Raymond James Theatre

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  • New-Play-Banner
    2017-03-02 8:00 pm - 2017-03-02 10:00 pm
    3 Days | 4 Plays | Live Staged Readings American Stage is proud to launch our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of four new plays from four exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond. A committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of community members worked with our producing artistic director to read, evaluate and discuss hundreds of new play submissions from all over the United States. The selected works will be featured in staged readings and workshops and will provide audiences the opportunity to contribute to the plays’ development through audience talk-backs following each play reading. Individual Tickets: $10 per reading All-Access Pass: $30 General Public | $20 American Stage Subscribers & Act 1 Club Members Sponsored by Rebecca & Michael Alford and Susan & Pete Greenbaum
    Flying By Sheila Cowley The background of Flying is drawn from oral histories and memoirs of women who flew military planes in WWII so men could go and fight. It’s set after the women in the WASP program were sent home to get back to normal. Flying looks at life propelled by stories, and the daily acts of heroism that never earn a medal.

    About the Playwright

    Sheila Cowley is a playwright and audio producer. Her plays have been developed in Chicago, New York, London and Florida. There have been productions of her work from New York and Texas to Ohio, Illinois, California and South Korea. Last year her play Rewrite was chosen for the Association of Theatre in Higher Education’s New Play Development Workshop, and her Fantastic Ekphrastic piece based on a painting by Lance Rodgers and performed by Becca McCoy, won the Audience Award for Best Creative Collaboration. She’s currently developing The Burlesque Astronomy Play, scheduled for a reading at Chicago Dramatists in March.
    Sheila organized the Synesthesia chain-reaction performance at The Studio@620 of art inspiring other artforms, featured in The Dramatist Guild’s national magazine. Her essay, How to Develop Plays with Movement, Sound and Silence, is published on the website of Directors Lab Chicago. Flying was a semi‐finalist in the 2016 O’Neill National Playwrights Conference and 2016 Ashland New Plays Festival. The play will receive its Equity premiere in upstate New York this summer, and be featured in a festival of new plays in Chicago. www.sdcowley.com
  • New-Play-Banner
    2017-03-03 8:00 pm - 2017-03-03 10:00 pm
    3 Days | 4 Plays | Live Staged Readings American Stage is proud to launch our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of four new plays from four exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond. A committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of community members worked with our producing artistic director to read, evaluate and discuss hundreds of new play submissions from all over the United States. The selected works will be featured in staged readings and workshops and will provide audiences the opportunity to contribute to the plays’ development through audience talk-backs following each play reading. Individual Tickets: $10 per reading All-Access Pass: $30 General Public | $20 American Stage Subscribers & Act 1 Club Members Sponsored by Rebecca & Michael Alford and Susan & Pete Greenbaum
    Rise of the Prickly Pear By Radha S. Menon Rise Of The Prickly Pear is about love and betrayal, set in 1958 Santiago De Cuba and 1980 Miami. Che Guevara and his ‘bearded ones’ are holed up in the Sierra Maestra fighting a bitter battle as revolution grips the nation in a dire struggle against American imperialism, while two local women battle each other and bust up over love. Twenty years later these women reunite in Miami and must face each other and get to grips with the past.This play arose from curiosity and bloomed into an exploration of the illusive nature of beauty and a study into humanity’s ingenious knack of reinvention after betrayal has obliterated one’s status quo.

