Who Shot La Miguelito?

Written & Directed by Sean San José

October 17–20, 2019
The Playhouse at Zellerbach Hall
Running Time: 70 minutes (no intermission)


This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens... and ghosts. Originally created for the San Francisco performance group Campo Santo, the piece has been made anew for UC Berkeley with an original score, immersive design, and incorporated student stories.

Press Coverage

In 'La Miguelito,' a street artist's murder mirrors Bay Area gentrification

Daniela Cervantes in "Who Shot La Miguelito?" | October 2019

Daniela Cervantes as 'La Miguelito' | Photo by Ben Dillon