2x4BASH is a collaborative theater project working out of The Western Stage at Hartnell College in Salinas, California. 2011 was our inaugural season and we produced four excellent plays which will ran in repertory from July-August. For more information about our mission, season, and for ticket information, please check out the other pages of this blog (see those tabs at the top of the page?).
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2X4BASH: theatre on the edge returns for a second season!
The Western Stage and Hartnell College are excited to announce a second season of the 2x4BASH, opening Friday July 13th! Last summer marked 2X4’s first groundbreaking season of vibrant casts, new designers and skilled directors. This year, we bring three new shows to the studio theater, and expand with staged readings of scripts by two TWS alumni, Dustin Lance Black and Kelly McAllister.
2x4BASH provides an opportunity for the next generation of theatre artists to collaborate, innovate and educate through provocative contemporary works. We challenge artists and audiences alike to approach theatre from new perspectives, and invite people to connect their own life experience with the work. “2x4BASH is an intense crucible for young and relatively inexperienced actors and designers. It allows for young artists to make their bones working on material they feel passionate about, relevant to their world and personal experiences.” Mark Englehorn, director of last year’s The Shape of Things returns this year as not only director for Of Dice and Men but as the fearless leader for this year’s BASH. Continue reading →