Arts & Events

Around & About Theater: FURY Factory theater festival

By Ken Bullock
Tuesday June 07, 2011 - 03:00:00 PM

For the next three weeks (through June 26), about a dozen theater independent, stylized or experimental theater companies from the Bay Area and around America will stage major performances; another 20 troupes will put on works-in-progress at the annual FURY Factory, put on by foolsFURY, the Bay Area's innovative troupe, founded a decade ago by Ben Yalom, in partnership with ZSpace and Theatre of Yugen, at Theatre Artaud, NOHspace, The Jewish Theater and the Joe Goode Annex, all in San Francisco. 

The scope of the events covered is too broad to synopsise. Different performance disciplines will be represented, in some form or another, with very different styles and takes on a wide range of themes. There's no way to do justice to what Yalom and his cohorts have pulled together from around the country--a chance to see experimental work from all over, in one place over a short period of time. 

The best advice is: Look at the events on the website ( or ), find what intrigues you--and go! An event in many ways more significant than many other festivals, fringes, tribal gatherings which garner a bigger share of publicity. It's the chance to plunge into the development of future theater and art performance work--as it's being formulated and staged, often for the very first time.