw, Jay Smith, Addie Ulrey, Celeste Van Etten, Rana Weber, and Richard Wenzel
A staged reading of Jarry’s madcap reboot of Macbeth, arguably the first modernist play.
By Alfred Jarry
Translated and directed by Bennett Fisher
Featuring Sam Leichter, Catherine Lardas, Vijay Vachani, Julia Heitner, Warden Lawlor, Ricky Saenz, Paul Stout, Annie Paladino, with live deejay accompaniment by Wait What
Three evenings of fully staged short plays that all take place in the time it takes to finish a beer.
By Elena McKernan, Bennett Fisher, Stuart Bousel, Jeremy Cole, Molly Benson, Karen Offereins, Marissa Skudlarek, Megan Cohen, Victor Carrion, and Ashley Cowan, all performed in the time it takes to finish a beer.
Directed by Paul Cello, M. R. Fall, Claire Rice, Julia Heitner, Meg O’Connor, Alex Curtis, Sara Staley, Ashely Cowan, and Meg Cohen
Featuring Kristen Broadbear, Brian Trybom, Damian Lanahan-Kalish, Matt Gunnison, Warden Lawlor, Tim Talbot, Erwin O’Toole, Ashley Cowan, Lila Davidson, Rob Ready, Andy Strong, Kat Bushnell, Tea Toplak, John Caldon, Kurt Cotton, Nicole Hammersla, Derricka Smith, Cooper Carlson, and Joe Scheppers
WILDE CARD (The Florentine Tragedy and La Sainte Courtesan)
Directed by Stuart Bousel
Fully staged productions of two lesser known works by Oscar Wilde.
Featuring Kai Morrison, Tim Ballard, Ben Knoll, Catherine Lardas, Jessica Rudholm, Xanadu Bruggers, Charles Lewis III and original music written and performed by Sara Judge.
Dramatic reading adaptations of HP Lovecraft stories: “The Shunned House”, “The Hound”, “Pickman’s Model”, “The Call of Cthulhu” and “The Dunwich Horror.”
By Stuart Bousel, Kai Morrison, Nirmala Nataraj, Nathan Tucker and Ignacia Zulueta
Directed by Stuart Bousel, Joe Jordon, Kai Morrison, Nirmala Nataraj and Nathan Tucker
Original music written and performed by Sean Malroy and Mcpuzo & Trotsky
Original artwork by Ernesto Ortiz Leyva, Adam Miller, Christine Monohan
Featuring Ross Berger, Stuart Bousel, Sara Eve Breindel, Megan Cohen, Stefin Collins, Lindsay Cookson, Tom Darter, AJ Davenport, Aoife Davis, Julianna Egley, Joe Estlack, Dimas Guardado, Maura Halloran, Alex Hersler, Matthew Ingle, Evan Johnson, Michelle Jasso, Joe Jordon, Christopher P. Kelly, Dan Kurtz, Catherine Lardas, Charles Lewis III, Rik Lopes, Carl Lucania, Brian Martin, Ross Murray, Hector Osario, Cassie Powell, Kira Shaw, Leigh Shaw, Nathan Tucker, Ignacio Zulueta
BOYS TOGETHER CLINGING: THE GAY POETRY OF WALT WHITMAN
Created and performed by Ryan Hayes with a musical introduction by Daniel Redman.
Written and performed by Xanadu Bruggers, Dan Kurtz, Charles Lewis III, Maura McGowan, Kai Morrison, Sunil Patel, John Paul Poritz, Leigh Shaw and Marissa Skudlarek with original songs written and performed by McPuzo and Trotsky.
SHORT ATTENTION SPAN SHORTS
A fully staged collection of 50 short plays based on stories from Is The Barn Still Standing by John Ashworth.
Adapted and directed by Victor Carrion.
Performed by Molly Benson, Kirsten Broadbear, Dimas Guardado, Julia Heitner, Ben Knoll, Kai Morrison, Geof Nolan, Jessica Rudholm.
A dramatic reading performance piece created from the historic speeches of Katherine of Aragon, Ann Hutchinson, Patrick Henry, Ned Kelly, Nelson Mandela and Diane Savino.
Conceived and directed by Stuart Bousel.
Performed by Stuart Bousel, Michelle Jasso, Charles Lewis III, Lee Marcotte, Karen Offereins, Jessica Rudholm.
by Evgeny Shvarts
Adapted and directed by Bennett Fisher.
A staged reading of Shvarts’ classic socio-political fairy tale.
