A.C.T.’s award-winning Conservatory presents a wide array of productions each year, featuring some of the brightest and most creative performers in the country. From showcasing the talents of students training in the nationally renowned Master of Fine Arts Program, to unveiling the prodigious skills of young actors (ages 8–19) studying in the Young Conservatory, these productions are a place where students put their skills into practice, engage with enthusiastic audiences, and create some of the most dynamic work you’ll see onstage.
A Musical Revue
Directed by Milissa Carey
An intimate evening of personal journeys, moments, and truths told through song.
Make Them Hear You
Nov 4 & 5 (High School Cabaret Ensemble)
Nov 10 & 11 (Junior Cabaret Ensemble)
Nov 12 & 13 (High School Musical Ensemble)
The Garret at A.C.T.’s Geary Theater
415 Geary Street
Through their lyrics and music, Broadway songs challenge and inspire us to discover and grow, both as individuals and as a community. Help us kick off our YC Cabaret 2017–18 season with an evening of musical theater that celebrate voices of change, courage, resistance, and unity.
by Thomas Middleton and William Rowley
Directed by Nancy Benjamin
A Jacobean tragedy of passion and betrayal, devotion and deceit. Romanced by three different men, aristocratic Beatrice-Joanna devises a risky plan to get the man she desires—murder. Meanwhile, Albius, chief of a mental asylum, locks up his younger wife in one of his own cells to prevent her from cheating. But can her cell withstand the determination of two disguised suitors who will stop at nothing to court the confined beauty.
Written by Jeremy Cohen and Dipika Guha
Directed by Jeremy Cohen
San Francisco, 1973. Amid a crowd of men in suits and a psychiatrist in a Nixon mask, ten-year-old Peter witnesses a landmark moment in gay rights and reaches out to grab the hand of Oakland boy Deshawn. Specially commissioned by A.C.T. and Z Space for the M.F.A. Program class of 2018, this is an epic story about love, queerness, and what we can’t help looking at.
by Lope de Vega
Directed by Domenique Lozano
May 9–12, 2018
The Rueff at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater
1127 Market Street
Resistance. Dishonor. Torture. Power. The citizens of Fuenteovejuna are fed up. Their commander is raping their women, and murdering anyone who stands in his way. In a small town caught between two armies, who can the citizens turn to except each other? An exploration of honor, morality, and leadership from Renaissance Spain’s most beloved playwright.
Directed by Stephen Buescher
May 9–12, 2018
The Costume Shop Theater
1117 Market Street
Don’t cross a Greek god, especially Dionysus. He might just whip the women of Thebes into a frenzy to get his own back. Pitting reason against desire and driven by duplicity, slander, and revenge, this is a tragedy of Greek proportions from one of western theater’s greatest playwrights.
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