Anne Kobori – Utopia Theatre Project

Here’s all the information you need about Anne Yumi Kobori’s play:

WHAT: Utopia Theatre Project Presents… “Every Day Alice”

Written by Anne Yumi Kobori
Directed by Maryssa Wanlass

WHEN: February 15 to March 9, 2019

Fridays and Saturdays @ 7pm (and Thursday, February 21)

WHERE: PianoFight, 144 Taylor St., San Francisco, CA 94102

TICKETS: $12 – $35

$20 Advance/$25 at the door

Students and Seniors (over 60): $12

VIP (Reserved seat): $35

Tickets: Purchase at EventBrite



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Neva Hutchinson on Acting

Neva Hutchinson has acted in New York, Maine and the Bay Area in over 60 theater productions. She’s worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Lee Sankowich, Kevin Malony and Libby Appel. In film, she’s worked with Jon Voight and Will Smith. She’s trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, and with Richard Seyd and Wynn Handman. She recently appeared at the Phoenix Theater in San Francisco in “By The Waters of Babylon” by Robert Schenkkan. Presently, she’s appearing in the lead role in “Raptured: the Disappearance and Discovery of Aimee Semple McPherson”. Also, she can currently be seen as a dry cleaner in a Buster Posey Toyota commercial.

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Jamie Coventry – Clown & Co-director Mittens & Mistletoe

Jamie Coventry (Clown, Juggler, Co-Producer, Co-Director): Jamie was raised in central CA by a family of eccentrics. He studied theatre arts in Santa Fe, music in San Luis Obispo and education and circus arts in SF. Jamie has worked with Flynn Creek Circus, Circus of Sound, New Pickle Circus, The Pickle Circus School Tour, Teatro Zinzanni, Sweet Can and more. He is perhaps best known for his work with partner Natasha Kaluza. Coventry & Kaluza won Best Comedy/Clown Act in the American Circus Festival two years in a row, and Best Duo in the Picklewater Free Circus Festival. Jamie is also the co-creator of the neo- vaudevillian harmonica trio, Tin Sandwich and a dedicated member of the Bay Area Harmonica Club.




“simply beautiful to behold” – SF Weekly

“intimate, surprising, humorous…magical” – San Francisco Chronicle

Sweet Can Presents Two New Shows
for the 2018 Holiday Season

My Friend Hafiz “It’s a concert. It’s a circus. It’s an inspiration”
Dec. 20 – 23, 2018
Limited Engagement – 5 Performances Only!

Produced by Sweet Can Productions and The Levins
Directed by Mindy Cooper Grenke




The 9th Annual…
Mittens & Mistletoe – A Winter Circus Cabaret
Holiday Fun For Everyone!
Dec. 26 – 30, 2018
Limited Engagement – 9 Performances Only!

Produced by Sweet Can Productions
Directed by Natasha Kaluza and Jamie Coventry


Dance Mission Theatre
3316 24th St. (at Mission St. – 24th St. BART) in SF 94110





My Friend Hafiz – It’s a concert. It’s a Circus. It’s an inspiration. Weaving the wisdom of beloved Persian poet Hafiz into their rich tapestry of unique harmonies, award-winning songwriters, The Levins, create an incredible backdrop for the breathtaking beauty of
Sweet Can Circus. Wonder at the aerialists, be dazzled by acrobats and laugh with the clowns. First performed by Sweet Can Productions and the Levins in San Francisco in 2014, this production is a revival of that popular show – being brought back by audience request.

Performers featured include: Beth Clarke (Producer, Slack Rope, Aerial); Gregangelo Herrera (Whirling Dervish, Musician); Natasha Kaluza (Clown, Hula Hoop); Zoë Klein (Aerial, Acrobat, Dancer); Ira Levin (Inn Keeper); Tushar Mathew (Clown, Actor); Natalie Nayun (Dancer); Nina Sawant (Cyr Wheel, Aerial); Jeremy Vik (Hand Balancer, Acrobat).
Music will be performed live by: The Levins – Ira Levin & Julia Bordenaro Levin (Composer, guitar, piano, vocals); Joe Chang (Cello), Aharon Wheels Bolsta (Percussion). Callie Floor (Costumes); Joan Raymond (Costumes); Ian Wallace (Projections).
My Friend Hafiz is produced by Sweet Can Productions and The Levins and directed by Mindy Cooper Grenke.

Bios for MY FRIEND HAFIZ follow at the end of this release.

