Mon, May 24


Unexpected Solo Fest - On Demand!

Amazing performers telling their stories!

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Unexpected Solo Fest - On Demand!

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May 24, 2021, 7:00 PM PDT – Jun 06, 2021, 11:00 PM PDT

About the Event

The Unexpected Solo Festival

Did you miss the live shows - you can now watch them on-demand until June 6th!

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Written and Performed by Laura Jane Bailey, Annamarie MacLeod, Lambeth Sterling

Developed with David Ford

Digital Direction by Kevin Kemp

The Streaming Theatre will host solo artists Laura Jane Bailey, Annamarie MacLeod and Lambeth Sterling for a weekend solo performance festival called The Unexpected Solo Festival!  David Ford collaborated in the creation of all the shows. The on-demand performances will run from May 24 - June 6th, 2021.

David Ford has been collaborating on new and unusual theatre for three decades and has been an artist-in-residence at The Marsh for most of that time. The San Francisco press has variously called him “the solo performer maven“, “the monologue maestro”, “the dean of solo performance”, and “the solo performer’s best friend” and a week rarely goes by when residents of the Bay Area cannot enjoy one of his productions.

The Shows:

The Paris Effect by Laura Jane Bailey 

A young woman falls in love with Paris, France and begins an obsessive affair with the city.  Years later, she brings her husband to Paris to show him The City of Lights.  But things take a terrible turn and Paris becomes jealous and obsessive…and the couple barely makes it out of the city alive!  Bay Area Solo Performance Guru, David Ford, directs this one-woman show, written and performed by Laura Jane Bailey, about the tragedy of obsessive love and the healing power of true flesh and blood love.

Backstitch by Annamarie MacLeod

A humorous look at the threads that connect us to our ancestors. Quarantine is hitting us all a little funny, but how can I expect the FedEx guy to take me seriously while I'm living my best 1805 life?

Full Fathom Five by Annamarie MacLeod

Annamarie is rocking her pregnancy, but a simple misunderstanding sends her into a tailspin about what motherhood actually means. And even her perfect prenatal diet and exercise regime cannot save her from her own (undiagnosed, unbalanced) brain. What monstrous transformation will have to take place to become “Mama”? And will anyone be left when the dust settles?

Interior Design During A Pandemic (exerpt) by Lambeth Sterling

In this excursion into the past state of her affairs, Lambeth shines a light on everything we might (and might not) want to know about her dating life in New York many years ago.  Expect to be concerned.  Warning – not for children and don’t bring your parents!

The Performers:

Laura Jane Bailey is a Bay Area actress, originally from Chicago. She has performed at Aurora Theatre, Theatreworks SV, Boxcar Theater, Dragon Theatre and Impact Theatre (Bay Area Critics Circle Award for Best Featured Actress for CREVICE by Lauren Yee, directed by Desdemona Chiang).

Annamarie MacLeod lived in New York and Chicago before settling in the San Francisco Bay Area, and has worked locally with Perspective Theatre Company (formerly Arabian Shakespeare Festival, with whom she is an artistic associate), the San Francisco Shakespeare Festival, Pacific Repertory Theatre, Bus Barn Stage Company, Woman's Will, the New Conservatory Theatre Center, the Pear Ave Theatre, theatre Q, the Ragged Wing Ensemble, and Dragon Productions.

Lambeth Sterling started telling her authentic stories on stage in the early 1990s, and audiences unexpectedly started laughing.  She learned to tell the often-excruciating truth with humor on her feet.  Having been trained in the buckle of the Bible Belt to tell the blunt truth immediately, improvisation eventually came naturally.  She was fortunate to have a therapist who said, “Nothing is funnier than hearing Lambeth talk about her deepest pain.”  She honed her ability as a solo performer under the direction of the best directors in the Bay Area and now performs under the direction of widely acclaimed Director David Ford.  She has been in therapy everywhere.


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