Green Room On Air

Ray’s Shorts - An Actor on the Road Nov 14, 2019

The rehearsal process. Insomnia and Stage Fright.

Ray’s Shorts - An Actor on the Road Nov 12, 2019

Dress rehearsal with the set.

Ray’s Shorts - An Actor on the Road Nov 10, 2019

The first dress rehearsal for Circle Mirror Transformation at Livermore Arts

Ra’s Shorts - An Actor on the Road Nov 8, 2019

Ray’s Shorts - An Actor on the Road Nov 5, 2019

Rehearsing CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION with Livermore Arts.

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Ray’s Shorts - An Actor on the Road Nov 3, 2019

Driving home from rehearsal of “Circle Mirror Transformation” in Livermore, CA.

Interview - Shannon Davis and Nick Ishimaru of Theatre of Yugen

Theatre of Yugen Web Site

Puppets & Poe

Directed by Shannon R. Davis

Inspired by Edgar Allan Poe, devised by Theatre of Yugen, enacted with post-consumer material puppets.


October 3 - November 2, 2019

Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 8 PM


Preview on October 3: Use Code “PREVIEW” at checkout for $20 Tickets

Featuring: Ella Cooley, Alan Coyne, Shannon R. Davis, Steven Flores, Nick Ishimaru, and Jamin Jollo


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Nick Ishimaru was trained originally as a musical theatre performer and started exploring Japanese theatre while studying at Colorado State University (BA, 2005), where he directed a kabuki adaptation of MacBeth. He went on to study at San Francisco State University, (MA, 2009). His work explores a combination of Western and traditional Asian performance techniques for original creations, along with work in conventional musical theatre and Shakespeare.

In October 2016, he opened his debut as Theatre of Yugen’s Artistic Director, The Red Demon by Noda Hideki.  Previous directing work includes It Ain’t Me by Claire Rice (original), Land of Infants by Meghan O’Patry (original), and Kaguya (original adaptation).  Other recent production work includes A Minor Cycle by Greg Giovanni (original; actor and fight choreographer), This Lingering Life by Chiori Miyagawa (original; actor), and several traditional kyogen plays with the Theatre of Yugen (actor).


Descendant of the Potawatomi, Ojibwe, and Saami people, Shannon R. Davis (Bay area director, actor, and educator) is 2018 Phil Killian Directing Fellow at Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Credits: Othello (associate director, American Repertory Theatre); Othello & Manahatta (assistant director, Oregon Shakespeare Festival); Adulting for Beginners (Musical Café/Ashby Stage); Religomania (Exit Theatre/San Francisco Fringe Festival); Monsters & Wild Things (Brava Theater Center).



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Love Letters by A.R. Gurney and a Chat with Cristina Anselmo and Neva Hutchinson

Neva and Cristina have been seen on stage in London, the UK, New York, and Los Angeles. Neva has performed in over 60 stage productions and has worked with Francis Ford Coppola, Will Smith, Jon Voight and others. Cristina has worked at many of the professional companies in the San Francisco Bay Area and Los Angles  including Theatreworks, Capital Stage, Pacific Rep. and the Grove Theatre (L.A.). Ray has teamed up with these two powerhouses to put together a production of "Love Letters" by A.R. Gurney.

Love Letters will be showing at the Dragon Theatre in Redwood City for two performances only: Sunday September 14th and 15th at 7 pm.

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Cate Hayman - Starring in Cabaret at SF Playhouse

Cate Hayman, a Bay Area Local, is making her SF Playhouse debut as Sally Bowles! She is a rising senior musical theatre major at Carnegie Mellon University. 

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Ray’s Shorts - The Cabaret Catastrophe

Ready to interview the fabulous Cate Hayman (Sally Bowles) at SF Playhouse, I forgot to turn on the recorder and we talked but nothing was saved. This is a mistake I will never make again!

Cabaret at SF Playhouse is a must see musical. 

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