The Happy Hour Theatre creates opportunities for theatre artists to undertake new challenges and expand their ability to make compelling theatre.
The Happy Hour Theatre is a new theatre company founded in 2018. Our company helps developing artists learn and grow and encourages experienced artists to tackle new challenges. By fostering the theatrical education and training of community members we want to help keep theatre alive for the next generation of Yolo and Sacramento County performers.
Our productions run approximately one hour in length, consisting of a collection of polished short pieces. We plan to produce original works written by community members as well as published pieces in order to give local playwrights a place to bring their words to life. We select all our pieces with the goal of presenting exciting, relevant, and engaging theater that challenges and intrigues performers and audiences alike.
Following each of our performances, our audience is invited to join us for a “happy hour” to socialize with our company members, provide feedback, share ideas, or find out how to become involved.
The Happy Hour Theatre’s 2nd production will take place in October 2019. Please check back soon for more information!
SHENANDOAH KEHOE, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Shenandoah is currently a high school English teacher who hopes to keep theater arts alive for her students through drama. She studied theater and dance at Sacramento State University and has experience directing, choreographing, performing, and designing lights. While teaching in Japan, Shenandoah participated in performing and writing an original work titled The Teleportation Project with Yokohama Theatre Group. Recent local acting credits include Caroline Bingley in Pride and Prejudice and Mrs. Foran in The Silver Tassie with City Theatre, and Luciana in The Comedy of Errors and the Princess of France in Love’s Labour’s Lost with the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival.
CHRISTI VAN EYKEN, PRODUCING ARTISTIC DIRECTOR
Christi van Eyken studied theatre at the University of California, San Diego, and has experience in performance, stage management, scenic design, and scenic carpentry. She earned a 2018 Elly Award nomination for her portrayal of Portia in The Merchant of Venice, with City Theatre. Other local acting credits include Celia in As You Like It and Rosaline in Love’s Labour’s Lost with the Sacramento Shakespeare Festival, Susie Monican in The Silver Tassie and Marcella Washburn in The Music Man with City Theatre, and Isabella in Measure for Measure and Regan in King Lear with Wildflower Women’s Ensemble.
Audition for our 2nd production will take place in August 2019. Please check back soon for details!
THE SELF-UNSEEING, APRIL 2019