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Fe in the Desert, The World Premiere of a New Play Written by Jessica Hagedorn

Date:
Thursday, May 31, 2007
Time:
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Event Type:
Concert/Show
Organizer/Author:
Sean San Jose
Location Details:
Intersection for the Arts,
446 Valencia Street,
Between 15th and 16th Streets,
San Francisco, CA 94103

SAVE THE DATE!!
THESE SHOWS SELL OUT!
Make your reservations today by visiting http://www.theintersection.org or calling us at 415.626.3311

May 31 to June 25 @ 8pm
Thursdays - Sundays, Thursdays pay what you can
$9-$20/sliding scale, general admission

Special Benefit: Sunday June 3 at 7pm
Reading with Jessica Hagedorn and Sean San Jose followed by a performance and post-show wine reception, $25-$50 (Sliding Scale)

And...Every Sunday we will feature The Hybrid Project: Filipino Voices Raising the Curtain

before the show! Join us for a series of performative readings exploring the groundbreaking poetry, performance, storytelling, beat, and spoken word that is being forged by the Bay Area's Filipino community. Visit us at http://www.theintersection.org for further information.

Featuring:
Margo Hall, Robert Hampton, Sara Hernandez, Michael Torres, Jonsen Vitug & Danny Wolohan

Collaborative Team:
Raùl Aktanov, Sharif Abu Hamdeh, Emily Auble, Melissa Balok, Kristoffer Barrera, Stephanie Buchner, Vignette Ching, Safiya Delaney, Lisa Dent, Calvin LL Jones, Timothy Jordan, Barbara Jwanouskos, Melyssa Jo Kelly, Melody Parker and Chelsea Pegram

Intersection and Resident Theatre Company Campo Santo are pleased to be working once again with renowned novelist, poet, multimedia performance artist and playwright Jessica Hagedorn to present the world premiere of Fe in the Desert. This new play focuses around Fe, a complicated woman, and takes place in the isolated American desert inside the dramatic commotion of her broken marriage and a home invasion and burglary. The characters who populate Fe in the Desert contend with eachother's hidden fears, lost desires, and broken dreams over the course of a wild and dark night. Spiraling back in time, each character's memories take us to places far and wide - from Hollywood to the American desert to the penitentiary. In her true hybrid style, Hagedorn morphs Filipino melodrama with full fledged musicality, contemporary poetry, and intense personal struggle.

"Hagedorn transcends social strata, gender, culture and politics..." -The San Diego Tribune

"Campo Rules. Spend an evening with Campo Santo and you'll see why this troupe is electrifying local theatre. They create the kind of living, breathing theatre that makes you want to stand up and shout." - J.H. Tompkins, San Francisco Magazine

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ALSO COMING UP - WRITING WORKSHOP WITH JESSICA HAGEDORN & CAMPO SANTO
Crossing Genres: A Writing Workshop
Jessica Hagedorn & Members of Campo Santo
Saturday, June 30 - 2 -5pm
$60 ($55 for Intersection Members)

Geared toward writers of any genre and level, this workshop will take you through a series of exercises designed to further develop and explore your writing. Get individualized critical feedback on a selection of your writing by American Book Award winner Jessica Hagedorn and hear your piece read live by acclaimed actors of Intersection’s Resident Theatre Company Campo Santo. Born and raised in the Philippines, Jessica Hagedorn is celebrated for her bold, energetic and tragicomic examinations of Filipino and Filipino-American experience in a wide variety of genres, including fiction, theater, poetry and performance art.

446 Valencia Street (btwn 15/16), Mission District
San Francisco, CA 94103
http://www.theintersection.org

INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS is San Francisco's oldest alternative art space and provides a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists and audiences can intersect one another. At Intersection, experimentation and risk are possible, debate and critical inquiry are embraced, community is essential, resources and experience are democratized, and today's issues are thrashed about in the heat and immediacy of live art. We depend on the support of people like you. To become a Member, simply visit our Website and click on the Donate Now icon at http://www.theintersection.org.
Added to the calendar on Tue, May 15, 2007 3:44PM
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