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.

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