    About the Playwright

    Radja S. Menon: Award-winning playwright and animal-fanatic, Menon was a working actor in British Theatre and television. She moved to Canada and learned how to make films; but returned to her theatrical roots to explore the use of heightened language. In addition, Menon is an awardwinning art director for indie and art house films and an MFA candidate in Creative Writing at University of Guelph. Her play Ganga’s Ganja, finalist of Herman Voaden Playwriting contest 2013 opens at Storefront Theatre, Toronto in April 2018.
  • New-Play-Banner
    2017-03-04 12:00 pm - 2017-03-04 2:00 pm
    3 Days | 4 Plays | Live Staged Readings American Stage is proud to launch our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of four new plays from four exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond. A committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of community members worked with our producing artistic director to read, evaluate and discuss hundreds of new play submissions from all over the United States. The selected works will be featured in staged readings and workshops and will provide audiences the opportunity to contribute to the plays’ development through audience talk-backs following each play reading. Individual Tickets: $10 per reading All-Access Pass: $30 General Public | $20 American Stage Subscribers & Act 1 Club Members Sponsored by Rebecca & Michael Alford and Susan & Pete Greenbaum
    Strait of Gibraltar By Andrea Lepcio Miriam and Zameer meet at a party, and it’s love at first sight. By the next day, they’ve learned just how little they have in common, and just how little that matters. When Zameer tells Miriam that he’s been living in the U.S. illegally, she offers to help – but that turns out to be more complicated and more dangerous than she imagined. Strait of Gibraltar is a new play that examines the impact of the United States Patriot Act on civil rights. The two are arrested when Zameer is suspected of terrorism and Miriam of money laundering. In the end, it is proven that Zameer is not a terrorist; he is deported. Although it is proven she didn’t launder money for Zameer, an idle comment by her mother results in Miriam being implicated in other money laundering schemes at her bank. In the end, it isn’t this foreign man who has gotten her into trouble but the bank and her own mother. She fights for her freedom as Zameer makes a new life in the Atlas Mountains waiting for her. At the end of the play, Miriam promises to go to him once she is free

    About the Playwright

    Andrea Lepcio is best known for Looking for the Pony, a finalist for the Dramatists Guild Hull-Warriner Award and for the NEA Outstanding New American Play Award.  It was presented in a “Rolling World Premiere” Off-Broadway at Vital Theatre Company in New York and Synchronicity Performance Group in Atlanta and subsequent productions.  Recent productions include Tunnel Vision at Off the Wall in Pittsburgh, Dinner at Home between Deaths at Odyssey Theatre in Los Angeles and The Gold at New York Musical Festival. She is currently working on a EST/Sloan commissioned play about climate change and a new musical Somebody Please Tell Me Who I Am with songwriter Tina DeVaron.  Additional Plays and musicals under development include World Avoided (EST/Sloan Commission), Strait of Gibraltar (Geva Theatre Center and upcoming at Synchronicity Theatre in Atlanta), Central Avenue Breakdown (FwdTheatre) and Lf&Tms (Music Theatre Factory).   Andrea is a member of the Dramatists Guild, was a Dramatists Guild Fellow and served as the Dramatists Guild Fellows Program Director for ten years. M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing, Carnegie Mellon University.  B.A. Human Ecology, College of the Atlantic. She lives in Maine,which means she travels often.
  • New-Play-Banner
    2017-03-04 4:00 pm - 2017-03-04 6:00 pm
    3 Days | 4 Plays | Live Staged Readings American Stage is proud to launch our commitment to 21st Century Voices with a New Play Festival featuring live staged readings of four new plays from four exceptional up-and-coming playwrights from Tampa Bay and beyond. A committee comprised of a diverse cross-section of community members worked with our producing artistic director to read, evaluate and discuss hundreds of new play submissions from all over the United States. The selected works will be featured in staged readings and workshops and will provide audiences the opportunity to contribute to the plays’ development through audience talk-backs following each play reading. Individual Tickets: $10 per reading All-Access Pass: $30 General Public | $20 American Stage Subscribers & Act 1 Club Members Sponsored by Rebecca & Michael Alford and Susan & Pete Greenbaum
    Prudence By Stefen Lanfer In 1833, when two dozen Black girls came to a new school in rural Connecticut, they met insults and assaults. The State passed laws threatening fines and whippings should they remain. Their white teacher, Prudence Crandall, was jailed. The ensuing trials were breathlessly covered in the national press, and nearly forced the U.S. Supreme Court to rule on whether nonwhites were citizens. Yet, when Connecticut’s highest court dismissed the case, a mob took justice in its hands, destroying the school with lead pipes, as the girls hid upstairs. Prudence traces these events through the eyes of a young Black woman and her classmates visiting the Prudence Crandall Museum. Weaving together past and present, the story becomes their story, of striving to claim America’s promise, only to be beaten back – though never into division, despair, or submission – by men with a different view of what makes our nation great.

