a spoken-word chamber opera
for six poets, string quartet, electric guitar, percussion, and electronics
in collaboration with Kronos Quartet, the Living Earth Show, and Youth Speaks
directed by Sean San Jose
music by Danny Clay
text written and performed by A.M. Smiley, Gabriel Cortez, Michael Wayne Turner III, Aimee Suzara, Tassiana Willis, and Sean San Jose, with additional writing by Tongo Eisen-Marten and Enrique Garcia Naranjo
presented by San Francisco Performances
An evening-length work about growing up in the Bay Area and the accelerating pace of gentrification as told by people of color. Premiered at Herbst Theater in the War Memorial Building, located in San Francisco's Civic Center neighborhood just across from City Hall.