“FURY factory redefines live theater!” —Jean Schiffman, SF Arts Monthly

The 2018 FURY Factory Festival of Ensemble and Devised Theater!

from July 10-22
at Z Below, NOHspace, and Joe Goode Annex (San Francisco) and The Flight Deck (Oakland)

Once every two years, foolsFURY stages an electrifying gathering of collaborative theater makers from around the country. The FURY Factory is a national hub for ensemble theater work on the West Coast. It features: “Mainstage” productions of fully crafted works by some of the country’s most innovative, exciting theater makers, “Raw Materials” – Polished sections of new works in development, Workshops in creation techniques led by participating artists and other master teachers, as well as panel discussions and more.
The best way to see the festival is with a 3 show or a 5 show pass. Pass-holders are issued a punch card upon arriving at their first show and can attend any show (you don’t have to decide as you buy). We’re reserving seats at all shows for passholds. If you do want to make sure extra-certain you have a spot for any specific show, however, you can always email information@foolsfury.org.

We are thrilled to announce this years line up!

Main Stage Acts

13th Floor (San Francisco, CA) – Space Pilots in Spaaaace!/A Live Action Sci-Fi Radio Play
at Joe Goode Annex – Wed 7/18 (7 PM), Fri 7/20 (7 PM), Sat 7/21 (3 PM) – INFO AND TICKETS
Deborah Slater Dance Theater (San Francisco, CA) – In Civility: Part 1, Instability
at Joe Goode Annex – Tues 7/10 (7 PM), Wed 7/11 (9 PM), Thur 7/12 (9 PM), Sun 7/15 (8 PM) – TICKETS
Pratik Motwani (Blue Lake, CA) – #//<EMBEDDED>//#
at NOH Space – Wed 7/18 (8:30 PM), Thurs 7/19 (7 PM), Sat 7/21 (8 PM), – TICKETS
foolsFURY (San Francisco, CA) – (dis)Place[d]
at Flight Deck – Thur 7/19 (7 PM), Fri 7/20 (8 PM), Sat 7/21 (7:30 PM), – TICKETS
SF Neo-Futurists (San Francisco, CA) – Infinite Resistance: 30 Political Plays in 60 Liberatory Minutes
at Flight Deck – Thur 7/19 (7 PM), Fri 7/20 (8 PM), Sat 7/21 (7:30 PM) – TICKETS
Swim Club (Vancouver, BC) – Other Inland Empires
at Z Below – Thur 7/12 (7:30 PM), Sat 7/14 (8 PM), Sun 7/15 (6:30 PM), – TICKETS
marzipanik (San Francisco, CA) – Woodland Creatures Series
at NOH Space – Tues 7/10 (8:30 PM), Wed 7/11 (8:30 PM), Sat 7/14 (7:30 PM), – TICKETS
Pelú Theater (Charlotte, NC) – Pícaro, bitácora de un migrante
at Joe Goode Annex – Wed 7/11 (7 PM), Fri 7/13 (7 PM), Sat 7/14 (2 PM), – TICKETS
Sandglass Theater (Putnam, VT) – When I Put On Your Glove
at NOH Space – Thurs 7/12 (8 PM), Fri 7/13 (8:30 PM), Sun 7/15 (5 PM), – TICKETS
UMO (Vashon Island, WA) – Resistance Cabaret
at Joe Goode Annex – Thurs 7/12 (7 PM), Fri 7/13 (9 PM), Sat 7/14 (7 PM), – TICKETS
Uplift Physical Theater (San Francisco, CA) – Terra Incognita: Through The Waves
at Z Below – Fri 7/20 (7:30 PM), Sat 7/21 (7 PM), Sun 7/22 (5:30 PM), – TICKETS

Raw Materials Series
Raw Materials A – at Z Below – Wed 7/11 (7:30 PM), Fri 7/13 (7:30 PM) – TICKETS
Naomi Stein (Oakland, CA) – No Man’s Land
Felonious (San Francisco, CA) – Curren$y
Alison De La Cruz (Los Angeles, CA) – Rooster Boi
Raw Materials B – at Z Below – Tues 7/17 (8 PM), Thurs 7/19 (7 PM) – TICKETS
A Host of People (Detroit, MI) – Cleopatra Boy
Cynthia Ling Lee (Santa Cruz, CA) – Lost Chinatowns
The Stations Ensemble (San Francisco, CA) – Stations 2 (Bearing the Burden)
Raw Materials C – at NOH Space – Fri 7/20 (8:30 PM), Sun 7/22 (5:30 PM) – TICKETS
Square One Collective (New York, NY) – No Place
Hope Mohr Dance (San Francisco, CA) – Leaving the Atocha Station
Re:Act (Richmond, CA) – Dracula

Workshops
Building Blocks for Devised Work: The UMO Ensemble Method
at Venado Retreat – Sat July 7 & Sun July 8 – TICKETS
UMO shares the building blocks of their method of devising physical ensemble theater developed over the last 27 years. This two day workshop includes food, lodging and overnight camping or room upgrades in beautiful Sonoma County. Whether you’re a seasoned performer looking to expand and refresh their own skills or an emerging artist looking to fill their artistic toolbox, this workshop will get your juices flowing.

Ways Not to Drown: a Dance-theater Workshop with Deborah Slater
at Joe Goode Annex – Sat July 15 – 10:30 am – 12:30 pm – TICKETS
A Dance & Theater workshop open to artists & creatives of all disciplines. Experiments using writing, moving & vocalization to create new material; gain specific, repeatable tasks to take home, and ensemble experiments are offered to apply to your own creative process. How do you locate source material, transform it into your art form & translate it for an audience? What informs your performance? All this and more!
Past Performances Include:

Visit the 2016 FURY Factory Festival Page