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Monday, February 01, 2016

Monday, February 1, 2016, 8 PM
Kearny Street Workshop
(1246 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94103)

Mark your calendars, because Lydia’s Funeral Video will be launching in San Francisco in an unforgettable event! Join us and Kearny Street Workshop in February for a performance & discussion of Lydia’s Funeral Video with SAM CHANSE. Writer Claire Light will be joining in on the discussion. This event will also be featuring music by The Invisible Cities. You wouldn’t want to miss it!

For more information–including ticket information–check out the Facebook event page here, and Kearny Street Workshop’s event page here.

If you can’t make it to San Francisco, catch Sam Chanse at Avenue 50 Studio in Los Angeles on January 25th!

Sam Chanse is a writer and theater artist based in New York and California. A 2015 Sundance Ucross Playwright Fellow and member of the Ma-Yi Writers Lab, her work has also been supported by the Lark Play Development Center, Labyrinth Theater, the Actor’s Studio Playwrights/Directors Unit, Bindlestiff Studio, Asian American Theater Company, and the San Francisco Arts Commission, and more. Her plays, musicals, and theater work includeFruiting Bodies, Gilgamesh & the Mosquito (with composer Bob Kelly), Lobsters Live Forever (also with Bob Kelly), Marian Jean, About That Whole Dying Thing, Back to the Graveyard, and Lydia’s Funeral Video — which was also published by Kaya Press as a book in 2015. She received her MFA in playwriting from Columbia University, and in musical theater writing from NYU’s Tisch School for the Arts. She was once artistic director of Kearny Street Workshop, and co-director of Locus Arts.​

Claire Light is a Bay Area writer and cultural worker. She has worked for 17 years in nonprofit administration, particularly arts in the Asian American community. Her MFA in fiction came from San Francisco State University, and some of her fiction is published in McSweeney’s, Hyphen, Farthing, andThe Encyclopedia Project. A short collection of her short stories, called SLIGHTLY BEHIND AND TO THE LEFT, was published by Aqueduct Press in 2009.​

The Invisible Cities is a SF/NYC band formed sometime around 2000. To date, the band has released three albums: Watertown (2004),Houses Shine Like Teeth (2009) and Meet The Lampreys (2012). You can hear what they sound like at theinvisiblecities.bandcamp.com.

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