    About the Playwright

    Stefan Lanfer’s plays include Hadron Collision Therapy (Boston Theatre Marathon, FRESH PRODUCE’d), Helicopter Parents for Hire (Vermont Playwrights Circle, Artists’ Exchange), Cry, The Beloved Country (Book-It Repertory), Gary Grinkle’s Battles with Wrinkles (Long Wharf, Open Eye, published by Dramatic Publishing), and Christmas in the Valley (Playhouse Merced). Lanfer has worked in artistic management at Long Wharf Theatre and Seattle Repertory Theatre. In his current day job, he leads communications at the Barr Foundation, one of the largest private foundations in New England. A member of the Dramatists Guild, Lanfer is a Massachusetts Cultural Council Artist Fellow in Dramatic Writing.
  • informed-consent-banner
    2017-03-05 1:00 pm - 2017-03-05 3:00 pm

    Spotlight Series: FOREWORD

    Guest Speaker: TBA Date: Sunday, March 5 at 1PM Take your theatre going experience to the next level through an informative and entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of INFORMED CONSENT.
  • HWFeature
    2017-03-05 7:00 pm - 2017-03-05 8:30 pm
    Anywhere, U.S.A. featuring Hawk & Wayne 2015 Best of the Bay Winners! – Critic’s Choice “They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look.” -Mark Leib, Creative Loafing Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-15 7:00 pm - 2017-03-15 9:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-16 8:00 pm - 2017-03-16 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-17 8:00 pm - 2017-03-17 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-18 3:00 pm - 2017-03-18 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-18 8:00 pm - 2017-03-18 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-19 3:00 pm - 2017-03-19 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • HouseTeams Feature
    2017-03-19 7:00 pm - 2017-03-19 8:30 pm
    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE! featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy! American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-22 7:00 pm - 2017-03-22 9:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-23 8:00 pm - 2017-03-23 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-24 8:00 pm - 2017-03-24 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-25 3:00 pm - 2017-03-25 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-25 8:00 pm - 2017-03-25 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-26 3:00 pm - 2017-03-26 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-29 7:00 pm - 2017-03-29 9:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-30 8:00 pm - 2017-03-30 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-03-31 8:00 pm - 2017-03-31 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-01 3:00 pm - 2017-04-01 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-01 8:00 pm - 2017-04-01 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-02 3:00 pm - 2017-04-02 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • HWFeature
    2017-04-02 7:00 pm - 2017-04-02 8:30 pm
    Anywhere, U.S.A. featuring Hawk & Wayne 2015 Best of the Bay Winners! – Critic’s Choice “They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look.” -Mark Leib, Creative Loafing Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-05 7:00 pm - 2017-04-05 9:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-06 8:00 pm - 2017-04-06 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-07 8:00 pm - 2017-04-07 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-08 3:00 pm - 2017-04-08 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-08 8:00 pm - 2017-04-08 10:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail “A thoughtful and engrossing play…that raises questions about the potential conflicts between scientific discovery and religious beliefs.” -The Cleveland Plain Dealer With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • Informed Consent web OS
    2017-04-09 3:00 pm - 2017-04-09 5:00 pm
    INFORMED CONSENT by Deborah Zoe Laufer Directed by Benjamin T. Ismail With genomic breakthroughs happening at breakneck speed, we can learn more about what our futures may hold than ever before. But how much should we know? And who gets to decide? An electrifying new play by one of the most exciting voices in American theater, INFORMED CONSENT is a powerful drama about one woman’s quest to answer the mysteries of science and her own life. Inspired by a landmark court case between one of the country’s largest universities and a Native American tribe based in the Grand Canyon INFORMED CONSENT takes us into the personal and national debate about science v. belief, and whether our genetics defines our fate. Is your DNA your destiny?
  • HouseTeams Feature
    2017-04-16 7:00 pm - 2017-04-16 8:30 pm
    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE! featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy! American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • HWFeature
    2017-05-07 7:00 pm - 2017-05-07 8:30 pm
    Anywhere, U.S.A. featuring Hawk & Wayne 2015 Best of the Bay Winners! – Critic’s Choice “They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look.” -Mark Leib, Creative Loafing Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.
  • ashv-feature
    2017-05-15 7:00 pm - 2017-05-15 9:00 pm
    Stories and songs exploring the good, bad, and everything in between! Artists and storytellers from all over the Bay Area come together to share their tales through powerful song, moving poetry, riveting comedy. Take a unique journey that is alternately funny, touching, and incendiary — giving us different perspectives on what is means to live in America.
  • pw-feature
    2017-05-19 8:00 pm - 2017-05-19 10:00 pm
    “Forbidden Fruit,” Nina Simone’s classic song about the temptations of Adam and Eve, is the inspiration for an evening of songs and stories about the things we should avoid – but don’t. The show features a mix of classic American songs like “Witchcraft,” “Love For Sale,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” plus more contemporary songs like Randy Newman’s “Momma Told Me Not To Come,” and Phoebe Snow’s “Poetry Man.” The show features Paul Wilborn, and the Blue Roses band - Eugenie Bondurant, Frank Bowman and Matt Cowley.
  • pw-feature
    2017-05-20 8:00 pm - 2017-05-20 10:00 pm
    “Forbidden Fruit,” Nina Simone’s classic song about the temptations of Adam and Eve, is the inspiration for an evening of songs and stories about the things we should avoid – but don’t. The show features a mix of classic American songs like “Witchcraft,” “Love For Sale,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” plus more contemporary songs like Randy Newman’s “Momma Told Me Not To Come,” and Phoebe Snow’s “Poetry Man.” The show features Paul Wilborn, and the Blue Roses band - Eugenie Bondurant, Frank Bowman and Matt Cowley.
  • invisible-hand-banners
    2017-05-21 1:00 pm - 2017-05-21 3:00 pm

