Public Spaces 2001

A Traveling
Jewish Theatre
has been creating professional, live theatre pieces
for two decades and welcomes all inquiring minds. Our season runs between
Oct-May. (415) 399-1809.

of Yugen

is a 23 year-old company, having resided at the Project Artaud in its 75-seat
theater called Noh Space for the past ten years. Working from a base of
training in Japanese theatrical forms, the ensemble’s artistic focus is
the pursuit of the intangible essence called yugen (Yu – deep, quiet, other-worldly
and gen – subtle, profound, dark) through the creation of new interdisciplinary
performance pieces as well as working with classical and contemporary texts.
This 2001-2002 season, longtime company members Jubilith Moore, Lluis Valls
and Libby Zilber become the new Joint Artistic Directors and are working
on an original piece entitled The Clay Play as well as an national tour
of W.B. Yeat’s noh play At The Hawk’s Well. In addition to creating its
own work, Theatre of Yugen produces a bi-monthly Monday/Tuesday series called
“Yugen Presents” designed to promote multicultural artists from
various performance backgrounds at an accessible price to the public. For
more info:
was founded in 1974 on the premises
of Project Artaud, the oldest artist-owned live/work space in San Francisco.
Originally called the American Can Collective Gallery, Southern Exposure
was established as an artists collective, committed to exposing the work
of emerging artists in addition to offering an alternative to the commercial
gallery scene. Southern Exposure offers an outlet for artists to exhibit,
teach and interact with the broader community. Our unique, artist-run programs
nurture a broad range of innovative, risk-taking contemporary art in an
accessible environment reaching out to the diverse audiences of the Bay
Area and the world. Visual Arts Exhibitions: Feature individual and group
shows in two galleries. Known for their consistent high quality, exhibitions
at Southern Exposure are pivotal in many artists’ careers. Southern Exposure
is also the only local venue to present an annual juried exhibition which
does not charge an entry fee and provides each exhibiting artist with an
honorarium. Events: Includes lectures, performances, artists’ talks, panels
and symposia which create a forum on contemporary aesthetic, sociopolitical
and cultural issues. The Artists in Education Program (AIE) engages community
organizations, students and artists in a dynamic, educational forum promoting
cultural and personal awareness. Working with over 450 students annually,
artists conduct workshops sparking dialogue on contemporary issues including
identity, culture, racism, and the environment. With the decline of art
taught in the public schools and the lack of positive, creative outlets
for youth, AIE fills a crucial need in the community.

A New

Salon Theater


“Glamour” at Studio
300 is a new play by internationally renowned playwright John
. 9/27-10/27, Thurs – Sat at 8pm reserve now limited seating
Gala 9/27 $50, all else $20 – sliding scale. 415 255 1048
John O’Keefe, Deborah Gwinn, Bijou Barnett & Christopher Upham. painting:
B. McElhiney photo: P. Francis design: L. Anderson lighting: Bengy.


exists to support and nurture innovative performing artists by presenting
projects diverse in discipline and culture, and providing a versatile, flexible
performance space conducive to the development of new work and its audiences.
Theater Artaud was founded in 1972 by a group of artists as the performance
center of Project Artaud, and in 1984, was independently incorporated. Named
after French visionary Antonin Artaud, the Theater is strongly influenced by
his philosophy of breaking down the physical, psychological and cultural barriers
of traditional theater. Originally occupied by the American Can Company factory,
this industrial space gives the Theater an atmosphere and dimension unique in
the country. The profile of artists who perform in the venue is varied, but
all are creating new work that is vital and crosses the boundaries of form,
discipline, assumption and convention – continually challenging expectations.