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Experience Mill Valley—from mill town to millionaire’s row, home to Beat poets and bohemians—anew as local professional performers bring their artistry to their neighborhoods in site-specific world premiere scenes, dances and music!
Saturdays and Sundays
April 17 – May 9, 2021
SORRY! All Mill Valley performances are SOLD OUT. Check back soon for El Cerrito dates.
The show runs just over 2 hours and is suitable for all ages.
Audience Members Say…
“Thank you for such a truly unique and wonderful experience. Such a joy to be so close and intimate with the performers—who were all unique, entertaining, and enthusiastic.”
“What an innovative and touching show—and a great model for people to learn about their nearby communities!”
“That was a beautiful day with so many different kinds of experiences and moments of connection. Chloë Bronzan’s piece of course was soul-shaking, soul-shadowing:
one of the bravest things I have ever seen. Much of the art of the day was in the performances but also in the experience and the putting together of the pieces as one.”
“Seriously so freaking gorgeous and beautiful and POIGNANT to my life right now. Thank you for making this.”
“Your Mill Valley Neighborhood Stories piece was one of the coolest pieces of theatre I’ve seen in a long time (and long before the pandemic) and I never got to truly THANK YOU.
My colleagues and I still talk about it and it crystallized such a MOMENT in our lives with creativity and heart.”
“It was such a great time. I really needed that.”
Andre Amarotico studied theater at Stanford and has been a Bay Area actor for almost 5 years, performing in plays, radio plays, musicals, Shakespeare, new works, and with the Tony Award winning San Francisco Mime Troupe.
*Appears courtesy of Actors’ Equity Association (AEA), the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
Artistic Director of Symmetry Theatre, Chloë returns to Mill Valley, where she spent many happy summers with Curtain Theater, now with a story about herself, her father, COVID and cancer.
*Appears courtesy of AEA, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers
Gillian Eichenberger lives for storytelling in all its forms, and has been working in the Bay Area for the past 12 years as an Actor, Vocalist, and Theater Educator. See her in Amy Freed’s short play.
Danya is a Bay Area singer, actor and dancer who has performed in a number of plays and musicals. You’ve seen her in the Mountain Play—now she’s your guide to a potent time in Mill Valley history in Erin Merritt’s vignette “The Dreamer.”
Follow her on Instagram @danyaassss
Appears April 24 – May 9.
As Artistic Director of Printz Dance Project (PDP), Stacey has performed in SF for 17 yrs, and toured across the nation and internationally in Russia, Lithuania, Ireland, The Virgin Islands and Mexico.
This new piece explores the innate, human desire to find connection…
even when we can’t touch.
Alicia Mary Retes
Alicia M. Retes, an engaging performer, weaves original songs into interactive and intriguing Native stories that uplift listeners of all ages. Shape-Shifters and Mischief-Makers of all sorts are eager to emerge for delightful magical moments.
—Lauren Snell, Mill Valley Library and Jessica Ryan, San Anselmo Library
Appears April 17/18 only
Mill Valley and environs—Go Deeper
The North Bay is the unceded ancestral homeland of the Coast Miwok (roughly Marin Co) and Southern Pomo (roughly Sonoma Co) peoples, now organized through the Graton Rancheria community and the Coast Miwok Tribal Council of Marin. Learn more through Museum of the American Indian or pay land tax to help the East Bay Lisjan Ohlone communities regain their land. As the Miwok say, “Mu’k-‘am Ka ‘I-ni’iko: We are all family.”
Marin County has been associated with music for decades. Read about its role in the 60s psychedelic movement, listen to Marin music oral histories, or create your own Marin music history driving tour. Lisjan
Thank you to our funders!
This episode is funded by the Mill Valley Arts Commission and generous donations from:
Tracy & Mark Ferron; Pamela Polite & Dennis Fisco; Kress Jack; Elizabeth & Teke Kelley; April & Peter Kelly; Nessa Brady & Robert Mellett; and Caitlin & Jed Smith.
Special Thanks also to The Hivery Community, Co-working, and Inspiration Lab; the Mill Valley Historical Society and the Mill Valley Library, all of which offered special guidance and Throckmorton Theatre for costumes and props.