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Jackie Sojico

Sound engineer/Producer, Sights & Sounds

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Earl Buenaobra

 

Choreographer, musician, and healer Sammay Dizon is originally from the Southern California city of Carson, but she’s made her artistic home here in the Bay. Her work often deals with  her cultural identity as a Filipina woman, particularly in the multimedia arts festival she founded, Urban X Indigenous.

David Wilson

 

Actress, writer, and educator Rhodessa Jones got the idea for The Medea Project: Theater for Incarcerated Women almost 30 years ago, after teaching classes at the San Francisco County Jail.

 Playwright Kelli Kerslake Colaco’s new play, "You Are My Sunshine," is based on a dark story from her own family history. Growing up, Kelli had heard rumors from different family members, and pieced together that one night in 1931, her great-grandfather killed his wife, mother-in-law, and then himself. The show searches for the truth  behind the dark family legend, and is narrated through Woody Guthrie-style folk songs. 

Garaje Gooch

 

The Stud is a queer bar in San Francisco with a long and storied history. It was founded in 1966, the same year as the historic Compton’s Cafeteria Riot in the Tenderloin, three years before the Stonewall uprising in New York. It survived the AIDS crisis, the dot com boom, and bust and boom again — all the while building a reputation as a quirky, welcoming place for all visitors.

Courtesy of Marie de Porres Taylor

 

While it may seem like quilting is just for grandmas, it has a long history all over the world and it’s a thriving art form today. Here in the Bay Area, the African American Quilt Guild of Oakland’s 80 members meets monthly to work on personal projects, as well as bigger art pieces.

 

San Francisco-based choreographers Kat Cole and Eric Garcia are the directors of Detour Dance, a company that creates multidisciplinary performance and film with an emphasis on social justice.