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About


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Becca Wolff is a California-based director and co-founder of Tilted Field Productions. She explores the intersection of the theatrical and the confessional, collaborating with virtuosic performer/creators to explore deeply personal material in bold new ways.

Our Country: The Antigone Project, her collaboration with Annie Saunders of Wilderness, was commissioned by San Francisco Playhouse, and received workshops and showings at Basic Flowers, The Getty Villa and The Public Theater as part of the Incoming! Festival at Under the Radar. Other projects include Flying Easy with Ken Robinson, currently a finalist for Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor and Giovanni Adams' critically acclaimed solo Love Is a Dirty Word, which premiered in a sold out run at VS. Theatre Company in LA, and toured to Z Space in San Francisco. Also at Z Space, she is directing the Kilbanes’ rock opera Weightless, opening February 2018.

She has directed new plays and premieres by Lauren Yee, Harvey Fierstein, Jen Silverman and Sarah Gubbins at venues including ACT, Theatreworks, San Francisco Playhouse and Z Space. With Tilted Field, she created the electro-opera, The Last Days of Mary Stuart with Los Angeles band TONY.

Her work has been named to Best Of lists in the SF Chronicle and LA Weekly. Awards and nominations for her work include Princess Grace, Outstanding Solo Show & Outstanding Musical at the NYC Fringe, Ovations (Los Angeles), Theatre Bay Area and Bay Area Critics Circle.

She is a graduate of the Yale School of Drama and co-creator of SCOTUS Theater. Member SDC. 

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Love Is a Dirty Word


LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD

Love Is a Dirty Word


LOVE IS A DIRTY WORD

A solo written and performed by Giovanni Adams | Directed and developed by B. Wolff

Opens at Z Space in San Francisco November 11

2017 OVATION AWARD NOMINEE: Best Play

Reviews for the World Premier run at VS. Theatre:

"finely tuned direction." - LA Times

"flawless pacing under Becca Wolff’s accomplished direction." - LA Weekly

"beautifully directed by Becca Wolff." - Stage Raw (Top Ten)

PHOTOS by AARON EPSTEIN

I try to bear witness to what I know you know.
— James Baldwin, "Social Change and the Writer's Responsibility"

The Hope of America is a place where we can express our deepest personal convictions in public. This relies on our freedom to speak. This freedom does not guarantee our safety. To protect ourselves, we remain silent or retreat to narrow group affiliations.

But belonging comes at a price -- a pernicious process of othering that causes us to commit all forms of betrayal, even of our own selves. And what happens when these groups fall apart? When one identity disqualifies us from another? Is there another way? Can we live in the UNsafe spaces outside and between the identities that define us?

How does a little black boy born in Jackson, Mississippi make a home outside the lines?

Gio and I began developing this musical solo about the dirt of home and the dirt of love in 2015. It received its world premier at VS. Theatre Company in LA. Tilted Field is currently producing the San Francisco run at Z Space through 11/26. Hope to see you there!

Images from our Winter 2016 Workshop at Pacific Resident Theater in Venice, CA:

 

 

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SINNER'S LAUNDRY


Sinner's Laundry

SINNER'S LAUNDRY


Sinner's Laundry

Sinner's Laundry

by john lavelle,, Directed by B. Wolff


Electric Direction.
— http://www.stagescenela.com/2017/10/sinners-laundry/
Director Becca Wolff utilizes the space in full, magnifying each tonal shift and plot progression.
— http://stageraw.com/2017/10/26/sinners-laundry-theater-review/
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The Antigone Project


our country: the antigone project

The Antigone Project


our country: the antigone project

The Antigone Project

co-Conceived and devised by Annie Saunders of Wilderness and B. Wolff, Directed by B. Wolff

Showing in the Incoming Series at Under the Radar, Public Theater, NYC, January 2018

Set inside a massive blanket fort, this intimate and eerie adaptation of the Antigone myth centers on the relationship of the famous heroine and the brother she dies to bury. This show weaves classical texts and physical theater with to-the-bone confessional by Annie Saunders in an exploration of love, crime and the sibling bond.


Workshop, Getty Villa: Featuring Annie Saunders and Max Hersey. Sound by John Zelwsky, Live Recording and Playback by James Ard, Magic by Christian Cagigal, Scenic Design & Props by Nina Caussa, Costumes by Melissa Trn, Lights by Seth Chang.  (Getty Villa/February 2016) Photos by Jonathan Potter

 

Second Workshop/Commission: Featuring Annie Saunders and Max Hersey. Sound by John Zelwsky, Live Recording and Playback by James Ard, Magic by Christian Cagigal, Scenic Design & Props by Nina Caussa.  (SF Playhouse/December, 2015) 

First Workshop: Directed by B. Wolff. Featuring Annie Saunders and Joe Estlak. Sound by Matt Stines. Movement by Chris White. (SF Playhouse/December, 2014)

 

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Weightless


Weightless

Weightless


Weightless

Weightless

by the kilbanes, directed & developed by B. Wolff

In development w. piece by piece productions/Z Space

World Premiere coming to Z Space in 2018. Full details available soon.

A new rock opera based on the story of Philomela and Procne from Ovid's Metamorphoses. 


Fall 2016 Work-In-Progress Showing at Z Space

Images and Video to Come

Featuring:

  • Kate Kilbane (Procne/Bass)             
  • Dan Schlessinger (Music Director/Keys/Floor tom/BG Vocals)       
  • Rotimi Agabiaka (God)         
  • Lila Blue (Philomela)          
  • Josh Pollock (Tereus/Guitar/BG Vocals)            
  • Dan Harris  (Drums/BG Vocals)

Spring 2016 Work-In-Progress Showing at Z Space

Photos by Julie Schuchard

Featuring:

  • Kate Kilbane (Procne/Bass)             
  • Dan Schlessinger (Music Director/Keys/Floor tom/BG Vocals)       
  • Annette Olivera (God)         
  • Layla Motei (Philomela)          
  • Josh Pollock (Tereus/Guitar/BG Vocals)            
  • Dan Harris  (Drums/BG Vocals)

Summer 2015 workshop at Z Space

Photos by B. Wolff (except as noted)

Featuring:

  • Kate Kilbane (Procne/Bass)             
  • Dan Schlessinger (Music Director/Keys/Floor tom/BG Vocals)       
  • Beth Wilmurt (God)         
  • Marianne Thompson (Philomela)          
  • Josh Pollock (Tereus/Guitar/BG Vocals)            
  • Dan Harris  (Drums/BG Vocals)