just a taste of OKRA

 
LILLIAN
Ya’ll don’t care about ya’ll culture.  Ya’ll heritage.  The okra is on the vines.  They’re just hanging there, waiting to be cooked.   Mais non.  Just to spite me you won’t cook it.
 
CLAUDINE
That’s not true, Mama.
 
MARIE
Mama, please.
 
LILLIAN
Why did you plant okra in the garden, huh?
 
CLAUDINE
Marie wanted that garden.  Not me.  I set up the poles and the string because Marie couldn’t finish it for herself.
 
MARIE
That’s not true.  I tried, but that rooster attacked me.
 
CLAUDINE AND LILLIAN
Alright, Marie.
 
CLAUDINE
Just cut it out.
 
MARIE
Nobody believes me in this house.
 
LILLIAN
Get Antoine to give you a freezer bag of shrimp.  Ask him for two freezer bags.  You slice the baby okras and smother them in the pot.  Add some vinegar to cut the slime.  And if you put one drop of liquid Zatarains, urs va guarantee …  
 

OKRA – Returning to Bayou Playhouse

Okra is returning to Bayou Playhouse by popular demand! If you are in Louisiana, make sure not to miss this encore performance of a Playhouse favorite!! Winner of the 2004 Bay Area Theatre Critic’s Circle Award for Best Original Script. Hot steamy nights, food from heaven and a mother from hell! OKRA takes a comical look at the never-ending question – What is stronger in the mother/daughter relationship: love or loathing?

Okra premiered at Brava Theater Center in San Francisco in 2004, then moved to Southern Rep and later to True Brew Theatre, where it continued to play to sold out houses in New Orleans up until the night before Hurricane Katrina hit. It reopened in March the following year at True Brew. Okra had it’s first run at Bayou Playhouse in 2008.

David Cuthbert, of The Times-Picayune, said of the 2008 show, “It shows mankind as the messy, imperfect people we are, usually at cross-purposes, but somehow managing to come together on occasion. It’s the kind of theater that makes the world seem — against all evidence to the contrary — a better place, a joyous place, in which to live.”

 

Okra
at the Bayou Playhouse
By Anne Galjour
Directed by Perry Martin
May 11-June10, 2012

Go to www.bayouplayhouse.com for more information on the Bayou Playhouse, their season, and how to get tickets.

 

FABLE & FAITH will have its world premiere at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts February 18, 19, 20

Hello Friends,
I’m really proud of this new work with Robert Moses Kin Dance Company.
I hope you can join us.

If it feels right, please forward this information to your friends as we rely on word of mouth for ticket sales.

FEBRUARY 18-20, 8 PM AT YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS

ALWAYS INNOVATIVE AND ELEGANT, ROBERT MOSES’ KIN PREMIERES FABLE & FAITH, EXPLORING THE POWER OF MYTHS TO SHAPE AND TRANSFORM IMAGINATION AND IDENTITY THROUGH THE METAPHOR OF CHILDREN’S FABLES.

CREATED BY CHOREOGRAPHER ROBERT MOSES WITH PLAYWRIGHT ANNE GALJOUR FABLE & FAITH FEATURES THE GRAMMY-WINNING SAN FRANCISCO BOYS CHORUS DIRECTED BY IAN ROBERTSON AND LIGHTING DESIGN BY ELAINE BUCKHOLTZ. THE COMPANY ALSO PERFORMS THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE (2010).

TICKETS ARE $25-$35, DISCOUNT AVAILABLE TO STUDENTS & SENIORS.

YBCA IS LOCATED AT 701 MISSION STREET IN SAN FRANCISCO

BUY TICKETS ONLINE
www.ybca.org

OR CALL 415-978-2787

Go to www.robertmoseskin.org for more information.

For booking information contact John Claassen at FUSIONWORKS

john.fusionworks@gmail.com   212/666.2587

See the world premiere of THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE, my collaboration with renowned choreographer Robert Moses at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts in San Francisco.

ROBERT MOSES’ KIN – 15th ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE: THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE AT THE YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS FEB. 25th – 27th

Boundary breaking Robert Moses’ Kin dance company presents its remarkable new multi-media work, The Cinderella Principle, exploring identity and love in non-traditional families. Showcasing Moses’ dynamic choreographic style and athletic, intelligent dance, the project represents a creative process that has evolved from in-depth interviews with families throughout the Bay Area. RMK’s 15th Anniversary Home Season will also feature Toward September and Hush to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, February 25th through Saturday, February 27th at 8 pm.

The Cinderella Principle represents a first-time collaboration with award-winning documentary playwright Anne Galjour and an original score by nationally recognized violinist/composer Todd Reynolds performing live with star Bay Area beat boxer Kid Beyond. Video projections are created by Guggenheim fellow and Alpert Award winner Bill Morrison. Scenic design by Erik Flatmo, Costume Design by Mary Domenico and Lighting Design by Matthew Antaky.

