2857 24th Street @ Bryant
San Francisco, California 94110

Played Outloud: a dramatic affair
Join Locus and the Asian American Theater Company for staged readings of work by two powerful voices in theater, featuring an excerpt of celebrated playwright Jeannie Barroga's BANYAN and an excerpt of emerging writer Andrės Saito's JUST LIKE HERMANOS. Come out and watch the players play, soak up some good (and I mean good) theater, and revel in the Locus vibe.

Monday, August 30th
Doors open 7.30PM; show starts at 8pm
Locus Arts, @ Galeria de la Raza
2857 24th Street, @ Bryant, SF

About Jeannie Barroga:
JEANNIE BARROGA, is an Active Member in the Dramatists Guild. She was literary manager 1985-2003 at TheatreWorks. She had founded in 1983 the Palo Alto Playwright Forum. The Off-Off Broadway play RITA'S RESOURCES was produced by Pan Asian Repertory. She received the Maverick Award (Los Angeles Women's Festival), was awarded the Tino Award, the Joey Award, and was nominated for the CalArts Herb Alpert Award 2000. She had also won the Bay Area Playwrights Festival 10-Minute Play Contest and had two plays developed with BAPF. She assisted on TheatreWorks' OO-BLA-DEE and VOIR DIRE, directed the tour of KIN, and KENNY WAS A SHORTSHOP at Brava! for Women in the Arts. Her plays have been published such as: WALLS (Asian American Theater), TALK-STORY (TheatreWorks), and EYE OF THE COCONUT (Northwest Asian American Theater). TALK-STORY has also produced at UC-Davis, Kumu Kahua in Honolulu, with workshops at the Mark Taper Forum, Perseverance Theatre, and Western Stage. Barroga served on panels for Theatre Communications Group, the National Endowment for the Arts, the San Francisco Arts Commission, and at the Santa Clara, Oakland, and Marin Arts Councils. More on Jeannie at jeanniesplays.org.

About Jeannie Barroga's BANYAN
Å  2004 by Jeannie Barroga

A woman, during her 'dream vacation' to the Philippines with her brother, embarks on an allegorical adventure sprinkled with awsang tales, hostages, romance, intrigue, symbolic terrorism, and mirrors her dilemma over the company's nefarious secrets in a paper
shredding room.

About Andrės Saito:

Andrės Saito writes plays, poetry and political and social essays, particularly when pissed-off about some injustice or stupidity. He has lived in Mexico City and Oaxaca, where he studied contemporary Zapotec poetry. Last year, he spent nine months in Ixcan, Guatemala, where he taught theater and poetry through the ArtCorps program (www.nebf.org). He had the honor to teach with Poetry for the People at UC Berkeley, under the direction of June Jordan. He has also been blessed to study with Cherr­e Moraga and Alfred Arteaga. He plans to move to Peru next year to apprentice with El Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, and then pursue and MFA in playwriting. He is currently studying Commedia and Melodrama performance techniques with the San Francisco Mime Troupe (www.sfmt.org). His first play, El Ri­o, received staged readings at Durham Studio Theater at UC Berkeley and La Peqa Cultural Center, followed by a reading of Greetings From the Klondike...Wish You Were Here! at USF's Gill Theater. His most recent work, Sam the Ham, was written in a workshop taught by Jeannie Barroga through AATC. He would like to direct folks to the League of Pissed-Off Voters www.indyvoter.org). We need to take this country back.

About Andrės Saito's JUST LIKE HERMANOS:
Just Like Hermanos is the story of one night in the lives of two cousins. Jeremias has a history of overachievement. He's working on his PhD, somehow balancing that with a arriage and a fistful of activist campaigns. Lorenzo is in the army, and tomorrow he's leaving for Iraq. These two men find themselves enacting the political battle confronting the nation in the very home they grew up in, with words, and more, as their weapons.

The mission of the Asian American Theater Company (AATC) is to inspire, nurture and promote Asian and Pacific American theater. Through the theatrical development of new Asian American stories and artists, AATC challenges American theater to redefine itself to include rich, diverse plays from America's Asian heritage. AATC has been in full operation since 1973, when it was born out of an initiative by the American Conservatory Theater (ACT) of San Francisco. Visit AATC at www.asianamericantheater.org.

August 30, 2004, 8pm
Locus Arts at Galeria de la Raza, 2857 24th St @ Bryant, San Francisco
Admission: $5

Added by minjungkim on August 16, 2004

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