HAM PANTS PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS:
Most guys work for a living. A lot of guys work in factories. Many guys work in grocery stores. These guys fly F-14 Tomcat fighter jets. Guys with large egos. Guys with something to prove. Guys with a song in their heart and a volley ball on their fingertips. These guys are
Their story will be told November & December 2013 @ 8:00 PM.
November 13 – 16, 21 – 23
December 4 – 7, 12 – 14
TICKETS: $20 online and at the door.
Directed by: Andy Wenger
Written by: Andy Wenger & Damien Chacona.
Design by: Damien Chacona.
Choreography by: Olive Costello & Jenny Veilleux.
Produced by: Ham Pants Productions & George Kaskanlian, Jr.
STARRING: Hewston Young, Adam Vogel, Damien Chacona, Phil Demmert, Monica Hernandez, Dylan Thiffault, Mario Thurman, Andy Wenger, Sara Boll, Olive Costello, Katrina Kroetch, Dee Nathaniel, Jenny Veilleux, & Tim Kay as Kenny Loggins!
Contact email@example.com for information & tickets to the TOP GUYS Press & Industry Night on Monday, November 4th!
a One-Woman Physical Theater Production about the temporary life of a 220 year old Bionic woman.
The show combines Mime, Butoh, Clowning and Music to express opinions about the wild human nature being tamed by an overpowering government and the impact of consumerism and technology on an individual.
Dolores' life was touched by death yet fed by an innate optimism and occasional silliness. She made mistakes, lived in doubt, and experienced an empty darkness that drove her into a wall of hopelessness for humanity. Modern society pitched her a solution: "Give into consumerism and become fuel for technology, trade your human heart for one of steal, it will fulfill your insatiable appetite for connection", she bought into it. Bionic Dolores spent hundreds of years connecting with invisible people. This type of exchange created a large void in the center of her fleeing human body, void that sucks and spits her out back in the time when she made the trade of hearts, choosing a more naturalistic way of communing with her self and the earth Dolores changes the trajectory of her life and is able to rest in peace.
December 10th and 11th
Future date TBA
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013 - 7.30p
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 - 7.30p
The Exquisite Corpse Play: Sci-Fi is a collaborative play-writing party that culminates in an otherworldly Science Fiction play being performed live by a stellar cast of comic actors and improvisers just minutes after it is written!
An Exquisite Corpse play is a creative collaborative game written by a group of people based on an idea invented by the Surrealists. Each person only sees one line from the previous writer before taking her turn as author. A bit like a game of “telephone” the story progresses and digresses in unpredictable, wondrous, and funny ways.
It begins with in a party atmosphere, guests enter to a room bedecked in Science Fiction style, with some snacks provided by the show and drinks available for purchase. You can take your turn writing the play between bites and sips, while the outrageous Sci-Fi characters you will be writing for are mingling amongst you. After an hour of writing and fun, the tables are cleared, scripts are printed, and then, only minutes after its creation, an audience-authored Science Fiction play is performed LIVE by some of San Francisco’s finest and funniest performers.
Our incredible cast features Jody Frandle as Captain Oliver Clozoffe of the Starship Dental Prize and the amazing talents of Stuart Mangrum, Bryce Byerley, Dawn Corine, Brendan Hill, Dave McKew, Gerri Lawlor, Chandler White, Becky Hirschfeld, Gaea Pet, Dean Mermell, and Mikl-em. You've seen them everywhere from BATS to SF Improv Fest to the Dark Room Theater and beyond.
A Surreal tradition re-imagined. Invented by The Surrealists as a parlour game, Exquisite Corpse is easy and fun to play, and when the script you create is interpreted live by an amazing group of comic actors and improvisers you get a night of hilarious, collaboratively creative fun.
And we have more tricks up our sleeve: wild costumes and props; aliens and spacemen who walk up and say hello before you write for them; Science Fiction sounds and visions setting the mood before the show has even started.
Join us for a theatrical version of Exquisite Corpse in the otherworldly style of the Science Fiction genre. YOU will help us write the play and then our amazing cast will perform it for you just minutes after you finish it!
Anyone can help create an Exquisite Corpse. In fact you can do it with a drink in your hand.
Bring an open mind and a sense of play. A glass of wine, might help.
