SPACE is thrilled to announce a bi-coastal partnership with American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco to present two SPACE-developed projects in its annual New Strands Festival of new work. Taking place May 17-20th, the festival will feature readings from SPACE alumni Ngozi Anyanwu (Creative Residency 2016) and Emily Kaczmarek and Kate Sullivan (Creative Residency 2017).
Untitled Tegan and Sara Musical
Book by Emily Kaczmarek
Music and lyrics by Tegan Quin and Sara Quin
Conceived and directed by Kate Sullivan
Friday, May 18th at 8pm
Saturday, May 19th at 8pm
When Jo, a nice girl from the Midwest, goes to New York for the summer to take a photography class, she never expects that a girl with a guitar will change the course of her life. A new musical set to the music of Tegan and Sara Quinn, this tender coming-of-age story is a bittersweet memory of self-discovery and of falling in (and out) of love for the first time.
Nike, Or We Don't Need Another Hero
by Ngozi Anyanwu
Directed by Candis C. Jones
Friday, May 18th at 4pm
Sunday, May 20th at 7pm
In this epic story uniting Afrofuturistic myth, Greek drama, and contemporary language, New York playwright Ngozi Anyanwu crafts a bold hero’s journey with an all-black cast. In the aftermath of a battle between the titans, Nike recovers her memory and learns that she is a god with a mighty destiny. As the fates of everyone she loves hang in the balance, can she confront her past and unleash the power she holds within?