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December 20 Last Supper Party

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The Last Supper Party

An Evening of Poetry and Music with Susan Dambroff, Jeff DeMark & Chris Kammler
Curated by Kimi Sugioka
At Medicine for Nightmares Bookstore
Open Microphone to Follow

Date(s) & Time(s): Wed. Dec 20, 7:00pm
Duration: 120 minutes w/ intermission
Location: 3036 24th St, SF, CA 94110

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Entry Free - Donations accepted.
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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

Susan Dambroff
Susan Dambroff is a poet, performer, teacher, and avid doodler.  She has published two chapbooks, Conversations with Trees and A Chair Keeps the Floor Down with Finishing Line Press. She performs in Spoken Duets, a poetic collaboration with Chris Kammler. They weave and wrangle with words as they give voice to the challenges of living in a body in these tumultuous and hair-raising times.

Jeff DeMark
Jeff DeMark has been performing in Humboldt County for over 30 years. He has written five theatrical storytelling shows, including Went to Lunch, Never Returned, Hard as a Diamond, Soft as the Dirt and Writing My Way Out of Adolescence. Three of the shows debuted at Dell’Arte’s Mad River Festival to sold out houses and acclaim. DeMark toured widely with the shows from San Francisco to Minneapolis to New York City. The past few years DeMark has concentrated on songwriting and shorter stories, plus live music with narratives.

Chris Kammler
Chris Kammler is a writer, director, performance artist and drama therapist. She has toured Europe and performed throughout the Bay Area.  An actor in  Voices of the Silenced 2023, now also a documentary, about  abortion pre Roe vs Wade. She collaborates  with Susan Dambroff in Spoken Duets. Her work spans poetry, fiction and drama.

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.

 



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

 

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