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ColorFest 2010: Living Dangerously/Transforming Lives

Bear Arts Foundation

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

ColorFest 2010:  Living Dangerously/Transforming Lives

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
ColorFest 2010 - Online Ticket Price Ended $20.00 $2.09
Box Office Price   more info Ended $30.00 $2.64
Group Rates (10 or more)   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82
24 Hour Play Festival Only   more info Ended $15.00 $1.82

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Event Details

Bear Arts Foundation,

in cooperation with

San Diego State University's School of Theater, Film & Television and Native Voices present:



Images of smiling African American man in the theater, photo of African American female dancer, group shot of Latino actors from Gala Theater production in Washington, DC



ColorFest 2010 


2 Days of Theater,

Spoken Word performances,

panel discussions focusing on Social Action/Community-building,

Workshop on Sustaining oneself as an artist

Original work written by

African American, Native American, Latino/a and Asian American writers, directors, performers, and artists/activists!



Only $20 for both days (Online ticket price)

$30 Box Office Ticket Price



ColorFest schedule includes:



2:00 pm  Spoken Word Interactive Presentation and Performances

This interactive presentation, given by Dr. Terrence Elliott, jazz musician and Dean of Applied Sciences at Contra Costa College, focuses on the history of hip hop and its influence on Spoken Word. Spoken Word, the explosion of poetry in its many forms has ignited the creativity and power of people across the globe.  From local coffee houses and forums to festivals and theatre venues the “word” and its pulsating beats and power have rewritten and redefined our notions, concepts, and precepts of performance and theatre.  Most importantly, it has captured the imagination of young folk.  How do we as theatre artists and presenters embrace and provide “real space” for exploration, production and performance?  


Meet and Greet for 24 Hour Play Festival Creative Team at San Diego State University's Experimental Theater

The Producer, playwrights, directors, all cast and crew meet for the first time as a team to begin the 24 hour play process.



7:00 pm  Spoken Word Night!


Hosted by Joe Hernandez-Kolski, who previously appeared on HBO's Russell Simmons Def Poetry Jam, will host the evening's festivities. Includes scheduled performances, open mic and Poetry Slam!!!!





9:00 am Panel Discussion - Theater thru the Prism of Social Action

Come and let your voice be heard! How can theater change lives?


Theatre, performance, spoken word, fine and graphic arts can be a powerful illumination of social inequities in our society.  How can we as artists, arts presenters and social activists use our art to not only shed light on society’s ills but provide a pathway to problem- solving and healing?


11:00 am Panel Discussion - Theater and Community

What role should theater take for communities of color?

Many theatres of Color were conceived and launched in the midst of the turbulent 1960’s. Through growth, urban renewal, a number of them, not all, have grown beyond their original missions and neighborhoods and as a result community ties have been strained or broken.  How can these ties be re-established, and how can the use of technology play an important role in strengthening the relationships.


2:00 PM -- One Day Only - Workshop on

Lessons in Moving The Crowd: How To Stay True, Get Paid AND Do Good: by Rha Goddess

This workshop is designed for artists/activists who are really trying to figure out personal sustainability.  World-renowned artist/activist Rha Goddess will provide a  basic introduction to Move The Crowd and the philosophy of True-Paid-Good.   She will focus on the core attributes necessary for being able to do what you love, earn what you desire and make a difference in the world.  Participants look very squarely at vision-mission-purpose alignment, core strengths, and strategic goal setting and achievement. 


Register separately at this link:

Workshop Fee: $99 until June 8 (normal workshoop fee of $150 thereafter)


7:00 PM  

24 Hour Play Festival 


(Eight 10-minute original scripts written by writers of color rehearsed and performed within a 24 hour period)


Scripts never before seen!!!!! 


For ticket information, go to


Bear Arts Foundation is an arts service organization who is dedicated  to encourage, strengthen and nurture new work by writers and theaters of color. Our organization's current website is at For questions, contact us at 

Also, if you are coming from out of town, click this link for hotel information and reservations:







Have questions about ColorFest 2010: Living Dangerously/Transforming Lives? Contact Bear Arts Foundation

When & Where

San Diego State University
School of Theater, Television & Film
5900 Campanile Drive
San Diego, CA 92182

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 at 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Bear Arts Foundation

Join us for this exciting inaugural event where writers of color across the country will write 10-15 minute original scripts for a 24 hour play festival. Also featured:


Panel discussions focusing on theater and social action as well as theater and community


Spoken Word performances; includes open mike, scheduled performances and poetry slam


Workshop on sustaining yourself as an artist - You can do it - even today!!!!!!




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