MISF Performer Frederick Pitts

Photos by David Allen

Sunday, October 11, 2020
1:30 – 2:45pm PT

“Aren’t You…?”

Written and Performed by Frederick Pitts
Directed by Shawn J West. 
Developed with David Ford

California, USA

Recounting Fred Pitts’ hilarious journey to visit all 21 California Mission churches, where he discovers being black makes him an instant celebrity – the question is which one? Set in the Summer of 2012, Pitts finds himself at one Mission after the next, encountering docents and fellow tourists. Some are experts on the Catholic Church, a few are experts on Native American history, others are experts on…everything else. Yet, they have one thing in common: they are all experts on which famous black person he resembles.

About the Artist

San Francisco-based actor Fred Pitts (Actor/Writer) has been performing in the Bay Area for 20 years. He is a company member of African-American Shakespeare Company and Custom Made Theatre Company, and has worked with numerous theatres throughout the Bay. Regional credits include All The Way, A Streetcar Named Desire, Jitney, Julius Caesar, Clybourne Park, Middletown, The Heidi Chronicles, Eurydice (Bay Area Theatre Critics Circle nominee for Best Supporting Actor), One Man, Two Guvnors, and Sweat. Pitts also has numerous film and commercial credits. After working as a practicing physician for 20 years, he now works for a biotech firm.


As recommended by the performer
Age recommendation: All Ages
Trigger Warnings: No
Run time: 57 minutes