Theatre and Dance
TICKETS ON SALE NOW:
Intersection for the Arts and Campo Santo present
The world premiere of a new play by Richard Montoya, acclaimed playwright and Culture Clash Co-founder. Co-created and directed by Sean San José, Campo Santo Co-Founder.
April 11 through May 04, 2013
Thursdays through Sundays, 8pm
PRESS OPENING: MONDAY, April 15, 8pm
A.C.T. Costume Shop
1117 Mission Street @7th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Tickets: $25 – $30 in advance – $35 day of performance | www.theriver2013.eventbrite.com
Information: www.theintersection.org | 415-626-2787 x 109
Featuring: Nora el Samahy*, Donald E. Lacy, Jr, *, Anna Maria Luera*, Randy Nakano*, Brian Rivera*, Michael Torres*, Lakin Valdez & Christopher White
Design and Production Team: Alejandro Acosta, Ben Fisher, Courtney Flores, Katie Forbes, Britney Frazier, Florentino Gonzales, Pak Han & Tanya Orellana
Visual Installation: Ana Teresa Fernandez and Visual Design: Joan Osato
Original Music: Charlie Gurke, performed live by Steve Boss
San Francisco, CA – March 14, 2013– Intersection for the Arts and resident theatre company Campo Santo present the World Premiere of The River, a new play co-created by accomplished playwright Richard Montoya, co-founder of political performance trio Culture Clash, and Sean San José, co-founder of esteemed multicultural theatre company Campo Santo. The piece is part of Montoya’s larger series, “The Border Series,” that explores themes of identity, California and its people, and the many types of borders they encounter and cross.
The River unites Montoya and San José, two of California’s most renowned and prolific artists, to tell a homeland tale that reflects their experiences and the experiences of the people who make up their families, their communities. The story’s geographic reflection ties our state together through the journeys that make us all connected. Through their very personal lenses, Montoya and San José create a tale of beautifully fraught tension that reflects how socially, culturally, and economically diverse we are as the people of California.
About Campo Santo
Campo Santo is an award-winning multi-cultural ensemble founded in 1996 and in residence at Intersection for the Arts since 1997. Campo Santo develops and premieres new theatre plays and other performance pieces, cultivates playwrights, fiction writers and poets, and engages diverse new audiences for the performing arts. True to its Spanish name, Campo Santo (Sacred Ground) presents works rooted in using the sacred form of storytelling to create theatrical experiences that bond communities. Through interactive development of socially relevant plays, Campo Santo continually creates intimate new places, new ground where artists and audiences come together, reflect the worlds they come from, and together reinvent the world in which we live. Under the leadership of Co-Founder Sean San José, Campo Santo has developed more than 45 world premiere plays with a broad community of writers that includes luminaries Richard Montoya, Junot Diaz, Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, Naomi Iizuka, Denis Johnson, Octavio Solis and a host of other flourishing artists. Playwrights Sharif Abu-Hamdeh, Chinaka Hodge and Dennis Kim are among the burgeoning community of emerging artists with whom Campo Santo has worked to develop first productions. In 2012, Campo Santo re-imagined performance space through its performances with Epiphany Productions at San Francisco Trolley Dances, and by presenting an entirely mobile performance through its Mobile Bus Street Art Performance Tour. Upcoming works continue the ensemble’s trajectory of presenting new voices in surprising places and include new plays by Hodge and Luis Alfaro.