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The Last Supper Party

An Evening of Performance and Poetry with Dee Allen, Tiny Gray-Garcia aka PovertySkola and Tony Aldarondo
Curated by Kimi Sugioka
Open Microphone to Follow

Date(s) & Time(s): Sat. April 1, 6:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes w/ intermission
Location: 1222 Sutter Street SF 94109

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Inaugural Last Supper Party


Full Interview with Fe Bongolan

 

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The Last Supper Party Performance Series
The Last Supper Party is a spoken word and performance series inspired by Fe Bongolan’s landmark painting of the same name; a 200 sq. ft. canvas that defines our Sutter Street office and live arts venue.

The Last Supper Party presents the voices of diverse artists and writers who call out the myriad injustices and impacts of corruption, unchecked power and greed.

We invite our audience to share ideas and bread and find inspiration in the thoughts and words of artists whose perspectives are drawn from a kaleidoscope of cultures. But who are united by compassion and a common desire to seek justice, equity and truth.

The Story of The Last Supper Party Painting
“1985. Ronald Reagan was still President. The global movement to end apartheid and free Nelson Mandela from Robben Island Prison was underway. In San Francisco homelessness was ramping up. The AIDS pandemic was taking down swaths of our city’s population: friends, family, and co-workers. Yet a whole other world of class and wealth did nothing while the rest of our world was in trouble. Sitting in my studio in an Inverness cabin, I stayed with my paints and let something happen. It was there that I found my artist’s voice to not attack directly, but to let the exposure of that apathy – bred by a society that embraced greed over humanity—do the work.

Thirty six years later, with all that has changed and not changed, it is painfully unsurprising that this painting still shouts.

~ Fe Bongolan

About the Artists

Dee Allen
Dee Allen is an African-Italian performance poet based in Oakland, California. Dee has been active in the realms of creative writing & spoken word since the early 1990s. During that time, he has been the author of seven books: Boneyard, Unwritten Law, Stormwater, Skeletal Black (all from POOR Press), Elohi Unitsi (Conviction 2 Change Publishing) and his two most recent, Rusty Gallows (Vagabond Books) and Plans (Nomadic Press). Thus far, Dee also has 61 anthology appearances under his figurative belt and is currently seeking a publisher to transform his latest finished manuscript into an eighth printed book.

Tiny Gray-Garcia aka PovertySkola
Tiny Gray-Garcia is the formerly houseless, incarcerated, daughter of Dee. She is also a poet, playwright, revolutionary journalist and author of When Mama & Me Lived Outside, Criminal of Poverty Growing Up Homeless in America and many more publications, plays and articles. Tiny is the co-founder and visionary of Homefulness, POOR Magazine and Deecolonize Academy.

Tony Aladarondo
Tony Aldarondo has performed music and poetry in venues throughout the San Francisco Bay Area, overseas and once while standing up on a Jet Blue airplane! He is also a theater and film actor and voice-over artist. Tony is the author of his self-published Big Heart Poet, his first full length poetry book on Humming Word Press.

Kimi Sugioka (Curator)

Kimi Sugioka is a poet, songwriter, and educator. She is the current Poet Laureate for the City of Alameda, a post that includes creating platforms for the presentation of a diverse variety of poets and spoken-word artists. Kimi also performs her own work frequently throughout the Bay Area. Born in Chapel Hill, North Carolina and raised in Berkeley, California, Kimi has worked in public education for decades, and earned her BA from San Francisco State University and MFA from the Naropa Institute in Boulder, Colorado.

Fe Bongolan (Creator of The Last Supper Party Painting)
Fe Bongolan is a Bay Area visual and performing artist. She is an alumnae of San Francisco State University with a Bachelor’s degree in Crafts and Design. She found theater arts in her last year at SFSU, and to this day it consumes her life. After working as an actress with Asian American Theater Company and Teatro Campesino, in 1992 she began work with the Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women, immediately involved as an artist from the community working alongside Rhodessa Jones in helping women inmates from San Francisco County Jail write their stories for performance. In 28 years with the Medea Project, Fe developed as actor, writer, dramaturge and assistant director to Rhodessa, helping inmates and ex-offenders find their voice and develop their writing for performance in jail, the community and main stage.

 



San Francisco International Arts Festival
Phone Number: 415-399-9554 | Email: [email protected]
1222 Sutter Street, San Francisco, CA 94109

 

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