PERFORMANCE ART & STAGED READINGS

Artists are listed in alphabetical order

 

Chris Carlsson, Shaping San Francisco

The Hidden Histories of Fort Mason, Black Point and the North Shore


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Date and Time: Saturday May 27, Noon
Duration: Two hours, no intermission
Location: The Chapel (box-office check in only)
Tickets: General Admission $13

A walking tour with historian Chris Carlsson that begins in the shadow of the Fontana Towers at Van Ness and Bay and concludes at the Fort Mason gates. During the excursion participants traverse the grounds of the old military base and discover nearby histories of farms, soldiers, lost lagoons, water flumes and an epic World’s Fair. Learn More

Embark Gallery

(USA) - Visions from the Pit


Date and Time: Thursday May 25, 8:00 PM | Friday May 26, 9:30 PM | Saturday May 27, 3:15PM
Duration: 45-60 minutes, with intermission
Location: The Chapel
Ticket Information: General Admission $15

Visions from the Pit is a reflection on the trope of ‘the Doom,’ the medieval European painting genre dedicated to depicting the end of days. Repurposing this concept of the end times, Embark presents visions from the pit—vignettes on chaos, the monstrous and the apocalypse. Learn More

Latin Rhythm Boys

(USA) - Puerto Rico - History, Art & Culture

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Date: Doors & Exhibit: Thursday May 25, 5:00 PM | Performance 7:00 PM
Location: Gallery 308
Duration: 90 minutes, with intermission
Ticket Information: General Admission $25, Reserved Table Seating $30-$35

An arts exhibition and live music concert focusing on Puerto Rico’s contribution to salsa and the cultural enrichment of the U.S. Latin Rhythm Boys is the brainchild of brothers Earl and Henry Miranda Jr. The group has evolved into a powerhouse of high-energy Puerto Rican music that includes salsa as well as their specialty Jíbaro sound. Learn More

Museum of Performance + Design

(USA) - Oedipus, A Staged Reading Directed by Jamie Lyons

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Date and Time: Saturday May 27, 7:30 PM
Duration: 90 mins, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Tickets: General Admission $22

Oedipus, the iconic anti-hero, fated from birth for tragedy, who blindly continues on, convinced he has managed to outwit fate. Burgess's accessible, dynamic rendition of this tragedy focuses on the contradictions and complexities of Oedipus’ downfall and the pain and suffering of those around him. Learn More

Eth-Noh-Tec

(USA) - 10,000 Steps

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Date and Time: Saturday June 3, 2:00 PM
Duration: 65 mins, no intermission
Location: Chapel
Tickets: General Admission $25

Locke, CA was home to 1,500 Chinese immigrant workers who cleared the swampland of the Delta, building levees that reclaimed 88,000 acres. 10,000 Steps is the story of one feisty Chinese American woman’s self-chosen mission to care for the remaining Chinese bachelors of Locke and fight for its citizens to own the land beneath their homes. Learn More

Niloufar Talebi

Abraham in Flames


Date and Time: Wednesday May 31 8:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Gallery 308
Tickets: General Admission $25

A staged reading of the libretto for a new opera inspired by the life and writings of the Nobel-prize-nominated Iranian poet, activist, translator, and folklorist Ahmad Shamlou (1925-2000). Audience feedback is sought in conversation with Ms. Talebi following the reading. Abraham in Flames is scheduled to premiere in 2018 and will be presented at the Festival in 2019. Learn More

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