Make America Call My Mom and Tell Her I’m Doing Okay (written and directed by Alanah Pascual explores the many ways the new generations are creating their own American Dream, all while dealing with the drama, friendship, and self doubt that comes with being in your 20s. In the devising process, Pascual uses Documentary Style Theatre to hear how each collaborator is creating their dream life and what it took to get where they are now. Make America Call My Mom is a world premiere play devised by Pascual and co-directed by Carly Capriano.
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.