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Execution of Justice

3 May 2012 7:00 pm
5 May 2012 7:00 pm

Reserve your FREE ticket in WHITE PLAZA, Monday through Friday from 12 - 2pm
or online at


In 1978, Dan White shot and killed San Francisco mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk, America's first openly gay elected official.

This play explores the highly controversial trial and verdict that followed.  Was it a deliberate, pre-meditated assassination? A spontaneous murder in the heat of a quarrel? A homophobic hate crime, or a political impulse?
You decide.


Improvised Reading of the LORAX

23 Apr 2012 12:00 pm

Join the Stanford Theatre Activist Mobilization Project (STAMP) &
Students for a Sustainable Stanford (SSS)
in an Improvised Reading of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, in celebration of Earth Day.
Meet by the hills in the Engineering Quad at noon on Monday April 23
to watch and join in the fun.

Theater Games and Forum

11 Mar 2012 1:00 pm
Theater Games

Sunday, March 11: 1 pm - 2 pm
meet on the White Plaza Stage

All are invited to STAMP's workshop on what theater can teach usabout the history and ongoing challenges of people who identify as LGBTQ.Actors and non-actors are encouraged to attend this event,structured in the style of Augusto Boal's Theatre of the Oppressed (TO),in anticipation of STAMP's spring production of Emily Mann's Execution of Justice.

Auditions: Execution of Justice

13 Feb 2012 7:00 pm
14 Feb 2012 10:00 pm
Audition for STAMP's
Execution of Justice
by Emily Mann

Monday and Tuesday, February 13-14
7 - 10 PM in Roble Studio 33

e-mail with a summary of your availability
for a 5-minute audition slot

People with all levels of acting experience are encouraged to audition!
More details provided when you sign up.


Emily Mann's Execution of Justice puts the case of the People vs. Dan White itself on trial. In dual acts of violence in November 1978, Dan White killed George Moscone, the Mayor of San Francisco, and Supervisor Harvey Milk, the first openly gay officeholder in the city. The trial polarized San Francisco and highlighted deep divisions about where the city and the nation were headed.  At the end of the trial, Dan White was convicted on the lesser charge of voluntary manslaughter and sentenced to seven years and eight months in prison.

Merchant of Venice

26 Jan 2012 7:00 pm
28 Jan 2012 7:00 pm

SAVE THE DATE and reserve tickets now for
The Merchant of Venice

A Comedy.January 26, 27, + 28 @ 7 pm in The Nitery Theater; FREE

STAMP's first ever Shakespeare production, The Merchant of Venice, resurrects the infamous conflict between Shylock, a Jewish lender, and Antonia, a Christian businesswoman. Set in the modern context of the Bay Area and populated by characters surprisingly similar to our
selves, this production raises important questions about interfaith dialogue. Each performance will be followed by a fifteen minute talk back session.

Auditions: Merchant of Venice

21 Oct 2011 1:00 pm
22 Oct 2011 4:00 pm
Friday, October 21 & Saturday, October 22
1 pm - 4 pm
Roble Studio 33

**email for a 5-minute audition slot**

Auditionees may perform any Shakespearean monologue of their choice, serious or comedic. Alternatively, you are welcome to prepare a reading from one of our Merchant of Venice monologue sides (to be sent out with your audition confirmation). 

People from all levels of acting experience are encouraged to audition!


Want to get involved in production?
No experience necessary!

Auditions: Death and the Maiden

2 Oct 2011 6:30 pm
3 Oct 2011 9:00 pm

STAMP will be performing Death and the Maiden by Ariel Dorfman in early November.  Auditions will be held:

October 2, 6:30-8pm
October 3, 7-9pm
Roble room 17

Email to sign up for audition time slots.  Drop-ins welcome, but sign-ups preferred.  Sides will be provided.  All experience levels welcome.

Spring into Action Performances

19 May 2011 8:00 pm
21 May 2011 8:00 pm

Stanford Theatre Activist Mobilization Project presents...
Stanford's annual festival of student-written activist theater

SPRING INTO ACTION 2011: the caged self

"Neither" by Samantha Toh, directed by Insiya Jafferjee
"Rachel and Hyde" written and directed by Ashley Micks

Thursday and Friday, 5/19-20 @ the Black Community Services Center
Saturday, 5/21 @ the Women's Community Center
All shows are at 8 pm ; Tickets are FREE ; Make your reservation HERE.

SIA Poster

Audition for STAMP's Spring Into Action Play Festival!

20 Apr 2011 7:00 pm
21 Apr 2011 10:00 pm
audition poster

WEDNESDAY 4/20 7-10pm 
THURSDAY 4/21 7-10pm 
at the Women's Community Center 

To ensure an audition time, please sign up here.
Drop-ins also encouraged.

The plays:

Neither by Samantha Toh is a moving reflection on sexual identity through the lens of times past

Rachel and Hyde by Ashley Micks shows us what happens when people can't get the respect they deserve as themselves

Looking Glass by Yaa Gyasi examines the tragedy of misunderstanding when race clouds judgement and vision

No preparation necessary, sides will be provided during the audition.
First-time performers encouraged

If you have any questions, or to get involved with Spring Into Action email:

Write a play for Spring into Action!

15 Mar 2011
28 Mar 2011

Spring into Action

STAMP's Spring into Action is an annual festival of student-written plays with social activist themes.  Typical submissions are one-act plays about 15-45 minutes in length, but scripts of all sizes will be considered.

Last year, the show included the student-written musical Abraham Niu and the Friendly Fires (which became Pawn) by Karmia Cao '11, and Wealth of Words, which is a collection of student-written monologues about the experiences of Stanford students from low-income backgrounds.

Submissions are due by March 28 (first day of spring quarter classes).
Email scripts to:

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