Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Wanda's Picks Radio Show, Wednesday, January 24, 2018

This is a black arts and culture site. We will be exploring the African Diaspora via the writing, performance, both musical and theatrical (film and stage), as well as the visual arts of Africans in the Diaspora and those influenced by these aesthetic forms of expression. I am interested in the political and social ramifications of art on society, specifically movements supported by these artists and their forebearers. It is my claim that the artists are the true revolutionaries, their work honest and filled with raw unedited passion. They are our true heroes. Ashay!

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1. Robert Moses (RMK) joins us to talk about his 23rd Annual Home Season and the debut of Bootstrap Tales at YBCA, Feb. 23-25,

2. Jeffrey Smith, director, From the Garden to the Table and Geoffrey Grier, director, SF Recovery Theatre, join us to talk about "A Trip Down Memory Lane," 
Friday January 26, 2018 at the Cadillac Hotel 380 Eddy Streeet in San Francisco, from 12:30 - 1:30 p.m.

The show is another edition of the teams ongoing "Night at the Black Hawk" series, chronicling the lives and times of artists and residents who lived in the shadow of the famed Black Hawk jazz club. The lunchtime concert includes healthy food options provided by The Green Mobile Health Education Kitchen (

From the Garden to the Table, a healthy food, lifestyle and culture enhancement program, received a grant from the San Francisco Foundation last Nov. 2017, in partnership with California Pacific Medical Center, to provide targeted intervention to Single Room Occupancy Hotels (SRO) in the San Francisco Tenderloin.  The grant was facilitated by the San Francisco Department of Public Health to support health, safety, and environmental programs for residents in the Tenderloin and the Sixth Street Corridor. 

The grant allows the GMHEK team to continue providing healthy food and cooking alternatives to the Tenderloin SRO community in concert with SF Recovery Theatre's proprietary social delivery method. Along with monthly classes and events, a portion of the grant is designated for From the Garden to the Table to build the first "all-green" SRO community kitchen in the Tenderloin. 

GMHEK is asking the Tenderloin community and the San Francisco public to support this very special health intervention. Please see the Go Fund Me page to learn more and donate to this needed project:

GMHEK is the implementation program of From the Garden to the Table (501c3) and San Francisco Recovery Theatre.

This is the only green mobile food truck around. To help Smith and Grier develop the project further, visit and support at:

3. Skeleton Crew, by Dominique Morisseau opens for previews at the Marin Theatre Company, 1/25-2/18, then the work moves to TheatreWorks at Lucie Stern in Palo Alto. 

This piece — the third in Morisseau’s Detroit Cycle — is MTC has been aiming to produce since Dominique first wrote the script in 2013. The work brings together Margo Hall, Lance Gardner, Tristan Cunningham and Christian Thompson, directed by Jade King Carroll, whose has a rich history with this play and with Dominique’s work.
Tristan Cunningham (Shanita) started performing when she was ten with Vermont’s Circus Smirkus. After touring for eight years, she changed her focus to acting and graduated with a B.F.A from S.U.N.Y Purchase Acting Conservatory. Some of her Bay Area credits include A Winter’s Tale, The Comedy of Errors, Measure for Measure and A Midsummer Night’s Dream with California Shakespeare Theater, The Arsonists with Aurora Theater and Tree with the San Francisco Playhouse. She is a proud member of Actors Equity Association and a TBA and BATCC Award winner for her work in The Taming at Marin Shakespeare Theater. She is honored to be working with MTC for the first time and returning to Theatreworks after playing Passepartout in Around the World in 80 Days.

4. Lifer-- the Story of Glenn Bailey at Lower Bottom Playaz --Koran Streets (Nephew, Ponce), Christopher Weddle (Carter, DA, Norton), Remy Harris Sr. (Jay Cat, Commissioner). The play is at The Flight Deck, 1540 Broadway, Oakland. Visit

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