    Spotlight Series: FOREWORD

    Guest Speaker: TBA Date: Sunday May 21 at 1PM Take your theatre going experience to the next level through an informative and entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of THE INVISIBLE HAND.
  • 2017-05-21 4:00 pm - 2017-05-21 6:00 pm
    “Forbidden Fruit,” Nina Simone’s classic song about the temptations of Adam and Eve, is the inspiration for an evening of songs and stories about the things we should avoid – but don’t. The show features a mix of classic American songs like “Witchcraft,” “Love For Sale,” “Bewitched, Bothered and Bewildered,” plus more contemporary songs like Randy Newman’s “Momma Told Me Not To Come,” and Phoebe Snow’s “Poetry Man.” The show features Paul Wilborn, and the Blue Roses band - Eugenie Bondurant, Frank Bowman and Matt Cowley.
  • HouseTeams Feature
    2017-05-21 7:00 pm - 2017-05-21 8:30 pm
    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE! featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy! American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-05-31 7:00 pm - 2017-05-31 10:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-01 8:00 pm - 2017-06-01 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-02 8:00 pm - 2017-06-02 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-03 3:00 pm - 2017-06-03 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-03 8:00 pm - 2017-06-03 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-04 3:00 pm - 2017-06-04 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • HWFeature
    2017-06-04 7:00 pm - 2017-06-04 8:30 pm
    Anywhere, U.S.A. featuring Hawk & Wayne 2015 Best of the Bay Winners! – Critic’s Choice “They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look.” -Mark Leib, Creative Loafing Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-07 7:00 pm - 2017-06-07 10:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-08 8:00 pm - 2017-06-08 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-09 8:00 pm - 2017-06-09 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-10 3:00 pm - 2017-06-10 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-10 8:00 pm - 2017-06-10 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-11 3:00 pm - 2017-06-11 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-14 7:00 pm - 2017-06-14 10:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-15 8:00 pm - 2017-06-15 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-16 8:00 pm - 2017-06-16 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-17 3:00 pm - 2017-06-17 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-17 8:00 pm - 2017-06-17 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-18 3:00 pm - 2017-06-18 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • HouseTeams Feature
    2017-06-18 7:00 pm - 2017-06-18 8:30 pm
    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE! featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy! American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-21 7:00 pm - 2017-06-21 10:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-22 8:00 pm - 2017-06-22 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-23 8:00 pm - 2017-06-23 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-24 3:00 pm - 2017-06-24 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-24 8:00 pm - 2017-06-24 11:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Invisible Hand web OS
    2017-06-25 3:00 pm - 2017-06-25 5:00 pm
    Directed by Stephanie Gularte
    “…a scary (and dreadfully funny) treatise on the universality of greed.” —Variety
    Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Ayad Akhtar lays bare the raw, unfettered power of global finance in this intense, fast-moving, and contemporary political thriller. American banker Nick Bright finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time when an Islamist militant group kidnaps him in Pakistan. When the United States won’t negotiate for his release, Nick offers to raise the $10 million ransom on his own by teaching his captor, Bashir, how to play the stock market. In a race against the clock to save his own life, Nick must ask: is the price of freedom something he’s willing to pay. What is the cost of American capitalism in the Middle East?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-02 1:00 pm - 2017-07-02 3:00 pm

