A Recap of the 2018 New Strands Festival
By Taylor Steinbeck
Last weekend's third-annual New Strands Festival was four full days of exciting new works read aloud for the first time, festivalgoers mingling and moving to the sounds of female DJs, and audiences rising to their feet. The Strand Theater was packed with San Franciscans and theater-lovers ready to be wowed, and the artists behind the new plays rose to the challenge. From emotional coming-out stories such as Thao Nguyen's Bend with Me and Dipika Guha and Jeremy Cohen's Malicious Animal Magnetism to larger-than-life epics such as Ngozi Anyanwu's Nike, Or We Don't Need Another Hero, this year's festival was one to remember. Here are some of the highlights:
|Justin Genna and Clinton Roane in rehearsal for Dipika Guha and Jeremy Cohen's Malicious Animal Magnetism.
Photo by Taylor Steinbeck.
|Festivalgoer @xle responds on Instagram. Photo courtesy @xle on Instagram.
|Festivalgoer Krystyna Finlayson responds on Facebook. Photo courtesy Krystyna Finlayson on Facebook.