Keane & Doyle NEVER DIE.... are 2Elfth Night

Coming this August, 2019 in Edinburgh, Scotland! Follow the adventure and get more details on the linked page HERE.

Yup, They’re Back. KEANE & DOYLE Return!

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Keane & Doyle have been spies, wizards, witches, and cosmological assassins. Next up, they will be Twelfth Night. Directed by Samantha Rasler. Assistant direction by Alejandro Emmanuel Torres.

This August, for 2 weeks, at THE EDINBURGH FRINGE FESTIVAL 2019! The duo will be performing with PARADISE GREEN at their newest venue, THE SNUG.

Keane & Doyle began when Alan & Deane met during a production of Scott Munson's CHARLEY'S AUNT '66 at the Douglas Morrisson Theater in Hayward, in Jan/Feb 2017.Since then, they have performed together in plays, staged readings, festivals, and other theatrical events.

They will be bringing KEANE AND DOYLE ARE 2ELFTH NIGHT to the Edinburgh Fringe this August.

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Awards

Finalist, ShortLived VI @ PianoFight, Aug. 2017.
3rd prize, Stony Brook University Science Playwriting Competition, Feb. 2017.
Winner, Plethos Productions' New Years Eve Showdown, Jan. 2019.

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FOR HONOR and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising of 1943

Lee Sankowich’s long-time coming FOR HONOR is finally on its feet at the Carol Channing Theatre in San Francisco.

40 years after his initial introduction to this true story, three readings, and many drafts later, Sankowich’s FOR HONOR has gotten its first staged production. Please follow the story further as written up by Patricia Corrigan in J. Weekly.

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Adrian Deane performed ‘Miriam’ alongside local favorite, Loui Parnell (as her father, Tata).


Helen Opens to Reviews

HELEN Moves into Its Second Week!

And we have Reviews and Production Photos by Devlin Shand Photography!

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Charles Lewis III of The Thinking Man’s Idiot writes, “[W]e follow Helen (played admirably by Adrian Deane, star of two of the best shows that I saw last year) through her routine of killing flies (a nod to Emily Dickinson?), changing her dress, and making herself up in the mirror […].” Dream Girl: ‘Helen’ at Theatre of Yugen

Christine Okon of Theater And Such writes, “As Helen, Adrian Deane navigates moments from selfish obliviousness to the shaky self-doubt that can lead to change.” What Would Helen Do

Rachel Norby of Theatrius writes, “Helen (talented Adrian Deane), the most beautiful woman in the world, has been living in a hotel room in Egypt for 17 years. Like Rapunzel in her tower, Helen is waiting for someone—her husband Menelaus (captivating Steven Flores)—to rescue her.” ‘Helen’ Delves into Illusions of Beauty & War, at Yugen, S.F.

George Powell of For All Events writes, “[…] she deals with her enduring fame, […] At the same time […] feels caught in an information vacuum, unsure the seemingly endless war is actually over and unable to find out any substantive news on TV. […] These emotions are skillfully and convincingly portrayed by Adrian Deane as Helen […].” Thought-Provoking ‘Helen’ Delights Audiences at Theatre of Yugen

Jean Schiffman of San Francisco Examiner writes, “Adrian Deane is a graceful Helen, easily negotiating the play’s comedy as well as its quieter, deeply felt moments.” Theatre of Yugen’s ‘Helen’ Offers Funny, Feminist Perspective

Lily Janiak’s blurb in The SF Chronicle: ‘Helen’

News Collection - January 2019!

Starting the New Year Strong

Two Readings, Photo Shoot Release, BATCC Nomination, and Helen Press Release'

Darabi Photographi published the latest portrait collaboration with Adrian Deane. See Marisa Darabi’s portfolio at https://darabiphotographi.wordpress.com/.

A nomination for The Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle award for Best Principal Actress in a Play.

For her work as Jane Wilde in Indra’s Net Theatre Company’s Winter production of A Time for Hawking.

BATCC Nomination - Best Actress 2018

Anna Ziegler’s Boy - Staged Reading by Town Hall Theater, Lafayette, CA.

February 4th, 2019. Adrian Deane as Jenny.

Wonderful crowd turnout and response left THT encouraged to continue production discussions, and to share the script with fellow local companies for readings and community conversations.

Anna Ziegler's Boy

Bridgette Yvonne Loriaux Bauer and Theatre First present Ebb Tides: The Nausicaa Plays, Part 1, by Rob Dario.

Adrian Deane as Euryalea.

Ebb Tides

And finally, the announcement for the next project: Helen, by Ellen McLaughlin, produced by Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco, and directed by Shannon R. Davis.

Adrian Deane as Helen. Opening Night: March 29th, 2019.

Helen Cast Announcement

Opening and Gala Glows with Photos and First Reviews

Lily Janiak from the San Francisco Chronicle Zeroes in on Adrian Deane’s Work as Jane Wilde!

