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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.

Now Featuring:

Mill Valley

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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.”

featured Artists

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Andre Amarotico*

actor

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

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Chloë Jean

Singer/songwriter

Chloë is an award winning singer-songwriter living in Mill Valley who believes that the highest calling of an artist is to bring healing into the community. Come be healed.
chloejean.net

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Chloë Bronzan*

Actor

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.

Symmetry Theatre

*Appears courtesy of AEA, the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers

Anthony Clarvoe

playwright

Anthony Clarvoe is a multiple-award-winning international playwright based in the Bay Area, who has written a short play for Chloë Bronzan.

 
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Gillian Eichenberger

Actor/Singer

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.
www.gillianeichenberger.org

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Danya El-Kurd

Actor/Singer

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.

Derek Evans

Vocalist

A soulful singer with an impressive voice, Derek has been the much loved lead vocalist for Saxophone Great Jules Broussard’s band for over 20 years. Follow him on his Facebook page 

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Maxine Flasher-Düzgüneş

HYBRID ARTIST

Maxine’s choreopoem On casting airplanes integrates an improvisatory dance score with a poem about travel displacement, with original music by David Caparo.
poeticabythebay.com

Playwright Amy Freed

Amy Freed

Playwright

World-renowned Pulitzer Prize finalist playwright Amy Freed brings takes us back to Mill Valley of another era in her short play for Gillian Eichenberger.
Buy her plays through
Dramatists Play Service
and Concord Theatricals

Rick Hardin

Musician

With his roots in soul, singer/songwriter Rick Hardin showcases his powerhouse vocals and inventive songwriting in an intimate setting.
RickHardinMusic.com

Appears April 17 and May 8 only.

Matt Lax

Musician

Matt Lax has played guitar, sung and written songs for Zulu Spear, Nearly Beloved, The Palm Wine Boys, The Loralee Christensen Band and many other groups. He teaches special education in the SFUSD.  Hear Matt’s songs on Facebook
 

Marble Party

Band

Marin-based indie rock/power-pop band Marble Party’s new album Time and Time Again debuts on May 21. Find  their music at 
MarbleParty.com
Appears April 17 – May 2 only.

Choreographer Stacey Printz leaping in air

Stacey Printz

CHOREOGRAPHER/dancer

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.
printzdance.org

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Alicia Mary Retes

Storyteller

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
Alicia.M.Retes@gmail.com
Appears April 17/18 only

Phillip Percy Williams

Actor/Singer

From Beach Blanket Babylon to Throckmorton and Curtain Theatres, Phillip Percy Williams lights up the stage.
PhillipPercyWilliams.com
Appears May 8/9 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.”

Discover the area’s most fascinating stories at Mill Valley Historical Society and the Mill Valley Library’s History Online digital archives.

Peek into Marin City‘s origin as a key shipbuilding center during WWII and how immigration and racism shaped its formation.

Learn about the area’s railroad history and the 2021 return of its original steam locomotive.

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:

Neighborhood Leaders

Tracy & Mark Ferron; Pamela Polite & Dennis Fisco; Kress Jack; Elizabeth & Teke Kelley; April & Peter Kelly; Nessa Brady & Robert Mellett; and Caitlin & Jed Smith.

Good Neighbors
Suzanne & Ken Austin: Molly & Eric Baumhoff; Hilary & Edmund Billings; Nancy & Stacy Bloom; Beverly & Gary Burke; Stephen Burke; Teri & Matt Hanley; Leanne & Dave Hansen; Dan Khan; Annika & Craig Miller; Sheila & Mahdav Misra; Carrie & Chris Morgan; Beth & Jonathan Rutchik; Gina & Bill Seaborg; and Susan & Jim Tighe

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.