Join We Players on Alcatraz Island May 19, to view and discuss this new documentary film about the relationship between a prisoner and an artist, and the dream home of a man who has spent 40 years in solitary. http://hermanshousethefilm.com/
Canciones del Mar: Songs of the Sea
Join WE for a semi-regular reading series this spring, a crucial part in our process of collecting and sharing tales about life on and near the ocean as we brew a new work for San Francisco Maritime National Historical Park. Bring your favorite salt inspired stories, poems, and songs to the next circle or email to email@example.com.
Sea Stories schedule:
Meet at the onshore/ forward end of the passenger deck aboard Eureka.
There is a $5 charge to board the historic ships; please visit the information kiosk to purchase your boarding pass!
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Shakespeare & Company weekend intensive, led by Dennis Krausnik in SF, May 10-12
We Players’ Artistic Director Ava Roy grew up training with Shakespeare & Company in The Berkshires. While We Players has a unique aesthetic and process, many of our foundational practices have grown out of the Shakespeare & Company methodology. This workshop is neither hosted nor led by We Players or Ava, but is an opportunity to connect with some shared vocabulary. We Players highly recommends this workshop, led by Shakespeare & Company’s Director of Training, Dennis Krausnik.
From Shakespeare & Company’s website:
The Weekend Intensives are designed to meet the needs of actors who seek an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s training methods, and an opportunity to re-awaken and revitalize their relationship to Shakespeare’s text.
Friday 7pm-10pm: an introduction to Shakespeare & Company’s aesthetic and an opportunity for the actors to shift gears and focus on their work through a series of exercises involving voice, body and memory work.
Saturday 10am-10pm: focuses on the actor’s individual voice and experiences, which are incorporated into a monologue that the actor has prepared for the class.
Sunday 10am-4pm: moves more vigorously through the voice and body work, with the actors reconnecting with Shakespeare’s text, revisiting their monologues and exploring how the structure of the verse might influence character and performance.
Adequate time for meal breaks is given, though participants are responsible for their own meals.
The workshops are limited to 15 participants.
TUITION $300. Click here to for more information and to apply.
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Warmest thanks to all of you who attended our annual gala celebration! What a marvelous evening.
4th Annual We Players dinner theatre gala!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
Once a year we throw a very special party - to celebrate previous adventures and join forces in anticipation of the epic new plots brewing for the new year. Savor an exquisite
five course meal, served with performance flare, live jazz, and sweet surprises throughout the night. Acquire unique goods and once-in-a-lifetime experiences in our silent auction. Don a goddess’ cape or Orsino’s fur, or twirl a nymph’s parasol in our costume-equipped photo booth offered by company photographers Mark Kitaoka & Tracy Martin.
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2012 was an exciting year! We received our 501(c)3 status, and produced two full-scale shows in two dramatic Bay Area locations. We Players is currently exploring myths and researching histories of the San Francisco Bay as we begin to develop a new work, in partnership with San Francisco Maritime National Historic Park. And we are also pulling out our notes, starting to engage our creative team, and otherwise bubbling our cauldron for our first remount – Macbeth at Fort Point, which will be performed in September – October 2013. We have exciting staff, volunteer and intern opportunities for all projects and company operations.
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