Bringing the Art to the Audience starts at the Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD) with gallery reading performances connected to the exhibits as well as readings of plays LHT is considering producing. Other venues will incluse the African American Art and Culture Complex, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts,The Eastbay Center for the Performing Arts in Richmond, The Oakland School for the Arts and Laney College.
The readings will be free of charge to LHT subscribers. Events at MoAD will also be free for MoAD members.
In January, LHT presented workshop readings of a re-imagined version of Philip Gotanda’s The Wash in which the immigrant family is from Jamaica instead of Japan.
In addition, LHT will be taking a unique new production of theater, music and dance, Mingus Remixed, by Barry “Shabaka” Henley, to venues around the Bay Area.
Further, LHT will feature workshop readings of a new play, The Miraculous Return of Ambrose Bierce, by Bart Schneider, that brings the San Francisco icon back from his mysterious disappearance in Mexico, except now he’s Black.
All LHT season subscribers will enjoy free access to all Bringing The Art To The Audience events! Watch this page for dates and times.
Bringing the Art to the Audience:
Date To Be Announced
by Andrew Saito
staged reading directed by Steven Anthony Jones
Visiting the Río Grande to commemorate the anniversary of her daughter’s death years before, Francisca Warrior becomes a wanted woman when she murders two minutemen poised to rape Rosario Chen, a refugee immigrant from Guatemala. One a fugitive, the other undocumented, the two women flee the law, represented by Border Patrol agent Reynaldo Madrid, who pursues them through a region where culture, politics, and land all become sites of conflict and contradiction.
Brava Theatre Center
2781 24th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
More readings will be announced soon.
Coming summer 2013: Lorraine hansberry Theatre presents Mingus Remixed written by and featuring Barry "Shabaka" Henley as Charles Mingus.
More info coming soon.
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