Creating well told stories for the 21st century.
Firescape Theater is the 501(c)(3) production arm of The Beverly Hills Playhouse/SF, which opened its doors in September 2009 with one purpose in mind, to begin to develop a pool of actors in the Bay Area who would through their talent, training and professional attitudes bring pride to the already great artistic traditions of San Francisco.
With its first San Francisco premier, Alllen Barton's Engagement, in 2014 Firescape has sought blend a program of new or little known works with fresh takes on classic titles. The choice of titles is always based on a couple of criteria. First, is it relevant in some way to today? Second, can the casting be reflective of both the modern audience and the amazing pool of varied talent in the Bay Area?
Firescape Theater began in 2014. Past productions include:
2014- Engagement, Sexual Perversity in Chicago,
2015-Talk Radio, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Reasons to be Pretty,
2016-The Petrified Forest, (One Acts) Lakeboat/The Last Barbeque/Reunion Special, Yellow Face*, Years to the Day,
2017-Four Dogs and a Bone, Brilliant Lies, The Importance of Being Earnest
*BATTC nominations for Best Play San Francisco, Best Play Bay Area & Best Performance by a Featured Actor (winner)
WE'RE LOCATED AT:
414 Mason Street Suite 502
San Francisco, CA 94102
Behind the scenes...
Executive Director of the Beverly Hills Playhouse/SF, Rob started working professionally at age eleven at The Sharon Playhouse. He has been lucky enough to work with some of the top directors in the business including Jack O'Brien, Des McEnuff, Tony Richardson and David Lynch.
It is from these directors Rob learned the need for storytellers to always be 'pushing the envelope' whether the story is being told for the first or the thousandth time. He tries to bring this sensibility to every Firescape production.
As an actor Rob has appeared in Twin Peaks, The Larry Sanders Show, Port Charles and starred in the BBC made for TV movie, Murder, Too. Other film credits include Don's Plum with Leonardo DiCaprio & Tobey Maguire and Working Trash with Ben Stiller & George Carlin.
Peter Allas studied under Master Broadway director Milton Katselas for over 21 years and has been associated with the Beverly Hills Playhouse as a teacher for over 10 years from "accent and dialect" to "scene study and directing".
He is an LA Critics (Dt. Story) and Helen Hayes (American Buffalo in Wash. DC) nominated stage actor, and multi-festival award winning film actor with over 30 years of experience from Seattle Rep (Anna in The Tropics), Jupiter/Maltz (Glengarry Glen Ross), and Mark Taper (Expecting Isabel).
He is widely recognized for Seinfeld (Calzone Man), The Sopranos (Salvatore form Napoli), and Il MIo Fratello Gioacchino - My Brother Jack (Naples & Method Fest winner).