Ava Roy, Director of Hamlet on Alcatraz
Director Ava Roy, Hamlet on Alcatraz
In conversation with Stuart Bousel, Artistic Director of No Nude Men Productions, Founding Director of the San Francisco Theater Pub, Associate Artist of Atmostheatre
Come meet the 29-year-old, Oakland-based actor and artistic director of the We Players theater troupe. We Players presents site-specific performance events that transform public spaces into realms of participatory theater. Their aim is to bring communities together, reclaiming local spaces for public discourse and civic celebration through art. Roy has devoted nearly two years to pulling together the logistics, resources and cast for a production of Hamlet on Alcatraz.
Her Hamlet is being staged using the entire island, including many areas of the former prison that require an authorized escort. The audience will move all over Alcatraz with the actors, following Shakespeare’s tragedy as it unfolds. Come learn about the production and her approach to theater.
Location: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. programCost: FREE with ticket purchase to Hamlet on Alcatraz performance on November 13. For the Roy talk only, $8 member, $20 non-members.Program Organizer: Kristina Nemeth