San Francisco’s cutting-edge and highly acclaimed experimental Cutting Ball Theater kicks off its 18th season with Avant GardARAMA! an all-in-one performance festival of seven short experimental plays showcasing the work of Bay Area directors. One of these short plays, a winning submission from a Cutting Ball Theater writer’s workshop, is penned by a 16 year old student from San Francisco’s celebrated Ruth Asawa San Francisco School of the Arts and directed by one of his instructors. Avant GardARAMA! runs October 5 – 23 at Cutting Ball’s venue at the EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street at Ellis). Preview is October 5, Press Night is October 6, and Gala Opening Night is October 7. Tickets for all performances through October 23, ranging in price from $15 to $60, are on sale now at cuttingball.com or by calling 415-525-1205.
For the first time since 2008, Avant GardARAMA! returns to Cutting Ball Theater’s repertoire, infused with fresh vision, contemporary perspective, on the subjects the plays broach. The festival is a raucous anthology production of short, razor-sharp experimental works helmed by some of the Bay Area’s most enterprising directors. An eclectic collection of pieces, the Avant GardARAMA! festival encourages audiences to embrace wildness, unpredictability, and contrasting directorial voices.