Performed by Sara Breindel, Juliana Egley, Dimas Guardado, Charles Lewis III, Caitlyn Louchard, Brian Martin, Geoffrey Nolan, Annie Paladino, Zac Schuman, Jocelyn Stringer, Nathan Tucker.
Adapted and directed by Stuart Bousel
A staged reading of the little known political sex comedy from the master of ancient Greek social commentary and toga-clad antics.
Performed by Tristan Cunningham, Maura Halloran, Julia Heitner, James Kierstead, Dan Kurtz, Carl Lucania, Joe Miller, Theresa Miller, Jessica Rudholm, Marissa Skudlarek, and Linda Wang.
THE BOAR’S HEAD
Adapted by Stuart Bousel from William Shakespeare’s Henry IV, Henry V
Directed by Jessica Richards, stage managed by Carrie Lynne Barnes
A fully produced 90 minute version of the famous trilogy chronicling Henry V’s rise to the throne of England, his betrothal to the lovely Katherine, and his ill-fated friendship with the errant knight, Sir John Falstaff.
Performed by Sarah Kate Anderson, Larissa Archer, Ted Barker, Tonyanna Borkovi, Stuart Bousel, Nick Dickson, Derek Fischer, Bennett Fisher, Paul Jennings and Trish Tillman.
Written and directed by Megan Cohen
An exploration and dramatization of James Joyce’s Ulysses.
Performed by Scott Baker, Derek Fisher, Myron Freedman and Leigh Shaw.
THE HANGING ODES
Adapted and directed by Kate Jopson
A dramatic reading of five poems from the ancient Arabic world detailing the loves and losses of five princes.
Performed by Yahya Abdul-Mateen, Stuart Bousel, Carl Holvick-Thomas, Khatchadour Khatchadourian, Zari Matthews with Kate Jopson.
PINT SIZED PLAYS II
By Gabriel Bellman, William Chessman III, Megan Cohen, Jeremy Cole, Nancy Cooper Frank, Nick and Lisa Gentile, Brian Markley and Piano Fight’s Mission Control
Directed by Megan Briggs, Julia Heitner, Jessica Holt, B. Warden Lawlor, Rik Lopes, Meg O’Connor and Sara Staley
Music performed by Duncan Wold
Another round of fully produced short plays written to take place in the amount of time it takes one character to finish a beer.
Performed by Josie Alvarez, Molly Benson, Megan Briggs, Kirsten Broadbear, Ashley Cowan, Nick Dickson, Rachel Ferensowicz, Jed Rapp Goldstein, Matt Gunnison, Nicole Hammersla, Ray Hobbs, Dan Kurtz, Brian Martin, Sarah Moser, Karen Offereins, Sunil Patel, Rob Ready, Nathan Tucker and Duncan Wold.
Technical assistance provided by Clinton Winder
LANFORD WILSON’S DOWNTOWN PLAYS
by Lanford Wilson
Directed by Megan Cohen, Ashley Cowan and Brian Markley
Staged readings of “Ludlow Fair” and “Home Free!”
Performed by Megan Cohen, Ashley Cowan, Matt Gunnison, Claire Rice.
DEVIL OF A TIME
by Bennett Fisher, music and lyrics by Kai Morrison and Sara Breindel
Directed by Sara Judge
A fully staged new musical version of the Faust legend.
Performed by Kat Bushnell, James Grady, Michelle Jasso, Charles Lewis III, Justin Liszanckie, Andrea Shippy, Mike Shiono, Nick Trengove, Rana Weber.
by Brian Markley
directed by Rik Lopes
A staged reading of an original full-length play about customs officials working at San Francisco Airport over Thanksgiving weekend.
Performed by Molly Benson, Kirsten Broadbear, Lindsay Cookson, Kelley B. Greer, Dan Kurtz, Karen Offereins, Sunil Patel, Samuel Richie, Paul Stout
Sound design by Logan Austejan Daniel
A SAN FRANCISCO THEATER PUB SUPER SpecTAculaR!
A sing-along concert pageant about the last seven days of the life of Jesus Christ, as told through the songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice.
Performed by Stuart Bousel, Xanadu Bruggers, Katrina Bushnell, Angel Carvajal, Cory Clar, Sean Fenton, James Grady, Michelle Jasso, Jim Jowdy, Sara Judge, Carl Lucania, Kai Morrison, Paul Rodrigues, Kelly Sanchez and Rana Weber.
OCCUPY THEATER PUB!
A night of short dramatic readings discussing the great American tradition of protesting and civil disobedience.
