The House Fire Project (by Kaytlin McIntyre, directed by Jess K. Smith). In the middle of the night in 2005 a teenage girl’s house burns down. Fifteen years later, she goes on an investigative journey to discover what really happened to the house, and to her family. Part true crime mystery, part comical family slide-show, House Fire Project is a one-woman show about the ripples of domestic violence, starring its author. The Strawberry Jam will be its public debut.
Gaslighting (written by Kelleen Conway Blanchard, directed by Steven Sterne) is a 10-minute play commissioned by 14/48, the World’s Quickest Theatre Festival. Featuring Stacey Bush and Cody Smith.
Strawberry Jam is a Directors Festival of seven plays in fifteen days from playwrights ranging from Pulitzer Prize winners (Quiara Alegría Hudes, María Irene Fornés) to local novices (Alanah Pascual, Shanna Allman, Kaytlin McIntyre). Strawberry Theatre Workshop—which has been shuttered for two years—returns to 12th Ave Arts with its most ambitious program ever. Why produce one play, when you can amplify the artists in your community with seven? Add three Sundays of eclectic music concerts, featuring Strawshop favorites Felicia Loud, Jose Gonzales, and the musicians of BeatleConcert. That’s a Strawberry Jam.
Festival schedule and tickets ($13.50 per show, $39 full festival) here.
Music Series sold separately.