A year after “This is Home: The Play”


Today marks one-year since the debut of “This is Home: The Play” a one-act theater piece directed by Jennifer Welch of Tides Theatre and myself. Though I’ve written and acted in plays before, this was my first time on the other side, co-directing this meditation on public housing featuring the amazing artists of Richmond’s RAW Talent.

From the video:
“Some of the poorest, oldest and most vulnerable people in the Bay Area live in squalor and fear in Richmond public housing. The Center for Investigative Reporting partnered with the San Francisco Chronicle and KQED and found that complaints from the residents of the Hacienda housing complex, one of the worst housing agencies in the country, have largely been ignored.

The Off/Page Project, a collaboration between CIR and Youth Speaks, worked with Tides Theatre in San Francisco and poets of Richmond, California’s, RAW Talent to create a Storyworks play based on CIR’s investigation. This is the result, performed live at Tides in March 2014.”

Watch the full film here.
Read reviews of the play in the San Francisco Chronicle and KALW.
Watch Off/Page profiled on the PBS NewsHour.

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