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Love is The Fullest Education (Motion)

 Muriel Maffre, Ryan Tacata, Derek Phillips and myself performed a site specific theatre piece with the fragments of one of the lost tragedies by Euripides on Slacker Hill in the Marin Headlands. Informally, we called the work Love is The Fullest Education and the fragment relates the myth of Zeus’ seduction of Io in…

Sophocles Laocöon at Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

after the wooden horseis brought into the citythe Trojans celebratedbelieving the war over A sacrifice to Poseidonfor removing the Greekswith Laocoōna priest of Poseidonordered to carry it out Cassandra and Laocoönwarn of the impending dangerwithin the horsewith Laocoön sinning against the godsby attacking the horse with a spear two serpents appearnamed Porces and Chariboea(the Greek poet…

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Oedipus in Fort Mason Chapel

The staged reading of Oedipus happened last night in Fort Mason Chapel for SF International Arts Festival … I’m biased but i thought it was marvelous and more than anything I’m in awe of the incredible effort intelligence, humor and grace of my collaborators in this all too brief adventure thank you Muriel Maffre, John Warren…

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Sopohocles’ Nausicaä Perfromance

The Iota and The Chocolate Heads present Sophocles’ lost drama Nausicaä… Afternoon, July 10th, Half Moon Bay Only a few fragments remain from Sophocles original play which was presumably based upon the fifth and sixth books of the Odyssey. The Fragment… …to weave robes and tunics made of linen… The wave passed me by then…

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rehearsing Sophocles Nausicaä

  Poseidon vs. Odysseus “Poseidon god of the earthquake launched a colossal wave, terrible, murderous, arching over him, pounding down on him, hard as a windstorm blasting piles of dry parched chaff, scattering flying husks…” The Odyssey, trans. Robert Fagles Sophocles Nausicaä rehearsal with The Chocolate Heads in Stanford Theater and Performance Studies‘ Prosser Studio

James Baldwin: “Take This Hammer” (1963)

“There is no moral distance between the facts of life in San Francisco and the facts of life in Birmingham.” In the summer of 1963, the KQED Film Unit invited author James Baldwin to investigate racism in San Francisco. Baldwin agreed to be filmed while he scrutinized the liberal, cosmopolitan image projected by the city….

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The Mechanics Monument by Douglas Tilden

In April of 1937, in a demonstration that ‘Athletic dance was the future sport of American men”. Ted Shawn and His Men Dancers performed at The Mechanics Monument by Douglas Tilden. The sculpture, located at the intersection of Market, Bush and Battery Streets in San Francisco, was dedicated on May 15, 1901. President Theodore Roosevelt…

Russian Site Specific Theatre in the 1920s

Photographs by Alexander Grinberg (1885-1979,) one of the most respected Russian photographers of the 20th c. His prestige was on the rise throughout the 1920s until 1929 when, under the storm of the cultural revolution the “old school” of Soviet photography came under fire as “depraved”, and Grinberg fell out of favor. His photography was…

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Showcase of work so far…

as part of the Collected Works’ Franconia Performance Salon at the Museum of Performance + Design we’ll be showing the documentation of our performances Saturday, June 27th, 6:30pm @ MP+D 893B Folsom St. San Francisco work to be shown will include… Aeschylus’ Daughters of the Sun Sophocles’ Sinon and Aeschylus’ Glaucus of Pontiae A presentation…

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The Trojan Horse

The Trojan Horse for IOTA’s Site Responsive Theatre production of Sophocles’ Sinon on the Emeryville Mudflats. What a thing was this, too, which that mighty man wrought and endured in the carven horse, wherein all we chiefs of the Argives were sitting, bearing to the Trojans death and fate! But come now, change thy theme, and sing…

Aeschylus’ Ixion

Gods and men alike were horrified by Ixon’s murder of his father-in-law Deïoneus none were willing to purify him Zeus took pity on him not only purified him but took him to heaven Ixion, in turn, committed the ultimate hybris by attempting to seduce Hera (Zeus deceived him into lying instead with a cloud in…