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BTaB Theatre Co. announces our next production, an upcoming reading, and two new team members!
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            To our friends,

We’ve got so many thrilling things coming down the the pipeline at Bigger Than a Breadbox Theatre Co. and we just had to share them with you. Today we announce our next full production – coming your way this November – as well as an upcoming reading of a new work and two fantastic additions to our core team. We are so excited to share what we've got bubbling so please take a read and get excited too!
 
We look forward to keeping you in the loop as our projects roll around and we thank you, as always, for your support as we share our unique artistic voice with this great Bay Area community.
 
Ariel Craft
Executive Artistic Director
Bigger Than a Breadbox Theatre Co.

Fall Production: Lorca’s Blood Wedding (with a twist)

 
The company is thrilled to announce our next big show: Federico García Lorca’s Blood Wedding, done the BTaB way.
 
Our production, set in the modern American south and highly stylized, transposes the ferocity of Lorca’s text to a familiar yet no less unsettling landscape. Executive Artistic Director Ariel Craft directs and Composer and Music Director David Brown (‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore) returns to BTaB to create an original score, inspired by the music of Dolly Parton and her contemporaries.
Written by iconic Spanish playwright and poet Lorca, Blood Wedding is the story of a bride who abandons her groom on their wedding night to run off with an old flame, a betrayal which sparks an unquenchable outrage between long-rival households and leaves dismembered families and decimated hearts in its wake. It is a play which centers around our most lovely and most terrifying impulses: the desire to give yourself to the person you adore no matter the circumstance; and the desire to eviscerate those who torment you regardless of all societal impossibilities.
November 7th through November 22nd
Fridays at 8pm and Saturdays at 8pm
 
EXIT Stage Left
156 Eddy Street, San Francisco
 
Ticket information coming soon!
 
Want to be involved in Blood Wedding? Visit btabtheatreco.org/get-involved

Spring Reading: Happy/Hungry, a new play by Oren Stevens

 
The prose of Oren Stevens, adaptor of ‘Tis Pity She’s a Whore (June 2013), is welcomed back to the BTaB stage this May as we present a developmental reading of his newest piece, Happy/Hungry, directed by Gabby Battista.
When Ella is sent by her stepmother to the Forest Witch for fire, she was never supposed to survive — and perhaps she doesn't. After all, the woman that comes out on the other side of the forest seems altogether different. Darkly comic, Happy/Hungry strips bare the stories we tell ourselves after we've partnered with monsters to get what we want.
Friday, May 30th at 8pm
Saturday, May 31st at 8pm
 
EXIT Studio
156 Eddy Street, San Francisco
 
Ticket information coming soon!

Introducing: Ben Calabrese, Managing Director 


Fans of the company first met Ben when he appeared as the Apartment in last year’s production of Crumble (Lay Me Down, Justin Timberlake). Ben joins the company as Managing Director and is already revolutionizing our infrastructure to make BTaB a better functioning, more sustainable organization in full service of our ambitious artistic activities.
Ben Calabrese is a Bay Area actor, director, playwright and theatre administrator. He holds a B.A. in Drama from San Francisco State University where he was drilled in the repertory theatre experience by the Brown Bag Theatre Company and directed the 2013 SFSU Players' Club production of Jean Anouilh's Eurydice. After being produced on the SFSU mainstage, his one-act La Cajita was a regional finalist for the Kennedy Center's John Cauble Award. In addition to his work with Bigger Than a Breadbox, Ben's work has appeared on stage with Theatre Rhinoceros, 99 Stock Productions, and the San Diego New Perspective Festival among many others. As Managing Director, Ben has streamlined BTaB's processes for patron and talent management. He looks forward to reaching more community members, putting more artists to work and supplying both groups with the rigorously crafted and culturally urgent pieces of art that Bigger Than a Breadbox creates.
www.bencalabrese.com

Introducing: Oren Stevens, Production Coordinator 


Friends of BTaB: this is a name you probably know. Oren Stevens is a cofounder of Bigger Than a Breadbox and a longstanding Artistic Associate. However, after years on the East Coast, Oren has returned to the Bay Area and will be taking on the role of Production Coordinator in addition to his artistic work with the company.
Oren Stevens is Bay Area native. Addicted to theater at a young age, he has taken every opportunity to act, direct, write, design, produce, and work in technical departments. In recent years he has narrowed his focus to directing, writing, and producing, but his other experience continues to inform his work and working style. In his time at Yale he directed several productions including Lips Together, Teeth Apart, Kushner's The Illusion, and an original devised adaptation of T. S. Eliot's The Waste Land. He served on the executive board of the Yale Dramatic Association, for which he produced their mainstage production of Arcadia (dir. Tamara Fisch). The Dramat also produced his original work Phantomwise on the stage of the Yale Repertory Theater. His New York productions include a production of Phantomwise and his original work The Assessment, both with the New York International Fringe Festival, and a collaboratively devised adaptation of Madame Bovary. He so enjoyed working on 'Tis Pity She's a Whore, and is excited to be able to contribute directly to BTaB in the Bay Area.
www.oren-stevens.com
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