I spent a marathon day on Monday getting inspired at the Theatre Bay Area annual conference, gathering information about interactive experience from Burning Man founders and tips from site-specific mavens, Kim Epifano (Epiphany Productions/Trolley Dances) and Lauren Chavez & Ava Roy (We Players.) With this knowledge fresh in my mind, I am so pleased to announce the line-up for our annual bar-specific play festival, The Pint Sized Plays!
We have 10 new plays by 10 fantastic local playwrights. For Pint Sized III I plan to include everything our audiences love about the festival: entertaining theatre, great acting and direction, live music, beer drinking, and of course, our resident llama! For the first time this year, we are also taking the show on tour to other bars around San Francisco. First stop, the fantastic Irish Pub, The Plough and Stars on Clement Street!
Beeeeeear by Megan Cohen
Third time Pint-Sized fest playwright, Megan Cohen continues to surprise us with this play about a beer-drinking bear.
Beer Theory by Marissa Skudlarek
Boy meets Girl. Dionysian meets Apollonian.
Celia Sh*ts by William Bivins
What happens when all the mystery is lost from a relationship?
Circles by Seanan Palmero
Watching a Nascar race brings up philosophical questions from the bar patrons. Are we all just going in circles?
Circling by Nancy Cooper Frank
Don’t we all deserve… a parking place right out front?
To Deborah by Leah M. Winery
Friends and family reveal their true feelings about the dearly departed.
Llama by Stuart Bousel
The llama is back!!!
Man vs. Beer by Sunil Patel
A Teetotaler is peer pressured by a talking beer.
Play it Again, Friend by Tim Bauer
Man contemplates life through the music of the bar pianist.
Put it on Vibrate by Tom Bruett
Pleasure party + Mother-in-Law = Hilariously Uncomfortable
The festival runs July 16,17, 23, 30 & 31, 8pm @ Café Royale, (800 Post St @ Leavenworth in San Francisco) with a special touring performance, July 18, at Plough and the Stars, (188 Clement St. @ 2nd Ave in the Richmond District), SF. Additional dates for the festival TBA.