THEATER

Artists are listed in alphabetical order

 

Brenda Wong Aoki with Shoko Hikage

(USA) - Aunt Lily’s Flower Book: One Hundred Years of Legalized Racism


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Date and Time: Saturday May 27, 9:30 PM | Sunday May 28, 2:00 PM | Saturday June 3, 7:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes, no intermission
Location: Southside Theater
Tickets: General Admission $25

True tales of resilience: A grandfather who built the railroad, a father in the 442nd - his wife in Poston Internment Camp, aunts and uncles in Hiroshima, a gallon of ice cream, a violin and the birth of a movement. Family stories & memoirs woven with archival photographs and historic film clips written & performed by Brenda Wong Aoki with live music by Emmy Award winning composer & contra-bassist Mark Izu featuring koto master Shoko Hikage. Learn More

Brian Copeland

(USA) - Not a Genuine Black Man

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Date: Wednesday May 31, 8:30 PM | Friday June 2, 7:00 PM | Sunday June 4, 5:00 PM
Location: Southside
Duration: 2 hours with a 15 minute intermission. Due to mature language and scenes of domestic violence, this show is not recommended for children under the age of 14.
Tickets: General Admission $25

In 1971, The National Committee against Discrimination in Housing called San Leandro, California a 'racist bastion of white supremacy'. Newsweek magazine came to investigate. CBS aired a one hour television documentary. The Us Commission on Civil Rights conducted hearings. And then, we moved to town. ~ Brian Copeland. 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

Meyerhold Theatre Center

(Russia) - One Day We Will All Be Happy


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Date: Thursday June 1, 8:30 PM, Friday | June 2, 9:30 PM | Saturday June 3, 4:00 PM.
Location: Southside Theater
Duration: 50 minutes, without intermission
Tickets: General Admission $25

English language adaptation of an award winning Russian play by Yekaterina Vasilieva directed by Vyacheslav ‘Sava’ Chebotar for Teatp Doc and produced by the Meyerhold Theatre Center. The one-actor play, a confessional monologue of a schoolgirl, is deconstructed into parts for two actors; the story of the girl’s difficult relationship with her mother, school and love that is in turn both comic and tragic. 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

Rotimi Agbabiaka

(USA) - Type/Caste

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Date: Friday June 2, 9:30 PM
Location: Chapel
Duration: 70 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: General Admission $25

A queer, black actor dreams of a dazzling career on the stage but faces an industry that isn’t always welcoming to applicants who are neither white nor straight. In his latest solo show Rotimi Agbabiaka shape-shifts using monologue, song, dance, and drag to embody, explore, and expose the battles minority artists fight in the exclusive world of American theatre. Learn More

Stereoptik

(France) - Dark Circus

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Date: Thursday May 25, 8:30 PM | Friday May 26, 7:00 PM | Saturday May 27, 4:00 PM
Location: Southside Theater
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Tickets: General Admission $25

“Come for the show, stay for the woe.” A sinister ringmaster invites the inhabitants of a small city to his circus tent where he presides over breathtaking but catastrophic acts! Paper, ink, sand and silhouettes spring into being in the skilled hands of two visual artists who draw and play music live to build a big top universe, their striking creations projected onto a large screen. Learn More
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