Greenhouse Theatre Festival at The Poetry Center

Monday, May 2, 2016 (All day) to Friday, May 6, 2016 (All day)
Photo of clovers growing in a planter
Some of the hottest emerging playwrights in the Bay Area -- students Audrey Ann and Ai Eibashi -- present staged readings of new work. This year's festival features unusual plays that bend form and perception. We have unusual characters, including the most down-to-earth narcissist you will ever meet, digital lovers, puppets freeing themselves from the puppeteer's strings, reincarnated myths and political conspirators. San Francisco's theatre scene is thriving, and the playwriting program is a hot spot, helping the next generation of playwrights grow and reap the stories of our times. Free food will be served. Free admission.
Humanities Building, The Poetry Center
Creative Writing Department, School of Theatre & Dance, Z Space
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  • May 2, 5pm: Duplicity by Audrey Ann. Duplicity is all the fun with none of the attachment — until everyone becomes attached. Ash and Avery moved in together after months of talking online; their Duplicates, or virtual counterparts, allowed them to connect from thousands of miles away. With her girlfriend in the next room, Ash creates a new Duplicate, and that new virtual character meets a new virtual lover. While Ash tries to assert her control over Phoenix, and tell herself that what happens online means nothing for her “real” relationships, Phoenix’s surprising intellect leaves Ash questioning her identity, her relationships, and her attachments to people she has never met in a world that may not exist.
  • May 6, 7pm: Puppet Show by Ai Ebashi. The awakened puppet, in search of his true self.

Faculty adviser

Anne Galjour


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