The Pandemic Plays
Radial Theater Project
What happens when playwrights are quarantined due to a worldwide pandemic? They write plays, of course!! The Pandemic Plays is a series of world premiere one-act plays that react to the COVID-19 world we all share. Portraying coping mechanisms ranging from ill-advised scientific experiments to paper bag puppets to hip hop and more, these plays tell stories about how we’re navigating a world that suddenly feels smaller and less certain.
October 1 -25, various times
The Iris Intimacy
by Vincent Delaney
produced by MAP Theatre
In the not-too-distant future, Sharers are engineered to provide replacement parts for people who can afford it. Biologically human, but grown instead of born, their owners take what they need to prolong their own lives.
Iris and Ansel are Sharers who belong to a married couple, Evelyn and Tate. Not quite human —but not quite not human either— they have little control over their own destinies. But the control they do have calls into question what it means to be human and to stay human.
November 18 - December 5 @ 8 PM PST
Tickets: Available soon
COVID-19 and 18th & Union: The Reopening
"I'm simply saying that life, uh... finds a way."
-Jeff Goldblum, Jurassic Park
18th & Union is pleased to announce new shows for Fall 2020. The venue has been closed since March due to the COVID-19 public health crisis. After six challenging months, we’re reopening with three solo productions in September and a full slate of world premiere plays in October.
18th & Union is carefully and proactively following all public health recommendations. We’ve made improvements to the physical venue, acquired equipment to support live streaming over the internet, and set up health and safety protocols for artists, audience members and others who will access the space.
Click here for more details about what we're doing to reopen safely.