The Randall Museum adds Poetry to its Menu of Events
A special Poetry Series makes its debut on the stage of the Randall Museum Theater in March of 2009.
Conceived and produced by Ana Elsner and Stephen Kopel, this unique and dynamic poetry show features performances by a diversity of San Francisco Bay Area poets. We are proud to showcase and give you a taste of the vibrant contemporary poetry scene.
This is the second part of the 3-part series.
Second Night: Thursday, March 12, 2009
"Passion Unveiled", directed and hosted by Ana Elsner
Ana Elsner's invited Performers are:
: : Stephen Kopel, skilled craftsman and veteran performer of mirthful poems
: : Jari Bradley, spoken word hip-hop artist and finalist of The 11th Annual Youth Speaks Teen Poetry Slam
: : Christopher Bernard, passionate poet, playwright and novelist with an international bent
: : Joan Gelfand, award winning published poet and author, president of the Women's National Book Association
and SPECIAL MUSICAL GUEST
: : Don Prell on acoustic bass
The Randall Museum opened in its current location in 1951 with exhibits, a theater, classrooms, arts and crafts shops and studios. It is situated in the 16-acre Corona Heights Park on a large hill between the Castro and Haight districts of San Francisco, and boasts stunning views of the city, the downtown skyline and the San Francisco Bay.
It was named in honor of its founder, Josephine D. Randall. It is owned and operated by the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department, with support from 'Randall Museum Friends', a non-profit organization, and with the help of many dedicated volunteers.
Randall Museum Theater,
199 Museum Way at Roosevelt Way,
San Francisco, CA 94114,
in the geographic center of the city
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-:- -:- -:- The program starts at 7p.m. and is FREE of charge -:- -:- -:-
Recommended for ages 15 and up.
See Press Release on Cross-Cultural Outline
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This Elsner / Kopel production is sponsored by The San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department.
Jump to the last event of the MUSEUM POETRY TRILOGY
A Message from your Host
"In an age when city coffers are depleted and public and community venues and facilities such as the San Francisco Public Libraries, SFPL, the San Francisco Free Civic Theater, SFFCT, director Glenn Havlan, several neighborhood rec centers and many other free city-run programs are being threatened with cut-backs, it is especially important to come out in support of local literary and community events before they vanish forever.
The Randall Theater Poetry Series is one such program. Attending one, two or all three of the poetry shows will not only inform and entertain you, but will also send a message to the appropriate city agencies that events such as these are in demand, are vital to the local community and deserve continued funding.
Yes, we are soliciting your engagement and presence at these three shows, not just for the benefit of the featured poets and musicians who are giving so generously of their time and talent without monetary compensation, but also to help us make an important point.
So go ahead, jump on our (poetry) bandwagon. There's room for all of us!
- Ana Elsner
Poet, Producer and Patron of the Arts