Theatre Rhinoceros — San Francisco’s Live Professional Queer Theater
Theatre Rhinoceros Announces New Season!
2020-21 Season —
Our Inside/Outside Season
This season – our forty-fourth – we will begin inside with some slammin’ live stream productions and then, we hope, venture outside into theaters again.
Along the way we present the hottest and latest in diverse LGBT stories, with an emphasis on the stories of African-American and Latinx individuals.
Please join us for an adventurous and topical season.
Scheduled performances include:
- Overlooked Latinas
- Alligator Mouth/Tadpole Ass
- The Review, or How to Eat Your Opposition
- Mark Nadler Tonight
- TBD production by an African American Playwright
Cal State East Bay Department of Theatre and Dance
Blood at the Root
Written by Dominique Morriseau
Directed by Darryl V. Jones
Choreographed by Laura E. Ellis.
Live Online November 6th at 7:30 pm
Online On-Demand November 7 – 15
A striking new ensemble drama based on the Jena Six: The Six Black students who were initially charged with attempted murder for a school fight after being provoked with nooses hanging from a tree on campus.
This bold new play by Dominique Morisseau (Ain’t Too Proud, Sunset Baby, Detroit ’67, Skeleton Crew) examines the miscarriage of justice, racial double standards, and homophobia as they intersect in teen culture.
When the central character, a black female student named Raylynn, decides it’s time for a change in her high school, she sits under a tree around which only white students regularly gather. In response—as was the case in Jena—nooses are subsequently hung from that tree, causing many black students to erupt in protest.
Things come to a head when six black students, including Raylynn’s brother, attack a gay white student and are brought up on trumped-up charges.
Free Streaming Live Production
The Big Island
Conceived and Performed
by John Fisher
Thursday, October 29, 2020 at 8 pm
A Theatre Rhinoceros Production
An Essential Services Project
In the midst of COVID, Hawaii’s only gay detective investigates a hideous crime.
Theatre Bay Area Awards 2019!
The Rhino is a Winner!!
Outstanding Direction of a Play
See his acceptance speech on Facebook @53 minutes
Outstanding Performance in a Featured Role
See her acceptance speech on Facebook at 1 hour, 18 minutes, 45 seconds
Congratulations to Nominees
Theatre Rhino is thrilled over these additional TBA Award nominations!
- Outstanding Production of a Play (ACTION HERO)
- Outstanding World Premiere of a Play (ACTION HERO)
- Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role (SISTER ACT) – Branden Noel Thomas
- Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role (ACTION HERO) – Gabriel A. Ross
- Outstanding Performance in a Principal Role (ACTION HERO) – John Fisher
- Outstanding Sound Design (ACTION HERO) – Stephanie R. Niemann
We mourn the passing of the wonderful Mike Zimmerman on July 31, 2020.
Mike was a longtime Theatre Rhinoceros supporter and subscriber, as well as being a former Rhino managing director and board member.
Mike also wrote the much loved play WHAT’S A MOTHER TO DO?, which premiered at The Rhino.
In addition to his myriad cultural activities, Mike served as the head of California Prison Focus and as Development Director for Lamplighters Theatre.
He is survived by his daughter Shona Zimmerman and his grandson Jared Zimmerman. Mike was a cultured, smart, giving and loving man and he will be sorely missed.
So long, Mike!
Performances to Enjoy — Free on YouTube
Click on any video in this list for the complete performance. Enlarge to full-screen!
Jazzbos and Jezebels
SCOTUS GAY: Lawrence v. Texas
To Whom it May Concern…
Mind That ‘Tis Me Brother
A Dog Dreams
For Reasons of Sex