"Jane must perform a series of unenviable tasks. She has to maintain a fervent curiosity when her interlocutors seem like they’d be just as content whether she kept talking to them or not, and when they display not a fraction of the interest in her work — medieval Spanish poetry — that she has in theirs. She has to get insecure and defensive about the value of the arts as compared with the value of science. And she has to become the good woman whose love, faith and strength, the play implies, propels a man to greatness.

Yet Deane does exquisite work with these thankless chores, elevating Jane to not just a three-dimensional character, but one of molten complexity. Deane has the power of transforming her expression completely without visibly moving a single facial muscle. It’s as if clouds of rage, hope, gratitude and genuine curiosity keep silently storming through, for an instant inflaming her eyes and flushing her cheeks, then ceding ground to the next passing weather system.

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Victor Cordell from For All Events:  ‘A Time for Hawking’.

"But Stephen’s alluring nemesis is Jane, played with stunning authority by a wonderful Adrian Deane. Proper and imperious, she is the immovable object that challenges Stephen’s beliefs. As a Spanish literature student, intellectually strong and undaunted by the scientists, she represents the perspective of the humanities. She asserts her own world view with confidence and questions what Stephen and Jayant accept as the truth and beauty of cosmology."

“While the conversations drive forward the relationships of the three, more importantly, they are used to expound upon a number of the most important theories and theorists of physics. Surprisingly, their talk also touches on the topics of Indian religion and philosophy and Spanish poetry, as well as the concepts of learning, reconciliation of contradiction, and truth.”

Charles Kruger from Theatrestorm:  ‘A Time for Hawking’ Presented by Indra’s Net Theater.

"Indra’s Net Theater specializes in plays about science, usually original work, often from the hand of playwright/director Bruce Coughran. They consistently offer some of the best and most intellectually challenging theatre to be found in the Bay Area, and “A Time for Hawking” is no exception."

“Playwright/director Bruce Coughran combines a poet’s gift for language with the insight of a scientist and the instincts of a showman. It is a tremendous trifecta, well displayed in this production.”

Jane & Jayant

Indra's Net Theater presents A TIME FOR HAWKING, a new play written & directed by Bruce Coughran.


December 20, 2018 through January 13, 2019.

Tickets at: 
https://www.artful.ly/store/events/16092

West Coast Premier of SEEN / BY EVERYONE - Oct. 5!

Five on a Match, creators of the original East Coast premier of SEEN / BY EVERYONE, have teamed up with Theatre of Yugen in San Francisco to infuse into their play, a lived exploration of grief in the age of social media, a physicality and tone of Japanese Kyogen dance and gestures of Shiori kata, ritualistic mourning. The result is an even more stark experience of the humor and pain in mourning across social platforms, of the crassness and the intimacy too.

NOH Space: 2840 Mariposa St., San Francisco (just around he corner from Z Space, and probably other spaces).

$15 valid Student ID,
$35 General,
$45 VIP special seating & complimentary drinks all night.

Industry Night OCTOBER 4th (ask for Promo Code for FREE Industry Tickets)!

Box Office & Information:
(415) 621-0507 | boxoffice@theatreofyugen.org | www.theatreofyugen.org/seen-by-everyone/


Theatre of Yugen  | San Francisco, CA | October 5 - 21, 2018

FIVE ON A MATCH is delighted to announce the West Coast Premiere of SEEN / BY EVERYONE. In the wake of our New York production, we went back to the drawing board and rewrote and reconfigured. In this iteration, Theatre of Yugen's Artistic Director Nick Ishimaru layers in traditional Noh theater movement and gesture to stunning effect.  Much has changed, but the core exploration is the same: what does it mean to live, die, grieve, and keep living in the era of over-sharing... info@fiveonamatch.com

KQED Reviews Anton's Well's Production of 4.48 PSYCHOSIS

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MY LOVE, MY LOVE

"I'm dying for one who doesn't care.
I'm dying for one who doesn't know."
The form of formal thought won't dare
To visit this fragmented show.

In the softness of my sight
All powers born for me and mine
Snatch at night for broken rights
And hold to hope on dotted lines.

And I will walk them, counting cures,
And I might live to see love's whites, 
And I will shake from all of yours,
Through luna days and mona lights.

But count to four and count some more,
Lose the pictured Juliet.
And "watch me vanish" well before
"My love" I knew but never met.

Thank You Bay Area for a Rich Opening Weekend!

4.48 PSYCHOSIS opened to two sold out crowds and a rich variety of feedback (and the production team welcomed all of it).

