City Solo: June 2010
CITY SOLO: June 2010
A dyke, a baby-butch, a boi, and a femme walk into at theater...
Four lesbian solo artists join forces to rev up for SF PRIDE 2010.
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.
June 6, 13, 20
Sundays @ 7pm
This month's shows feature:
In "My Diary, No Grownups Allowed!" Janine shares stories from her life from 1993-1994, a very tumultuous time that saw the death of Superman, the birth of Seventeen magazine, and a new line-up of Saturday morning cartoons.
"Lady Parts" isn't the show you think it is. It's full of public-transit-hair-removal, mom thighs and women's magazine sobriety. Really, it's a peek at one woman's convictions to travel from daughterhood to motherhood, without hating herself or the women and girls around her.
THAO P. NGUYEN
"I Am Sooooo Gay" is a coming out story you definitely haven't heard before. Thao is gay-er than a rainbow-farting unicorn. Yet somehow her parents haven't noticed. Well, it's time for her to break the news.
Julia rides the roller-coaster world of adoption in "I Didn't Sign Up For This!"
965 Mission St, SF
Btwn 5th/6th St
1.5 blocks from Powell BART
$20 General Admission
$15 Student / Senior / Low-income
JANINE BRITO (writer/performer/comic) started doing stand-up comedy in St. Louis and has performed at clubs, colleges, and theaters throughout the US and Hong Kong. Now a rising star on the San Francisco scene, she is a regular at the Punchline, winner of the 2009 SF Women's Comedy Competition, and opener for the Laughter Against The Machine Comedy Tour.
MARTHA RYNBERG (writer/performer/director) came to solo performance on a whim in 2006 and has been hooked ever since. In addition to creating several solo pieces of her own, she is the original director of the critically acclaimed W. Kamau Bell Curve: Ending Racism in About an Hour and has been a Solo Performance Workshop facilitator since late 2008. Martha's own work explores the intersections of inheritance, parenting across racial lines, internalized misogyny, and adoptionism. She has been described as the creative love-child of Jim Carrey and Carol Burnett.
THAO P. NGUYEN (writer/performer/producer) 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.
JULIA JACKSON (writer/performer/comic) is a comedienne and solo artist known for her biting social commentary, as well as actually biting audience members from time to time. This rising comedy star has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival, and was a Semi-Finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Her solo performance piece "I Didn't Sign Up For This!" was selected for the 2009 San Francisco Theatre Festival. Julia appeared in the film "Some Prefer Cake," and has worked with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Paul Mooney.
965 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 16|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|