A huge thank you to those who attended the 3rd Annual Acting Out – For the Health of It hosted by our Board of Directors member Julie Morgan. Special thanks to everyone who made this event such a success, especially the amazing performers who donated their time and talent: SoulForce Dance Company, Ann Kim and Laurie Hessen Pomeranz (BAYS), Dhaya Lakkshminarayanan, Date Nite, and our incredible emcee Tania Katan. And thank you Laura Turbow Photography for taking beautiful photos of the night.
See you all next year!
Tuesday, March 3, 2015
7:00 – 9:00pm
Presented at Brava Theater Center
2781 – 24th St, San Francisco
General Admission Tickets: $35 (Doors open at 6:45 and show promptly at 7:15pm)
VIP Tickets: $75 (Reception from 6-7pm)
We’re delighted to announce the brilliant and hilarious Tania Katan will emcee the evening. Tania is an award-winning author of My One Night Stand with Cancer. She’s a solo-performer and paid instigator who manages to take a creative and humorous approach to tough topics like surviving cancer and gay rights.
Joining Tania on the stage is a fabulous line-up of performers who share a commitment to health justice and are donating their time and talent to the event.
Date Nite will be rocking out on the stage with their entertaining and sultry electronic pop songs. The three like-minded spirits, Jason, Annie and Candy that make up Date Nite share a love for science and beats, and “assembled a musical collective dedicated to dynamic ass shaking.” They were recently voted The Deli’s “SF Artist of the Month”!
Moving across the stage with soul and grace is SoulForce Dance Company. This famed dance company is not your average hip-hop dance company; their choreography and dancers have been featured in music videos, festivals, commercials (and more) as they fuse other dance styles and theatre in their repertoire.
And your belly will hurt with all the laughing you’ll do with Dhaya Lakshminarayanan on the mic. Dhaya is a hilarious, thought-provoking, and self-professed “nerdy” stand-up comedian and storyteller. She’s been voted “Best Comedian” in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s “Best of the Bay” readers’ poll and her voice can be heard from KQED specials to national NPR shows.
Writers, Annie Kim and Laurie Hessen Pomeranz from Bay Area Young Survivors (BAYS) will grace the stage. They’ll share excerpts from their stories in the published anthology The Day My Nipple Fell Off and Other Stories of Survival, Solidarity, and Sass.
If you are joining us for the VIP reception, you’ll enjoy delicious bites and refreshing beverages while listening to the sounds of Samba-Rock music by Gringa. You’ll hear Brazilian covers, as well as originals that put a Latin spin on American pop and feature lyrics in English and Portuguese.
Special thanks to Laura Turbow for volunteering her time and expertise by photographing the evening.
Thank you to our event sponsors and in-kind donors!
Lee Ann Slinkard and Maria Morris