SF Bay Gaurdian’s BEST OF THE BAY 2011 Editors Pick


We Players named Best Site-Specific Classicists

(a category invented specifically for WE!)

It turns out the editor’s picks are extra special – the Guardian wrote a full paragraph about WE:

“This year marks the end of We Players’ three-year collaboration with the National Parks    Service on Alcatraz Island. The project showcased the island’s scenic isolation in a number of  artistic and community-building endeavors. The stage company’s 2010 marathon production of Hamlet was a tour de force of site-specificity, taking actors and audiences all over the island, including areas normally off-limits to the public. In their imaginative stagings of MacbethHamlet, and Iphigenia, as well as their ongoing art exhibitions for, by, and about incarcerated juveniles and adults, the Players highlight themes of isolation, incarceration, justice, and redemption. They wield their art as a catalyst rather than as nostalgic revival. Their Alcatraz residency ends in the fall. In 2012, it partners with the California Parks Service to stage The Odyssey on Angel Island.”