City Solo: April 2010
TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE AT THE DOOR. DOORS OPEN AT 6:30PM AND THE SHOW BEGINS AT 7PM.
CITY SOLO is fresh series featuring a rotating cast of Bay Area solo stars. Each show features a dynamic line-up of four short pieces, written and performed by the solo artists themselves.
This month features...
In "The Mental Audit," an official from the Internal Review Service has arrived at Caitlin's brain to conduct a Mental Audit, to see if her mind's internal contents meet her external claims!
THAO P. NGUYEN
In "Fortunate Daughter," Thao, 25, wakes up on a good morning in Vietnam, dons her full-metal jacket and goes deer hunting on Hamburger Hill with Forrest Gump and Martin Sheen. Only she survives. Later, she meets her grandmother for the first time.
"Compromise" is a darkly comic solo-work about the performance of cultural identity. An exaggerated, reenacted audition, the piece shifts through a series of images of the "Latina" as conceived by white US commercial performance - confronting themes of race and gender, stereotype and projection,and raising questions about how artists navigate and negotiate within the industries of performance (with an excerpt from "References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot" by Jose Rivera).
"it starts in bed and ends in bed but differently"
It's hard to explain how Bruce went from being laid off, losing his girlfriend, and ultimately rendered incapable of getting out of bed to suddenly cohabitating with a famous actress, landing a lead role in a Mike Nichols comedy, and owning a talking clock that provides him with good counsel. Even he finds it hard to believe.
Sundays at 7pm
April 4, 11, 18
965 Mission Street
(btwn 5th St. & 6th St.)
San Francisco, CA
$15 General Admission
$20 Patron of the Arts
Caitlin Gill is a stand up-comic based in San Francisco, who has performed across the country at comedy clubs and festivals with some of the best names in entertainment.
Thao P. Nguyen has been writing and performing solo shows since she joined the Solo Performance Workshop in 2007. Her director, the critically acclaimed W. Kamau Bell (SF Weekly's 2008 Comedian of the Year; "Four Stars" in Time Out New York and SF Chronicle), has awarded her with the coveted "W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt," a distinction which to this date has been awarded only four times. She also co-produces two monthly solo performance series in San Francisco: "Words First" at CounterPULSE and "City Solo" at Off-Market Theater.
Sarita Ocon was most recently seen in Octavio Solis new theatrical work Ghosts of the River, produced by Shadow Light Productions. Her theatrical credits include performances with Teatro Visin, Active Arts Theatre, Bindlestiff Studio, the Hybrid Performance Experiment project (HyPE), The Playwrights Foundation, SF Summer Theater Festival at the Yerba Buena Cultural Center for the Arts,Stanford Summer Theater, and the Institute for Diversity in the Arts at Stanford. Sarita received her BA in Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity from Estnfor.
Bruce Pachtman's first solo show, "don't make me look too psychotic", directed by W. Kamau Bell and developed with Club Solo, ran in SF, Philadelphia and LA for total of 100 weeks. Tonight Bruce is performing an excerpt from his new solo show which is being directed by/co-written with W. Kamau Bell and developed in the Solo Performance Workshop.
Thao P. Nguyen
965 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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