This is Step One

Jess McAuley

Jess has it all together… at least that’s what she wants you to think. After an accidental and horrifying blast from the past, Jess begins to recount her less than virtuous teen and young adult life. We are what we remember, and what Jess remembers isn’t the greatest picture. But time heals all things… right?

Unashamed, unabashed, and unapologetic, Jess is ready to take you on a journey of what *really* happened – and it’s gonna be dirty. She’s ready for the first steps of recovery.

NEW WORK

Ultraviolet Life

Production Mirage

A medical setting, a flirtation with death, an encounter with an oracle, a mysterious mirror and elusive three-way love affair. In a liminal space, Ultraviolet Life explores illness and resilience using gesture and burlesque.

 

“I was scared to show you. But I had to tell you, otherwise you’ll never know who I really am.”

 

This production thanks Emerging Creators’ Unit and Theatre 4.669.

What They Said About Love

Steve Budd

Don’t miss this “Hilarious take on how people fall in love” (East Bay Express). Steve Budd wonders why other people can and he can’t–tie the knot, that is. So he asked couples about the push and pull of love—what keeps them from pulling apart despite annoying the heck out of each other. Meet a New Age couple that swears they met before they met, a pair of Metal Heads who thought it would be a hoot to get married on 6-6-06, and more. Satisfy your voyeuristic tendencies about how others look for love—and, in some cases, find it.

What They Said About Love won Best of the 2016 San Francisco Fringe Festival and is “…funny, poignant, thoughtful, and revealing about the search for love” (TalkinBroadway.com). This is documentary theater at its best, a la Anna Deavere Smith. Steve Budd brings 12 characters to life, using their words from hours of interviews, and weaves in the story of his own search for “the one.” The piece was directed by Mark Kenward, and developed with the help of David Ford at The Marsh, with additional assistance from John Coppola and Slater Penney. Come see what Bay Area audiences have been talking about.