Category Archives: Events

“Tenderloin” Resonates

Tenderloin Set

“‘Tenderloin’ Set”

Critics and audiences alike love “Tenderloin”, Cutting Ball Theater‘s new production about San Francisco’s inner city neighborhood. The play has been given an extended run through 24 June due to sold-out houses, so I strongly advise you to get tickets in advance. A visually engaging set, luscious sound design, and brilliant acting all combine to create a memorable evening of intimate theater that for many people will reveal the Tenderloin in ways they’ve never before seen it. For more about the play and my personal involvement with it, there’s a terrific article in the Los Angeles Times and an interview on KQED Forum with writer/director Annie Elias, actors David Sinaiko and Tristan Cunningham, and me.

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“Production Meeting, 26 April 2012” (left to right) actors Leigh Shaw, Michael Kelly, Rebecca Frank, Siobhan Doherty, Tristan Cunningham, David Sinaiko (foreground) scenic designer Michael Locher


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“Cutting Ball Theater brings ‘Tenderloin’ to Stage”

Read-through - David

“Read-through – David” (2012)

From a feature article by Chad Jones in the weekend “Arts and Entertainment” section of the San Francisco Chronicle:

Cutting Ball Theater, in the heart of the Tenderloin, is turning its neighborhood into a work of theatrical art.

Read more here.

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Guest Blogging at Intersection

Ghost Sign #1

Ghost Sign #1

Starting today, I’ll be doing a bi-weekly feature blog over at Intersection for the Arts, where I’m currently the photographer in residence. While you’re there, check out Off The Grid for fine food and live music in the open air every Friday, as well as the opening of the “Broadside Attractions: Vanquished Terrains” exhibit in the Intersection gallery at 925 Mission this Wednesday from 7:00 to 9:00pm. I’ll be there and so should you!

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2 Blocks of Art


Friday, October 14
4–8 p.m.
Various Locations on Sixth Street between Market and Howard

Urban Solutions’ 2 Blocks of Art takes place on Sixth Street between Market and Howard. The art walk showcases a neighborhood rich in culture and well known for its cutting edge arts community. The event draws a record number of people to the Sixth Street corridor; features, like musicians playing in a Laundromat and a fashion designer exhibiting in an optometry office, make this event truly unique!

2 Blocks of Art is book-ended by well-known Luggage Store gallery at one end, and 1st Amendment gallery (1AM) at the other. Approximately 50 artists exhibit in 25 locations – all within 2 blocks!

Artists will be featured in galleries, retail shops, restaurants, theaters and event spaces along the first two blocks of Sixth Street. The art walk is FREE and no purchase is required for viewing the shows! The restaurants, bars, nightclubs and theaters along Sixth Street will offer discounted food, drinks and admission prices to after-party events for art walk participants.

I’ll be exhibiting some of my photography—all of it for sale—at the offices of Dr. Jack Sinow, Optometrist (who incidentally is my own optometrist), 71 Sixth Street, next to the Sonoma Market. I hope to see you there!


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