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From the Mouth to the Source: A Workshop Presentation of Andrew Saito’s El Río

  • Brava's Cabaret 2773 24th Street San Francisco, CA 94110 USA (map)

So Soul San Francisco: Black Art Salon Series presents

From the Mouth to the Source:
A Workshop Presentation of Andrew Saito’s El Río 

Brava’s Cabaret

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Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience presents a workshop reading of Andrew Saito's new play El RíoEl Río skirts the border between Mexico and the United States, telling the tale of Francisca Warrior, a Black-Seminole veteran of the Gulf War, and her quest to honor her daughter’s memory while trying to save the life of another’s. El Río gives voice to the land as well as the denizens caught in between. 

Featuring a stellar cast that includes:
Kehinde Koyejo as Francisca
Perla Barraza as Rosario
Marcelo J. Pereira as Reynaldo
Karina Gutierrez as El Rio & all other roles

$10 - $25 sliding scale
No one turned away for lack of funds (subject to availability).

Thu, Jun 20, 7pm – BACCE presents High Crimes & Miscreants 

Please also join us in September 2019 when Brava and BACCE present the theatrical world premiere of Andrew Saito’s El Río on our Second Stage. Tickets go on sale in August!

Black Artists Contemporary Cultural Experience (BACCE) commemorates, celebrates and cultivates the phenomenal Black Art scene with So Soul San Francisco: Black Art Salons. Every third Thursday, BACCE takes over Brava's Cabaret to unleash Black Art in a series of salons that include performance, food, music and conversation. We invite the community to enjoy and share the tremendous artistic output of some of the Bay Area’s most exciting and dynamic performing artists

El Río offers the first opportunity for BACCE to work with artist Andrew Saito, an established Bay Area playwright who has studied, worked and lived in Mexico, Guatemala, Peru and most recently on Papua New Guinea, where he was a Fulbright Scholar in Creative Writing. Andrew holds an MFA from the Iowa Playwrights Workshop, where he received an Iowa Arts Fellowship, as well as a Stanley Award to conduct research for a play about the period Langston Hughes spent living in Mexico, a Kenneth J. Cmiel Human Rights grant to teach playwriting in Mayan communities Guatemala, and the Richard Maibaum Dramatic Writing Award for his script Dance of Pawns, about the internment of Japanese Peruvians in Texas during World War II. He has collaborated with numerous theatre companies and received grants from prestigious local and national funders. 

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