Thursday, October 28, 2010

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

WE PLAYERS on West Coast Live this Saturday 10am!

WE on West Coast Live !

This Saturday, 10/30
aired in the SF Bay Area on KALW 91.7FM
and other pulbic radio stations nationwide.

Show is streamed live 10am-12pm at

more info on the show at

Join us as part of the live audience! Reserve tickets at 415-664-9500

We'll share a few scenes from our current production of Hamlet on Alcatraz, followed by interview with director Ava Roy and cast members.

Join us live! and on the air!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Waiting List for Hamlet on Alcatraz

double double toil and trouble...

The typhoon blew us off the Rock yesterday, and our magic wand seems to be on the fritz...
Some conditions are beyond even the powerful charms of WE.

Thank you for your patience and understanding the nature of site-specific work.

WE are entirely booked for all performances of Hamlet on Alcatraz.

If you don't already have reservations, the waiting list is a good option!

We begin taking names for our waiting list 1 hour prior to performance start time/ ferry departure.
Come to Pier 33 and look for the Hamlet on Alcatraz signs and the crew in red t-shirts.
We release unclaimed reservations 15 minutes before departure.

Remaining shows as follows:

Friday, October 29, 3:10pm
Saturday, October 30, 3:10pm
Sunday, October 31, 11:35am
Saturday, November 6, 3:10pm
Sunday, November 7, 11:35am
Saturday, November 13, 3:10pm
Sunday, November 14, 11:35am
Friday, November 19, 3:10pm
Saturday, November 20, 3:10pm
Sunday, November 21, 11:35am

See you on the Rock!


Friday, October 22, 2010

Performing New Lives, with Jonathan Shailor

Meet Dr. Jonathan Shailor
author and editor of Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre

888 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110


Jonathan is the director of The Shakespeare Prison Project
and the editor of a new book: Performing New Lives: Prison Theatre
(Jessica Kingsley Publishers - to order the book, click here).

Ava will be joining Jonathan at the reading to share in the conversation.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Hear what the audience has to say about Hamlet on Alcatraz:

"This is an amazing artistic effort that creates an experience that truly transports you into another world... The visual beauty of this performance will knock your socks off." —mdn

"The audience was intimately mixed with the cast and the setting such that the brilliant words were coming from in front, behind and ultimately inside my head... I feel much more alive having seen it." —andywolpert

Other audience thoughts: The Opposite of Truth, Theo's, Cameron Maddux, My Grainy View, Love and Eggs

Thank you for all of your thoughtful reactions.

We Players at The Commonwealth Club!

We Players' creative director, Ava Roy, will be speaking at The Commonwealth Club on Wednesday, Oct. 20th at 5:30 PM. To purchase tickets and learn more about the event, visit the Commonwealth Club's website.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Hamlet on Alcatraz filled to capacity!

what an honor!  over 2,500 reservations placed just after opening weekend!
We are taking names for our waiting list 1 hour prior to listed performance time and releasing unclaimed reservations 15 minutes prior to ferry departure.  Follow the signs to the reservations table at Pier 33.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Off WE Go!! Celebrate our opening with Reason to Party!

Thank you to everyone who joined us on our opening weekend! WE are celebrating with Reason to Party at Medjool, a roof-top bar in the Mission, on Thursday, October 14. Purchase your advance ticket for $25 (or $35 at the door) HERE. Reason to Party brings together Bay Area communities and awareness for local charity organizations -- and next week they are throwing a party for WE. Come join us and meet the cast and crew of Hamlet!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010