Earth empath Aurora knows a quake is coming and if only she can convince a Cal Tech grad student that her predictions are right, she just might survive “The Big One.”
Faulted, by Angela Santillo*
Directed by Evren Odcikin.
A mysterious and often hilarious ode to California from our earthquakes to our highways, Faulted follows Aurora, an earthquake empath whose body and psyche are finely tuned to predict the slightest temblor, and even the next Big One. A story of survival and suspense, with a chorus of god-like figures embodying California’s major fault lines, Faulted is a striking work by a compelling new voice in the American theater.

Cast: Gustavo Alonso*, Sam Bertken, Paul Collins*, Debórah Eliezer*, Joan Howard*, Grace Ng* and Michael Uy Kelly.

Design & Production: Noor Adabachi (set), Beth Hersh (lighting), John Hill (public relations), Lawton Lively (sound), Erik Scanlon (projection), Lizabeth Stanley (properties), Grisel Torres (stage manager) and Huy Kim Tran (costume), Alec White (production manager)

FoolsFURY Artistic Directors: Debórah Eliezer* and Ben Yalom*
Preview: Sat, Nov 15 (8pm)
VIP Sneak Peek Preview: Sun, Nov 16 (5pm)
Opening Night: Mon, Nov 17 (8pm)
Performs: Thu-Sat at 8pm; Sun at 7pm through Dec 6
Location: Thick House, 1695 18th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 |

Tickets: $15-$50
Group discounts available for 10 or more
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(* denotes foolsFURY company member)
FoolsFURY Theater’s world premiere of Faulted is made possible by the generous support of Theatre Bay Area’s CA$H grant, San Francisco Grants for the Arts, and donors like you.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA, August 29, 2014 – Following the success of the fifth FURY Factory festival of
ensemble theater, foolsFURY is proud to announce the world premiere of Faulted, a play written by
Angela Santillo and directed by Evren Odcikin. Faulted is an ode to California in all its mysterious,
tectonic, plate-shifting contradictions. Epic and romance, vegan and carnivore, West side and Central Valley combine under the sign of the next “Big One,” just looming under the horizon. Faulted opens in previews Friday, November 14 at the Thick House in San Francisco, and runs for three weeks through
December 7.

The mighty San Andreas Fault has woken up and set his eyes on Los Angeles, home to an earth empath
named Aurora. Sitting in her trailer, Aurora can hear and sometimes see seismic activity before it
registers on the finely tuned scientific instruments at nearby Caltech. Mitch, a graduate student at
Caltech’s Seismological Laboratory, has been sent to collect data about Aurora. Their meeting turns out
to be much more than a collision between the worlds of science and New Age belief. Attended by a chorus of godlike figures embodying California’s fault lines, Aurora must convince Mitch to trust her
predictions before it’s too late.

Faulted is a darkly funny and surreal work by a compelling new voice in the American theater,” says
foolsFURY Co-Artistic Director Ben Yalom. Equal parts Los Angeles culture, natural science and folklore,
the play offers the company a fresh opportunity to showcase the range of performance styles and the
inventive physical language it’s known for.

Santillo is an associate artist with foolsFURY. Currently based in New York, she grew up in Los Angeles’
San Fernando Valley. In San Francisco she most recently performed in Epic Frame’s debut The Unfelt
, a one-woman show that Santillo also wrote. The play was presented as part of this year’s FURY
Factory festival. In 2012 Santillo delighted audiences as a tap-dancing cruise passenger in foolsFURY’s
Port Out, Starboard Home.

Faulted is directed by Odcikin whose recent credits include Christopher Chen’s Mutt: Let’s All Talk About
for Impact Theatre and Ferocious Lotus; 410[GONE] by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig; and Jonas Hassen
Khemiri’s Invasion! for Crowded Fire Theater. In 2013 Theatre Bay Area honored Odcikin with a
Titan Award, given each year to exceptional theater artists who complete the organization’s career
training program.

FoolsFURY Co-Artistic Director Debórah Eliezer stars as Aurora in Faulted. She’s joined by actors
Gustavo Alonso, Paul Collins, Joan Howard, Grace Ng and Michael Uy Kelly. Faulted’s creative team
includes Noor Adabachi (scenic design) and Huy Kim Tran (costume design).

FoolsFURY’s recent works include Port Out, Starboard Home; Monster in the Dark; The Devil On All
and Turn of the Screw. The company has won a Goldie award from the San Francisco Bay
and the distinction of “Best Theater Company” from SF Weekly.

The development of Faulted is supported in part by a Theatre Bay Area CA$H Grant.

About Angela Santillo

Angela Santillo is a Los Angeles native and New York City based theater artist. Her plays have been performed at or produced by Dixon Place, Pan Asian Rep, Abingdon Theater, The Hive Theater, The
Nightborn, Communal Spaces, foolsFURY Theater Company, Play on Words Productions and Playwrights
Center of San Francisco among others. She was recently a finalist in Studio42’s Unproducible
Smackdown. Her latest show Love in a Heat Death Universe, a collaboration with performer Benjamin
Stuber, recently played at the Unchained Theatre Festival in New York and the Chicago Fringe Festival.
Her play Sera was a national finalist for the 2010 David Mark Cohen Award and awarded a Distinguished
Achievement Award in Playwriting by the Kennedy Center’s ACTF. Santillo is a recipient of the Lipkin
Playwriting Award from Sarah Lawrence College. She is a member of the Dramatists Guild and an
Associate Artist with foolsFURY. For more information visit