"Who Shot la Miguelito?," written and directed by Sean San José, who grew up in San Francisco’s Mission District and co-founded the theater company, Campo Santo, tells a story about the murder of a young street artist, la Miguelito, in the Mission District — a story that parallels the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods.
In his senior year as a TDPS major, Drew Woodson is writing and directing a play titled "Your Friend, Jay Silverheels" that speaks to the experiences of a Native actor working in the industry today. The play explores connections to the generations of actors that have come before and to the Native people who have grown up in an urban environment away from their ancestral land. The central themes involve the loss of people and things closest to us as well as what happens when we lose our own paths in life.
Building a bridge across the Pacific Ocean, two indigenous dance groups — Miriki Performing Arts from Australia and the Northern Pomo Dancers from California — are coming together at UC Berkeley to perform on Memorial Glade on Friday, Aug. 2.