Let the Writing BEGIN!
On the night of the show...
When you arrive you'll find a sci-fi potluck in full swing. Bring something to share or enjoy the food and drink we provide. Between sips and bites you can take a turn writing a some of our evolving sci-fi play. Don't worry, we'll help you get started--no prior Corpse composition is requisite to jump in and help write the night's entertainment. Though we recommend coming in costume to help set the mood of classic Science Fiction.
Reserve your place and Choose Your Level of support--we're kicking off a new crowd-fundy approach to tickets for the show. You can chip in a little bit more to help make an amazing evening:
More fun and surprises are in store. Get your tickets while they last! Tell your friends. See you there!!!
Thanks from all of us in the Fine Cadaver Posse!
Have questions about Exquisite Corpse #2: Help Write a Science Fiction Play then watch it LIVE?
Contact Stage Werx Theatre
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20, 2013 - 7.30p
SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21, 2013 - 7.30p
Chetty's Lullaby has been in development for three and a half years, seeing its first light of day in a staged reading at Abingdon Theatre in NYC, followed by a workshop production at Boxcar Theatre in San Francisco. The play opened fully produced at Viracocha on Valencia Avenue on March 1 of 2013. While Watt directed that debut, Sharon Huff Robinson now helms the play for its second fully-staged mounting. Six performances total will occur at Viracocha this autumn, which will be followed by six more on the commercial stage: Stage Werx, also on Valencia Ave in San Francisco, in January, 2014.
An awesome mix of every aspect of comedy. We make every show brand new. New sketches, videos and stand up comics. Its never the same typical show. We want you to come watch our show every month. There is no show at all like this in the Bay Area. Come out and immerse yourself into everything comedy.
Every 4th Wednesday of the Month
May 22, 2013 8pm
The Picklewater Clown Cabaret
MONDAY Dec 2, 8pm
The award winning physical comedians of the Picklewater Clown Cabaret return this October with an original variety arts show in celebration of and to benefit a San Francisco circus icon, Miss Paoli Lacy. Acclaimed local director and master clown, Jeff Raz, star of Cirque du Soleil's Corteo and the Pickle Family Circus, directs the production.
Hosted by the San Francisco's own Pi the Physical Comedy Troupe, the Picklewater Clown Cabaret is performed by a broad spectrum of local and international professional circus artists, young circus students, comedians, clowns and merry makers of all stripes.
The Clown Picklewater Cabaret is produced by Picklewater Indiustries and the Clown Conservatory at San Francisco Circus Center, the Picklewater Clown Cabaret brings the world of circus to the San Francisco's Mission District every month.
Appearing one Monday of every month (usually the first Monday)
S O L O S U N D A Y S
Hilarious, Heartbreaking & Provocative Solo Performances
Solo Sundays, S.F.'s premier monthly showcase, presents select samplings of veteran virtuosos and top emerging talent in the intimate StageWerx theater in the Mission District. Beyond stand-up and storytelling, solo theater creates casts of thousands - plus special effects - all bursting from a single performer. The results are hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and provocative, ablaze with personal visions.
W. Kamau Bell is the co-founded and facilitated of the
Solo Performance Workshop. You may be familiar with his name. His solo show, “The W. Kamau Bell Curve” was a critical and popular success this past year in San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley and most recently at the Comedy Central Stage in LA. He was honored by the SF Weekly as the 2008 Comedian of the Year. Which is likely the reason that the plays created in SPW deliver a very funny and personal perspective on stories that often contain serous outcomes.
SOLO SUNDAYS is being programmed by Bruce Pachtman,
the co-founder of the Solo Performance Workshop as well
as the writer/actor of “don’t make me look too psychotic”,
the acclaimed solo show that ran for a combined100 weeks in
San Francisco, Philadelphia and LA.
We’re thrilled to announce that SOLO SUNDAYS is being produced at one of San Francisco’s finest venues for solo performance, StageWerx, an intimate 50 seat theater directed by Ty and Cory McKenzie, a theater iconoclast with a history of presenting anything from rock operas to scary movies to improv comedy to staged readings to circus arts.
Please join us for what we’re certain will be one of the best shows in town.
Fourth Sunday of each month
(except when holidays force us to choose another weekend)
Sunday, November 24
Sunday, December 15