PlayGround presents
in association with the Potrero Dogpatch Merchants Association and Potrero Hill Archives Project

THE POTRERO NUEVO PROJECT

A Theatrical Imagining of Potrero Hill's Past, Present & Future
Featuring works by: Patricia Cotter, Victoria Chong Der, Ruben Grijalva,
Garret Jon Groenveld, Genevieve Jessee, Martha Soukup, Maury Zeff, and Ignacio Zulueta

February 2-19, 2017
Potrero Stage, 1695 18th Street (off Arkansas Street), San Francisco
Tickets: $25-$55

Potrero Stage (formerly Thick House Theater) recently completed major renovations, including new air conditioning, seating, lighting, signage and more. To mark the theater’s grand re-opening, PlayGround commissioned eight local playwrights to create original short plays about Potrero Hill, its past, present and future. Integrated into a seamless, engaging and entertaining whole, this 90-minute new play will receive its world premiere at the renovated and soon-to-be-renamed Thick House, with special community discussions following each performance. Join us as we journey over 250 years to experience the people, places, and times that shaped this region: the Ohlone who first hunted and fished here; the Spanish missionaries and early Californios who began settling the region; Kit Carson, the De Haro twins, and the launch of the Mexican-American War; post-Gold Rush San Francisco and a rancher’s unique legacy; survivors of the 1906 earthquake; the WWII shipbuilders of Pier 70; Fritz Maytag and the birth of the craft brewing movement; a Potrero Annex family’s memories on the eve of the Hope SF reconstruction, and beyond!

Co-directed by Norman Gee, Margo Hall, Jim Kleinmann, and Katja Rivera, featuring Carlos Aguirre, Melvign Badiola, Jessica Bates*, Karen Offereins, Soren Oliver*, Jed Parsario, Cathleen Riddley*, and JD Scalzo. * Member, Actors' Equity Association

HOSTED NIGHTS & POST-PERFORMANCE DISCUSSIONS

Post-performance panel discussions will take place following most performances. Check back here for the complete schedule!

Feb 9 - NABE Night with Edward Hatter (Potrero Hill Neighborhood House Executive Director)



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ALL PHOTOS: Jim Norrena


Cathleen Riddley and Carlos Aguirre in Ignacio Zulueta's LOS CALIFORNIOS, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Cathleen Riddley, JD Scalzo, and Carlos Aguirre in Ignacio Zulueta's LOS CALIFORNIOS, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


(L-R) Jed Parsario, Carlos Aguirre, Melvign Badiola, and Jessica Bates in Patricia Cotter's THE CROSSING, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


(L-R) Jed Parsario, Carlos Aguirre, and Melvign Badiola in Patricia Cotter's THE CROSSING, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Jessica Bates and Soren Oliver in Martha Soukup's TENT CITY, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Jessica Bates and Melvign Badiola in Martha Soukup's TENT CITY, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


JD Scalzo and Jessica Bates in Garret Jon Groenveld's ON THE DOCKS, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


(L-R) Jessica Bates, JD Scalzo, and Soren Oliver in Garret Jon Groenveld's ON THE DOCKS, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Jessica Bates and JD Scalzo in Ruben Grijalva's FULL STEAM AHEAD, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


(L-R) Cathleen Riddley, Jessica Bates, JD Scalzo, and Soren Oliver in Ruben Grijalva's FULL STEAM AHEAD, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Melvign Badiola and Jed Parsario in Victoria Chong Der's GRACED, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Melvign Badiola and Karen Offereins in Victoria Chong Der's GRACED, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Cathleen Riddley and Jed Parsario in Genevieve Jessee's WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


Carlos Aguirre and Cathleen Riddley in Genevieve Jessee's WALLS COME TUMBLING DOWN, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


(L-R) Karen Offereins, Soren Oliver, Jessica Bates, Cathleen Riddley and Melvign Badiola in Maury Zeff's POTRARIUM UNBOUND, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.


(L-R) JD Scalzo, Cathleen Riddley, Jessica Bates and Melvign Badiola in Maury Zeff's POTRARIUM UNBOUND, from The Potrero Nuevo Project.