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Words First: November 2, 2011


Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

Ticket Information

Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Supporter of the Arts Ended $20.00 $2.09
General Admission Ended $15.00 $1.82
Student / Senior / Low-income Ended $12.00 $1.65

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Event Details

CounterPULSE Presents

WORDS FIRST: a solo performance showcase

NOV 2, WED at 7:30PM (doors open at 7PM)

Produced and curated by: Vanessa Alabarces and Thao P. Nguyen

imageWORDS FIRST is a monthly series featuring a rotating cast of Bay Area solo stars.  Each performance showcases a dynamic line-up of four short pieces, written and performed by the solo artists themselves.  Join us on the first Wednesday of every month as the finest solo performers, comics, and storytellers take the CounterPULSE stage.

*** This month's show features ***

S U S A N    I T O   ~   "FoodFoodBodyBody"

M A R T H A    R Y N B E R G   ~   "Lady Parts"

H E A T H E R    M A R L O W E   ~   T.B.A.

B R I A N    R O S E N   ~   T.B.A.


THAO P. NGUYEN has been writing and performing solo shows since she joined the Solo Performance Workshop in 2007. She will be debuting her full-length one-woman show, "Fortunate Daughter" in the Spring of 2012. Her director, the critically acclaimed W. Kamau Bell (selected "Comedian of the Year" by SF Weekly, SF Bay Guardian, the East Bay Express, and 7x7 Magazine), has awarded her with the coveted "W. Kamau Bell Solo Performance Black Belt," a distinction which to this date has been awarded only four times. Thao has produced such successful shows as "DIS-ORIENTED: A trio of Middle Eastern and Asian American women," "ATYPICAL: Stories from the anomalous Asian American," "See Mom, I Didn't Forget!", "Best Feeding," "City Solo" and, of course, San Francisco's premier solo series, "Words First".

VANESSA ALABARCES started writing and performing her own solo shows in 2011 when she joined the Solo Performance Workshop.  She's been subjecting friends, family and random strangers to solo "shows" since she was a precocious child.  As a precocious adult, Vanessa is working on her solo performance craft, organizing women of color artists in creative collaborations and co-producing the kick-ass Words First series.

          Dec 7, 2011
          Feb 1, 2012
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          Apr 4, 2012

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When & Where

1310 Mission Street and 9th Street
San Francisco, 94103

Wednesday, November 2, 2011 from 7:30 PM to 9:00 PM (PDT)

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Located in SOMA in San Francisco, CounterPULSE is a non-profit theater, performance space, community center, and gallery with roots deep in the Bay Area’s provocative performance and dance scenes. CounterPULSE produces its own shows, helps support local artists and activists with its programs and can be rented for productions and rehearsals.

Our Box Office opens for will-call and at-the-door purchase 45 minutes before showtime.

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