Times Unseen Projects

TIMES UNSEEN INITIATIVE: Workshop

SAN FRANCISCO

Performed by Irma Herrera, Pearl Louise, Rebecca Fisher, Linda Joy, Harriet Patterson, & Annette Roman
Developed with & Directed by David Ford

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 at 7:30pm | San Francisco

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Performer Biographies

Performers/writers we expect to include are, followed by their focus of research in parentheses:

Rebecca Fisher (Memphis TN and Bay Area): Rebecca has done several shows about politics and race in Memphis. THE MAGNIFICENCE OF THE DISASTER, about her mother’s racially charged murder, was performed in the Bay Area and Memphis. Rebecca has also directed several shows at The Marsh.

Irma Herrera: (Latino/a community in Alice, TX and Bay Area). Irma is currently performing her show WHY WOULD I MISPRONOUNCE MY OWN NAME? She has a long history as a civil rights lawyer and is also a freelance journalist with bylines in the Washington Post and N.Y. Times.

Pearl Louise (African-American community in Louisiana and Bay Area): Pearl is new to performance but is already a respected part of The Marsh community. Her family are working people from Louisiana, her sister is a doctor in Texas and her son was recently paroled from prison in Southern California, giving her wide access to different elements of the African-American experience.

Harriet Patterson (Dallas, TX and Bay Area): another person new to performing she is a writer and has worked in public health for two decades.

Annette Roman (report from the protests): Annette Roman, is a writer/performer best known for her story of growing up with a father who survived the holocaust and a mother who was in the Hitler’s youth for girls.

Linda Joy (poor seniors in Williams, CA): Linda Joy is a sociologist who has spent much of her life studying issues of caring for seniors and now finds herself having to live in subsidized senior housing in California’s Sacramento Valley.

Show Info

Tickets: $8 – $15 presale online | $10 – $15 at the door
Tuesday, January 23 at 7:30pm | San Francisco
2 Hours | 1 Intermission | Ages 12+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

Buy Tix Online:
To purchase tickets online, please click on a date below
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  • January 23, 2018 7:30 PMTimes Unseen Initiative Prepared Pieces 01-23-18 (SF)
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Buy Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)


TIMES UNSEEN: Open Mic

BERKELEY

Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Berkeley Cabaret
Signups at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm

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Event Description

You are invited to tell these stories in the uncertain now, with its awkwardly woven threads of hope, fear, expectation and disappointment.

How to tell a story while it is happening? We invite you to help us figure out how.

The first eight people to sign up will get up to ten minutes each to try out new material. The event will be recorded and archived.

A first Saturday of the month development workshop series (by invitation) will follow in March with David Ford. There will be a Times Unseen Festival October 2018 at The Marsh.

Please contact Rebecca Fisher rebmfish@gmail.com with questions.

Event Info

Tickets: FREE – Please RSVP below
Thursday, February 15, 2018 | Berkeley Cabaret
Signups at 7pm | Show at 7:30pm
90 minutes | No Intermission | Ages 12+ | Please do not bring infants to the show

For more information on the sliding scale ticketing policy, late seating and reserved seating please click here.

RSVP Online:
To RSVP tickets online, please click on a date below
(please review price descriptions above):

  • February 15, 2018 7:30 PMTimes Unseen Open Mic 02-15-18 (Berkeley)
AEC v1.0.4

RSVP Tix by phone:
Monday – Friday 1 – 4pm, 415.282.3055
(Additional service fees apply)

About the Times Unseen Project

The recent election has ushered in the largest political reversal our country has experiences in the post-World War II era. And since the election, the news is filled with who is winning, who is losing, and what attention-getting statement a politician has made today. Highly polarized, citizens are passionate about their particular fraction of the political rainbow, regardless of the hue.

Beyond the news, Americans fall in love, work, get sick, die…experience the drama of daily life. We have decided to take our cue from Russian author Svetlana Alexeivitch, who proved the power of exploring history through personal stories in her magnificent SECOND HAND TIME. In what ways are political turmoil affecting personal life of Americans?

Times Unseen will chronicle the effect of political change on individuals.

One of the stark lessons of the recent election is the ideological divide between regions in America. We have a team of Marsh artists who have personal connections to the disparate social, geographical, and political regions of America. We are asking them to interview people – Americans talking to Americans about family, love, safety, health, finances etc., in a time of political change. And our artists will bring what they hear back to the Marsh and make theater of it.

Times Unseen: because we are in new territory politically, and because politics, for better or for worse, are about promises of a changed future, times as yet unseen

Times Unseen will culminate in a Festival of New Work, in time for the midterm elections in 2018, with workshop performances along the way.

Times Unseen kicks off with an evening of short pieces on January 23 at 7:30 at The Marsh San Francisco. From January-June 2018 there will be an event a month, open to the public, showcasing short pieces by the featured artists. From June-October artists will workshop and perform longer form performances, in preparation for the October festival.

We hope to add performers along the way.

Directing and script development will be by David Ford. David is also the Project Director and an award winning veteran creator of stories for over 30 years.