Coming in November:


Janice Surprise Heyear, televangelist with a soul finds herself at the Spiritual Inclusion Symposium in San Francisco, CA on September 10, 2011. She works her way through the crowd seeking believers and thinkers, movers and shakers. Telling stories of her Southern Roots and trying to build a bridge. Can a Southern Televangelist find connection in the Bay Area and still keep her faith in the words written in red?

SRTC Continues it’s journey down the railroad tracks of life with another addition the family tree of Marion Peallin and Red McNeil, two characters last seen in DEATH BE NOT LOUD! A Bay Area premiere production that received San Francisco Chronicle Critic Lily Janiak’s Critic’s Pick and was named a Theatre Bay Area Recommended Production.


WHEN YOU ARE CALLED is written by Award winning Susan Jackson and Diana Brown. This is a first time writing collaboration between Southern Railroad Co-Producers Jackson and Brown.


Monday, November 5 & 19

Doors open at 7:00 pm, shows at 7:30 pm

The Marsh

1062 Valencia Street, San Francisco CA.


Southern Railroad's Co-Producer Susan Jackson New Play HUDSON'S WIFE, Finalist in 3Girls Theatre Company's Salon Series. Part of 3Girls Theatre Company's 2018 New Works Festival.



Ambition reigns in this provocative Hollywood drama about betrayal, secrets, and love. After Rock Hudson  dies, his reclusive ex-wife is pursued by a writer determined to learn the truth about her marriage. Did she knowingly conspire with the studio to keep Rock in the closet?  Directed by Louis Parnell.  Salon Series Finalist.

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We are so proud of Co-producer, writer, actor Susan Jackson!  She opens this week in a world premiere production!  Bamboozled by Patricia Milton. Produced by Central Works (The New Play Theater) Bamboozled runs February 15 through March 18,  Tickets HERE           

Read The San Francisco Chronicle Feature here:

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At Central Works, airing out the racism from America’s attic

By Lily Janiak

February 7, 2018 Updated: February 8, 2018 10:32am

Photo: Scott Strazzante, The Chronicle



We were so excited to bring the West Coast premiere of Susan Jackson's DEATH BE NOT LOUD! home to San Francisco.  The show was been re-imagined with a set designed just for the SF run and we could hardly wait to share it with you!  

The San Francisco Chronicle theater critic, Lily Janiak chose us among her "Theater Picks" of the week and we couldn't be more thrilled!


Lily Janiak’s theater pick, Nov. 5

By Lily Janiak

November 2, 2017

Lily Janiak’s pick

Susan Jackson’s “Death Be Not Loud!” takes place in the part of the country where people don’t just die; they “up and die.” The American South, in her rendering, has an unceremonious relationship with death: In a Southern hospital, says Red (Diana Brown), “they let you bring in a dog to visit your relatives.” Loss colors life for both Red and Marion (Jackson); the two begin the play in separate, interwoven monologues, then meet at the end, at a funeral. It’s an end for the dead, but for the women, it’s a beginning. Wesley Cayabyab directs the coproduction by Southern Railroad Theatre Company, 3 Girls Theatre Company and Entropy Productions.

— Lily Janiak




In the summer of 2016, we took Susan Jackson's new play,   DEATH BE NOT LOUD! to the D.C. Capital Fringe Festival for it's world premiere.  We earned a 'Best of Fringe' title and critical acclaim.  Now we're back in San Francisco, partnering with Entropy Productions and 3Girls Theatre Company to bring the West Coast Premiere of DEATH BE NOT LOUD! to the Phoenix Theatre in San Francisco's Union Square Theatre District this November 3-18. DEATH BE NOT LOUD is Directed by Wesley Cayabyab and features Diana Brown as Red and Susan Jackson as Marion.



It's festival season in the San Francisco Bay Area and Southern Railroad's artists are busy!  

Co-producer Diana Brown is appearing at the 2107 San Francisco Improv Festival, Co-producer Susan Jackson's new play MIRACLE LAKE is in 3Girls Theatre Company's 2017 New Works Festival.