Opening weekend audience member: 

"[...] there were certain lines and moments about relationships and love (or the lack of) that really spoke to me. Above all else, I admire the strength (both physical and mental) that was carried throughout the performance. [...] The emotions portrayed by all of the characters pulled the audience in, as if we’re witnessing their demise right in front of our eyes." (A. Cheung)

Please join us Friday July 27th through Sunday July 29th, or Thursday August 2nd through Sunday August 5th (8pm or Sun. 7pm).

Tickets and Info.:  www.AntonsWell.com

Sarah Kane's final 4.48 PSYCHOSIS

Anton's Well Theater in Berkeley is braving a three-women interpretation of Sarah Kane's last play, 4.48 PSYCHOSIS, featuring choreography by returning company member Bridgette Loriaux.

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Anton’s Well Theater Company
Psychosis 4.48 by Sarah Kane
Directed by Robert Estes
Choreographed by Bridgette Loriaux
Featuring: Jody Christian, Adrian Deane, & Anastasia Barron
Opening Friday, 7.20.2018 @ Temescal Arts Center in Berkeley, CA

 

HOME HUNTER

I’m hunting for a house to fill my rooms with jewels and memories, a product proof of thorough life through sturdiness of centuries. 
And so I met a new group tucked inside a brand new set of walls, and too soon I began to fall and came to call them hope.

I crashed against their floors and threw wide open all their locked up doors and broke in two their decorations with my loving roar.
I knew they'd meet my passion in the carving of our names, all as one, in every corner, fought and won. They’d feel the same.

So, I gave an inch of mind on the cemetery line that was drawn out by a woman we all came apart to know. 
And I’ve often been inclined toward the silent, strong, and kind, but in speaking sometimes find I’ve been given leave to go.
Yes, in speaking sometimes see that a box is made for me in this house I’d meant to be my sanctuary. But no.

I’m looking for a perfect house, affordable and small, one with bed and bath and spouse or any ghost of love at all. 
I’m looking for familiars in echoes of my former years, for perfect is that broken chair, those cowboy doors, that creaky stair,
And every room of strangers bares my burden-need, uncovers wares and windows they cannot repair and I barely recall.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/antonswelltheater...

A Christmas Carol set in Meiji Restoration

AUGUST 2018 UPDATE: LINK TO FULL SHOW RUN: https://youtu.be/HuLS2xwG5Q0 

Theatre of Yugen brings back A Noh Christmas Carol through December 24th.

ADRIAN DEANE is the three Spirits, played in three traditional styles of Kyogen, Kabuki, and Noh.  

Something in Noh Seasons

There is something in the Spring that sets the sugar softly free.
There is something singing sweetness through the pink and cherry trees
Every note is moving colors, every gesture gains a world;
In the language of our story, every syllable unfurls.

There is something in the Summer, lounging loosely in the sun.
Do not speak to him of time; 50 minutes stretched and spun.
And above the hour struck by spirits harkening a doom,
Still each second must make mountains of each meaning they consume.

There is something in the Fall and she will never be ignored.
In the victories of former seasons, now withdrawal restores.
And all the moments rushed on past are lost and feeling real.
Stages set in boxes work to shed light, force reveal.

There is something in the Winter that excuses things of love
That have hitherto belonged to sentimental-psycho doves. 
And if her want succeeds and joins community, one room,
Know the work has just begun as love is seasonless in bloom.

Tickets and Press available here:  http://www.theatreofyugen.org/christmascarol/

Angel Street (Gaslight) led by Adrian Deane

UPDATE:  Angel Street (Gaslight) Nominated for a TBA Award!

See all the links to Bay Area reviews and praise:

INDEPENDENT NEWS

"As Mrs. M., Adrian Deane is a revelation of realistic portrayal. Her maddened state is a painfully truthful representation of a mind under siege, never trusting itself, and completely controlled by a stronger will."

http://www.independentnews.com/culture/review-angel-street-is-awesome/article_a88ee328-b9d3-11e7-bc64-e3f4cbc63750.html

THE MERCURY NEWS

"Adrian Deane radiates fearful anxiety under meek reserve as Bella Manningham."

https://www.mercurynews.com/2017/10/27/review-danville-hosts-haunting-thriller-that-might-drive-you-mad/

EAST BAY TIMES

"Adrian Deane captures both Mrs. Manningham’s fragility and strength in a stirring performance."

https://www.eastbaytimes.com/2017/10/24/curtain-calls-review-by-sally-hogarty-role-players-craft-beautiful-thriller-with-angel-street/

OCTOBER 20 - NOVEMBER 5, 2017

Adrian Deane (Mrs. Bella Manningham): "Without the sinister husband, or the extensive tea set, I am Bella, a woman who wants to be loved and be known, who is learning all the ways those two wants can get tangled up. Gaslight was introduced to me early on as one of a genre of films that presents a woman who is unknown both to her partner, whose love for her is more important than herself, and also therefore to herself. Bella's desire to be loved, or rather, her fear of losing love, threatens to blind her from everything she knows is true, about herself even. And although I'm not fighting for my life with a disarmingly charming detective in a shady Victorian house, I am on the same journey as Bella: of discovering the courage to declare and know myself. Whiskey may assist."

