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Monument (or, King Lear)
Oct
4
8:30 PM20:30

Monument (or, King Lear)

Monument (or, King Lear)

based on the play by William Shakespeare
created by Source Material

directed by Samantha Shay

Source Material’s Monument (or, King Lear) is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare’s original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material elevates the disenfranchised characters, who attempt to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dream escape.

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Monument (or, King Lear)
Oct
5
8:30 PM20:30

Monument (or, King Lear)

Monument (or, King Lear)

based on the play by William Shakespeare
created by Source Material

directed by Samantha Shay

Source Material’s Monument (or, King Lear) is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare’s original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material elevates the disenfranchised characters, who attempt to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dream escape.

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Monument (or, King Lear)
Oct
6
4:00 PM16:00

Monument (or, King Lear)

Monument (or, King Lear)

based on the play by William Shakespeare
created by Source Material

directed by Samantha Shay

Source Material’s Monument (or, King Lear) is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare’s original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material elevates the disenfranchised characters, who attempt to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dream escape.

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Theatre Creatre {one day workshop}
Aug
11
11:00 AM11:00

Theatre Creatre {one day workshop}

In this one day workshop we will work deeply to connect to our bodies, voices, and intuition through cross cultural pedagogies relating to theatre, ritual, and other interdisciplinary performative approaches. We will explore through exercises, devising, interior explorations, and explore tools for generating original material. This workshop is open to all experience levels, and diverse artistic disciplines.

Taught by Samantha Shay:

Samantha Shay is a director of theatre and film, performer, and producer. She is the founder of artist collective Source Material, and frequently collaborates with musicians to make films, including K Á R Y Y N, JFDR, Jodie Landau, and Sóley. Her work with Source Material has been produced in Poland, Iceland, Sweden, Scotland, and various cities in the United States, and she has been a guest artist and teacher at such institutions at the LungA Art Festival, the San Francisco International Arts Festival, and the Grotowski Institute. She is currently developing new work in collaboration with filmmaker Victoria Sendra, Danish musician ZAAR, and LA based Israeli choreographer Danielle Agami, as well as developing a training intensive for artists rooted in cross cultural pedagogy; a collaboration between Source Material and Mengi (Iceland). Samantha holds a BFA in Acting from the California Institute of the Arts.

WHEN: August 11th from 11 AM - 2 PM
WHERE: Pieter Performance Space
PRICE: $60

Please email info@sourcematerialcollective.com to register. Please tell us about yourself, your artistic practice, and what draws you to the workshop.

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A Thousand Tongues at the NOW Festival
Aug
8
to Aug 10

A Thousand Tongues at the NOW Festival

Source Material’s new music-theater work A Thousand Tongues, performed by Nini Julia Bang and directed by Samantha Shay, is an eruption of visuals born from the sounds of a tapestry of traditional music from all over the world. With a pristine, sparse, and yet oceanic symbolic visual landscape, A Thousand Tongues explores isolation, the unknown, vulnerability and the veil between this world and the other.

Playing 8:30 PM nightly as part of RedCat’s NOW Festival, August 8-10, 2019.

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I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say
May
26
2:00 PM14:00

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged site specific in a chapel, the performance is structured as a funeral and funeral after party, traversing from a deep well of grief to a riotous, tragicomic attempt to leave the tragedy behind. Storytelling that utilises everything from physical theatre to polyphonic singing, Source Material has devised a highly visual, deeply adventurous love letter to a celebrated playwright.

Produced as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Admission is free, and RSVP is available here.

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I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say
May
25
9:00 PM21:00

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged site specific in a chapel, the performance is structured as a funeral and funeral after party, traversing from a deep well of grief to a riotous, tragicomic attempt to leave the tragedy behind. Storytelling that utilises everything from physical theatre to polyphonic singing, Source Material has devised a highly visual, deeply adventurous love letter to a celebrated playwright.

Produced as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Admission is free, and RSVP is available here.

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METHOD IN OUR MADNESS
May
25
5:00 PM17:00

METHOD IN OUR MADNESS

Join Samantha Shay, Ava Roy, Ata Wong Chun Tat for a panel discussion at the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Drawing their education and inspiration from Lecoq, Grotowski and The Bard; how do international theatre makers use their classical training to create non-conventional formats for a contemporary audience?

Admission is free.

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I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say
May
24
7:00 PM19:00

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say

I Should Have a Party For All The Thoughts I Didn't Say is a devised theatrical performance dedicated to the social awkwardness of grief, and a love letter to Russian writer Anton Chekhov. Staged site specific in a chapel, the performance is structured as a funeral and funeral after party, traversing from a deep well of grief to a riotous, tragicomic attempt to leave the tragedy behind. Storytelling that utilises everything from physical theatre to polyphonic singing, Source Material has devised a highly visual, deeply adventurous love letter to a celebrated playwright.

Produced as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival.

Admission is free, and RSVP is available here.

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King Lear
Apr
13
7:00 PM19:00

King Lear

KING LEAR

By William Shakespeare

Source Material's staging of King Lear is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare's original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material's King Lear leaves the cast of characters to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dreamscape.

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King Lear
Apr
12
7:00 PM19:00

King Lear

KING LEAR

By William Shakespeare

Source Material's staging of King Lear is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare's original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material's King Lear leaves the cast of characters to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dreamscape.

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King Lear
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

King Lear

KING LEAR

By William Shakespeare

Source Material's staging of King Lear is a transgressive collage of devised material around Shakespeare's original text. Devoid of the title character, Source Material's King Lear leaves the cast of characters to navigate the tumultuous world in which the abuse of power reigns supreme. This production blurs the line between narrative and non-narrative, classical and original, in a highly visual meditation on the consequences of patriarchy, transfiguring that which is familiar into an elemental dreamscape.

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