2017-2018 BATA STAGED READINGS CALENDAR

Date

Time

Play Selected

Playwright 

Director 

Location

Thursday, November 16, 2017 7:00 PM Single Black Female Lisa Thompson  Aldo Billingslea IT Bookman
A two-woman show with rapid-fire comic vignettes that explore the lives of thirty-something African American middle-class women in urban America as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize them amongst a parade of stereotypical images.
           
Saturday, January 6, 2018 2:00 PM Harry and the Thief Sigrid Gilmer Aldo Billingslea MoAD
Mimi's cousin Jeremy has a PhD in physics, a brand new time machine and a plan. He's sending Mimi, a professional thief, back to 1863 to change history by providing Harriet Tubman with modern day guns. Lots and lots of guns.
           
Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM Urban Retreat A. Zell Williams Aldo Billingslea IT Bookman
A supernova rap star has taken a retreat in Marin County to write his memoir…at 25, so he can stand where Tupac stood. He selects as his ghostwriter an adversary from his past...his high school English teacher.
           
Br'er Peach 7:00 PM Br'er Peach Andrew Saito Aldo Billingslea TBA
           
Saturday, February 3, 2018 2:00 PM The Long Long Ride Brian Thorenson Aldo Billingslea MoAD
A couple unknowingly on the run, a mother and her troubled son, and a storm collide on the Oregon coast. A dark comedy about the surprises of looking for hope.
           
Monday, February 5, 2018 7:00 PM The Drinking Gourd Lorraine Hansberry  Aldo Billingslea TBA
           
Thursday, March 22, 2018 7:00 PM Dance on Widows Row Samm-Art Williams Clay David  IT Bookman
           
Saturday, March 31, 2018 2:00 PM Scapegoat William Bivins Darryl Jones  Koret Auditorium, SF Main Library
Clive is a struggling comic book artist whose series, Scapegoat, once celebrated as a cunning metaphor for the African American experience, is now running thin. When Clive’s protégé, an unarmed African American teenager, is shot by police, Clive finds a renewed purpose for Scapegoat. But as sales soar, violence erupts, and Clive begins to question the role of art in the pursuit of justice. The play blends the real and comic book worlds as Clive struggles to separate the real from the imagined.
Saturday, April 14, 2018 2:00 PM Dead Meat Paige Zubel Michileen Oberst AAACC
           
Monday, April 23 TBA Halftime with Don Ken  Erin Merritt TBA
           
Saturday, May 12, 2018 2:00 PM Bodies  NoViolet Bulaway Aldo Billingslea MoAD