Solo Sundays - 7/24/11
(un)INHABITED: VISITING BIRTH, SKIN AND GHOSTS
L I S A M A R I E R O L L I N S
C O K E N A K A M O T O
UNGRATEFUL DAUGHTER: One Black Girl's Story of Being Adopted into a White Family . . . that aren't Celebrities.
>> Written and performed by Lisa Marie Rollins
In a rush of electrifying story-telling, spoken word poetry and hilarious, unexpected characterizations, Lisa Marie reveals a sometimes disturbing picture of what it's like to attend an almost exclusively white, private school; expresses her fierce love for her conservative, Republican, Christian, organic farmer parents and addresses the new breed of well-meaning, white, liberal adoptive parents that strain her patience . . . repeatedly.
SOFT TISSUE The other Vagina Monologues
>> Written and performed by Coke Nakamoto
Who is Coke to turn to when she cannot consummate her marriage? An OB-GYN who refers her to a hypnotherapist? A sex therapist who instructs her to write letters to her vagina? Or all the other experts who urge her to explore her culture, add lace to her wardrobe, and unearth her mother issues? Soft Tissue Other Vagina Monologue is a highly physical and maniacally spiritual one-woman show, where Nakamoto discovers her malfunctioning body and empties her metaphorical body of bike accidents, history lessons, dress racks and porn. Once emptied, all she has left is the love of her partner and a young woman from an unknown place. Will these be enough?
SOLO SUNDAYS: Hilarious, Heartbreaking & Provocative Solo Performances
Solo Sundays, S.F.'s premier monthly showcase, presents select samplings of veteran virtuosos and top emerging talent in the intimate StageWerx theater near Union Square. Beyond stand-up and storytelling, solo theater creates casts of thousands - plus special effects - all bursting from a single performer. The results are hilarious and heartbreaking, passionate and provocative, ablaze with personal visions.
Stage Werx Theater
533 Sutter St (at Powell)
San Francisco, CA 94102