Diverse collection of San Francisco solo artists come together in City Soulo
SAN FRANCISCO, CA December 23rd, 2009 Off-Market Theaters is proud to kick off its Solo @ Off-Market 2010 line-up with an all new show featuring a culturally diverse collection of the finest solo artists in the Bay Area performing excerpts from their own full length shows in City Soulo, Sunday evenings at 7:00pm, January 17 31, at the Off-Market Theaters, 965 Mission St. Tickets are $20 at the door and online at www.brownpapertickets.com. (PLEASE NOTE: City Soulo is weekly, but line-up of performers will change each month)
THAO P. NGUYEN
In "I Am So Gay" Thao is gay-er than a rainbow-farting unicorn. Somehow, her parents haven't noticed. Well, it's finally time for her to tell them.
Thao P. Nguyen has been writing and performing solo shows since 2007. Recently, she performed "I Am So Hot" (an excerpt of her full-length show "Fortunate Daughter") as the closing act at the Museum of African Diaspora stage at the San Francisco's 2009 Theater Festival.
In The Rooster, its time for Vanessa to have a baby. Everybody thinks so. The problem is, she is totally freaked out about the idea of having a baby. Why? Because there are breastfeeding four year olds, no-good men, eight-hundred dollar strollers, nipples that look like monkey fingers, and finally, most frighteningly, theres The Rooster!
Vanessa Lee Segale Khaleel was raised in the Bay Area and has performed at venues all over the Bay Area, including The Shelton Theater, Menlo College, and CounterPULSE.
Identification, Please is about Nicole Maxalis search for self and a greater power as she stumbles through drugs, sex, shoes & Jesus!
In 2005, Nicole Maxali quit her job for ABC7 and began her journey as a working artist. Wanting to perform more of her own writing and under tutelage of acclaimed comic/actor W. Kamau Bell, Nicole Maxali wrote and performed her very first one woman show: Identification Please in 2008. Her solo performance was produced by Bindlestiff Studio and featured at The Thick House in April 2009, CounterPULSE, Stagewerx Theater and at most recently at the 2009 Kearney Street Workshops festival, APATURE.
"Hijab and Hammerpants" is a look in the life of an eleven year-old Muslim in middle school, Zahra attempts to be as invisible as possible, discovering that she will be seen in either way: as a fundamentalist Muslim, or an out of touch fan of one of the greatest rappers of all time, MC Hammer.
Zahra Noorbakhsh is a solo-performer and stand-up comedian, whos performed with Maz Jobrani from the Axis of Evil Comedy Tour, and Shazia Mirza from Last Comic Standing. Her one-woman show "Hijab and Hammerpants," recently debuted at the SF Theater Festival, under the direction of W. Kamau Bell (SF Weekly's performer of the year, 2008).
965 Mission St, Stage 205
San Francisco, CA 94103
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|