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Two groundbreaking CIR projects are joining forces to explore the intersection of live performance and hard-hitting journalism at Tides Theatre in March. StoryWorks goes Off/Page to bring to life the stories about one of the worst housing projects in America. This immersive production – taking place March 20 to 22 and March 27 to 28 – will take you inside Richmond, Calif.’s most downtrodden public housing complexes.
Sourced from Amy Julia Harris’ Richmond housing investigation, the live program looks to analyze the concept of home through the daily experiences of Richmond residents living – and surviving – amid atrocious living conditions in the Hacienda and Nevin housing projects.
Under the direction of StoryWorks Artistic Director Jennifer Welch and Off/Page Project Director José Vadi, the writing of the piece will be spearheaded by three young poets from Richmond: Donte Clark, Deandre Evans and William Hartfield-Peoples. The poets joined Harris in the field last year interviewing sources and walking through dilapidated, mold-infested buildings. You will see their experiences, documented in the Off/Page poem-driven short film “This is Home,” along with Harris’ interviews with residents, play out on stage.
"This is Home," the play, will be a multidisciplinary presentation incorporating the many multimedia components produced by CIR, Off/Page, KQED and the San Francisco Chronicle.
Buy your tickets here! Doors open at 7:30 p.m.