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Fireside Chat: The Shipment

October 1, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Panelists with cast and crew of The Shipment


Join Professor Shimizu at a fireside chat after the show on 10/1!

Thick House
1695 18th St.
San Francisco, CA 94107


By Young Jean Lee
Directed by Mina Morita & Lisa Marie Rollins
Bay Area Premiere

In THE SHIPMENT, Lee uses her razor-sharp and unsettling humor to upend the surface stereotypes and tropes of African Americans that permeate our media, entertainment industry, and the dominant culture (aka White-framed) narrative. Audiences are confronted with clichés, distortions, and brilliant sleights of hand that force us to go beyond the lampoon and shift the lens through which we perceive race in order to confront our own bias.

Saturday October 1: Theater of Provocation – Using Performance as Social Activism

Special Guests: Celine Parreñas Shimizu – Professor of Cinema at San Francisco State University
Brandi Wilkins Catanese – Associate Professor in the Departments of African American Studies and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley
Sonia Fernandez – The Shipment dramaturg, Crowded Fire Resident Artist, and Associate Artistic Director at Magic Theatre

Student Tickets are always $15! Please bring ID


October 1, 2016
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm


Thick House
1695 18th St.
San Francisco, 94107 United States
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Celine Parreñas Shimizu speaks on race, sexuality and representation in global popular culture and screens and discusses her films. 

If you are interested in inviting her to present her work, please click here to complete the contact form.