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"Best possible combination of a rock concert, comedy show and theatre performance” - DCist

Written by Chelsea Marcantel

Directed by Argo Thompson 

June 22, at 7:30

June 23 at 7:30

Thur all tickets $25

Fri tickets $25-$39

Sat (industry day) theatre makers get in $25. 

When Nina enters her first air guitar competition, she quickly learns there's a lot more to this art form than playing pretend in front of the bathroom mirror. Can she finally lose herself in her favorite songs and discover the raw joy of performing in front of a crowd?


AIRNESS is an exuberant comedy about competition, completion, and a reminder that everything we need to rock is already inside us. AIRNESS was the Winner of the American Theatre Critics Association’s M. Elizabeth Osborn New Play Award in 2018.


June 2-23, 2023

Chelsea Marcantel - Playwright


Chelsea Marcantel is an LA-based writer, director, and collaborator.


Reared by Cajuns in southwest Louisiana, Chelsea has lived and made theatre among the tribes of the Midwest, Appalachia, the Mid-Atlantic, and now the West Coast. In 2016, she completed a Lila Acheson Wallace American Playwrights Fellowship at The Juilliard School. Her plays, which have been produced across the US and Canada, include Airness, Everything is Wonderful, Tiny Houses, Ladyish, and Devour.

Argo Thompson - Director

Recent directing credits at Left Edge include The Nether by Jennifer Haley, The Realistic Joneses by Will Eno (winner of Best Production of a Comedy at the Marquee Theater Journalists Awards “MTJA”), You Got Older by Clare Barron, A Steady Rain by Keith Huff (winner Best Production of a Drama at MTJA and Good People by David Lindsay Abaire (nominated for 11 Theatre Bay Area Awards “TBA”, including Best Director, Best Production and Best Ensemble). Other Directing Credits include (SIC) by Melissa Jane Gibson at 6th Street Playhouse, Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage by Jane Martin at Sonoma State University and Angels in America parts 1 and 2 by Tony Kushner at Actors Theatre. Argo has produced over 100 plays in Northern California, he is a sought-after public speaker, theatre instructor and consultant whose clients include The Center for Non-Profit Leadership, Marin Community Foundation, Mill Valley Fall Arts Festival, Napa Valley Performing Arts Center, and the California Arts Council. He has served as the Communications Director of Theatre Bay Area, Executive Director of Marin Arts Council, Executive / Artistic Director of 6th Street Playhouse and Artistic Director of Actors Theatre of Sonoma County.

Production Staff

Argo Thompson

Production Manager
Vicki Martinez

Set Designer
Argo Thompson

Costume Designer
Tracy Hinman

Lighting Designer
April George

Sound Designer
Joe Winkler

Vicki Martinez

Sound Engineer
Ryan Severt

Stage Manager
Shawn Olney

Casting Director
Serena Elize Flores



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