Junelle-Johannah Taguas

Freelance Stage Manager (EMC)

San Francisco Mime Troupe presents “Oil & Water” July 30, 2013

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I’m the Tour Manager at the Mime Troupe this year. Please come support our 54th season in the parks! For more info, visit: www.sfmt.org

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Burqavaganza May 27, 2013

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Hello!

One week left to see the show I’m stage managing at Brava! Info below:

Brava! For Women in the Arts and RasaNova Theatre present

Burqavaganza

by Shahid Nadeem

directed by Vidhu Singh

May 16, 2013 – June 2, 2013

Thurs, Fri, Sat at 8 PM, Sun 3 PM*
*except Sunday May 26 7 PM show

 Tickets $12-17

Buy tickets now!

Burqavaganza – a love story in the time of jihad – is a sassy, provocative Bollywood extravaganza, written by Pakistan’s most prolific and progressive playwright, Shahid Nadeem, co-founder of Ajoka Theatre in Lahore, Pakistan. Burqavaganza uses the burqa as a metaphor for a society that thrives on double standards and covering up the truth. The entire cast, male and female, wears a burqa. Burqavaganza goes toe to toe with the long standing obsession with the burqa, face-veil, niqab, hijab, parda – and offers a side-splitting critique on rising fundamentalism, political corruption, and the War on Terror. Banned in Pakistan by the National Arts Council in 2010,
Burqavaganza is a ground breaking political satire that provokes the audience to rethink and lift the veil of prejudice, outdated values, and hypocrisy within all societies. Ajoka Theatre continues to perform the play in defiance of the ban.

 

Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor March 11, 2013

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Come see this play I’m stage managing at Central Works in Berkeley!

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We open our 2013 season with Dostoevsky’s The Grand Inquisitor, one of our most popular productions ever. This adaptation of the great story-within-the-story from The Brother’s Karamazov is “a soul-scouring, compelling drama that probes themes about faith, compassion and expediency in our time” (San Francisco Chronicle, 2005). Come see one of the most famous parables in modern literature brought to life on stage in a riveting “inquisition” about human nature and free will.

Written by Gary Graves
Directed by Jan Zvaifler
Featuring Julian Lopez-Morillas and Michael Gene Sullivan

JUST ADDED: Easter Sunday @ 5:00!
Feb 22 – March 31
Thur-Sat at 8pm
Sun at 5pm
The show runs 75 minutes without an intermission

Ticket Prices:
Preview, Feb 22: $20
General Admission: $28
Season Subscription: $90 for 4 plays
(buy now, decide on the rest of your dates later AND have your seats waiting for you!)

Sliding scale admission is available at the theater 30 minutes prior to performance – cash or checks only.

For more info visit: http://www.centralworks.org

 

Heroes and Saints October 26, 2012

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Below is the info about the show I’m currently stage managing. This weekend only!

HEROES AND SAINTS by Cherrie Moraga, Directed by Roberto Varea

Starring: Cecilia Shaw, Daniel Martinez, Hannah Bear, Joanna Cornejo, Livia Camperi, Maria Ramos, Nichole Martinez, Ryan Nielsen and Sean Armstrong

“Heroes and Saints” is a story of a Chicano family living in the fictional town of McLaughlin located in CA’s Central Valley. The small farm working community has suffered staggering amounts of the death among its youth. The main cause: cancer. Pesticides used in the fields have contaminated their

water but when the government refuses to help them, this family struggles to keep their loved ones together and alive. Discover what happens to this family and the desperate measures they take to protest these injustices!

5 NIGHTS ONLY!
October 25th-29th (Thursday-Monday) at 8pm in the Studio Theater on Lone Mountain

Tickets $5 w/ USF ID and $10 General Admission

 

For the Greater Good, or The Last Election July 12, 2012

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It’s that time of year again! The San Francisco Mime Troupe opened its 53rd season last week. There are plenty of FREE performances left to catch this summer, so don’t miss out! This year, I am their Production Assistant (I worked in the scene shop and helped to build and paint the set) as well as their ASM for the last three weeks of the season. See below and go to http://www.sfmt.org for more info:

The Tony Award-winning San Francisco Mime Troupe opens its 53rd season with “FOR THE GREATER GOOD, OR THE LAST ELECTION”
Pity the poor 1 per cent. Abused in that sliver of press they don’t own, condemned in the
streets by a rabble who don’t appreciate the benefits of being trickled down upon, and raked over the
coals by the few politicians who aren’t lined up to kiss their wealth and power. Talk about an oppressed
minority! Finally, someone is stepping up to tell their story with a tale that will warm the heart of every
billionaire (if they have one). Based on the classic 19th century melodrama The Poor of New York, the
Troupe turns the story on its head, telling it from the point of view of the misunderstood Godzillionaires
who have made this country what it is today: broke.

Michael Gene Sullivan directs Velina Brown, Ed Holmes, Lisa Hori-Garcia, Keiko Shimosato
Carreiro, Victor Toman, and Reggie D. White in this musical satire about “true” American values. Featuring music, lyrics, and musical direction by Pat Moran

 

The Egg Play

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Hi folks!

I got pulled in to be the rehearsal stage manager for Transient Theater’s production of “The Egg Play” for the last few weeks of rehearsal before taking off on a six week tour across the country. The director, is none other than my fab Freshman year roomie, Cara Phipps! Here is the link more info: http://transienttheater.com/egg-play.php

Two successful 30-somethings struggle with their inability to conceive. This becomes more complicated when the husband, an OB-GYN specializing in fertility treatments, makes a break through in his field.

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Blowing Whistles – West Coast Premiere June 9, 2012

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Hey folks, here’s the production I’m currently stage managing. Come see the show!

Raj and Sri are celebrating their 10th anniversary on the eve of Pride. They decide to mark their decade together by inviting CumBoi_18to join them. As the celebration begins, so does the drama…

Matthew Todd’s searing comedy about gay relationships takes an acute look at the modern open relationship with compassionate humor and brutal honesty. The script is filled with one-line zingers that are sure to tickle anyone who has considered, heard of, or stayed away from open relationships. This play is sue to resonate with anyone who has been in love, straight, gay, bi, or otherwise.

The play is directed by Rooben Morgan, who plays Raj as well. Having successfully directed Mahesh Dattani’s 30 Days In September twice (West Coast Premiere in 2010, and SF Fringe Fest in 2011), he tackles this play with much excitement as it portrays South Asian queer men.

 

 
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