EXIT Theatre Announces 2019 Season: Amplifying Indie Artists
EXIT Theatre, a stronghold of independent theatre in the Tenderloin Arts/Theatre district since 1983, is proud to announce our 2019 season. In addition to providing below-market-rate rental space for theatre-makers and performers across disciplines, EXIT Theatre produces a full season of festivals, classics, new works, and more. This year's theme-Amplifying Indie Artists-speaks to our longtime commitment to welcoming artists outside of the mainstream, from Magic-makers to Burlesque dancers, emerging playwrights to touring performers.
Fog City Magic Fest: January 23-26
Our annual festival of magic-making and mystery, co-curated by Christian Cagigal and Jay Alexander.
Burlesque Extravaganza: February 20-23
Putting the EXTRA in Extravaganza, four unique evenings featuring some of the Bay Area's most treasured performers.
Some Enchanted Evenings: March 8-March 23
EXIT's Artistic Director Christina Augello presents three shorts by Don Nigro, directed by Amanda Ortmayer.
Crippled: March 28-31
On tour from Canada, a powerful piece about living with disability through a queer lens, by Fringe artist Paul David Power. US Premiere!
Nigga-Roo: April 5-27
Nigga-Roo is a multidisciplinary solo performance that explores blackness as a social construct, by Best of Fringe (2017) winner Dazié Grego-Sykes.
Supremacy: May 3-18
A modern-day superhero story about race, power, and collective responsibility, by Jason Mendez, directed by Amanda Ortmayer.
EXIT Theatre Gala Fundraiser: May 19
Our annual fundraising gala celebrating EXIT Theatre's ongoing commitment to supporting Indie Artists. Performances, refreshments, and a silent auction!
Talk Story Festival: June 5-8
A diverse slate of storytellers speaking straight from the heart.
Dollhouse Monsters, an original Burlesque: July 12-27
Devised and performed by Dee O's Mio, Lady Malavendra, and Red Velvet!
28th San Francisco Fringe Festival: September 5-14
The oldest grassroots theatre festival in the Bay Area, and part of a worldwide Fringe community. Take a walk on the wild side of independent theatre!
Unholy Trinity: October 10-November 2
A triptych of stories taken from the works of HP Lovecraft, adapted and directed by Stuart Bousel
San Francisco Olympians Festival: November 6-23
"You've Got Gaul," new plays sourced from the myths and legends of the Celts. A festival-in residence, curated by Stuart Bousel.
EXIT Cafe lineup: Year-round
We have regular performances in our cozy EXIT Cafe, including Magic, Burlesque, Comedy, and Storytelling. Go to www.theexit.org for more information on upcoming cafe shows.
Cutting Ball Theater: Year-round
A company-in-residence at EXIT on Taylor also produces a full season of shows, go to www.cuttingball.com for more information on their upcoming shows and season.