My Friend Hafiz plays for a limited engagement – 5 performances only Dec. 20 – 23, 2018 (Thurs. thru Sun.) at Dance Mission Theater 3316 24th St. (Mission St. BART.) in SF, 94110.
For tickets ($22 – $75) / info: or call (800) 838-3006

Reserved Seating Option – all shows: “VIP Reserved Seating”- $45 – $75 (sliding scale)

Performance Schedule – MY FRIEND HAFIZ
Dec. 20 – 23, 2018 – Limited Engagement – 5 Performances Only

Thurs. Dec. 20, 2018 7:00 pm – Preview – Kids, Srs $22, Adults $27 (gen. admission)
Fri. Dec. 21 8:00 pm – Kids, Srs $25, Adults $30 (gen. admission)
Sat. Dec. 22 3:00 and 8:00 pm – Kids, Srs $25, Adults $30 (gen. admission)
Sun. Dec. 23 2:00 pm – Kids, Srs $25, Adults $30 (gen. admission)

Doors open 20 minutes before the show. There will be pre-show with live music. 

Running time: 75 minutes (approx)


Mittens & Mistletoe – A Winter Circus Cabaret.


Sweet Can is proud to announce the 9th annual Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret. A Bay Area favorite holiday tradition, ‘Mittens’ is back with more comedy, spectacular circus feats and interactive madcappery! This year’s cast includes veterans from Circus Bella, The New Pickle Circus, Cirque de Boheme, Ars Minerva, Flynn Creek Circus, and Teatro Zinzanni. World-class circus artists defy gravity, display stunning feats of strength and flexibility that enchant and mystify, along with award-winning clowns that amuse and delight all ages.

Performers featured include: Jamie Coventry (Co-Director, Clown); Ira Levin (Storyteller); Oriana Doria-Quesada (Rola Bola); Katherine Hutchinson (Aerial Tissu); Christine Lee (Contortion, Lyra); Nina Sawant (Cyr Wheel, Lyra); Amelia Van Brunt (MC, Clown).
Music will be performed live by: The Levins – Ira Levin and Julia Bordenaro Levin (Composer, Guitar, Piano, Vocals). Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret is produced by Sweet Can Productions, and Directed by Natasha Kaluza and Jamie Coventry.

The 9th edition of Mittens & Mistletoe: A Winter Circus Cabaret plays for a limited engagement – 9 performances only Dec. 26 – 30, 2018 (Wed. thru Sun.) at Dance Mission Theater 3316 24th St. (Mission St. BART) in SF, 94110. For tickets ($18 – $65) and info: or call (800) 838-3006
Reserved Seating Option: All shows “VIP Reserved Seating”- $45 – $65 (sliding scale)

Dec. 26 – 30, 2018 – Limited Engagement – 9 Performances Only.

Wed. Dec. 26, 2018 8:00 pm – Preview  – Kids, Srs $18, Adults $23 (gen. admission)
Thurs. Dec. 27 4:00 pm – Opening Show – Kids, Srs $20, Adults $25 (gen. admission)
Thurs. Dec. 27 8:00 pm  – Kids, Srs $20, Adults $25 (gen. admission)
Fri. Dec. 28 4:00 pm  – Kids, Srs $20, Adults $25 (gen. admission)
Fri. Dec. 28 8:00 pm (adults only show)  – Srs $20, Adults $25 (gen. admission)
Sat. Dec. 29 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – Kids, Srs $20, Adults $25 (gen. admission)
Sun. Dec. 30 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm – Kids, Srs $20, Adults $25 (gen. admission)

Mittens & Mistletoe is a family friendly performance and children are encouraged to attend. Many of the shows start at 1:00 or 4:00 pm.

The show will start ON TIME. Latecomers may not be able to sit with their parties, and will be seated by ushers at an appropriate moment during the show. Please allow ample time to find parking, most spaces in the area are metered. The parking garage on 21 St. and Valencia is a good option if you cannot find street parking.  We advise taking BART. 24th St./Mission BART station is across the street from the theater

Doors open 20 minutes before the show. There will be a 15 minute pre-show with live music. 

Running time: 65 minutes (approx)

Since 2006 Sweet Can Productions, the Independent circus company based in SF, has been bringing laughter, wonder, awe and delight with their unique combination of circus arts, theater, music, and clowning. Hip-hop hula hoop, jaw-dropping aerialists, and foot juggling slack ropers are just a few of the amazing acts presented over the years. When sour can’t, Sweet Can!!!

Alex Bennett – Iconic Radio Personality

Alex Bennett is an American radio personality and talk show host, known for his mix of left-wing politics and humor. He currently hosts a show Tues-Fri on at 10 pm ET.

Bennett was born in San Francisco and adopted his on-air name as a tribute to his late father, Alexander Schwarzmann.

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Jennifer Marshall – Stranger Things Actor and More

Today’s episode features Jennifer Marshall who plays the character Susan Hargrove (Max’s Mom)  in the huge Netflix TV show, “Stranger Things”. We talk about all kinds of interesting topics within the world of acting and television. This was a lot of fun. Enjoy!

