Venezuelan Singer-Songwriter José Lobo: San Francisco House Show on May 25, 2019

José Lobo
8pm to 10pm, May 25, 2019
Stardust’s Vegan House
304 Winfield Street, San Francisco
Benefit for Proyecto Tepuy
http://www.ritualart.org/joselobo

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/879890472349216/

Jose Lobo concert details

Un concierto de las 8:00 a las 10:00 el sábado 25 de mayo, con José Lobo de Venezuela cantando canciones de su autoria y canciones de America Latina, en beneficio del Proyecto Tepuy (estudiantes universitarios que organizan atención médica para el indígenas residentes del Parque Nacional Canaima en Venezuela). Todos bienvenidos a la casa vegana de Stardust en 304 Winfield Street, cerca de Mission y 30th Streets, en San Francisco. Asientos limitados.

Si puedes, trae comida o bebida para un compartir de comida vegana después del concierto.

Patrocinado por Ritual Art Troupe (ritualart.org)

A concert from 8pm to 10pm on Saturday, May 25, with José Lobo from Venezuela singing his own songs and songs from Latin America, to benefit Proyecto Tepuy (university students organizing medical care for the indigenous residents of the National Canaima Park in Venezuela). Everyone is welcome to the Stardust’s vegan house at 304 Winfield Street, near Mission and 30th Streets, in San Francisco. Limited seating.

If you can, bring food or drink for a vegan potluck reception after the concert.

Sponsored by Ritual Art Troupe (ritualart.org)

RSVP: https://www.facebook.com/events/879890472349216/

Ethereal storytelling | Venezuela

“His riveting voice immediately grasps you in and catches your attention from beginning to end” – Buzz Music LA

Jose Lobo was born in Venezuela, but it was while living in Brazil that he began playing the guitar, nowadays he lives in Canada. Influenced by the folklore of the Venezuelan tonada, the rhythms of bossa nova, and American folk music he continues to explore his identity as a Latin American in the diaspora through songwriting. Lobo has performed in streets and stages across Europe, North Africa and the Americas.

website: https://joselobo.bandcamp.com/

video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfQO_Qid3GE

press: https://www.buzz-music.com/blog/jose-lobo-mesmerizes-us-with-adeus-ao-tempo?fbclid=IwAR3X8qTz2MSCXZGMyLeUdKjCPB3XF_Zb6sLo2OHByxYh0k5FPL1YhI3-3QU

To benefit Proyecto Tepuy–

Where We Love (Donde Amamos): Entrevistar a los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ para una obra teatral de Theatre Makers

English version

¿Eres un refugiado LGBTQ? ¿O llegaste a los Estados Unidos como una persona LGBTQ en busca de asilo? El proyecto Theatre Makers está co-creando una obra llamada “Where We Love” (“Donde Amamos”) que cuenta las historias de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ.

Resumen: si desea ser voluntario para ser entrevistado o ayudar a co-crear esta obra, envíe un correo electrónico a theatre-makers@ritualart.org con su nombre, número de teléfono, ciudad y los mejores horarios para contactarlo.

La obra es por y para la comunidad, para generar solidaridad e servir de inspiracion para los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ, mientras informamos a las comunidades LGBTQ y al público en general de forma entretenida sobre la situación de los refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ, sobre la mejor manera de apoyarlos, y como mejorar en el proceso de inmigración.

Planeamos tener actuaciones en inglés y actuaciones en español.

Queremos entrevistar a la mayor cantidad posible de refugiados y solicitantes de asilo LGBTQ para que la obra presente un grupo inclusivo y diverso de personajes de todas las situaciones diferentes de todo el mundo. Las entrevistas son completamente confidenciales y, debido a que mezclaremos y uniremos los detalles de la historia de muchas personas, ninguna persona específica será identificable a partir de su historia en la obra.

Si se siente más cómodo, encontraremos un entrevistador que pueda entrevistarlo en su primer idioma, en lugar del inglés.

También estamos entrevistando al personal de varias organizaciones y voluntarios que trabajan con refugiados LGBTQ y solicitantes de asilo sobre sus experiencias para el obra.

Para inscribirse para una entrevista sobre su experiencia como refugiado o solicitante de asilo LGBTQ (o personal de una organización o trabajador), envíe un correo electrónico a theatre-makers@ritualart.org con su nombre, número de teléfono, ciudad y los mejores horarios para contactarlo.

Por favor comparta esta oportunidad con cualquier refugiado LGBTQ y solicitantes de asilo que conozca y con cualquier otra persona que quiera ayudar con el obra.

Nota: si lo desea, también puede participar en la creación y puesta en escena de la obra aquí en el Área de la Bahía de San Francisco: los creadores de teatro necesitarán un escritor en idioma español, actores, diseñadorees de vestuario, escenógrafos, pintores, fabricantes de utilería, equipo de transporte, equipo para el sonido y la illuminacion, director de escena, intérpretes de lenguaje de señas (ASL), financiadores, y otros voluntarios. Si conococes un espacio en donde podemos hacer la obra, dejame saber por favor. Para ser voluntario, envíe un correo electrónico a theatre-makers@ritualart.org con su nombre, número de teléfono, ciudad y los mejores horarios para contactarlo.