The work investigates non-traditional familial identities, and reflects a new way of looking at and understanding interpersonal relationships. It also marks a significant new direction for the company, involving personal interviews as part of a deeply integrated inter-disciplinary collaborative process.

“I wanted to explore the disconnection between the traditional family unit and the new family, which I like to define as non-traditional or constructed,” says Moses. “Ultimately I hope The Cinderella Principle will represent a tapestry of voices about identity, race, class, gender, and finally, love.”

Choreographer Robert Moses has created over 80 works for dance, theater and film, and been the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including numerous project awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Irvine Dancemakers grant, the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award and three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. Moses’ work has been commissioned and performed by numerous companies internationally. In his association with Stanford University since 1995, Moses is lecturer and Director of the Committee on Black Performing Arts.

“Nothing short of electrifying,” – the Chicago Sun Times.

Moses creates…“jewel-like dances built on classical form and enhanced by swivels, quirks and reverent pauses. Whether he’s using richly romantic taped music or rap, his carefully crafted lyricism contains moments of calm for reflecting, questioning or gathering strength.” – The Los Angeles Times.

Tickets ($20-$35) for the program to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, on February 25 – 27 may be purchased through the Box Office 415/978-2787 or online at Tickets at www.ybca.org/tickets

Click the link below to see a clip from a new documentary film about this project by Maria Vaz and Giovanni Vaz del Bello.

http://www.youtube.com/watch

World Premiere with renowned choreographer Robert Moses THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE at Yerba Buena Center For The Arts

ROBERT MOSES’ KIN – 15th ANNIVERSARY SEASON PRESENTS A WORLD PREMIERE: THE CINDERELLA PRINCIPLE AT THE YERBA BUENA CENTER FOR THE ARTS FEB. 25th – 27th

Boundary breaking Robert Moses’ Kin dance company presents its remarkable new multi-media work, The Cinderella Principle, exploring identity and love in non-traditional families. Showcasing Moses’ dynamic choreographic style and athletic, intelligent dance, the project represents a creative process that has evolved from in-depth interviews with families throughout the Bay Area. RMK’s 15th Anniversary Home Season will also feature Toward September and Hush to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in downtown San Francisco on Thursday, February 25th through Saturday, February 27th at 8 pm.

The Cinderella Principle represents a first-time collaboration with award-winning documentary playwright Anne Galjour and an original score by nationally recognized violinist/composer Todd Reynolds performing live with star Bay Area beat boxer Kid Beyond. Video projections are created by Guggenheim fellow and Alpert Award winner Bill Morrison. Scenic design by Erik Flatmo, Costume Design by Mary Domenico and Lighting Design by Matthew Antaky.

The work investigates non-traditional familial identities, and reflects a new way of looking at and understanding interpersonal relationships. It also marks a significant new direction for the company, involving personal interviews as part of a deeply integrated inter-disciplinary collaborative process.

“I wanted to explore the disconnection between the traditional family unit and the new family, which I like to define as non-traditional or constructed,” says Moses. “Ultimately I hope The Cinderella Principle will represent a tapestry of voices about identity, race, class, gender, and finally, love.”

Choreographer Robert Moses has created over 80 works for dance, theater and film, and been the recipient of numerous grants, awards, and fellowships, including numerous project awards from the National Endowment for the Arts, an Irvine Dancemakers grant, the Bonnie Bird North American Choreography Award and three Isadora Duncan Dance Awards. Moses’ work has been commissioned and performed by numerous companies internationally. In his association with Stanford University since 1995, Moses is lecturer and Director of the Committee on Black Performing Arts.

“Nothing short of electrifying,” – the Chicago Sun Times.

Moses creates…“jewel-like dances built on classical form and enhanced by swivels, quirks and reverent pauses. Whether he’s using richly romantic taped music or rap, his carefully crafted lyricism contains moments of calm for reflecting, questioning or gathering strength.” – The Los Angeles Times.

Tickets ($20-$35) for the program to be presented at Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, 701 Mission Street, on February 25 – 27 may be purchased through the Box Office 415/978-2787 or online at Tickets at www.ybca.org/tickets

Click the link below to see a clip from a new documentary film about this project by Maria Vaz and Giovanni Vaz del Bello.

http://www.youtube.com/watch

Upcoming Tour

YOU CAN’T GET THERE FROM HERE is running at Z Space/Theatre Artaud in San Francisco through September 27.

It’s a tart comic tale set in rural New England.  70 minutes in length.

Ticket price is $20

Show times are:

Thursdays at 7pm

Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm

Sundays at 5 pm

Location:

Theatre Artaud

450 Florida Street, San Francisco

Ticket reservations:

1-800-838-3006 or www.zspace.org

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