AFO Staff Picks

All our AFO Staff Picks in one place.

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The Interminable Suicide of Gregory Church by Daniel Kitson


 “I have not seen this particular show but I stand by anything this bizarre man makes.”

- Nick Cotz, Executive & Producing Director

 

Tickets will cost £5 (or local equivalent). All the money will go to The Angel Comedy Micro Bursary Fund. Tickets are on sale now.

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THE ENCOUNTER by Complicité/Simon McBurney

“This gorgeous solo performance uses stunning audio design to tell the incredible story of a photographer’s journey into the Amazon rainforest and his encounter with the people living there. Make sure you wear headphones for the full experience!”

- Josh Adam Ramos, Development Manager & Associate Producer

 

Now through May 25. 

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TRUMP LEAR by David Carl
 

“David is a wonderful performer. The show is hilarious and uniquely suited to online viewing. I’ve seen the show both in person and streaming and had a blast each time!”

- Giverny Petitmermet, Audience Development & Marketing Associate

 

Next showing is May 22 at 8:30p EDT.

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FLEABAG by Phoebe Waller-Bridge

“See the solo show that started it all. It’s so damn good.”

- Michael Wolk, Founder & Artistic Director

 

Now through May 31. Ticket proceeds go to COVID-19 related charities.

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TWILIGHT: LOS ANGELES, 1992 by Anna Deavere Smith
AFO All Staff Pick

Anna Deavere Smith’s verbatim solo piece examines the 1992 Los Angeles riots after the acquittal of the police officers in Rodney King’s police brutality case. This show is apt for the present moment.

 

The play was nominated for a Tony award and won a Drama Desk award for Best One-Person Show.

Streaming now through 7/7/20 on PBS Great Performances.

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Disposable Men  by James Scruggs
AFO All Staff Pick
 

Disposable Men examines the depiction of Black men in Hollywood as monsters. Using 8 channels of video, satire, humor, and radical audience participation, the piece explores the horrific history of American medical apartheid and government-sanctioned killings of black men.

 

HERE@HOME  

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 

6:30pm EDT

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NOTES FROM THE FIELD  by Anna Deavere Smith
AFO All Staff Pick
 

This one woman show dramatizes accounts of students, parents, teachers and administrators affected by America’s school-to-prison pipeline.

Streaming on HBOGO, HBONOW and HBO On Demand through 7/3/20.

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TAR BABY (LET’S BEAT THE SH*T OUT IF RACISM) 

by Desiree Burch with Dan Kitrosser
AFO All Staff Pick

TAR BABY is a retelling of America’s infamous black & white love affair, from shotgun wedding to “post-racial” open relationship. Games, amusements, audience participation, and cultural atrocities meet in this interactive carnival of Race & Capitalism—where no one’s a winner, but everyone’s still playing! 

Free to watch on YouTube. Asking for donations to The Bail Project​.

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PRETTY FIRE  by Charlyane Woodard
AFO All Staff Pick

In five autobiographical vignettes, Charlayne Woodard tells the moving tale of her African-American family through three generations of love, struggle, and triumph.

Audio stream provided by L.A. Theatre Works.