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Sarah Lou Richards LIVE at CFT!

October 11th, 2013 | Blog, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

Catch Nashville singer/songwriter Sarah Lou Richards free at the THICK HOUSE following the October 19th performance of THE TAMING! Come to the show and stay or swing by the theater at 9:45 to hear Richards whose sound “a magical mix of Folk and Americana” (Phil Sweetland, New York Times)  stands on the shoulders of the Americana tradition. […]

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Standing on Shepard’s Shoulders

October 11th, 2013 | Blog, The Matchbox | Marissa | No Comments

The vibrant cohort of playwrights who work with Crowded Fire Theater are standing on the shoulders of the great 20th century dramatists who founded new experimental forms of theater.  Now Bay Area playwright E. Hunter Spreen stands on the shoulders of the venerable Sam Shepard, as we bring you FREE readings of two Sam Shepard […]

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Let’s chat!

September 11th, 2013 | Blog, Events, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

We’re SUPER excited to announce some special post show conversations throughout the run of THE TAMING. We’re bringing in some outside guests on select nights to help us dig deep into some of the juicier themes found in the play. So grab your ticket, doff your Commonwealth Club thinking cap, and come on out to chat […]

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Move over New Yorker, THE TAMING is in town!

September 9th, 2013 | Blog, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

New Yorker cartoonist Tom Toro is gaining a lot of traction these days. First published in the New Yorker in 2010, his cartoons are regularly selected by the prestigious publication, and recently one of his cartoons about global warming became a viral sensation when documentary filmmaker Michael Moore tweeted it to his millions of fans. When we […]

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Sarah Lou Richards releases Tame You!

September 5th, 2013 | Blog, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

THE TAMING has its very own ORIGINAL theme song! “How, how, how did this come about?” you ask. Well, here at Crowded Fire we’ve been brainstorming ways to work with Sarah Lou Richards, an up and coming singer/songwriter in Nashville and a long time friend of the company.  Richards whose sound is “a magical mix of Folk […]

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Tame This!

August 22nd, 2013 | Blog, The Taming | CF Monkey | No Comments

Hey y’all! We’re heading into rehearsals for local playwright Lauren Gunderson’s crackling modern farce THE TAMING, which runs this October. You may remember Lauren from our wildly successful 2011 world premiere of her rollicking EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR! She returns with THE TAMING, serving up a big ole mess of Southern Fried Politics spiced with her […]

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410[GONE] Video & Reviews are Digitizing!

June 18th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | 1 Comment

Great teaser trailer from Amanda Melton allows for a peek into the complex and exciting world depicted in 410[GONE]! Only two weeks left to see this stunning otherworldly adventure!   Hyphen Magazine, Joy Tang “A previous Hyphen review called Frances a “fearless, fiercely intellectual writer whose work unsettlingly thematizes the transgression of boundaries…”  This reviewer simply adds that […]

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Interview with the Playwright: Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig

June 5th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

by Laura Brueckner Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, born in the U.S. to an Irish-American father and a Taiwanese mother, has a complex and growing body of work that tackles some very difficult themes, including loss, violence, and conflict both between cultures and within the family. Crowded Fire Director of New Works Laura Brueckner catches up with […]

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Wesley Cabral on Video Design in 410[GONE]

June 4th, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

You never know what kind of strange situations will arise when working in theater. For example, in designing projections for 410[GONE] I found myself in a basement with Dance Dance Revolution (DDR) national champion, Omid Farivar, recording footage that the characters of the Monkey King and Goddess of Mercy will rehearse and perform live. In […]

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Welcome to the Chinese Land of the Dead

June 1st, 2013 | 410 [GONE], Blog | CF Monkey | No Comments

“The Earth’s Deepest Retreat” Whether you are an ancient spirit desiring rest and recreation or a tortured ghost seeking the solace of oblivion, your hosts will provide an experience free from the turbulent memories of previous lifetimes. Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with their personal histories: The Goddess of Mercy [Guan Yin]  Her […]

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