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Thursday, 1/12/23 – 7:30pm, $20 cover charge
Andrea Snow in a performance/reading of
Emily Keeler’sDark Days and a Black Dog,
a darkly comic memoir in linked poems
Three celebrated Bay Area artists — a writer/choreographer, a director and an actor — have created a unique performance piece based on the book Dark Days and a Black Dog. Obie award winning actor Andrea Snow performs an intriguing, fully embodied “play/reading,” a new approach to bringing the written word to vivid life for an audience.
Dark Days and a Black Dog, both the book and the performance, is rooted in the experiences of a family over seven heart-wrenching, darkly comic years that will, for many, feel both shocking and breathtakingly recognizable.
The piece is directed by Jael Weisman, also an Obie award winner, whose work with legendary companies and productions has spanned almost fifty years. The book is by Emily Keeler, a four- time recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Individual Fellowship who has worked as a dancer, choreographer and writer in the Bay Area and New York.. https://www.dar
Author Emily Keeler has been a dancer in San Francisco since 1974. She was a principal dancer for The Moving Company, Cliff Kuter’s New Dance Company, and Joe Goode Performance Group. She choreographed for numerous dance companies both ballet and contemporary including SF Dance Theater, Chrysalis, The Moving Company, DanceArt, Oakland Ballet, and Joffrey Dancers, and was a four time recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Choreographic Fellowship. She has been an educator and artist in residence in many schools, colleges, and other settings, and has served as a movement consultant to a wide variety of small and large opera, theater and circus companies including ACT, George Coates Performance Works, Magic Theater, StageGroup, Make-a-Circus, and The Pickle Family Circus. She has been the Artistic Director of San Francisco Arts Education Project, a 53 year old organization that connects mid-career artists with young people, since 1986. She began her writing studies at California College of the Arts and earned her MFA in Creative Writing at San Francisco State. Dark Days and a Black Dog is her second book. Her first is What is Fiction.
Actor Andrea Snow brings to the stage a long and diverse career. A principal actor with the San Francisco Mime Troupe for many years, she played the title role in the Obie award winning Dragon Lady’s Revenge. She clowned with the Pickle Family Circus, and was a frequent writer/director for Make*A*Circus.
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