Tickets for the New Works Festival on Sale Now!

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ASF is very excited for the return of the New works Festival. Four wonderful playwrights have been selected to write four new short plays inspired by the poetry of Ibn Al-Arif, an Arab poets the 12th century and AIshah Al BaUniyyah, an female Arab poet from the 16th century.

Directors will be given a cast of actors and less than 10 hours of rehearsal to completely stage the play. We hope you will join us on June 4th for this exciting new program.

Playwrights include: Deema K. Shehabi, Jennifer Le Blanc, David Graham and Sabina Piersol.

Creative Team: Amani Dorn*, Teddy Spencer*, Darryl V. Jones*, Laura Jane Bailey*, Melanie Marshall, Mary Lou Torre, Abdulharim Harara, Steven Ho, Meryn Macdougal, Rachel Bakker, Matthew Spangler, Garland Thompson Jr., Suzanne Dean, William J. Brown III, Vickie Rozell and S. Conner.

*Member of Actor’s Equity Association
This is an Equity Approved Project

Tickets: $10
Availble at or via phone at (408) 499-0017

Celebrate Shakespeare’s 452nd Birthday!

Today is marks the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare’s death and the 452nd anniversary of his birth.  Here at ASF we will be celebrating the work of Shakespeare with callbacks, but make sure you get out there and get your Shakespeare on!

Thanks to all who auditioned!

We want to give a big thank you to everyone who auditioned for our fall production of Macbeth.  The talent in the room was fantastic and just deciding who to call back was an incredible challenge!

Terri and I are very excited for callbacks this weekend.


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