Honky
Feb
1
to Feb 17

Honky

The contentious story of race in America seems to be a never-ending tale. Honky is a hilarious and absurd take on the language of race and racism. Political correctness goes out the window as five people both black and white puzzle through one of the most difficult conversations of our time. Each performance will be followed by a lively discussion.

Written by Greg Kalleres
Directed by Katja Rivera
Produced by Peter Petroski

Staring Miia Ashley, Craig Eychner, Michael L. Grayson II, Justin Hernandez, Emily M Keyishian, Khary Moye, Terrence Smith, and Micah Watterson.

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A Doll's House
Jun
7
to Jun 23

A Doll's House

How does a black woman find self-fulfillment in a country dominated by white men? This 20th Century adaptation of Ibsen's controversial 19th Century classic sheds light on issues of racial equality and gender equity that continue to pervade our society today.

Written by Henrick Ibsen; adapted by Annie Potter and directed by JanLee Marshall

Cast: Miia Ashley, Matthew Gardner, Mikah Kavita, Nate Bogner, Rolanda D. Bell, Vince Faso

B8 Theatre is BARTable. Tickets are $15-$25. Purchase online at brownpapertickets.com, by phone at 925-446-8035, or in person during box office hours. Walk-ups are also welcome.

Thank you for supporting local theater! We are a 501c3 nonprofit organization.

 

 

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Far Away
Apr
19
to Apr 22

Far Away

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In a world stricken by paranoia and restrictive governmental control, all of Earth is at war and no one can be trusted—especially not the crocodiles or the car salesmen or the children under five. Obie Award–winning writer Caryl Churchill gives us an unnerving look at the consequences of tyranny through a futuristic era that feels simultaneously far away and eerily familiar.

Directed by Nora Zahn

Staring

Miia Ashley as Todd

Kaitlyn Ortega as Joan

Jeanie Simon as Harper

 

Performance Dates
Thursday, April 19 at 7:00 p.m.
Friday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 21 at 2:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m.

FOR TICKETS VISIT: https://tickets.act-sf.org/online/default.asp?doWork::WScontent::loadArticle=Load&BOparam::WScontent::loadArticle::article_id=60B11DED-B758-4912-AC89-E15386E66E2A

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The Grateful Deadly
Mar
8
to Mar 17

The Grateful Deadly

Death ends life, not relationships.

The world premiere of "The Grateful Deadly"! A series of new works: 7 short plays by 6 esteemed Bay Area Playwrights! Some plays are whimsical and humorous, some are bittersweet, deep and thought provoking with perhaps a surprising twist. And a folktale told in a modernistic ancient cultural art form. Featuring an ensemble of extraordinary actors! We promise you great theatre that will spark intriguing conversations!

Playwrights: Jerome Joseph Gentes, Lorraine Midanik, Layla Muran de Assereto, Madeline Puccini, Dan Wilson, L. "Z" Zepher.

Directed by Dan Wilson

Cast: Sandy Rouge Anderson, Miia Ashley, David Boyll, LeighAnn Cannon, AJ Davenport, Julia Wilde, Adrian K Wu.


Performance Dates: March 8th, 9th, 10th & March 15th, 16th, 17th at 8:00p

     Matinees: March 10th & 17th at 3pm

Performance Location: Exit Theatre 156 Eddy St. San Francisco 94102.
          Three blocks from Powell Bart.
          Street parking on Taylor and Mason.
          Parking lot across the street.

Tickets Below:

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This Wide Night
Dec
1
to Dec 17

This Wide Night

Anton’s Well Theater Company is proud to announce the Bay Area Premiere of This Wide Night by English playwright Chloë Moss. The play opens on December 1 at the Berkeley City Club and runs Fridays-Saturdays, 8PM, Sundays 2PM through December 17.

In the play, we meet Marie and Lorraine, who became friends in prison and now are making their way on the outside. This Wide Night is not a political play or an issue play, but rather, just a beautiful, haunting character study of two less than perfect people finding friendship in a world that barely acknowledges them.

The play won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Award in 2008. The New York Times says that the two female former prisoners characters are “shaped with compassion” and that the play “feels more packed with compressed, complex life than a season of television crime dramas.”

