INTREPID THEATRE COMPANY, SAN DIEGO’S AWARD-WINNING THEATRE COMPANY, TAKES THE THOUSANDTH NIGHT ON THE ROAD
Intrepid Theatre Company will be touring Carol Wolf’s funny and thought provoking play The Thousandth Night to fringe festivals across North America featuring acclaimed actor and Intrepid Artistic Director Sean Yael-Cox.
The Thousandth Night focuses on an actor arrested in Paris for presenting subversive material. He attempts to avoid his fate by playing 38 characters from “The Arabian Nights”, from Ali Baba to Shaherazad. A remarkable blend of comedy and pathos set in occupied France in 1943.
2019 Fringe Festival Tour
June 8-30: Hollywood Fringe (Hollywood, California)
July 15-27: Storefront Fringe (Kingston, Ontario)
August 8-12: Fringe North (Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario)
August 15-19: Indyfringe (Indianapolis, Indiana)
August 21-25: Boulder International Fringe (Boulder, Colorado)
September 5-14: San Francisco Fringe (San Francisco, California)
The Thousandth Night by Carol Wolf
Set in occupied France in 1943, an actor is arrested for propagating subversive material and is being deported. When his train is sabotaged by members of the French resistance, he escapes from the platform and seeks refuge in the train station. His one chance for freedom before the train starts moving again is to win the support of a group of French gendarmes (the audience) by entertaining them with “amusements” that are not subversive. Playing 38 characters from The Arabian Nights , the actor becomes a male Scheherazade, spinning out stories in a chance to win his freedom. A funny yet scathing examination of complicity and self-preservation.
Sean Yael-Cox – (Actor) is the Artistic Director and co-founder of Intrepid Theatre Company. Acting Roles for Intrepid: Smith ( Father Comes Home From The Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3), Leontes/Autolycus ( The Winter’s Tale ), Benedick ( Much Ado About Nothing ), Macbeth, Hamlet, Oberon ( A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Musical) , Richard II, Mercutio ( Romeo and Juliet), John Proctor ( The Crucible ), the Man ( The Turn of the Screw ), and the Bastard ( King John). Directing Credits: King John, Romeo and Juliet, An Enemy of the People, and The Winter’s Tale. He is co-creator and director of Intrepid’s acclaimed Shakespeare for A New Generation Education Tour. Other San Diego Theatres: Lamb’s Players Theatre (Associate Artist), Cygnet Theatre, San Diego Repertory, North Coast Repertory, Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Moxie Theatre and The Fritz. Regional Credits include Texas Shakespeare Festival, Nevada Shakespeare Festival, Idaho Shakespeare Festival, Sierra Repertory, LA Rep, Performance Riverside and PCPA Theaterfest. Recipient of the 2014 Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Work for Body of Work 2014 Season by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle.
Jason Heil – (Director) is a San Diego-based actor, director and teacher. For Intrepid Theatre, he previously directed Turn of the Screw. Other San Diego credits include Plaid Tidings (New Village Arts), The Lion in Winter, You Never Can Tell, Ring Round the Moon, Barefoot in the Park, The Mousetrap, Born Yesterday (Moonlight), She Kills Monsters (Grossmont College) and Stop Kiss, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, The Woman in Black (with Kim Strassburger) and I & You (CSUSM).
Acting credits include Off-Broadway and regionally at the Old Globe Theatres, La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego, Arkansas & Tennessee Repertory Theatres, A.C.T. (San Fran), Cygnet Theatre Company, ion theatre company, Intrepid, North Coast Rep, Compass Theatre, Moonlight Stage Productions, Starlight Theatre, Lamb’s Players Theatre, Capital Stage, A Noise Within, & nine seasons with the Utah, Lake Tahoe, Marin, & Texas Shakespeare Festivals.
Jason is an Adjunct Professor for CSU San Marcos and Grossmont College. He is a Teaching Artist with the Old Globe Theatres.
MFA: UC Irvine.
ABOUT INTREPID THEATRE COMPANY :
Intrepid Theatre, an award-winning theatre and education company in San Diego, creates programs that provoke conversation, expand perspectives and elevate thinking within our city, our schools and the greater artistic community. Founded by Christy Yael-Cox and Sean Yael-Cox, Intrepid is one of the fastest growing theatre companies in San Diego, contributing to the cultural and artistic merit of San Diego through its mainstage, education and community outreach programming. Intrepid is the winner of the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Dramatic Production for three consecutive years (2015-17) and Christy Yael-Cox has received the Craig Noel Award for Outstanding Direction of a Play for three consecutive years (2016-2018), both unprecedented achievements in San Diego Theatre Critics Circle history. Intrepid has taken home a total of 13 Craig Noel Awards since 2013, including the Don Braunagel Award for Outstanding Work by a Small Theatre Company. Intrepid’s education programming includes the Shakespeare for a New Generation Education Tour which has travelled through San Diego schools for a decade, the acclaimed summertime Camp Intrepid and after-school drama classes for young actors. Community outreach initiatives include Exiled Voices: The Refugee Art Experience (in partnership with Crawford High School and SAY San Diego, now touring San Diego community centers and schools after presenting at the 2017 California Refugee Summit) and the inauguration of San Diego as a Regional City in the 2020 National August Wilson Monologue Competition for high school students.