OCTOBER 1 - OCTOBER 24, 2021
CO-PRODUCTION WITH PERSPECTIVE THEATRE COMPANY
DIRECTED BY JOHN R. LEWIS
Rescheduled from last season, the West Coast Premiere of Somewhere by Marisela Treviño Orta is a beautiful new piece that explores the consequences of our neglect of the environment. With almost all the insects gone, the world is beginning to fall apart as crops fail and people struggle to hold on to their ways of life. Cassandra and her brother Alexander are tracking the last monarch butterflies in the world as they head to the west coast. Their path intersects with a truffle farm where a small group of people are hunkering down for the on-coming collapse of society.
Livia originated the role of LOLA in the Rela Lossy award winning play
GHOSTS OF BOGOTA by DIANA BURBANO.
Description: Drama queen Lola, do-gooder Sandy, and their hedonistic baby brother Bruno return to their parents’ home country to bury their grandfather. But he won’t stay dead! A comedy about breaking the bonds of family trauma, secrets that won't remain buried, and never feeling at home in any country that can claim you.
"In a star turn, Gomes Demarchi makes her lack of self-consciousness deeply conscious, because it’s always pitched to an audience... she’s adorable, because she inhabits her feelings with the heaving, full-bodied sighs and spasms most adults have been conditioned to abandon". Lily Janiak, San Francisco Chronicle
SAN DIEGO REP LATINX NEW PLAY FESTIVAL
SAPIENCE by DIANA BURBANO
The San Diego REP Latinx New Play Festival, hosted by the Amigos del REP, is a celebration of engaging and dynamic new plays by Latinx playwrights from across the United States.
Our 2020 Latinx New Play Festival runs September 4 - 6, streamed online. Click Here for More Info
Read about the Festival in the New York Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2020/08/26/theater/theater-to-stream.html?campaign_id=28&emc=edit_cu_20200826&instance_id=21625&nl=theater-update&regi_id=99376889&segment_id=36954&te=1&user_id=0893b8918517a1d37c850d0718cdaf7f
Saturday, September 5th
12:00pm Sapience by Diana Burbano
PLAYGROUND'S ONLINE ZOOM FEST
LA VIDA LOBO, by LINDA AMAYO-HASSAN
In response to COVID, Playground SF developed an online festival of short plays, staged readings, and full-length presentations, employing around 250 artists and reenvisioning theater during this difficult time. Livia participated in 3 brand new works. To see it on-demand: https://playground-sf.org/zoomfest/
American Theater Magazine's Article:
by KAREN ZACARIAS
Livia played Tania Dell Valle in this hilarious, timely play.
From the outrageous mind of playwright Karen Zacarías (The Book Club Play) comes this hot new comedy where gardens and cultures clash, turning friendly neighbors into feuding enemies in this hilarious comedy of good intentions and bad manners.
Tania, a very pregnant Ph.D. candidate, and Pablo, her rising attorney husband, are realizing the American dream when they purchase a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank. But when a questionable fence line puts a prize-worthy garden in jeopardy, neighborly rivalry escalates into an all-out border dispute, challenging everyone's notions of race, privilege and where to draw the line on good taste.
Paulistana by birth, Livia was born and raised in São Paulo, Brasil. Since immigrating to the U.S., she finished a degree in Theater and Performance Studies from UC Berkeley and has worked at the Magic Theater, San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, SF Playhouse, Center Rep, Crowded Fire, Theater Rhinoceros, Marin Shakespeare and Arabian Shakespeare. She is a proud Latinx artist, who also writes, having her autobiographical bilingual show Quem Eu? workshopped at UC Berkeley. She believes in the power of representation, storytelling, and empathy that this art form provides, and is passionate about the many layers available to a performer inside a character. She is committed to radical representation and inclusion within her own community and the theater beyond. Obrigada, Gracias and Welcome to my site!
"Es importante que el actor tenga siempre en cuenta la misión educativa de su atividad artística, su carater pedagógico, su carater combativo. El teatro es una arte y una arma".
"É importante que o ator tenha sempre em mente a missão educativa de sua atividade artistica, seu caráter pedagógico, seu caráter combativo. O teatro é uma arte e uma arma".
"It's important that the actor keeps in mind the educative mission of their artistic activity, it's pedagogical character, it's combative character. Theater is both an art and a weapon".