Jennifer Dean - "Greek Myth" & Lisa Marie Rollins- 'Ungrateful Daughter'
Jennifer Dean - "To Live Forever"
9/29 @ 10pm & 10/01 @ 8:30pm
w/ Lisa Marie Rollings
'To Live Forever' is the story of the prophetess Sybil ' one of the Sun God Apollo's many conquests with a modern twist. Sybil engages in sexual favors with Apollo in exchange for eternal life. Is eternal life as good as it seems? Is Apollo as hot as he seems?
Jennifer Dean has a B.A. in Theatre from UCLA and has studied at The Central School of Speech and Drama in London and Circle in the Square in New York. She developed her solo show 'To Live Forever' with the help of W. Kamau Bell's Solo Workshop. More information about her can be found at her website www.jenniferdean.biz. She is a member of SAG and AFTRA and Artistic Director of La Vache EnragÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ©e Productions (www.lveproductions.com). Jennifer has worked with various theatre companies in the Bay Area and received a Dean Goodman Award for her performance as Carol in 'Oleanna' for Bare Bones Theatre Company.
Lisa Marie Rollins- 'Ungrateful Daughter'
9/29 @ 10pm & 10/01 @ 8:30pm
w/ Jennifer Dean
Angelina Jolie, Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman have adopted black children. How could it not be good? Should you go pick one up? Ungrateful Daughter - Lisa Marie Rollins riveting new solo show -- has a thing or two to say about transracial adoption, the newest celebrity craze.
Ungrateful Daughter is the story of one black girl's experience as an adoptee in a white family. Funny and sharp, it is a story that thrusts us into the complicated racial knots of being a transracial adoptee that are so hard to untangle. In the early 1970s Lisa Marie is adopted by a couple seeking an 'Asian-mix' baby and end up with a little black girl whose racial identity is hidden by the adoption agency. Told through spoken word and unexpected characters are stories of hair, singing in the private school play and her organic farmer parents. Christmas 2005, Lisa Marie is determined to go home and have a great holiday without any discussions of race. She returns home to find that her mother has a new Aunt Jemima figurine on the wall in the kitchen. Infused with a gentle sense of humor and a seething sense of outrage, and of course, good white adoptive parents, Lisa Marie wonders if she is too sensitive about race.
Lisa Marie Rollins is a poet, producer and playwright currently working in the Bay Area of California. She is a Ph.D. candidate in African Diaspora Studies at University of California, Berkeley and co-founder of Ubwenge Arts Coalition, a group of artists producing theatre and music since 1995. Her poetry has appeared in The Ethiop's Ear, Diaspora, The Drum Heart and others. She was co-host of Third Root, an open mic and poetry work shop in Pomona, CA from 1999-2001 and has performed up and down the West Coast at many spots including Common Grounds, Los Angeles World Stage, and has been a featured artist on KPFAs Los Angeles
Stage 250 @ Off-Market
965 Mission St.
San Francisco, CA 94103
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