Sarah Nina Hayon and Sean San José in the NNPN rolling world premiere of Octavio Solis' "Se Llama Cristina"

As part of its new play development program, Magic Theatre has announced it will take up a special two-week residency at American Conservatory Theater’s The Costume Shop beginning next week. 

From the email we received, “the residency will feature three performances of a “raw” production of Octavio Solis’ Se Llama Cristina directed by Producing Artistic Director Loretta Greco, as well as the work of ten brilliant writers whose plays are in different stages of development. Plus, there will be exciting and diverse late night programming to highlight some of our community’s most inspiring and talented young artists.”

Magic plans to kick-off the two-week residency with three performances of a “raw” version of its Main Stage production Se Llama Cristina (review), a multi-layered fever dream from the mind of cherished Bay Area playwright Octavio Solis.

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The Costume Shop residency will then continue with a series of new play readings featuring ten playwrights. Featured playwrights include Tony Taccone, Dan Hoyle, Octavio Solis, Nick Mwaluko, Alysha Oravetz, Tim Bauer, Matthew George, Lauren Yee, Naomi Wallace, and Lauren Gunderson.

The readings and late night events will take place at The Costume Shop from February 22 – March 3 and are all free and open to the public.

San Francisco Bay Area Arts and CultureMagic Theatre Residency at A.C.T. Costume Shop

February 19 – March 3, 2013

The Costume Shop
1117 Market Street
San Francisco, CA

Performances ($25 tickets):
Tuesday, 2/19: SE LLAMA CRISTINA by Octavio Solis at 8:00pm
Wednesday, 2/20: SE LLAMA CRISTINA by Octavio Solis at 8:00pm
Thursday, 2/21: SE LLAMA CRISTINA by Octavio Solis at 8:00pm

Readings and Late Night (FREE):
Friday, 2/22: WAAFRIKA by Nick Mwaluko at 5:00pm
Friday, 2/22: BIRD IN HOUSE by Alysha Oravetz at 8:00pm
Saturday, 2/23: EXIT WOUNDS by Tim Bauer at 7:00pm
Monday, 2/25: GAME ON by Tony Taccone and Dan Hoyle at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 2/26: OUTSIDE LANDS by Octavio Solis at 7:00pm
Tuesday, 2/26: A Night for Poets at 9:30pm
Wednesday, 2/27: COW PLAY by Matthew George at 7:00pm
Thursday, 2/28: HOOKMAN by Lauren Yee at 7:00pm
Thursday, 2/28: Multidimensional Musical Experience featuring Emcee Infinite AKA Carlos Aguirre at 9:30pm
Friday, 3/1: AND I AND SILENCE by Naomi Wallace at 7:00pm
Friday, 3/1: Drag Diva Extravaganza at 9:30pm
Saturday, 3/2: OUTSIDE LANDS by Octavio Solis at 7:00pm
Saturday, 3/2: Comedians, Clowns, and Improv at 9:30pm
Sunday, 3/3: I AND YOU by Lauren Gunderson at 6:00pm

Monica Turner
Contributor to Stark Insider for tech, the arts and All Things West Coast for over 10 years.