Sunday, April 10, 2011


Three Wise Monkeys has MOVED!

You can find out all about the Bay One Acts Festival and our most recent festival: BOA X by going to

See you there!

Sunday, December 19, 2010

BOA X Program Announcement

PROGRAM 1 (March 6 - March 26, 2011)


By Crish Barth

In March of 2009, an online chat-group emerged to discuss Natasha Richardson's skiing accident. What they ended up discussing was anything but Natasha Richardson -- inspired by true events.

Directed by Colin Johnson/Round Belly Theatre Company


By M.R. Fall

Standardized testing is Hell. Or is Hell standardized testing?

Directed by Julia Heitner/No Nude Men


By Stuart Eugene Bousel

A dramatic meditation on puzzles and things that are puzzling, iconic and inconclusive identities, significant and insignificant life moments, and all the times you wish you hadn't had sex.

Directed by Kate Jopson/Woman’s Will


By Jon Brooks

An imminent extra-marital affair is short-circuited by a possibly public post on Facebook. A play about middle age and marriage in the era of instant communication.

Directed by Stephanie Renee Maysonave/Company Member, Boxcar Theatre


By Sam Leichter

It's Christmas Eve near the idyllic shores of Maine's Wrang Pond. As Bella awaits her husband's return, a winter storm and an unexpected turn of events bring her face-to-face with an enigmatic stranger.

Directed by Paul Cello/Instrumental Theatre

PROGRAM 2 (March 6 - March 26, 2011)


By Daniel Heath

A woman waits for a bus and decides to fall in love and break up with the next man she meets before she gets on her bus. She has ten minutes to make it happen.

Directed by Sara Staley/Playwrights Center, SF


By Tim Bauer

A couple discovers a strange pool of light in their living room that, whenever they step into, compels them to perform monologues.

Directed by Rob Ready/PianoFight Productions


By Megan Cohen

A delightfully twisted tale of three little dumpling's epic adventure through the house one afternoon.

Directed by Jessica Holt/3WM


By Bennett Fisher

A mortgage fraud scheme turns into a clockwork frenzy as three suits struggle to get rich and escape unscathed. It's a simple premise, really.

Directed by Alex Curtis/Threshold


By Sharif Abu-Hamdeh

A couple's relationship rewinds; a review of loss and love, in its absurdity and poignancy.

Directed by Sara Judge/Theater Pub


By 11th Hour Ensemble

Cloud Flower explores the memory of the atom bomb's devastation of Hiroshima through the tangled dreams of one of its survivors. Using trademark imagination and physicality, the 11th Hour Ensemble presents an evocative take on the infamy of the Mushroom Cloud.

Created and directed by Allison Combs and Ryo Harada/11th Hour Ensemble

BOA X Gets A Brand New Look

Thanks to BOA Graphic Designer Cody Rishell

Sunday, December 12, 2010

BOA X: Auditions a Great Success!

Thank you to all who attended our BOA X General Auditions!

We had a great day and saw over 70 actors for the 25+ roles available in our upcoming festival of original new short work. So much talent. The BOA X directors and playwrights are completely delighted by the range and skill of the Bay Area actor pool. Thank you Actors!

Now to the process of casting... fun.

We will post the cast lists of the shows in the next week or so.

Thank you to all who attended and good luck!

Sunday, November 21, 2010

BOA X Auditions


10th Annual Bay One Acts (BOA) Festival
March 6 - March 27, 2011
Boxcar Theatre, San Francisco

Audition Dates: December 12 10AM-6PM
Boxcar Studios
125A Hyde Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(between Golden Gate and Turk)

What: Please prepare a 1 minute contemporary monologue.
Audition may also include cold read.

Contact: to reserve an audition slot.

Please include a headshot and resume.

Featuring short plays by Sharif Abu-Hamdeh, Crish Barth, Tim Bauer, Stuart Bousel, Jon Brooks, Megan Cohen, M.R. Fall, Bennett Fisher, Daniel Heath, Sam Leichter and 11th Hour Ensemble.

Directed by Paul Cello, Allison Combs, Alex Curtis, Julia Heitner, Jessica Holt, Colin Johnson, Kate Jopson, Sara Judge, Stephanie Renee Maysonave, Rob Ready, Sara Staley.

Producing Partners: 3WM, 11th Hour Ensemble, Instrumental Theatre, No Nude Men, PianoFight, Playwrights Center, Round Belly Theatre Company, Theater Pub, Threshold, and Woman's Will.

Artistic Director, Jessica Holt & Consulting Producer, Claire Zawa

Thursday, November 18, 2010

BOA X: In the Works!

We are very excited that planning has finally begun in earnest for BOA X. Plays are making final selection, directors are signing on, producing partners are lining up and the look of the festival is being hashed out.

A formal announcement will be made in early December listing all of the BOA X players. For now, we can tell you that BOA X will feature a return of many of the favorites of last year's BOA, as well as some fabulous new artists.

We will continue to build our COMMUNITY by focusing on the ways in which we have grown together over the past year and have COLLABORATED to create adventurous, innovative and bold new work together. BOA X will be a celebration of our collaborations together and a breeding ground for the future collaborations between the artists of the BOA community. The festival will feature kick-ass new work that represents the best of small theatre!

BOA X will take place at Boxcar Theatre again this year in March 2011.

Specific dates and program information coming soon!

Boxcar Theatre
505 Natoma Street, SF
(between 6th and 7th and Mission and Howard)

For more information, please contact Artistic Director, Jessica Holt at