2017 Season Launch Party
Join us in celebrating and supporting full-sensory, immersive, place-based performance.
"Get your apparel together,
good strings to your beards,
new ribbons to your pumps;
meet presently at the palace;
every man look o'er his part;
for the short and the long is,
our play is preferred."
- A Midsummer Night's Dream
Fort Mason Center for Arts and Culture
7-10pm, February 9, 2017
We Players 2017 Season Launch Party is a fundraiser and community celebration for We Players and our extended network of friends, fans, collaborators, and supporters. Join us in celebrating and supporting full-sensory, immersive, place-based performance. You know there’s nothing quite like We Players, and YOU are a crucial part of our community. Together, let’s raise a glass and the creative ceiling!
Enjoy live music, savory and sweet delights, fine wines from Rasmussen Winery and Castello di Amorosa and favorite beers from Lagunitas and Speakeasy. We’ll also feature a signature cocktail crafted by our in-house mixologist and inspired by Beowulf. Explore the historic General’s Residence, enjoy a unique vista of Aquatic Park from expansive windows. Meet We Players’ incredible collaborators for our upcoming site-integrated production of BEOWULF and gain insights into our process, emerging design concepts, witness live improvisation, and share in an insiders-only ceremony of darkness and light.
Special discounts and perks for party attendees!
PLUS - be among the first to learn details about our plans for a touring Midsummer Night's Dream in local wild spaces, a remount of King Fool starring Courtney Walsh as Lear, an expanded Music Concert Series beginning in June, and updates on our future plans for a visit to the National Parks of New York Harbor.
About the BEOWULF Collaborators:
BEOWULF is a totally new adventure for We Players - with five saxophones, two dancers and two actors. Meet Nathaniel Justiniano of Naked Empire Bouffon, who brings his searing intellect and humor; Shinichi and Dana Iova-Koga of inkBoat dance theatre, and witness their astounding physical precision and improvisational prowess; and tune in to the profound sounds of avant-garde saxophone quartet Rova, a team of musicians truly enviable for their deep listening skills developed over nearly four decades of collaboration. Artistic Director Ava Roy returns to the stage after a hiatus in 2016, and our resident composer and Music Director, Charlie Gurke, joins sonic forces with Rova.