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Dance Nation at San Francisco Playhouse


9/24/2019 - 11/9/2019


San Francisco Playhouse

450 Post Street
San Francisco,CA 94102

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Somewhere in America, an army of pre-teen competitive dancers plots to take over the world. And if their new routine is good enough, they'll claw their way to the top at the Boogie Down Grand Prix in Tampa Bay. But in Clare Barron's raucous pageant of ambition and ferocity, these young dancers have more than choreography on their minds, because every plie and jete is a step toward finding themselves, and a fight to unleash their power.

News About Dance Nation at San Francisco Playhouse

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, November 12- with Lillias White, Aisha de Haas and More!
November 12, 2020

Today (November 12) in live streaming: Lillias White visits Backstage Live, Aisha de Haas in concert, and so much more!

UTOPIA, Charles Mee's New Virtual Play, to Stream For One Final Week
November 06, 2020

Audiences worldwide have one final week to stream Utopia, the wildly inventive premiere from Obie Award winning playwright Charles L. Mee, presented by San Francisco's Cutting Ball Theater.

Virtual Theatre This Weekend: November 7-8- with Jessie Mueller, Armie Hammer and More!
November 07, 2020

Broadway might be dark, but that doesn't mean that theatre isn't happening everywhere! Below, check out where you can get your daily fix of Broadway this weekend, November 7-8, 2020.

Global Performers Highlighted In MarshStream International Solo Fest
September 25, 2020

The Marsh announces the line-up for its first-ever digital global festival, MarshStream International Solo Fest, presenting performers aged 16 to 79 from across the nation and around the world, including Russia, Scotland, Israel, Canada, and Australia, as well as some of The Marsh's fan-favorites in a four day online marathon of 51 global works.

Cutting Ball Theater Presents World Premiere of UTOPIA By Charles L. Mee
September 15, 2020

Cutting Ball Theater presents the virtual World Premiere of Utopia, a wildly inventive new work by Obie Award winning playwright Charles L. Mee.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Playwrights Selected for Year Three of Five-Year Commission Program
August 19, 2020

San Francisco Playhouse continued its commitment to developing new plays and nurturing the voices of active writers with the selection of the playwrights who will comprise the third year of the company's five-year commission program.

Virtual Theatre Today: Thursday, July 2- Judy Kuhn, Conor McPherson and More
July 02, 2020

Today (July 2) in live streaming: Conor McPherson visits Meet the Makers, Judy Kuhn has a classic conversation and so much more!

Arena Stage Announces Virtual Audition Intensive
June 25, 2020

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater has announced its newly created virtual audition intensive. Developed and led by Arena Stage's Community Engagement department, the online intensive prepares students and artists ages 16-22 for careers in theater with group and private coaching sessions in audition techniques.

Review Roundup: What Did Critics Think of DANCE NATION at San Francisco Playhouse?
October 02, 2019

Dance Nation recently opened at San Francisco Playhouse and critics were in attendance! Find out what they had to say.

BWW Review: DANCE NATION at San Francisco Playhouse Intrigues but Ultimately Mystifies
October 01, 2019

I was super excited to learn that SF Playhouse was kicking off its 19-20 season with Clare Barron's a?oeDance Nationa?? based on what I'd read and heard about its 2018 world premiere at New York's Playwrights Horizons. I was certain it was going to be right up my alley: an edgy, satirical, unsettling play that looks at gender, body image, burgeoning sexuality and our unhealthy obsession with competition and winning a?' and from a feminist perspective to boot. As added enticement, the play won the prestigious Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and was a 2019 Pulitzer finalist. It thus makes me very sad to report that, having now actually seen the play, I am left mystified by the rapturous response it received in prior productions.

San Francisco Playhouse Announces Bay Area Premiere Of DANCE NATION
June 26, 2019

San Francisco Playhouse announced casting for the Bay Area premiere of Dance Nation, Clare Barron's award-winning play about pre-teen competitive dancers. Becca Wolff will direct the Playhouse production, with choreography by Kimberly Richards.

East West Players Announces Its 2019-2020 Playwrights Group
June 18, 2019

East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theatre of color in the country and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is pleased to announce the second cohort of its Playwrights Group, providing space and artistic support over the course of a year for six writers of color. The 2019 program is led by playwright Alice Tuan and composed of writers from diverse backgrounds as part of EWP's 54th Anniversary Season.

MAX 2019: A Space Festival Brings An Arts-Meets-Science Fueled Odyssey Of Space Exploration To San Francisco
April 11, 2019

MAX 2019: A Space Festival Brings An Arts-Meets-Science Fueled Odyssey Of Space Exploration To San Francisco
April 03, 2019

MAX (Media Art and Exploration)-where science and live arts converge-is proud to announce that it will present MAX 2019: A Space Festival in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences, the Exploratorium, Z Space, as well as a pre-festival event at the San Francisco Playhouse. The festival is organized around three principles: Immersion, Education and Live Performance. 

San Francisco Playhouse announces 2019/20 Season; GROUNDHOG DAY, FOLLIES, and More
March 25, 2019

San Francisco Playhouse announced today the six plays that will comprise its 2019-20 Mainstage Season. With a lineup that includes both brave new works and re-imagined classics, the company solidifies its commitment to providing a home for the most essential voices in theatre. The Playhouse's three-play Sandbox Series devoted to developing new works will be announced at a later date.

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