Award-winning and Oscar-nominated actor, writer, and director Roger Guenveur Smith (A Huey P. Newton Story, Frederick Douglass Now) teams up with San Francisco–based performance group Campo Santo to direct the world premiere of their new performance piece, Casa de Spirits. This multidisciplinary work follows a group of people through their interactions with liquor stores in San Francisco’s Tenderloin neighborhood, unearthing local histories by mixing stories from liquor store life, tales through the decades of the neighborhood, and the Book of Revelation. It is an exploration of what the community has survived and what it will see after another chapter of massive changes. This must-see collaboration expands on Guenveur Smith’s stunning body of work creating living history pieces, often as solo performance creations, this time imagined for a diversely talented cast of Campo Santo actors.
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Take a quick look at each day’s programs below. For the full schedule, see the TRANSFORM Fest page.
Roger Guenveur Smith
7:30PM — YBCA Forum
Post-Show Talk: Roger Guenveur Smith and Sean San Jose
Photo courtesy of Campo Santo.
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts is grateful to the City of San Francisco for its ongoing support.
YBCA Programs are made possible in part by: The James Irvine Foundation.
Additional Funding for YBCA Programs: National Endowment for the Arts, Abundance Foundation, Grosvenor, and Members of Yerba Buena Center for the Arts.
The Performance Season is made possible in part by: Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation, and Panta Rhea Foundation.
Additional Funding for YBCA Performances: Surdna Foundation, Salesforce.com, New England Foundation for the Arts, and Zellerbach Family Foundation.