THOSE WOMEN PRODUCTIONS PRESENTS SHIFTING SPACES
MARCH 23-APRIL 8, 2018
Coming this spring to the Live Oak Theater in Berkeley, Those Women Productions presents Shifting Spaces, a trio of new one-act plays about individuals fighting to claim their full human identities. The program includes the world premieres of They/Them by Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko and vessels by Kim Yaged, as well as the west coast premiere of Revelation by Shirley Barrie.
These three plays reflect a wide spectrum of feminist perspectives. Each tells a unique story in a bold and captivating voice. Stylistically very different, they all feature characters who fight passionately for and believe courageously in their right to be themselves.
When & Where:
Shifting Spaces will preview on March 23 and open on Saturday, March 24, 2018 (press opening); it plays Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 2 pm through April 8 (no performance on Easter Sunday, April 1) at the Live Oak Theater, 1301 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley.
Those Women Productions is committed to making theater accessible to audiences regardless of ability to pay. All shows are “choose your own price” with prices ranging from $00.00 to $35.00. All seating is General Admission.
Tickets are available in advance through Brown Paper Tickets:
and at the door beginning one-half hour before performances.
The plays of Shifting Spaces are:
vessels (World Premiere)
It’s Germany—1944. Are you a bitch or a whore? Is she your lover, friend, sister, acquaintance, colleague, or occasion for sin?
Commissioned for the Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust, this poetic drama reveals the little-known stories of lesbians in Nazi Germany, written by Kim Yaged, directed by Those Women Productions’ Artistic Director Elizabeth Vega.
12-17 … Elliot Stanley
25-54 … Jean Cary
AGED … GiGi Anber
They/Them (World Premiere)
On the eve of surgery, Sam comes home to pack and to fight for his mother’s love.
A high-stakes, lyrical encounter between an African-American mother and her transgender son, by Bay Area playwright Nick Hadikwa Mwaluko, directed by Those Women Productions’ Associate Artist Norman Patrick Johnson.
SAM … Gabby Momah
MOM … Jasmine Williams
CHOCOLATE … Troy Rockett
Understudy for SAM … Jennifer McNeal (playing the role of SAM on March 30)
Revelation (West Coast Premiere)
It’s judgment day, and John finds himself buried next to Mary. She claims to recognize him, but she is nothing like any woman John has ever known.
A darkly comic tour through changing gender roles and social expectations, by Canadian playwright Shirley Barrie, directed by Those Women Productions’ Associate Artist Lily Tung Crystal.
MARY … Jeannie Barroga
JOHN … Lijesh Krishnan
The Production & Design Team is:
CO-PRODUCERS … Carol Lashof & Elizabeth Vega
STAGE MANAGER … Aurelia Moulin
PROPS DESIGNER … Lindsay Krumbein
COSTUME DESIGNER … Lindsay Krumbein
SCENIC DESIGNER … Celeste Martore
SOUND DESIGNER … Samuel Raskin
LIGHTING DESIGNER … Bert van Aalsburg
Friday, March 23: 8 PM (Preview)
Saturday, March 24: 8 PM (Press Opening)
Sunday, March 25: 2 PM
Friday, March 30: 8 PM
Saturday, March 31: 8 PM
Friday, April 6: 8 PM
Saturday, April 7: 8 PM
Sunday, April 8: 2 PM
This production is made possible by the generous support of the Berkeley Civic Arts Commission and Civic Arts Program, the Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grants Program, the Zellerbach Family Foundation, and the generous donations of many individual supporters. Those Women Productions is a Fractured Atlas sponsored project.