...Desktop, Stage Floor, Work Bench, Paint Easel...
Randall Stuart created the artistic producing platform Upon These Boards in 2002 in the San Francisco Bay Area as a creative environment for a variety of theatrical new works, workshops, symposia, and literary salons. He assembled an ensemble of writers, directors, performers, and designers, working together to offer a palette of unique happenings. It all began in the historic Haas Lilienthal House in San Francisco, with a promenade performance of Shakespeare's Pericles, an adaptation entitled Our Vessel Is Of Tyre. Within a year, Upon These Boards was awarded the 2003 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for the "Worldwide Theatrical Peace Event" Lysistrata Project, in what was the largest rendition of Aristophanes' Lysistrata - offered worldwide, to protest the War of 2003 - was performed at Berkeley Repertory Theatre for two sold-out performances. This was followed by a series of presentations focused on world peace & ecology, which played as special offerings at Berkeley Rep and Aurora Theatre in Berkeley, California: including the epic event: The Inkwell Communiques.
...Porch Steps, Potters Wheel, Ship's Deck, Piano Keys...
The play Fools Fall (a large-scale adaptation of Shakespeare's Timon of Athens) was co-created and staged at Mills College, and the play A Lovely Day (a musical version of Ghelderode's Pantagleize) was staged at Pacific University. A series of symposia & salons included a celebrated offering of T.S. Eliot's The Four Quartets. And now in 2024, after a hiatus (2009-2020) during which Mr. Stuart founded the arts & humanities organization Cerimon House, he returns to the important work of Upon These Boards collaborating with fellow artists & authors to create a series of intriguing new projects. The work commences in the Hudson Valley with the "lecture series/promenade theatre piece" entitled Westward Bourn, an ancestral journey spanning 400 years.
The artistic work of UPON THESE BOARDS [est. 2002] has been experienced by audiences in San Francisco, Berkeley, Oakland, Portland, Seattle, and New York. We assemble Creatives to bring stories to life: on the page-&-stage, as well as with brick-&-board. Welcome to our website.
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