San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Meet at Intersection for the Arts and travel around the 5th and Mission Neighborhood with Dan Wolf and Desdemona Chiang, two of the Triangle Lab’s Artist-Investigators as they perform site-specific.
Wolf's Corner Collisions is sounds, songs, and scenes collected from and performed on nine street corners in the San Francisco Bay Area. Chiang's code project is an interactive storytelling experience through mobile technology, using 8-10 different QR codes in locations in the SOMA district of SF. Audiences move from place to place, scanning the codes to uncover the story on their smartphone–it is part theatre-film, part game, part scavenger hunt!
Following the performances, join playwright Eugenie Chan moderates a discussion with three Intersection Incubator members, Rene Yung of Chinese Whispers, Hillary Flynn of Crossroads Irish-American Festival, and Isabelle Pelaud of Diaspora Vietnamese Artist Network.
EUGENIE CHAN is a 5th generation San Franciscan an playwright. Her plays tend to mix up language, reality, tradition, and history. Her work includes include Kitchen Table; Daphne Does Dim Sum; Rancho Grande; Emil, A Chinese Play; Bone To Pick; Novell-Aah!; Pilgrim; Consent;Tour Sino, a radio play; and the original story and libretto for Snakewoman, an opera. Her work has been produced or developed on the East Coast at the Public Theatre, Ma-Yi Theatre, Pan Asian Rep, Perishable Theatre, Centenary Stage, Duke and Columbia Universities; in the Midwest at PlayLabs; in Seattle at the Northwest Asian American Theatre, the Group Theatre; Los Angeles at East West Players; and in San Francisco at the Magic Theatre, Cutting Ball, Thick Description, San Francisco Mime Troupe, Brava! For Women in the Arts, Opera Piccola/StageBridge, and the Bay Area Playwrights Festival. DAPHNE was produced this February at Centenary Stage. Bone to Pick was part of Cutting Ball’s 2008 Avant-Garde-a-Rama, and will be remounted during their current season. Current commissions: the Magic Theatre/Sloan Science Initiative, Cutting Ball/SF Foundation. Education: B.A., Yale in Literature. M.F.A., NYU in Dramatic Writing.
DAN WOLF is an actor, playwright, MC, and rapper. Wolf's work crosses artistic and cultural borders to combine conventional theater styles with the themes, language, music, history and aesthetics of the Hip-Hop generation. Dan is a founding member of the critically acclaimed Hip Hop music and theater collective Felonious, a resident artist at Intersection for the Arts, and Creative Content Producer for 3200 Stories, an online publication for the Jewish Community Center of San Francisco.
DESDEMONA CHIANG is a director who createD a short (30-minute) interactive “play” engaging individual audience members in a choose-your-adventure structure via mobile technology and QR code. This “play” will be geographically centered around Intersection for the Arts in SOMA, exploring new-media as a method of theatre-making.
The Califas Festival
October 2-November 17, 2013
on the 5M Campus and around the state of California
Info: www.theintersection.org | www.calshakes.org
Intersection for the Arts and the California Shakespeare Theater come together this fall to co-produce the Califas Festival, a six week-long immersive, story-filled play yard of music, visual art, performance, and more in and around Intersection’s headquarters at 5M (5th and Mission) in San Francisco. The Festival is the culminating event of the Califas Project, a year of multimedia creative exploration in communities around the state including productions of Richard Montoya’s The River at Campo Santo this past March, and American Night at Cal Shakes in June. The Festival will feature a new performance piece with text by renowned California playwright Luis Alfaro, commissioned songs from seven California jazz greats including Howard Wiley and Terrence Brewer, visual art from Joan Osato, Andrea Blum, Mia Nakano and others, as well as a myriad of community voices.
Working together through their research and development wing The Triangle Lab, Cal Shakes and Intersection continue to cross boundaries in their art-making, asking what kind of change can happen when an arts event features a letter from a Dream-act youth next to portraits of and by women living in SOMA SRO’s next to the work of Macarthur-award winning Luis Alfaro, next to a crowd-sourced playlist of California songs. This is the Califas Festival: a place to discover how our journeys – individual and shared – can help us dream the future of our state.