Happening just a moment from this writing, the Peripatetic Players will conclude their 2016 tour of Shakespeare or Space Wars with a weekend-long mini-festival in Port Costa, Flux Fest ’16. We’re just pleased as punch that the Players are now officially fictionally Port Costa’s resident traveling troupe of thespians, and we’re looking forward to creating all kinds of lore and faux ephemera to document our years in that fantastic hamlet.
Here’s a collage from last fall’s performance of Romeo & Juliet in Port Costa, featuring Reece Santos’s fabulous painted proscenium in the alleyway of the Bull Valley Roadhouse:
On November 8, 2014, the Samuel Peaches Peripatetic Players debuted a new performance: their impromtu version of Romeo & Juliet! Read all about it at the Aesop Amuck blog…Source: The Peripatetic Players perform Shakespeare!
Check out this article on the WPA’s mobile stage:
Free Theatre! (Courtesy of Uncle Sam).
With many thanks to Nikloas for sending along this link!
For Hatch, I created a site-specific solo piece called City Creature on the Cascades based on City Creature research and musings. It was created and staged on February 28, 2015 at Joaquin Miller Park in Oakland. Enjoy photos and what I could re-create of the script at the link to the Hatch Performance Collective’s website.
Work-in-progress shot of Joan’s garden-in-a-suitcase prop for The Miraculous Journey Of Edward Tulane opening this weekend at Bay Area Children’s Theater.
The 2014 Tour of O Best Beloved aboard FluxWagon has begun!
We’ll be at parks and public spaces throughout the Bay Area through September 14. More details are at the O Best Beloved website. You can also connect with the ensemble via Facebook and Twitter.
We hope to see you outside this summer!
Idiot String is now a fiscally sponsored project of Independent Arts and Media, a San Francisco-based 501(c)3 nonprofit with a mission to support independent, non-commercial arts and media projects that cultivate community, civic participation, cultural engagement, and free expression.
We couldn’t be prouder, especially since IAM’s “ultimate vision is to strengthen a culture of democracy by cultivating arts and media projects that engage neighbors in civic life.” Hear, hear!
And we’re in great company, as IAM also sponsors our friends at Outlook Theater Project, Now For Now and Circus Bella.
Fiscal sponsorship allows us to accept tax-deductible donations, and apply for a greater number of grants.
Hello, world! It’s us, Joan Howard and Rebecca Longworth. After a late night in early March, featuring edits to a Google Doc full of possible names, we’re “Idiot String.” Over a year after creating the Physical Theatre Salon and looking forward to the second iteration of our 2013 SF Fringe show, O Best Beloved… it’s about time to make this collaboration official. We look forward to surprising and delighting you with performances featuring a couple of idiots, and a lot of string (and rope, and pulleys, and hinges, and spinney things, and whirlygigs).
What’s an “idiot string,” you ask? A simple machine, of sorts. Of course.