Mini Bio for IMDB:

Born in Denver, Colorado, Jennifer Marshall is the eldest of three children. She grew up in Arvada, Colorado, a suburb of Denver, and attended Pomona High School before a death in the family prompted the family to move to Carbondale, Colorado. This small ski town nestled in the Roaring Fork Valley between Aspen and Glenwood Springs was her home for the next three years and living there solidified her decision to join the military after high school.

In high school, she played basketball for the Roaring Fork Lady Rams, was a Varsity cheerleader, a member of the Speech and Drama team for a short time (before her coach would not allow her to participate and play basketball during the same season), editor of the high school newspaper, part of the yearbook staff, state Vice President of HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America), sang in show choir and honor choir, and was a frequent face in the annual school musical.

One month after graduating high school, Jennifer joined the United States Navy and was shipped off to boot camp in Great Lakes, Illinois. She spent nearly five years in the Navy and was stationed on San Nicolas Island, the most remote of the California Channel Islands, and later, on the USS Roosevelt, a nuclear-powered aircraft carrier home ported in Norfolk, Virginia. She was honorably discharged from the Navy as a Petty Officer Second Class. While in the military, she worked as an aircraft handler, in aviation supply, and was a member of the Ships Security Defense Force Team as well as the Repair Locker Fire Team. She earned a Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medal, among other awards. She has spoken positively about her life in the military and has mentioned returning to military reserve service in the future.

Jennifer graduated Magna Cum Laude from Virginia Wesleyan College with a double major in International Politics and Spanish and a minor in History. As of 2013, Jennifer is seeking her graduate degree through American Military University.

As of 2013, Jennifer lives and works as an actress in sunny and beautiful Los Angeles, California.



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David Rosen – Musician/Composer for Film and TV

My guest today is David Rosen. David is a musician who has written music for numerous films, TV shows and commericals.

David Rosen – an Award-Winning Composer and Producer with over 12 years of industry experience!
Based in Las Vegas, Nevada, David has been working on numerous projects since 1999. While his passion expands across a wide span of genres, David is most notably known for his electronic and new age sounds, which are sometimes infused with a little hip-hop and rock. He works with clients from all across the globe.
The son of world-famous record collector Rich Rosen, music has been part of David’s life since the very beginning. For him, it’s not only a profession but a way of life. What began as just a personal hobby quickly transformed into a full-blown obsession that’s resulted in a rewarding and ever-evolving career. David is always looking for new opportunities to grow in his art.


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Opening music by Carly Ozard.



Anne Galjour – playwright, actor, producer, and playwriting teacher

Great discussion with Anne Galjour, playwright and actor, whose new play “Get Gandhi – A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy”, preiveiws tonigt at Z Below in San Francisco. All information is below.

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Inspired by the writings of radical feminist philosopher and theologian Mary Daly, #GetGandhi – A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy Is a world premiere, multi-character play written by award-winning playwright and actor Anne Galjour focusing on Mahatma Gandhi’s infamous experiments in brahmacharya, or celibacy. Gandhi would have a young woman disrobe and sleep with him completely naked as a test to prove his seminal continence and his purity of spirit. Gandhi never saw anything wrong with this practice, but a small coven of old school
bra-burning San Francisco feminists do. They plot to avenge these sex crimes. They set out for the Gandhi memorial statue, located on the Embarcadero in San Francisco, to rip it from its base, and drag it up Market Street in the middle of the night.

The play focuses on the women, their families, the backlash from their Generation X children as well as the conflict that is fueled from opposing responses to the revered hero’s celibacy experiments. To Bob, the male character who is a longtime practitioner of Gandhi’s principles of nonviolence, his hero is flawed. To his female counterparts, this flawed prince of peace is an imposter and sexual abuser. #GetGandhi explores the themes of sexual assault and the removal of statues of historical figures once deemed heroic.

#GetGandhi is extremely timely as it extends critical conversation on these issues. It is meant to be a forum that opens up dialogue in the Bay Area and beyond. As each character in the play views Gandhi’s actions through a different lens it is hoped that diverse audiences will engage in the debate.

#GetGandhi bring together some of the finest Bay Area theatrical writing and acting talent on one stage. SF favorite monologist and playwright & professor Anne Galjour (Alligator Tales, Hurricane) returns with this timely World Premiere, joined with gifted actors: Jeri Lynn Cohen (Word for Word, Magic), Patricia Silver (Word for Word, Z Collective), and Howard Swain (Aurora, ACT), Miranda Swain (ACT) and Lyndsy Kail* (Center Rep). (Miranda Swain is the daughter of Howard Swain and Nancy Carlin.) To top it off #GetGandhi is directed by renown director, actor and teacher Nancy Carlin (Shotgun, Marin Theatre Co.) We are all in for a treat with this playwright, director and stellar cast.

* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States.

Z Below – 470 Florida St. (17th & Mariposa Sts.) in SF 94110

Tickets $25; $15 for Student with valid ID;

– Fri. Aug. 10 – 8:00 pm (Low Priced Preview ($15); Wed. Aug. 15 – (pay what you can.) or 415- 218-5223


– #GetGandhi – A Seriously Radical Feminist Comedy features Bay Area actors:

Jeri Lynn Cohen* (Helen); Patricia Silver* (Miriam); Lyndsy Kail* (Rebecca);
Howard Swain* (Bob); Miranda Swain (Maya). #GetGandhi is directed by Nancy Carlin**.

* The Actor appears through the courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers USA.

** The Director is a member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, a national theatrical labor union.

Toni Guidry (Stage Manager); John Mayne (Set Design); Kate Boyd (Lighting Design);
Cliff Caruthers (Sound Design); Michelle Mulholland (Costumer);

August 10 – 28, 2018 – Limited Engagement — 13 Performances Only!

Preview (1) Friday August 10 – 8:00 pm (No Press at Previews Please)

Opening Night: Sat. Aug. 11, 2018 – 8:00 pm

Performance Dates: August 10 – 26, 2018

John Fisher of Theatre Rhinoceros – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert

Today I spoke with John Fisher, the Executive Director of Theatre Rhinoceros, the longest running queer theatre in the world. John directed the award-winning musical  – Priscilla, Queen of the Desert.

After last year’s (2017) sold-out run, and the most successful show in the 40-year history of Theatre Rhinoceros is thrilled to be presenting – BY POPULAR DEMAND – an encore production for 2017/2018 Season of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert – The Musical. Priscilla has a book by Australian film director/writer Stephan Elliott and Allan Scott, using well-known pop songs as its score. Adapted from Elliott’s 1994 Oscar-winning film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, the musical is the heart-warming, uplifting adventure of three friends who hop aboard a battered old bus searching for love and friendship and end up finding more than they could have ever dreamed of.

With a dazzling array of over-the-top costumes, extraordinary headdresses, A FULL SIZE BUS – ON STAGE, and a hit parade of dance floor favorites, this wildly fresh and funny musical is a journey to the heart of FABULOUS. SYNOPSIS: The Musical follows two drag queens and a transsexual (Tick, Adam, and Bernadette), who buy a run-down old bus (they call Priscilla) and set out on a road trip across the Australian Outback when one of them, Tick, is invited by his ex-wife to perform his drag show at her faraway resort. However, Tick is hesitant to tell his friends, Bernadette (a former performing icon whose best days are behind her) and Adam (a rambunctious young troublemaker), his own personal reasons for taking the trip. During their journey, the trio encounters an array of Australian citizens, some of who aren’t receptive to their lifestyle, including incidents of homo and transphobia, while widening comfort zones, finding new horizons, and strengthening their own friendship. 

Performances: Extended run to July 7, 2018

Location: Gateway Theatre – 215 Jackson St., (at Battery St.) SF, CA 94111 

Tickets: Available online from Brown Paper Tickets ( call the box office at 1-800-838-3006.


Pride San Francisco – Parade and Celebration – June 23-24 2018.

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Episode 43 – Kelli Colaco – San Francisco Bay Area actor, director, writer, producer

Kelli Colaco’s writing credits include the plays Underbelly, The Meeting, You Are My Sunshine (O’Neill National Playwrights Conference Semi-Finalist) and the web series “The Meek Shall Inherit.” She is a founding member of The Independent Shakespeare Company. She is currently a Teaching Artist at Marin Theatre Company in Mill Valley, CA. She received an M.F.A from the P.T.T.P. (The Professional Theatre Training Program) at the University of Delaware following the actor training program at P.C.P.A (The Pacific Coast Conservatory for The Performing Arts) in Santa Maria, CA. She is a member of the 72nd Street Gang, a collective of dramatists who meet and share work in New York City.

Colaco spent the better part of 2016-17 as a writer of the documentary “The Mad Hannans,” directed and co-written by Martin Shore, now circulating film festivals throughout the country. She recently finished a two-and-a-half year periodic Teaching Residency on Acting and Playwriting at Madrone Continuation High School in San Rafael CA. Her senior class writers of the short play The Break made it into the Finals of The Bay Area Young Playwrights Competition produced by The Marin Theatre Company.

Colaco and her Alma Theatre Company will produce her play You Are My Sunshine at The Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco in April 2018.

Kelli is a member of Equity and British Equity.


“You Are My Sunshine” 

by Kelli Colaco

at the

Eureka Theatre in San Francisco, CA

Preview 4-19-18

the show runs through 4-29-18

Possible extension