Archive for January 2014

The 2014 SOAP Fest Plays

With great enthusiasm we present the new plays of 2014:

The Tyrant, by Yussef El Guindi
A captured Middle Eastern president, currently imprisoned in the United States, is permitted to speak to an American audience to address the issues that led to his arrest. Attempting to win them over to his viewpoint, he also implicates them as one of the causes for the political upheavals happening in his home country.

Things to Say When It’s Too Late to Say Them,  a.k.a. Proof You Were Here, by Brendan Healy
On the occasion of an unusual anniversary, Eric and Annalisa wrestle, box, sing, and smash dishes, as they reveal all the many things they never told each other.

iI, by K Brian Neel
Thirty-six hours into a hackathon, three young programmers make an Earth-altering discovery. But are they ready to take responsibility for unleashing their creation upon history?

Cumulus, by Juliet Waller Pruzan
On a flight between Seattle and Denver, strangers start conversations, including one anxious young man getting ready for an on-board surprise. Meanwhile, the stories told on the flight continue to play out both below and above the plane.

We hope you’ll stay tuned as we bring you upcoming details of SOAP Fest 2014. We look forward to seeing you there, June 4 – June 8 at West of Lenin in Fremont!

A SOAP Fest Interview by Freehold Theatre’s Kate Gavigan

SOAP Fest is an independent project initiated by members of The Sandbox Artists Collective, a membership based collective of working theatre professionals, formed as a place for mid-career artists to explore their craft in the company of their peers. It was originally created in the fall of 2008 by Freehold’s Theatre Lab in an effort to continue to push for a renaissance of new, courageous and experimental work in our artistic community.

To read the interview, please continue here.