ESCAPE VELOCITY: Feb 17-25 at TAC in Oakland

PATRIARCHY WEIGHING YOU DOWN?

MAKE A BREAK FOR IT!

Shapeshifters, time-travelers, and rebellious women take the stage in:

ESCAPE VELOCITY

A collection of fantastical new short plays by Victoria Chong Der, Carol S. Lashof, Genevieve Jessee, and Madeline Puccioni.

Directed by Norman Patrick Johnson and Elizabeth Vega.

Performed by Lijesh Krishnan, Brianna Rodriguez, J. Adan Ruiz, Brittany Sims, Julie Ann Valdez, and Loralee Windsor.

Production team:  Bert van Aalsburg*, Laura Cox, JJ Hersh, William Newton, and Samuel Raskin.

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association.

tickets & more information: http://escapevelocity.brownpapertickets.com/

All shows are choose your own price. Suggested price: $25, no minimum.

Tickets available in advance via Brown Paper Tickets or at the door, beginning 45 minutes before each show (cash or checks only at the door).

 

WHERE: Temescal Art Center, 511 48th Street, just off Telegraph Avenue in North Oakland.

 

WHEN: February 17-25, 2017

Friday, February 17: 8 pm (Opening)

Saturday, February 18: 4 pm & 8 pm

Friday, February 24: 8 pm

Saturday, February 25: 4pm** & 8 pm

**This performance will benefit Girls Inc. of Alameda County, inspiring girls to be strong, smart, and bold.

 

 

 

 

 

Those Women Productions finds feminism in the classics

September 1, 2016: Berkeleyside features Those Women Productions:

 

Carol Lashof and Libby Vega aren’t ashamed to reveal their infatuations with the “dead white guys” who populate the Western Canon.

The founders of Berkeley theater company Those Women Productions cut their teeth on Shakespeare, Homer and Sophocles. Now, instead of shunning the classic works, the avowed feminists read between the lines of their favorite texts. They pull out the subplots that resonate with them and the characters they believe deserve more airtime. … READ MORE

Thank you for coming

to MARGARET OF ANJOU

at the Live Oak Theatre in North Berkeley

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THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS 

 

 

MARGARET OF ANJOU 

BY LAUREN JANSEN-PARKES

& WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

DIRECTED BY LIBBY VEGA

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A high-stakes drama of betrayal, intrigue and medieval power politics – eerily relevant to the present moment in American politics

 

August 25-September 11, 2016
Live Oak Theatre
1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley CA

 

 Those Women Productions practices Radical Hospitality: Everyone is invited, regardless of ability to pay.

Running August 25-September 11, 2016, Those Women Productions will stage the world premiere of Margaret of Anjou at Live Oak Theatre at the corner of Shattuck & Berryman in Berkeley’s “gourmet ghetto” neighborhood.  For this, their fourth show, Those Women Productions joins forces with British playwright Lauren Jansen-Parkes and their favorite Dead White Guy, William Shakespeare, to tell the hidden story of Margaret of Anjou who ruled England during the Wars of the Roses and was Commander-in-Chief for the House of Lancaster (inspiration for the “Lannisters” in George R. R. Martin’s “The Game of Thrones”).  Combining original material with text adapted from Shakespeare’s Henry VI plays and Richard III, Jansen-Parkes has wrought a new Shakespearean history play that brings Margaret to the center of the stage.

Margaret of Anjou is directed by Libby Vega. It features Maria Grazia Affinito* as Margaret, Bobby August Jr*, Ed Berkeley, Lily Tung Crystal*, Sharon Huff*, Melissa Locsin*, Norman Patrick Johnson, Eric Newman*, Karl Schackne, and Nic Sommerfeld.

The production team includes Bert van Aalsburg*, Monica Bowker, Arashi Cesana, Jane Davis, Eli Goodfriend, Blair Fullerton, Carol Lashof, Megan Messinger, Genevieve Perdue, Samuel Raskin, Audrey Ronningen, Sydney Schwindt, and Suzanne Vito.

*Member, Actors’ Equity Association.

Margaret of Anjou is an Equity-approved project.