September 27 (Saturday 8 pm) & September 28 (Sunday 7 pm) $12 [students 2 for 1]
Michael Sakamoto (Los
"Seductive... poetic... transformative... wistful... A commanding performer... a dramatic tour de force." LOS ANGELES TIMES
"Sakamoto creates expressionist theater that evokes the mysterious, the withering and the tongue-in-cheek."SAN FRANCISCO BAY GUARDIAN
Michael Sakamoto's multidisciplinary stage, media and visual art work present a simultaneous attraction to passionate, intellectual discourse and wistful, dreamlike images and experiences. His work lies squarely between the mythically pop, subversive tradition and collagist sensibilities of such artists as Andy Warhol, Jean-Luc Godard and John Zorn and the haunting dreamscapes of the Brothers Quay, Kazuo Ohno, and Arvo PSrt. Sakamoto addresses the subconscious through disturbing, iconic, yet highly emotional imagery as well as concrete details via fictional characters fully contextualized within history, culture and language. http://www.michaelsakamoto.com
Joan Laage "Gold Star Mothers"
In the wake of the ongoing war in Iraq, Joan revives a piece which she first created last September. During World Wars I and II, American mothers who lost their sons or daughters in combat received gold stars, and became known as "gold star mothers."
Photo by Maya Vajra