The Western Stage’s 2×4 BASH Presents a ‘2020 Survival Guide’ for its 10th Anniversary Theater Season

The Western Stage’s 2×4 BASH Presents a ‘2020 Survival Guide’ for its 10th Anniversary Season

Theatre on the Edge While Sheltering in Place


SALINAS, Calif. – Celebrating its 10th Anniversary in 2020, the 2×4 BASH theatrical series refuses to let a global pandemic halt its plans to create provocative and innovative theatre on the edge.

Rather than present published works in repertory, the norm for the BASH, the collective of 19- to 29-year-old aspiring actors, designers, and directors opted to create original work for an audience sheltering in place: a live-streamed series of skits that explore the struggles of the year 2020 and predict what life will look like during a prolonged pandemic.

In addition to quarantine commentary, the presentation will include members of our Black community who will share their thoughts on the Black Lives Matter movement as we look to the future.

A production titled “2×4 Declassified: 2020 Survival Guide” will stream live on at 7:30 p.m. (PDT) on Aug. 14. Viewers can visit the 2×4 BASH’s YouTube channel to watch the performance. It’s recommended that those interested subscribe and turn on YouTube notifications to stay informed about 2×4 BASH activities.

Instead of charging admission, the 2×4 Bash company members will be collecting donations to the Black Resilience Fund during the live stream.

*Content advisory: Mature language and adult content

The Western Stage’s 2×4 BASH helps the next generation of theatre artists to collaborate, innovate and educate through provocative contemporary works. The repertoire is meant to challenge artists and audiences alike to approach theatre from new perspectives and invite all to connect their own life experience with the work.


WHAT: “2×4 Declassified: 2020 Survival Guide”

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. PDT, Aug. 14, 2020


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Free to view. Donations collected during live stream go directly to Black Resilience Fund.