Those Women Productions presents Shifting Spaces, a trio of bold new one-act plays about individuals who fight passionately for and believe courageously in their right to be themselves.
The plays reflect a broad spectrum of feminist perspectives.
vessels draws on oral histories to reveal the little-known
stories of lesbians in Nazi Germany; in They/Them, a transgender teen fights for their mothers love; and in Revelation a once-married couple takes a darkly comic tour through changing gender roles in marriage and beyond.
The production opens Friday, March 23, 2018, and plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through April 8 (no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1) at the Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.
The plays of Shifting Spaces are:
vessels (World Premiere)
It's Germany, 1944. Are you a bitch or a whore? Is she your lover, friend, sister, acquaintance, colleague, or occasion for sin?
Commissioned for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, this poetic drama reveals the little-known stories of lesbians in Nazi Germany, written by Kim Yaged, directed by Elizabeth Vega.
12-17 Elliot Stanley
25-54 Jean Cary
AGED GiGi A. Tasse
Revelation (West Coast Premiere)
Its judgment day, and John, a man in his thirties, finds himself buried beside Mary, a woman very much his senior, who claims to recognize him. But Mary is nothing like any woman John has ever known.
A darkly comic tour through changing gender roles and social expectations, by Canadian playwright Shirley Barrie, directed by Lily Tung Crystal.
MARY Jeannie Barroga
JOHN Lijesh Krishnan
They/Them (World Premiere)
On the eve of surgery, Sam comes home to pack and to demand that their mother see them, and love them.
A high-stakes, lyrical encounter between an African-American mother and her transgender son, by Bay Area playwright Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko, directed by Norman Patrick Johnson.
SAM ... Gabby Momah
MOM ... Jasmine Williams
CHOCOLATE ... Troy Rockett
Understudy for SAM ... Jennifer McNeal
Production Team: Bert van Aalsburg, Kathryn Gubler, Lindsay Krumbein, Carol Lashof, Celeste Martore, Aurelia Moulin, Samuel Raskin, Audrey Ronningen, and Elizabeth Vega.
Friday, March 23: 8 PM
Saturday, March 24: 8 PM
Sunday, March 25: 2 PM
Friday, March 30: 8 PM
Saturday, March 31: 8 PM
Friday, April 6: 8 PM
Saturday, April 7: 8 PM
Sunday, April 8: 2 PM
This production is made possible by the generous support of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission and Civic Arts Program, the Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants Program, and the Zellerbach Family Foundation.
Those Women Productions stages hidden truths of gender and power. For more information, visit our website: https://thosewomenproductions.com/
Live Oak Theatre (View)
1301 Shattuck Ave
Berkeley, CA 94709
|Minimum Age: 10|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|