Block by Block will be at the de Young November 17, 18, and 19. Tickets are on sale now!
Artist Fellow Salons | Kimball Gallery
7/29, 8/5, 8/26, 9/2, 9/30, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Open process showings of Block by Block
Block by Block, a Campo Santo original | Koret Auditorium
November 17-19, 7:00 p.m.
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CAMPO SANTO THEATER is Intersection for the Arts’ resident theatre company. Founded in 1996 by Margo Hall, Luís Saguar, Michael Torres, and Sean San José, Campo Santo is now entering its 15th year, having produced more than 45 critically acclaimed premiere productions under Executive Director Deborah Cullinan. Campo Santo works with writers of all genres – poets, novelists, screenwriters as well as playwrights – in long-term relationships to develop and create new works for the stage. Intersection and Campo Santo have developed the first plays by many of our great contemporary writers including Jimmy Baca, Jorge Cortiñas, Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, Chinaka Hodge, Denis Johnson, Greg Sarris, Luís Saguar, Vendela Vida, and others. They have also developed and produced multiple new plays in their ongoing relationships with Philip Kan Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, Naomi Iizuka, Octavio Solis, Erin Cressida Wilson, and more, most recently the first play from Chinaka Hodge, Mirrors In Every Corner, the latest theatre piece helmed by Cherrie Moraga, La Semilla Caminante, and Habibi the premiere play by Sharif Abu-Hamdeh. Nobody Move is the first of Campo Santo’s new plays exploring and performing in a variety of spaces – theatrical and non-theatre spaces – including works with Junot Diaz (Pura Principle), Dennis Kim (Tree City Legends), Luis Alfaro (Alleluia, The Road), Felonious (1st element) and Richard Montoya from Culture Clash (The River).
SEAN SAN JOSÉ works as the Program Director of Intersection of the Arts and resident theatre company Campo Santo (co-founded by Luis Saguar), as well as their resident groups: the Erika Chong Shuch Performance Project, Felonious, and the Living Word Project, who are among the many collaborators at Intersection. San José has overseen, developed, and helped create the first plays of Jimmy Baca, Junot Diaz, Dave Eggers, Denis Johnson, Greg Sarris, and Vendela Vida, among others, while maintaining ongoing relationships with Philip Gotanda, Jessica Hagedorn, Naom Iizuka, Octavio Solis, Erin Wilson, and many others including projects with Daniel Alarcon, Richard Montoya, and Ntozake Shange.
For the Fellowship, San José will be working with Campo Santo Familia Members Tanya Orellana and Alejandro Acosta, and with Felonious members Keith Pinto, Tommy Shepherd, and Dan Wolf. San José and his collaborators will be creating works that were conceived especially for the residency. Campo Santo is scheduled to present in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young August 26 – September 3.
INTERSECTION FOR THE ARTS is San Francisco’s oldest alternative non-profit art space (est. 1965) with a long history of presenting new and experimental work in the fields of literature, theater, music and the visual arts, and also in nurturing and supporting the Bay Area’s cultural community through service, technical support, and mentorship programs. Intersection provides a place where provocative ideas, diverse art forms, artists, and audiences can intersect one another. Intersection’s Theatre Program is well-established in the fields of new work development (more than 45 world premiere plays with Campo Santo), multi-disciplinary work (such as the dance theatre group the Erika Chong Shuch Project), the experimental merging of theatrical forms (more than 75 new works have been developed through the Hybrid Project with the Living Word Project and Felonious), and a history of investing in long-term relationships, and supporting and premiering works with artists throughout the years including Claudia Bernardi, Ala Ebtekar, Whoopi Goldberg, Joe Goode, Margo Hall, Rhodessa Jones, Marcus Shelby, Howard Wiley, and countless others. At Intersection, experimentation and risk are possible, debate and critical inquiry are embraced, community is essential, resources and experience are democratized, and today’s issues are thrashed about in the heat and immediacy of live art.