Third Eye: the b-side monologues
Guerrilla Rep and Mama Calizo's Voice Factory present the world premiere of "Third Eye: the b-side monologues", a new work of documentary theatre by John Caldon that explores - and often explodes - traditional views of love and marriage.
"Third Eye: the b-side monologues" performs Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, September 4-27 at 8 pm at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory at 1519 Mission Street in San Francisco.
Caldon, who directed Terrence Beswick's tragicomedy "hotshot" for Guerrilla Rep earlier this year, crafted "Third Eye: the b-side monologues" from taped conversations with five racially, culturally and sexually diverse people who share their poignant and often humorous stories about longing, love, family and marriage.
"I've spent the last three years developing this play through a process of synthesizing interviews into dramatic text," says Caldon, who co-directs with Thu Tran. "I found five of the most diverse people one could ever hope to meet, held an open conversation with them, and found that for all our differences we are bound by a common desire for love and connection. 'We the people' are delicately nuanced, but for some reason 'we the society' force each other into boxes, into easily identifiable shapes that would divide us."
Among the cast are Melenie Eleneke, a human rights, HIV/AIDS and transgender activist who was one of Caldon's five interview subjects and will be playing herself, and Greg Gutting (Christian in "hotshot") who will portray the heterosexual Rick. "Third Eye: the b-side monologues" also features performances by Lucas Biasch, Kat Evasco, Rachel Garcia, and live music by Ryan Fuimaono.
Designers include Ian Caldon (projection), Mark Koss (costumes), Luke Neu (makeup),Tanya Orellana (sets), Krista Smith (lights) and Matt Stines (sound).
A portion of the ticket sales from all performances of "Third Eye: the b-side monologues" will benefit the Equality California Institute's public education campaign, "Let California Ring", which aims to open hearts and minds about the freedom to marry and the respect, support, protections, and responsibilities that come with marriage. (www.letcaliforniaring.org).
Mama Calizo's Voice Factory
1519 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
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