Young Hot Thespian presents Water by the Spoonful (written by Quiara Alegría Hudes, directed by Myles Romo). Elliot has returned from Iraq and is working at Subway while trying to jump-start his acting career. Scattered throughout the world in chat rooms, recovering addicts keep each other alive, and the boundaries of family and community are stretched across continents and cyberspace as birth families splinter and online families collide. Young Hot Thespian is a theatre collective including Christian Zumbado, Tré Scott (from Strawshop’s Our Country’s Good), and Antonieta Castillo Carpio.
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.