Spare Stage is saddened by the passing of company member Duciana Thomas on November 1 at the age of 29. Duciana was an enthusiastic participant behind the scenes for several Spare Stage productions and she touched and inspired everyone who worked with her. Duciana was a Bay Area Radical Women (RW) member and former coordinator of the local Comrades of Color Caucus, a joint body of RW and the Freedom Socialist Party. Duciana participated with RW in the 2012-2013 campaign to stop the privatization of City College of San Francisco and wrote about the fight in the Red Letter Press anthology Talking Back: Voices of Color. She was passionate and unwavering in her convictions. Duci will be missed by all who knew her. Her voice was silenced all too soon.
Spare Stage Announces New Artistic Director
Spare Stage is happy to announce the appointment of Laylah Muran de Assereto as the new Artistic Director. Laylah is the former Executive Producer for Wily West Productions, former Board Chair for PCSF, and is a local playwright, director and actress. She played Celia in Spare Stage's 2016 Talking Heads production, is currently a member of PlayGround's writer's pool for Monday Night Playground, and directed for PCSF's PlayOffs 2016. Laylah looks forward to continuing Spare Stage's mission to explore complex ideas on a spare stage.
2017/2018 Season Planning Underway
We are currently working toward selections for our 2017/2018 season with an exciting mixof new works and more established pieces.
Books and Lyrics by Jerome Joseph Gentes
Music and Lyrics by Rice Majors
Directed by Laylahj Muran de Assereto
by Jennifer Lynne Roberts
Directed by Laylah Muran de Assereto