PROOF: First Day of Rehearsal

Here we go behind the scenes of Proof with an inside look at the first day of rehearsal!

Proof is a mystery of family instability and fledgling attraction, an exhilarating, funny, and fulfilling tribute to the humanity that permeates our world of equations, equivocations, and codes.

Check out what the actors and creative minds involved have to say!

Introducing the cast of PROOF

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We’re delighted to be welcoming back two audience favorites while introducing two new, dynamic talents to the TheatreWorks Silicon Valley stage in Proof. One of the most recognizable faces of the Bay Area theatre scene, L. Peter Callender returns as Robert in Proof. The artistic director of San Francisco’s African American Shakespeare Company, his TheatreWorks credits include Radio Golf and To Kill a Mockingbird. Newcomer Michelle Beck’s credits include understudying the role of Beneatha in Broadway’s A Raisin in the Sun and a full season at the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Bay Area audiences may recognize Ashley Bryant, also making her TheatreWorks debut, from Berkeley Rep’s production of Eve Ensler’s Emotional Creature. Her film and television credits include Gossip GirlElementary, and Nurse Jackie. Lance Gardner was previously seen in Superior Donuts and Auctioning the Ainsleys here at TheatreWorks. ProofFirstDayPhoto

The cast and artistic team gathered earlier this week to begin rehearsals with director Leslie Martinson, assistant director Jeffrey Lo, and rehearsal understudy Davied Morales.

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A Conversation with Leslie Martinson and Jeffrey Lo

The five years of directing collaboration between Associate Artistic Director Leslie Martinson and Company Manager and Casting Associate Jeffrey Lo can be summed up in one sentence, aptly coined by Lo:

Proof that warrior water painters are still superior.

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Acting as assistant director, Lo has collaborated with Martinson on Superior Donuts, The Pitmen Painters, Time Stands Still, Warrior Class, and most recently Water by the Spoonful. This month, they will begin rehearsals for their sixth production, the stirring drama Proof. We recently sat down with Lo and Martinson for a conversation about their directing process, partnership, and the resonance of Proof to today’s Silicon Valley audience. Continue reading

Welcome to our new blog and our new season

We are delighted to be kicking off the new TheatreWorks Silicon Valley blog as we begin our 2015/16 season!

As you may know, over the past 46 years, we’ve performed all over Silicon Valley. Currently we alternate between three shows at the Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, and five shows at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. But in all those years, we’ve never had a theatre of our very own.

This season, we’re embracing that nomadic quality that makes us TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Our ubiquitous nature means that wherever you are, you can make us your artistic home. Whether you’re seeing our mainstage shows, participating in our Bay Area-wide education programs, attending one of our galas or donor events, or checking in for behind-the-scenes info on our new blog…you are a part of the TWSV family.

As part of our family, you help inform the work we present and the resources we give you. If there’s something you want to learn more about, let us know! If there’s an actor or designer you have specific questions for – ask them here! Make TWSV your artistic home, and celebrate our 46th Season with us: we couldn’t do it without you.

Thank you for joining us!