Wanda's Picks June 6, 2012
Guests: JC Montgomery was part of the original Broadway production of The Scottsboro Boys. He also appeared on Broadway in Bye Bye Birdie, The Little Mermaid, The Color Purple, Thou Shalt Not, Swing!, Parade, Smokey Joe’s Cafe and The Boys from Syracuse.
Waights Taylor Jr., born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, lives in Santa Rosa, California. His latest book, Our Southern Home: Scottsboro to Montgomery to Birmingham—The Transformation of the South in the Twentieth century, was published in October 2011 joins JC to speak about the play and the case, The Scottsboro Boys which opens at ACT-SF June 21-July 15, 2012. Visit www.act-sf.org
Nicole Klaymoon and guest collaborator, Sean San Jose, join us to talk about Klaymoon’s Embodiment Project's latest installment of urban dance theater, House of Matter, this weekend at Dance Mission, 24th Street & Mission, Fri.-Sun., June 8-10, 2012.
Through Klaymoon’s signature use of street and modern dance, poetry, personal narrative and live music, House of Matter examines the houses in which we belong – both the families that we are born into and those that we choose, the body that we inhabit and the planet that we reside. Visit dancemission.com
We close with a prerecorded interview with director, Jeff Warrick, who speaks about his film (opened in SF Oct. 2011).