Susan Jackson's play will be read on Friday, August 18 @ 7:30 pm (also, Saturday, August 26 @ 1 pm): her play is a finalist in competition for the 2017 Festival Prize.  About the play: “No one ever dies at Miracle Lake. What happens to the Langdon family after a catastrophic event? Miracle Lake follows their reunion years after Timmy’s accident and just before it occurs. Lives are drastically changed; hope for a miraculous cure is juxtaposed with reality. Secrets are revealed. Heartbreak. Was there a moment for a miracle that could have saved the family?”


Jackson's MIRACLE LAKE was selected from 3Girls Salon Reading Series along with A J Baker's Disruption to be presented at the 2017 New Works Festival.





Diana Brown will appear with two improv ensembles at the 2017 San Francisco Improv Festival.  



On Thursday. August 17 @ 9:00 pm, she appears with the unapologetic all lady troupe, #SORRY NOT SORRY.  On Friday, August 18 @ 7:30 pm she plays with her improv partner Dan Wilson in their duo Bingewatch.  

About the groups:

#Sorry Not Sorry                                                                                 Wanna see what unapologetic FIERCE, TALENTED, BOLD, INTELLIGENT, BRAVE improvisors who just happen to be women looks like?


#SORRY NOT SORRY performs the Harold while sporting a fierce red lip. Some of us like to wear heels on stage, too. We like to hear them stomp across the stage as we edit scenes. We're multi-talented like that.  Watch us, IF YOU DARE!!!!

Bingewatch - Improv you can't get enough of.


Bingewatch (Diana Brown and Dan Wilson) create the lost pilot of a show that you have never seen but would watch the hell out of. Every show tackles a different genre, from police procedural to soap opera to something awesome that would totally get canceled by Fox in its first season. 

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We're proud of our collaborators!  Currently, Southern Railroad collaborating artist Eric Reid is appearing in African American Shakespeare Company's production of August Wilson's Jitney!



NEWS!!! Co-Producer/Playwright Susan Jackson's play MIRACLE LAKE to receive a salon reading with 3Girls Theatre!!  more...


Southern Railroad Theatre Company Playwright/Co-Producer Susan Jackson will have a monologue from her new play TAKEN published in a compilation of new monologues for women!  more...


“We found this family drama to be a compelling exploration of loss and the way we react when the things we love are taken from us." 

-Lexi Diamond, Berkeley Repertory Theatre Literary Manager   




Our producing partners 3Girls Theatre Company are getting ready to open a new play!  Entanglement by AJ Baker 

In ENTANGLEMENT,  AJ Baker brings us  a play about a play about the quantum mechanics of love.   It’s  been twenty years since actors Emma and Luke were a couple, but they’re still connected by a net of loose ends and secrets.   When Emma writes a thinly veiled roman-a-clef of a play and asks Luke to direct her in it, the struggle over who controls the story of their break-up –and its far-ranging results — becomes just as important as the script itself.  Aided and abetted by Luke’s daughter and Emma’s husband, the former lovers turn Emma’s play into a backdrop for grappling with how their long-ago choices entangle them in each other’s lives forever.  More...

Performances: November 18 - December 17




Read the reviews from our critically acclaimed DC debut of DEATH BE NOT LOUD!:

"Under the direction of Wesley Cayabyab, the two recognizable and credible characters are comfortable in their own skin..."
-Roger Catlin, The Washington Post

"Susan Jackson’s new play, Death Be Not Loud—produced by the Southern Railroad Theatre Company and billed as “a contemporary Southern comedy”—is a sweet reflection on love and loss, featuring two gifted actors..."

-Ravelle Brickman, DC Metro Theater Arts




Photo at left by Wesley Cayabyab


 10/21-11/19, 2016.

Fri. & Sat. @ 8 PM

Royce Gallery, 2901 Mariposa St, San Francisco, CA 94110 (Between Alabama & Harrison streets)

Production Manager, Stacy Marshall

Graphic Design, Cody A. Rishell

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San Francisco Premiere 

Coming in 2017