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 August 4

Dramaturgs: Jess Thomas &
Colin Johnson
Producer: Jayme Catalano


With featured burlesque performers Magnoliah Black (above left), Whoa Divo (above right) & Texas Chainsaw Holly (bottom)!

Our Sponsors

Join SHOTZ for a Gala Fundraiser! A night of original short plays, burlesque performance, music, dancing, cocktails & hors d'oeuvre. 

WHEN: August 4 at 7pm

WHERE: Circus Center | 755 Frederick St. San Francisco

WHAT: Help us raise funds for our exciting 2018-19 Season! This year, were producing our  monthly short play festival SHOTZ on the first Wednesday of every month at PianoFight. Were also bringing back our one-act play festival LongSHOTZ for Summer 2019. And for the first time ever, well be producing SHORTZ, our short film series.

Benefactor $25: Reserved cabaret table seating

Patron $50: Includes front-row seating at a table, a drink voucher, and credit as a patron in our season programs.

Producer $200: Includes Executive Producer credit in our programs and short films, front row table seating, and two drink vouchers.

Season Sponsor $2000: Includes Season Sponsor credit on all SHOTZ posters, postcards, website, and programs, Executive Producer credit in our SHORTZ short films, a front row center table for four at the gala, and eight drink vouchers. Only one (1) available!

A silent auction featuring a weekend away in a beautiful, three-level Lake Tahoe vacation home! Raffle prizes including a gin distillery tour and tasting, restaurant gift certificates, and theatre tickets!


Each of the plays must

  • Relate to the theme "burlesque"

  • Include one character dancing

  • Include the line "stop doing that"

The plays are:

One Man Talking To Himself

Written by Christopher Robin Magee

Directed by Jayme Catalano

Featuring Christopher Robin Magee & Michael Orien Magee


Written by Akaina Gosh
Directed by Maryssa Wanlass
Featuring Heren Patel, Russ Whismore & Scott Ragle*

Written by Jeremy Cole
Directed by Robyn Grahn
Featuring Michael Barr* & Melanie Bandera-Hess

Ellie & Eddie

Written by Maryssa Wanlass
Directed by Ray Renati

Featuring Chloe Bronzan* & Aeron Macintyre*

Check Out These Librarians
Written by Jennifer Le Blanc
Directed by Michael Barr
Featuring Anna Smith & Robyn Grahn

Ice Cream Social
Written by Malinda Coler
Directed by Moshe Goodman
Featuring Ray Renati* & Celia Maurice

Burl, Esq

Written by Colin Johnson
Directed by Aeron McIntyre
Featuring Maryssa Wanlass & Mark Vashro

Kings of Siam

Written by Jess Thomas
Directed by Anna Smith
Featuring Christian Haines*, Colin Johnson & Melissa Ortiz*

*Denotes that this actor appears through the courtesy of Actors' Equity Association, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers in the United States. A Theatre Authority Approved project.

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