Adrian Deane (Mrs. Manningham) is mad with love for Role Players and the opportunity to help finish building Bella's Angel Street home with Alan, Dorian, Jeanette, and Jess. She is grateful to these cast mates for encouraging her to light up the stage with them, and to her director, Chloe, for knowing how to encourage just a little more darkness. Wildest thanks are for her parents for indoctrinating her into literature of unknown women, for her sister, Alex, for the best education on true love's crazy, and for Maggie the cat for teaching her that a little cuckoo gets a lot of scratches and a lot of scratches can raise a little cuckoo. 

She Knows

She knows not what she knows she knows but thinking makes it so. 
She strives to speak the language of her Love: the honest show.
Her words once learned and counted in first measured audio
Do tell the tale of choose-your-own but still find: Friend or Foe.

She knows not what she knows she knows but speaking makes it so. 
Yet give her just one echo of her tone from cast tableau,
Found free in bouncy beaux and cheery chat of social throws,
And suddenly she hears her voice translate into shadow.

She knows not what she knows she knows but sharing makes it so. 
Alone can hold the hearing truth for just so long below—
But second her and overrule insanity’s plateau.
Reiterate her, justify, Her Other Auto-Bio.

She knows not what she knows without her solitude in tow. 
To meet the world with words is to be met right back with woe. 
What game is this long lesson of whose lingua lasts and grows?
Her thought-idiolect won’t hold alone the love she knows.

Short-Lived Pre-Finals, Olympians 2017, and It Stays Between Us

BASTET by Alan Coyne
Directed by Alejandro Torres
Staged Reading on October 5, 2017 at the EXIT Theatre

Adrian Deane (Mata Hari)
Vince Faso (The Man)
Ashley Gennarelli (The Narrator)
 

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Breach Once More presents

It Stays Between Us by Sarah Kronish

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My heart is full. Thank you Adrian DeaneAlan Coyne, and Samantha Raslerfor bringing my story alive. I hold an abundance of gratitude for your talented, thoughtful, and collaborative spirits!  Thank you, Steve Bologna and the Breach Once More team for giving me a platform.  Thank you to all who came out to support, offer your thoughtful feedback, and share this experience.

 

San Francisco's Short-Lived 2017 Competition begins (pre-'Keane & Doyle are Spies'):

Selfies, short-cuts, suicide? 
Will you marry me?
Musical chair-bench-jazzercise,
Poopy parents...KITTY!
Contractor for current times,
Contact improv too,
"Will you join us," Short-Lived cried!
The winner's up to YOU!

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Tonight, she is winged, she is diapered, haloed, jaded. 
Tonight, she is widow child, daughter, sister sated. 
Tonight, she is short, but oh the lives that waited
Until tonight, too nigh the plight 'for she is liberated.

Keane & Doyle are Spies at PianoFight!

"Keane and Doyle are Spies" (by Alan Coyne) has made it to the finals on August 3rd-5th at PianoFight in San Francisco!  Come at 7pm on any/all days to watch the top 8 short plays of all 6 rounds compete for the $5,000 Zendesk prize! (And vote for Keane and Doyle, of course.)

Keane & Doyle are Spies

Okie dokie, here's the trick:
This journey's juggled just a lick
Too much of greatness, grandest fun
To hold the number to 6 who've won.
So 8 they are, and Thor will see...
The dozen bakers, batched baby,
The pointed peaks and giant bees,
The magic turned at bus stops, please! 
The quested games from human need,
The needed dancing, sexy freed!
And spies that in their own world breathe
Will fight for life, short but ivory!

#shortlivedfinals

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ShortLived is the nation's largest, audience-judged theater competition, PianoFight's ShortLived, returns with 36 short plays, all scored by the audience, and $5,000 on the line for the winning team.

DETAILS HERE:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1603912002952947/

TICKETS HERE:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/pianofights-shortlived-vi-finals-tickets-36162454876?aff=efbevent

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Sheridan's THE RIVALS in Half Moon Bay

Robert Pickett directs Richard Brinsley Sheridan's "The Rivals" at Coastal Rep. this Spring!

Half Moon Bay, CA.  Running through April 15, 2017

Adrian Deane is Julia Melville in the 2017 production of the 1775 publication.

Charley's Aunt '66 at Douglas Morrisson Theatre Wraps with a TBA Rec!

CHARLEY'S AUNT (19)66 IS A TBA RECOMMENDED PRODUCTION!

Adrian Deane is Ela Delahay in Scott Munson's adaptation of Brandon Thomas' "Charley's Aunt '66"