June 28 & 29
BATCO and Qcc present
The Crooked Room
AAACC, 8pm-Fri/Sat & 2pm-Sat.
TIX: $15/Students-Seniors; $20/Genl; $35/Center Seating; $50/Support the Artist! NOTA
A Queer Black woman fasting alone in a room attempts to take vows silence but is plagued by the loud thoughts that surface. Brutality at the core of the American Dream and the generational debris that follows comes to a head in The Crooked Room, where “closed mouths don’t get fed.”
Jerrie Johnson is a recent Alumni from the American Conservatory Theater’s Masters of Fine Arts program. She will soon be playing Titania in CalShakes’ upcoming production of Midsummer Night’s Dream. Her regional credits include Belle in ACT’s A Christmas Carol, OG Howland/Hawkins understudy for Men On Boats, The Nina in Airness and Phebe and Celia in As You Like it at Chautauqua Theater Company and Olga in Three Sisters.
Johnson is excited to be bringing The Crooked Room to the Queer Arts Festival. “As a Queer Art Activist, it is my duty to tell my story, truthFULLY and unapologetically. It is my right to push up against the patriarchy and challenge white supremacy through my art, thus beginning the journey to
liberation and bringing my community closer to healing,” Johnson says, “My desire is that this piece be moveable, both literally and emotionally.” @ThaBlackIceQueen
The Bay Area Theater Company (BATCO)produces live theater that authentically reflects the experiences of the Bay Area’s historically and currently marginalized communities. Our productions address social justice issues from a multi-racial, multi-gendered, intergenerational and intersectional perspective and provide theater workers of color as well as LGBTQ actors and technicians access to professional mentoring and paid employment opportunities.
Rodney Earl Jackson Jr.
Artistic Director, The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company