Para obtener más información sobre la obra, visite http://www.ritualart.org/wherewelove

Para obtener más información y para unirse a los fabricantes de teatro: https://www.ritualart.org/theatre-makers

Where We Love: Interviewing LGBTQ Refugees and Asylum Seekers for Theatre Makers Play

En español

Are you an LGBTQ refugee? Or did you come to the USA as an LGBTQ person seeking asylum? The Theatre Makers project is co-creating a play called “Where We Love” that tells the stories of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers.

Summary: if you want to volunteer to be interviewed or help co-create this play, please email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.

The play is by and for the community, to generate solidarity and inspire healing for LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers, while informing the LGBTQ communities and the general public in an entertaining way about the situation of LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers, how best to support them and advocate for improvements in the immigration process.

We plan to have performances in English and performances in Spanish.

We want to interview as many LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers as possible so that the play presents an inclusive and diverse group of characters from all different situations all over the world. The interviews are completely confidential and, because we will mix and match story details from many people, no specific individual will be identifiable from their story in the play.

If you feel more comfortable, we will find an interviewer who can interview you in your first language, rather than English.

We are also interviewing organizational staff and volunteers who work with LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers about their experiences for the play.

To sign up for an interview about your experience as an LGBTQ refugee or asylum seeker (or organizational staff or worker), please email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.

Please share this opportunity with any LGBTQ refugees and asylum seekers you know and with anyone else who might want to help with the play.

Bonus — If you like, you can also participate in creating and staging the play here in the San Francisco Bay Area: Theatre Makers will need a Spanish-language writer, actors, costumers, set designers, painters, prop makers, roadies, sound and light crew, a stage manager, funders, venues, sign-language interpreters (ASL), and other volunteers. To volunteer, please email theatre-makers@ritualart.org with your name, phone number, city, and the best times to contact you.

For more information about the play, see http://www.ritualart.org/wherewelove

For more information and to join Theatre Makers: https://www.ritualart.org/theatre-makers

The Importance of Theatre as a Place of Agitation and Dissent

“The institutions of art – theatre, film, video, and conceptual art, for instance – are among the rare spaces where one be permitted to depart from the law and social norms. I emphasize may because permission in these spaces is conditional upon social, political, psychological, economic, and legislative circumstances which widen or narrow the realm of possibility. To some extent, that permission remains broad and guaranteed under the laws of democratic states that respect their own legal systems and protect the freedom of their citizens. However, permission remains narrow and practically unobtainable in security states or totalitarian states, such as the one in which Saadallah Wannous lived.


“In modern democratic states, one can, through the world of art and its institutions, step outside the law for a few hours before going back to being a loyal citizen. Here lies the importance of theatre as a place of agitation and dissent. In the name of theatre, an actor or artist can commit acts that he or she cannot commit outside the theatre. He or she can talk about taboos and open debates on serious issues such as religion, sex, armies, war, treason, and so on – publicly, before an audience.”


— From an essay “What Has Slipped Away Is So Far, and What Is Yet to Come So Close” by Rabih Mroué, in “Doomed by Hope: Essays on Arab Theatre”.

Ritual Art Troupe Board Meeting on March 15, 2019

The Ritual Art Troupe held a board meeting at 12:30pm on March 15, 2019, with Board Meeting Minutes here.

The agenda for the board meeting was as follows:

Official Business

  • Call to Order and Introductions
  • Quorum Check
  • Review and Approve Agenda
  • Review and Approve Prior Board Meeting Minutes
  • Board Recruitment
  • Project Review (brief)
  • Finances (Banking, Past and Planned Donations/Grants and Expenses)
  • Fundraising
  • Other Official Business
  • Next Board Meeting
  • Adjourn

People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre for San Francisco Climate March

The People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre was created by Theatre Makers for the purpose of participating in the activities surrounding the Global Rise for Climate March in San Francisco on September 8, 2018.

The project involved presenting four performances each of two plays:

  • Ecopocalypse: a dystopian play in which corporations and the wealthy continue the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment
  • Animal Factory Farm: a play portraying a fable about animals treated poorly by humans who band together and learn that humans are risking not only animal lives, but everything about our way of life on earth

 

Theatre Makers is a project of the Ritual Art Troupe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Ecopocalypse by Theatre Makers

Ecopocalypse is a dystopian play in which corporations and the wealthy continue the pursuit of profit at the expense of the environment.

A Theatre Makers project called the People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre premiered Ecopocalypse and another play called Animal Factory Farm with several San Francisco performances as part of the global Rise for Climate events during September 2018.

The first four performances of Ecopocalypse had the following cast:

  • Julia(n) Butterfly Abbey….Ben Perlman
  • Rajendra Shiva….David-Henry Bennett
  • Barron Pruitt….Nadeem Anjum
  • Ivanka Koch….Khadijah “Katie” Ford Garvin
  • Bodyguard….Matt Hoe
  • Air Vendor….Iryna Lymar
  • Protestors….Matt Hoe, Alexander Milbert, Stardust
  • Counter-Protestors….The Audience!

