Why is it most high school capers tend to take place in restaurants? The characters in Arcadia Conrad‘s “Stem the Tide” hatch an elaborate plan to scurry away to senior prom, despite disapproving parents, while arguing over tartar sauce. We’re delighted to work with the fabulous Arcadia again at our January 12 Beyond Boundaries show at the San Jose Museum of Art.
Arcadia is a director, educator, intimacy director in training and playwright who has created work for The Dragon Theatre, Santa Clara Players, and City Lights Theatre Company among others She is currently developing her full length play, Script Doctor, about a Hollywood family coming to terms with its past, and writing a manual for theatre educators based on her blog. Her work as an ID can be seen in the upcoming “The Nether” and “Spring Awakening” at The Dragon Theatre. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2018.
What inspired you to participate in Play On Words?
I love the people and am inspired by the incredible contributions of those who create and perform for it.
Which writers or performers inspire you?
There are a lot of things I wish I had written. I take comfort in the existence of Lisa Tadeo, Miriam Towes, Phoebe Waller Bridge, Anna Deveare Smith.
Name a book or performance that fundamentally affected you.
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland continues to.
Get your tickets now for our January 12 show at the San Jose Museum of Art to see Arcadia’s work performed. Entrance includes free admission to the museum.