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David Schein & Candace Natvig

TOKENS: A Play on the Plague

Date(s) & Time(s)Friday, October 22, 3:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices:  By donation (suggested $10.)

Tokens: A Play on the Plague, written by David Schein with music composed and arranged by Candace Natvig and David Schein brings to life London’s plague of 1665. Originally staged in 1985 during the AIDS pandemic, we are looking to restage Tokens in the wake of COVID. Join our effort!


If We Only Knew: Betrothed, Betrayed, Bewildered, Blessed - 40 years

Date(s) & Time(s)Thursday, October 21, 5:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $13 - $14

In “If We Only Knew,” Nancy Wang and Robert Kikuchi-Yngojo hang out all the dirty laundry that Asians aren’t supposed to talk about – the betrayals and recoveries, the bewilderment and the blessings that they have found on their 40-year journey together as artists, as activists, and as husband and wife!

Beatrice L. Thomas

BLACK BENATAR'S Black Magic Cabaret

Date(s) & Time(s)Friday, October 22, 6:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: by donation (suggested $15)

BBBMC is an epic spectacle that fuses circus, magic, and drag performance to bring audiences on a journey through race and cultural allyship. It’s the last night for Black Benatar’s reparations intern, and he’s ready to steal the show. But BB is ready to skewer fake wokeness and Wyatt himself.

Byb Chanel Bibene

Les Sapeurs of Congo

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, October 23, 9:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices:  By donation (Suggested $10.)

Who could have imagined that a group of people can find hope and strength in life through the clothes they wear? Religion Kitendi is a dance project that dives into the portrayals of “Congolese sapeurs,” a group of dandy men and women who strive to survive hardship and social and political challenges through feeling good in their attire.

Cinematic Theatre

The White Shadow

Date(s) & Time(s)Wednesday, October 20, 7:00 PM
Duration: 70 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $9 - $10

“The White Shadow” is a story about ghosts in Hong Kong: a female factory worker in the 1970s, a Thai sex worker in the millennium, and a young lady who opposed the Japanese occupation during World War II. The spirits of these three women from different eras review the history of Hong Kong's Sham Shui Po neighbourhood.

Dazié Grego-Sykes

The 45th (excerpts)

Date(s) & Time(s)Friday, October 22, 8:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: By Donation

Excerpts from “The 45th”, a docudrama conceived, created, and directed by Dazié Grego-Sykes, This performance moves between the visceral and literal. centering Black perspectives. “The 45th” grapples the complexities of how Black people have confronted, made sense of, and been changed by The 45th President of the United States.

Detour Company Theatre

Making Theatre Accessible for the Non-Traditional Actor

Date(s) & Time(s)Thursday, October 21, 2:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: By donation (suggested $10)

The presentation focuses on making theatre accessible for the non-traditional actor. Sam, founder of Detour Company Theatre, will talk about adapting traditional theatre to create authentic musical theater performances accessible/inclusive for actors with developmental challenges, Down Syndrome, Autism, Deafness, and Blindness. A video will show this unique company in rehearsal and performance.

Diana Wyenn


Date(s) & Time(s)Thursday, October 21, 3:00 PM
Duration: 75 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $9 - $10

Diana Wyenn’s highly theatrical virtual solo show is a thrill ride that takes you through the roller coaster of diabetes. Conceived originally as a live stage show, it is now a virtual experience, complete with rich projections, movement, text, and innovative theatricality as historical perspectives and staggering statistics collide with personal narrative and deep humanity to give embodied expression to the complexities of chronic illness.

Eth-Noh-Tec and Friends

For Better and For Worse

Date(s) & Time(s)Thursday, October 21, 6:30 PM
Duration: 90 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $11 - $12

Join us for an enlightening, fun, and even shocking behind the scenes panel, "For Better and For Worse!" Featured couples who work together: PJ and Roy, San Jose Taiko; Robin and Libby, Songwriters, singers, instrumentalists; Donna and David, Storyteller and Business Manager; and Nancy and Robert, Eth-Noh-Tec kinetic story theater. Facilitator: Judith Black, storyteller.

Gamal Chasten


Date(s) & Time(s)Friday, October 22, 7:00 PM
Duration: 45 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $9 - $10

Crawfish - is a solo workshop performance that incorporates live drumming. It chronicles a mans journey from home to homelessness, while also sharing his insights on gentrification, global warming, alzheimers. Time and place: September 11th, 2020, Berkeley CA, under the overpass of the 580 freeway. Crawfish did not move here. He was moved.

Kimi Sugioka - Poetry Showcase

Looking Glass Evolutions

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, October 23, 5:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: By Donation

"Looking Glass Evolutions" is a showcase that includes poets whose life experiences span multiple generations, cultures and gender preferences. Their voices and styles are varied and diverse but all of them write with compelling prescience about the volatile nature of our world, as well as portals to an enlightened and sustainable future.

Maya Nell

it's almost like i'm feeling something

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, October 23, 7:00 PM
Duration: 35 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $11 - $12

“it’s almost like i’m feeling something” is a presentation of songs by Maya Nell, primarily drawing from two of their albums “adullessence”, and “i need the beach.” Through songwriting and lyricism, Maya names and gives space to the gritty challenges of creating communities of care.

Rosewater Vigilante

The Lavender Files

Date(s) & Time(s)Saturday, October 23, 8:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes w/out intermission
Location: Online
Ticket Prices: $5 - $5

Lavender Black runs an illegal privacy and anti-surveillance store in Baytown, Independent California. When their investigation of a disappeared customer leads them to femme fatale Veronica and her missing ex, Lavender discovers how people disappear when privacy is dead and what family will do to get you back.

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