You are invited to attend the Tides Theater performances of ” This is Home” . Combining journalism, poetry, theater storytelling, sound light and culture this innovative piece explores the issues prevalent in the Richmond housing projects in the East Bay. Half price tickets are offered to all Architecture students. When ordering tickets online simply use the promotion code “CIR” (all caps). The event has been extended to March 27 and March 28.
Extended 2 NIGHTS: MARCH 27 & 28 8PM Advance Tickets on sale NOW for Tides Mailing List
Tides Theatre: Box Office: tidestheatre.org/tickets
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Two groundbreaking collaborations with The Center for Investigative Reporting (CIR) are joining forces to explore the intersection of live performance and hard-hitting journalism at Tides Theatre this March. StoryWorks (theater) and Off/Page (poetry) are developing a show that will present an unforgettable look at one of the worst housing projects in America. This immersive production – taking place March 20-22 – will delve into the lives of several Richmond, California teens, who are attempting to make sense of these challenging situations through an innovative artform that combines journalism, poetry, theater, storytelling, sound, light and culture.
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 Tide Theatre’s Jennifer Welch and Off/Page Director Jose Vadi, the performance will be written by three young poets from Richmond: Donte Clark, Deandre Evans and William “Peeps” Hartfield-Peoples. The poets joined Harris in the field last year, interviewing sources and walking through dilapidated, mold-infested buildings. In the March performance, audiences will experience a dramatized version of their impressions, which were originally explored in the the Off/Page short film ‘This is Home.’
THIS IS HOME will be a multidisciplinary presentation incorporating the many multimedia components produced in conjunction with the investigation – assets created in collaboration with CIR, Off/Page, Tides Theatre, KQED and the San Francisco Chronicle.