Featuring original writing by Gabriel Bellman, Jeremy Cole, Ashley Cowan, Claire Rice, Kirk Shimano, Christian Simonsen, Eileen Tull and Matt Werner, with additional material by Lillian Hellman and Huey P. Newton.
Directed by Brook Bishop, Ashley Cowan, Julia Heitner, Claire Rice and Eileen Tull.
Performed by McPuzo & Trotsky, Kirsten Broadbear, Matt Gunnison, Sylvia Hathaway, Kate Jones, Charles Lewis III, Brian Markley, Karen Offereins, Claire Rice and Nick Trengove.
A dramatic reading of the classic romance about Helen of Troy’s rescue from Egypt.
Performed by Tonyanna Borkovi, Stuart Bousel, Kirsten Broadbear, Nick Dickson, Maura Halloran, James Kierstead, Dan Kurtz, Theresa Miller, Tonya Narvaez, Karen Offereins, Leer Relleum and Aaron Tworek.
ODES OF MARCH
Nineteen original odes written about the various roles within a theater company, acted out by a myriad of Theater Pub veterans.
Written by Victor Carrion, Ashley Cowan, Julia Heitner, Neil Higgins, Sang Kim, Brian Markley, Sunil Patel, Marissa Skudlarek with an original song by McPuzo & Trotsky.
Directed by Ashley Cowan, Julia Heitner, Neil Higgins, Sang Kim, Sunil Patel, Robert Estes.
Performed by Ashley Cowan, Les Cowan, Aoife Davis, Dimas Guardado, Julia Heitner, Neil Higgins, Charles Lewis, Carl Lucania, McPuzo & Trotsky, Sunil Patel, Shane Rhoades, Jessica Rudholm, and Nick Trengove.
Produced by Karen Offereins.
by Stuart Bousel
An original short play performed as part of the 2012 BOA festival, exploring the tension between selfishness and selflessness within the self.
Directed by Sara Staley.
Performed by Giovanna Arieta, Travis Howse, Kate Jones, David Levine, Theresa Miller.
by Vaclav Havel
A staged reading of the classic play about office politics by former Czeck playwright turned politician, Vaclav Havel.
Adapted and Directed by Bennett Fisher.
Performed by Donald Budge, Melissa Clascon Burns, Lauren Doucette, Sarah Gold, Dimas Guardado, Maura Halloran, Neil Higgins, Rik Lopes, Brian Markley, Geoffrey Nolan, Paul Stout, Megan Trout.
AIDS IN THE 80′S: HIT TRIP FALL RUN DREAM STICK SLEEP
by James D. Lock
A dramatic reading of the true life account of the early days of AIDS research from the perspective of homosexuals working in the medical industry.
Directed by Victor Carrion with Seanan Palmero
Performed by Nick Dickson, Julia Heitner, Rik Lopes, Brian Markley, Theresa Miller, Nick Trengove.
PINT SIZED PLAYS III
By Tim Bauer, William Bivins, Stuart Bousel, Tom Bruett, Megan Cohen, Nancy Cooper Frank, Seanan Palmero, Sunil Patel, Marissa Skudlarek, Leah M. Winery.
A third round of fully produced short plays centered on drinking a pint of beer.
Directed by Sylivia Hathaway, Julia Heitner, Neil Higgins, Jessica Holt, Meg O’Connor, Amanda Ortmayer, Katja Rivera, Eileen Tull, Clint Winder.
Music by Anthony Ferraro.
Sound effects by Logan Austeja Daniel.
Assistant Produced by Lila Davidson.
Featuring Molly Benson, Kirsten Broadbear, Cooper Carlson, Rachel Ferensowicz, Anthony Ferraro, Matt Gunnison, Katie McGee, Theresa Miller, Geoffrey Nolan, Karen Offereins, Allison Page, Rob Ready, DL Soares, Nicholas Weinbach, Maggie Ziomek.
MEASURE FOR MEASURE
by William Shakespeare
adapted and directed by Stuart Bousel
An 80 minute, fully produced version of the classic play about love, lust, betrayal, vengeance and justice.
Featuring Kirsten Broadbear, Linda Ruth Cardozo, Tony Cirimele, Nick Dickson, William S. Hand, Julia Heitner, Neil Higgins, Carl Lucania, Vince Rodriguez.
HAMLET AND CHEESE ON POST
conceived and directed by Molly Benson and Karen Offereins
A staged reading of Richard Curtis’ “Skinhead Hamlet” and Shel Silverstein’s “Hamlet: As Told on the Street”, with original songs.
performed by Mikka Bonel, Jaime Lee Currier, Michelle Jasso, Dan Kurtz, Rik Lopes, Geoffrey Nolan and Nathan Tucker with music by McPuzo & Trotsky.
