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City Solo
Off-Market Theaters
San Francisco, CA
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City Solo
Diverse collection of San Francisco solo artists hit the stage in City Solo

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Off-Market Theaters is proud to announce 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, City Solo will showcase the best of the best on Sunday evenings at 7:00pm, starting February 14th, 21st, 28th at Off-Market Theaters on 965 Mission Street in San Francisco. Tickets are $20 at the door. (PLEASE NOTE: City Solo is weekly, but line-up of performers will change each month)

In "Nursing In Timbuktu" a Filipina-American nurse shares true birth stories from her work with mothers in America and Mali, West Africa. Through this movement journey, we visit Mindanao, Philippines, the land of mother loss, hope, and the global connection of all mothers.

Meldy Hernandez is a writer/performer/public health nurse who believes in the power of stories to promote health.  Her work mixes spoken word storytelling and West African dance to explore the global/human connection and the body's ability to heal. She has performed at various venues in Spain, West Africa, and the United States. She is currently developing her first solo show titled, "Nursing In Timbuktu", where she tells the story of being a nurse for women and children. In the Fall of 2009, Meldy performed parts of this current project at the Marsh and Stage Werx Theatre.

"What I Hid During Nap Time is Mary Van Note's first foray into solo performance where she tackles heavy topics like Alf, Pee Wee Herman, and Susan Sarandon.

Known as a quirky stand-up comedienne, Mary Van Note performs at colleges, clubs and festivals across the country.  She is the creator and star of the award-winning Independent Film Channel web series The Mary Van Note Show: Gavin Really Wants Me.  Catch Mary Van Note performing stand-up comedy live at The Dark Room Theater on February 26, 10pm.  For more information visit

In "Mysteries of an Earthquake" an earthquake relief worker from San Francisco goes to mountainous northern Pakistan and gets hurled through the cultural looking glass. Amid chaos and logistical nightmares, digging out rubble, managing spreadsheets and bridging the gap between relief agencies and locals - he discovered a mix of human grace and silliness, dignity and joy.

Jawad Ali has developed this piece with the help of directors W. Kamau Bell and Martha Rynberg in the Solo Performance Workshop. He plans to combine more "Mysteries" with another story of culture clash piece, "Hizbullah Beach Towel" about Lebanon's June 2009 elections in a full-length production later this year.

In "I Heart Lola" life with grandma is suddenly not the same... for Nicole and for her grandma.

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 and most recently at the 2009 Kearney Street Workshop's festival, APATURE.  This current piece is an excerpt of her third full length solo show, "I Heart Lola" where she has performed at CounterPulse and Stagewerx Theater.



Off-Market Theaters
965 Mission St, Stage 205
San Francisco, CA 94103
United States

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Arts > Theatre

Minimum Age: 13
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: No
Wheelchair Accessible: No


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