Monday, March 18, 2013

EVENT: NCTC Presents "The Bus"

Proceeds for the Fresno production of THE BUS benefit Gay Central Valley and the Fresno LGBT Community Center...

The Bus by James Lantz
On Tour in Fresno May 4 and 5, 2013
San Francisco, March 18 2013 — The New Conservatory Theatre Center is proud to present the West Coast Tour of The Bus by James Lantz. The show will be on tour in Fresno, California May 4 and 5, 2013. The performance will take place at The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno

For Press Tickets and Interview Opportunities: Please call or email Renee LeVesque or 415-654-6156
Cost: $5 - $15

About the Play:
The Bus is the story of Jordan and Ian, two boys who regularly rendezvous in a parked bus that belongs to the most powerful church in town, Golden Rule. Late at night, they meet to explore sexual feelings that are at once awkward, humorous, and must remain a secret. When their meeting place is in danger of being discovered, the boys find themselves caught in a conflict between Golden Rule and a gas station owned by Ian’s father — and the clash proves explosive. Can Jordan and Ian move their fragile relationship into the light, or will church and family drive them back?
Please be advised: This play contains Mature True to Life Themes and Explicit Language
Pride on Tour:
The Bus will be touring the following cities in 2013 as part of the New Conservatory Theatre Centers Pride on Tour Programming: 
           The Gallo Center for the Arts in Modesto California, May 3, 2013 at 8pm
           The Unitarian Universalist Church of Fresno in Fresno California May 4@7:30pm and May 5 @2pm. 
           Nevada Union High School in Grass Valley California May 11 @7:30pm.
The Creative Team:
Playwright James Lantz is the writer of four plays including American Machine, which was a co-commissioned project of The Flynn Center for the Performing Arts. As an award-winning filmmaker, he has produced, written and directed over 200 commercial films, videos and live events for clients such as American Express, American Airlines, Amtrak, Alamo Rental Cars, Mobil Oil and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. He is the recipient of numerous filmmaking awards including, The International Television and Video Association’s Best in Show Award, numerous Telly Awards and the Best in Show Award at the Rosebud International Film Festival. As a screenwriter, James has received recognition from numerous film festivals as well as The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Nicholl Fellowship for Screenwriting, and the Austin Film Festival. Last year, his unproduced screenplay for Hide Fox won awards at eight national film festivals. In addition to serving as a film programmer for The Brooklyn Museum of Art, he created and produced Dreams and the Art of Filmmaking, a conference devoted to exploring the synergy between cinema and psychology. For an audience of 600 attendees at the Great Hall at Cooper Union in New York City, he moderated a panel that included filmmakers such as Academy Award nominated writer/director Peter Bogdanovich (The Last Picture Show) and several internationally recognized psychologists such as John Beebe, film scholar and co-author of the book The Feminine in Film. James is currently at work on another stage play and screenplay. He lives with his wife, two sons, and a dog named Rufus in Burlington, Vermont. Learn more at
Director Sara Staley received her BA in theater from UCLA. Since 2001, she’s been the Director of the YouthAware Educational Theatre program at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. In 2008 Sara was given a CBS-5 Jefferson Award for Public Service for her work with the YouthAware program. She has directed locally for the Playwrights’ Center of San Francisco, Sleepwalkers Theatre, San Francisco Theater Pub, PianoFight Productions, the New Conservatory Theatre Center and Wily West Productions.
New Conservatory Theatre Center has been entertaining audiences for 31 years in San Francisco under the direction of Founding Artistic Director Ed Decker. The theatre’s mission is to champion innovative, high quality productions and educational theatre experiences for youth, artists, and the queer and allied communities to affect personal and societal growth, enlightenment, and change. New Conservatory Theatre Center is renowned for its LGBTQ productions, its foundational anti-bullying work with youth, and its welcoming environment for new and emerging local artists.
Renée LeVesque    Publicist 
25 Van Ness Avenue, LL
San Francisco, CA 94102
p: (415) 861-4914 X116

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