    Spotlight Series: FOREWORD

    Guest Speaker: TBA Date: Sunday, July 2 at 1PM Take your theatre going experience to the next level through an informative and entertaining lecture. Professor Emerita, Dedee Aleccia, will speak on the history, context, and characters of SEX WITH STRANGERS.
  • HWFeature
    2017-07-02 7:00 pm - 2017-07-02 8:30 pm
    Anywhere, U.S.A. featuring Hawk & Wayne 2015 Best of the Bay Winners! – Critic’s Choice “They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look.” -Mark Leib, Creative Loafing Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-12 7:00 pm - 2017-07-12 10:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-13 8:00 pm - 2017-07-13 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-14 8:00 pm - 2017-07-14 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-15 3:00 pm - 2017-07-15 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-15 8:00 pm - 2017-07-15 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-16 3:00 pm - 2017-07-16 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • HouseTeams Feature
    2017-07-16 7:00 pm - 2017-07-16 8:30 pm
    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE! featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy! American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-19 7:00 pm - 2017-07-19 10:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-20 8:00 pm - 2017-07-20 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-21 8:00 pm - 2017-07-21 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-22 3:00 pm - 2017-07-22 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-22 8:00 pm - 2017-07-22 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-23 3:00 pm - 2017-07-23 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-26 7:00 pm - 2017-07-26 10:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-27 8:00 pm - 2017-07-27 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-28 8:00 pm - 2017-07-28 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-29 3:00 pm - 2017-07-29 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-29 8:00 pm - 2017-07-29 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-07-30 3:00 pm - 2017-07-30 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-08-02 7:00 pm - 2017-08-02 10:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-08-03 8:00 pm - 2017-08-03 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-08-04 8:00 pm - 2017-08-04 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-08-05 3:00 pm - 2017-08-05 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-08-05 8:00 pm - 2017-08-05 11:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • Sex with Strangers web OS
    2017-08-06 3:00 pm - 2017-08-06 5:00 pm
    Directed by Janis Stevens
    “Sexually and intellectually provocative … A HELL OF A LOT OF FUN!” —The Hollywood Reporter
     This smart and sexy play encapsulates the divide between Gen-X and Gen-Y, two demographics separated by only a few short years, and an expansive gulf of technical predilections. When twenty-something sex blogger Ethan tracks down his idol, the gifted but obscure forty-ish novelist Olivia, he finds they each crave what the other possesses.  As attraction turns to intimacy they inch closer to getting what they want, while also confronting the dark side of ambition and the trouble of reinventing oneself when the past is only a click away. Has technology brought us closer together or made us virtual strangers?
  • HWFeature
    2017-08-06 7:00 pm - 2017-08-06 8:30 pm
    Anywhere, U.S.A. featuring Hawk & Wayne 2015 Best of the Bay Winners! – Critic’s Choice “They find more humor in their unscripted hijinks than most actors ever find in the most celebrated of comic texts. If you love to laugh, you ought to give them a look.” -Mark Leib, Creative Loafing Now in their 8th season at American Stage, take a comedic road trip with Hawk & Wayne through “Small Town America.” Totally funny and 100% improvised, these 2015 Best of the Bay winners will bring to life an uproarious and ridiculous cast of characters.
  • HouseTeams Feature
    2017-08-20 7:00 pm - 2017-08-20 8:30 pm
    HOUSE TEAMS LIVE! featuring As Per Usual & Separate Checks Hilarious & Interactive Improvised Comedy! American Stage Improv House Teams present a night of outrageous improvised comedy. Laugh out loud with As Per Usual and Separate Checks the 3rd Sunday of each month.