In our production, Miia Ashley plays Marie. Mary Jo Price is Lorraine. Robert Estes is the director and William D. Razo is the assistant director. 

 

For tickets: 

https://antonswell.org
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Glengarry Glen Ross
Apr
6
to Apr 22

Glengarry Glen Ross

An all-female cast commands B8 Theatre's production of David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize winning play examining the timeless tale of moral corrosion amidst a world of greed, competition, and unbridled ambition. (Warning: explicit language)

Featuring
Miia Ashley
Elinor Bell
Marie Bouquet-Hay
Beth Chastain
JanLee Marshall
Jennifer Peabody
Maureen-Theresa Williams

B8 Theatre Company presents
GLENGARRY GLEN ROSS
by David Mamet
directed by Kerry Gudjohnsen
produced by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.

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Our Names in Water
Nov
12
to Nov 13

Our Names in Water

What happens to domestic life when married partners are driven to succeed in the same profession?  Set in the pre-social media world, the unexpected return home of an adult son stirs up past regrets while two women from different generations face tough familial opposition when they prioritize their professional lives and creativity. In this reading, acclaimed Bay Area Playwright Susan Sobeloff explores two artistic families’ struggles to navigate intimacy, creativity, and success.

Two performances only. November 12th @8pm and 13th @3pm Tickets are $10

BrownPaperTickets.com or call 800-838-3006. Tickets will also be sold at the door.

Written by Susan Sohbeloff

Directed by JanLee Marshell

CAST 

VICTOR, a painter - Max Minton

LUCIA, a sculptor, married to Victor - Elinor Bell

NICHOLAS, "Nicky: Victor and Lucia's son - Kyle Goldman

GABE, a painter, was Victor's student - Matthew Gardner

VIRGINIA, a sculptor, was also Victor's student, married to Gabe - Miia Ashley

http://www.b8theatre.org/our-names-in-water.html

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It Shoulda Been You
Sep
2
to Oct 8

It Shoulda Been You

I am beyond excited to play the role of Annie Shepard in CenterREP's production of It Shoulda Been You.

Directed by Marc Jacobs

Musical Direction by Brandon Adams

Choreography by Gia Solari

This hilarious and heartwarming musical is a culture clash for the ages as two families from wildly different backgrounds come together to celebrate a wedding. Then the bride's ex-boyfriend arrives, bringing the wedding to a screeching halt and throwing both families into hysterical chaos. Plots are hatched, promises broken, secrets exposed - it's enough to make the most experienced wedding planner throw up his hands and say "Holy matrimony!"

For tickets and information visit centerrep.org

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May
11
6:00 PM18:00

NewFilmmakers New York Film Festival

WORDS has been accepted to three film festivals so far!!! I'm unable to attend two of them (Louisiana International Film Festival and Short Film Corner, Festival de Cannes) because of rehearsals for To Kill A Mockingbird at Berkeley Playhouse, but I am trying to raise the funds to attend the NewFilmmakers New York Film Festival May 11, 2016. If you feel it in your heart to donate please see the link below. I am so excited about this news and will keep you posted as I hear about more festivals!

Love, light & wisdom.

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To Kill a Mockingbird
Apr
28
to May 22

To Kill a Mockingbird

Follow the journey of Scout Finch whose father, Atticus, has been appointed to defend Tom Robinson, a black man framed for a crime he did not commit. This stirring portrayal of racial and family relations continues to resonate, some would argue too closely, to this day.

Adapted by Christopher Sergel. From the novel by Harper Lee.

Miia Ashley will be playing the role of Calpurnia.

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Bridges: A New Musical
Feb
11
to Mar 6

Bridges: A New Musical

Miia is making her Berkeley Playhouse debut in the new musical Bridges, written by Cheryl L. Davis and music by Doug Cohen.

In 1965, a young woman boldly joins a march to fight for her civil rights. Decades later, another young woman faces her own battle for equality. As their stories collide across time and distance, each must come to terms with who she is in the context of a changing and complicated world. Full of soulful melodies, Bridges: A New Musical is an empowering story that explores our country’s past and present – how far we’ve come, how far we have to go, and the bridges we must cross to get there.

 



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