The People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre was created by Theatre Makers. Theatre Makers is a project of the Ritual Art Troupe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Thanks to…

  • Playwrights: Iryna Lymar and Stardust (thanks to Playwrights Circle critiques)
  • Sets: Spiraleena, Julie Neva, Meg Duff, Matthew Hoe, Lisa R. Prochello, Joaquín Sandoval, Stardust
  • Props and Costumes: Khadijah “Katie” Ford Garvin, Ben Perlman, Larry Ackerman, Michelle Tang, Cayenne, Rickster, Keith Hennessy, Mrs. Clear Plastic, Iryna Lymar, Stardust
  • Sound: Stardust, Andrew Chin
  • Logistics: Julien Jourdan
  • Videography/Editing: Peter Menchini
  • Funding: Audience Donations, Brad Rubenstein, Stardust
  • In-Kind Donations: Arizmendi Bakery, Stardust

“Exposé” excerpt music for titles Copyright ©2018 by Stardust Doherty and Bernhard Ruchti.
“Quartet No. 1 for FOCH” excerpt music for end credits Copyright ©2018 by Stardust Doherty.
“Ecopocalypse” Play Copyright ©2018 by Iryna Lymar and Stardust Doherty.

Animal Factory Farm by Theatre Makers

Animal Factory Farm is a play portraying a fable about animals treated poorly by humans who band together and learn that humans are risking not only animal lives, but everything about our way of life on earth.

A Theatre Makers project called the People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre premiered Animal Factory Farm and another play called Ecopocalypse with several San Francisco performances as part of the global Rise for Climate events during September 2018.

The first four performances of Animal Factory Farm had the following cast:

  • Chicken Little….Khadijah “Katie” Ford Garvin
  • Mad Cow….David-Henry Bennett
  • Sassy Salmon….Alexander Milbert, Ben Perlman
  • Guerrilla Gorilla….Nadeem Anjum
  • Human….Matt Hoe, Iryna Lymar
  • Human Race….The Audience!

 

The People’s Pop-Up Climate Justice Theatre was created by Theatre Makers. Theatre Makers is a project of the Ritual Art Troupe, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Our Thanks to…

  • Playwrights: Iryna Lymar and Stardust (thanks to Playwrights Circle critiques)
  • Sets: Spiraleena, Meg Duff, Matthew Hoe, Lisa R. Prochello, Joaquín Sandoval, Stardust
  • Props and Costumes: Khadijah “Katie” Ford Garvin, Ben Perlman, Larry Ackerman, Michelle Tang, Iryna Lymar, Stardust
  • Sound: Stardust, Andrew Chin
  • Logistics: Julien Jourdan
  • Videography/Editing: Peter Menchini
  • Funding: Audience Donations, Brad Rubenstein, Stardust
  • In-Kind Donations: Arizmendi Bakery, Stardust
  • Performance of Music for Titles and Credits: Friction Quartet

 

“Humboldt Quartet” Title and Credits Music Excerpt Copyright ©2018 by Stardust Doherty.
“Animal Factory Farm” Play Copyright ©2018 by Iryna Lymar and Stardust Doherty.

Kari Barclay Bio

Kari Barclay headshot image

Kari Barclay (he, his, him) is a director, playwright, and researcher completing his PhD in Theater and Performance Studies at Stanford University. Originally from Washington, DC, he has made work regionally and in New York at venues including the San Francisco Mime Troupe Studio, Round House Theater, and Manbites Dog. His original play, “Can I Hold You?”, was one of the first plays about asexuality performed in the U.S. and enjoyed runs in San Francisco and Brooklyn. Kari is a co-writer of the Theatre Maker play “20/20”. More at kari-barclay.com

Donate Play Scripts

To donate scripts of plays to the Ritual Art Troupe, please email us.

We are particularly seeking plays with social, political, economic, and environmental change (SPEEC) themes of whatever era and in whichever language.

We are specifically seeking scripts of the following plays:

  • If We Must Live by Frank Greenwood
  • Burn, Baby, Burn! by Frank Greenwood
  • Brother Malcolm X by Frank Greenwood
  • The Final Mission of Mother Jones by Frank Greenwood
  • Martin Luther King: The True Story by Frank Greenwood
  • Please Call Me Langston by Frank Greenwood
  • Zora! by Frank Greenwood
  • The Ferrer Play by Daud Mujais, Emile Khuri, et al.
  • The Ferrer Play produced in Paris probably in 1909
  • bamoro by Duro Ladipọ (1962)
  • ba Waja by Duro Ladipọ (1964)
  • Suru Baba Iwa by Duro Ladipọ
  • Tanimowo Iku by Duro Ladipọ
  • Bode Wasinimi by Duro Ladipọ
  • Plays from JOIN Community Union in the late 1960s, co-directed by Melody James and Little Dovie Thurman