Stagebridge Storytellers Present

More Stories that Let the Light Come In

BERKELEY TheaterStage

Directed by Jeanne Haynes

June 12, 2018 | Berkeley
Tuesday at 7:30pm


Photo Credit: Ken Epstein

Show Description

Once again, as part of The Marsh Times Unseen project, Stagebridge Storytellers will reflect on the nation’s political divide.  But this time – with its ring of hope – America Retold will feature personal stories of the splendid ways, large and small, in which people here at home and in far away lands are actively involved in the problematic arenas of racism, immigration, MeToo, the homeless, LBGT,  and abortion rights. Alarming as the news plays out each day, it is said that this environment offers unique “access to reset buttons.” Indeed – because people are becoming less apathetic and more engaged in the issues.

Storytellers: Beth Beatty, Claire Castell, Ann Fields, Judy Kennedy, Trudy Rubenstein, Harry Santi, Sarah Strong, and Ben Tucker.

Show Info

Tickets: $12 – $25 Open Seating | $55 & $100 Reserved Seating
Tuesday, June 12 at 7:30pm | Berkeley TheaterStage
2 Hours | 1 Intermission | Ages 12+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

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About the Times Unseen Project

The recent election has ushered in the largest political reversal our country has experiences in the post-World War II era. And since the election, the news is filled with who is winning, who is losing, and what attention-getting statement a politician has made today. Highly polarized, citizens are passionate about their particular fraction of the political rainbow, regardless of the hue.

Beyond the news, Americans fall in love, work, get sick, die…experience the drama of daily life. We have decided to take our cue from Russian author Svetlana Alexeivitch, who proved the power of exploring history through personal stories in her magnificent SECOND HAND TIME. In what ways are political turmoil affecting personal life of Americans?

Times Unseen will chronicle the effect of political change on individuals.

One of the stark lessons of the recent election is the ideological divide between regions in America. We have a team of Marsh artists who have personal connections to the disparate social, geographical, and political regions of America. We are asking them to interview people – Americans talking to Americans about family, love, safety, health, finances etc., in a time of political change. And our artists will bring what they hear back to the Marsh and make theater of it.

Times Unseen: because we are in new territory politically, and because politics, for better or for worse, are about promises of a changed future, times as yet unseen

Times Unseen will culminate in a Festival of New Work, in time for the midterm elections in 2018, with workshop performances along the way.

Times Unseen kicks off with an evening of short pieces on January 23 at 7:30 at The Marsh San Francisco. From January-June 2018 there will be an event a month, open to the public, showcasing short pieces by the featured artists. From June-October artists will workshop and perform longer form performances, in preparation for the October festival.

We hope to add performers along the way.

Directing and script development will be by David Ford. David is also the Project Director and an award winning veteran creator of stories for over 30 years.