LOVE IN A TIME OF ZOMBIES
by Kirk Shimano
directed by Claire Rice
The world premiere production of an existential queer zombie rom-com.
Featuring Tony Cirimele, Alisha Ehrlich, Neil Higgins, Tonya Narvaez, Paul Rodrigues and Maggie Ziomek.
A solo show written and performed by Evangeline Reilly.
Directed by Julia Heitner
CHRISTMAS BELLS ARE RINGING!
by Jonathan Larson
A staged concert version of Act One of the world’s most beloved AIDS Awareness/Youth Culture/Christmas Rock Opera.
Directed by Kat Bushnell and James Grady
Performed by Annika Bergman, Stuart Bousel, Kat Bushnell, Christie Chew, Cory Clar, Ashley Cowan, Sean Fenton, Anthony Ferrarro, James Grady, Steven Grady, Evan Johnson, William Leschber, Carl Lucania, Ryan Marchand, Mike Shiono, and Whitney Thomas.
A night of lullabys, fairy tales and storytelling with a bent towards comfort theater for adults stumbling through mid-winter blues.
Written by Stuart Bousel, Ashley Cowan, Sang S. Kim, Will Leschber, and Carl Lucania, with additional material by Kenneth Ascher, Claire Bowen, Vashti Bunyan, Adam Mansbach, Harry Nilsson, Sam Palladino, Malvina Reynolds, Shel Silverstein, Paul Williams, and the Rocky and Bullwinkle Show.
Directed by Sang S. Kim and Will Leschber.
Performed by Ashley Cowan, Jaime Lee Currier, Tavis Kammet, Sang S. Kim, Dan Kurtz, Carl Lucania, Jan Marsh, Karen Offerins, Sunil Patel, Marissa Skudlarek, Nick Trengove.
Music performed by Jaime Lee Currier and Eric Hart.
THE HEART PLAYS
by Heiner Muller
An evening of short plays, each one a different version of the same script.
Directed by Maria Calderazzo, Robert Estes, Hannah Gaff, Amy Marie Haven, Kate Heller, Joan Howard, Rebecca Longworth, Dan Mack, Carmen Melillo, Annie Paladino, Cecilia Palmtag.
Performed by Molly Benson, Misti Boettiger, Sabrina DeMio, Lisa Drostova, Joan Howard, Michelle Jasso, Hannah Gaff, Paula Gutierrez, Maria Leigh, Ryan Marchand, Caroline Parsons, Ashley Ruiz, Chad Stender, Jocelyn Stringer, Nikolas Strubbe, Addie Ulrey, Liz Wand, Hailey Yaffee.
Music Composed and performed by Rob Woodcock
THE TAMING OF THE SHREW
by William Shakespeare
A fully staged production of William Shakespeare’s classic romantic comedy.
Directed by Stuart Bousel
Performed by Sam Bertken, Vince Faso, Paul Jennings, Jan Carty Marsh, Brian Martin, Shane Rhoades, Kim Saunders, Sarah Stewart, Ron Talbot, Shay Wisniewski.
by Jean Cocteau
translated by Marissa Skudlarek
A staged reading of a new translation of the Cocteau classic.
Directed by Katja Rivera
Performed by Andrew Chung, Stefin Collins, Colin Hussey, Charles Lewis III, Katie McGee, Jeremy Parkin, Jessica Rudholm, Kim Saunders.
THE PUB FROM ANOTHER WORLD
An evening of staged readings of short plays representing the speculative fiction genres of science fiction, fantasy and horror.
Written by Bridgette Dutta Portman, Timothy Kay, Audrey Kessinger, Sang Kim, Allison Page, Sunil Patel, Kirk Shimano, Marissa Skudlarek.
Directed by Sang Kim, James Nelson, Meg O’Connor, Sunil Patel.
Performed by Giovanna Arieta, Sam Bertken, Andrew Chung, AJ Davenport, Colleen Egan, Caitlin Evenson, Paul Jennings, Timothy Kay, Dan Kurtz, Meg O’Connor, Sunil Patel, Peter Townley, Olivia Youngers.
Music composed by Liz Ryder. Sound tech by Tracy Held Potter.
A reader’s theater adaptation of James Joyce’s short story “The Dead.”
Adapted and Directed by Jeremy Cole
Featuring Melissa Clason, Siobhan Doherty, Vince Faso, Jean Forsman, Cameron Galloway, Heather Kellogg, William Leschber, Theresa Miller, Rhio Ossola and Sara Breindel on the harp.