Sunday, June 20, 2021
7pm at Brava Theater Center
In-person film screening followed by a live Q&A
Brava is thrilled to throw open our doors and usher our audiences back in for a special in-person screening of Rotimi Agbabiaka’s film Manifesto!
In Manifesto’s cinematic release, we find “Rotimi” basking in the new day of America! There’s a vaccine for the virus, democracy has been saved, and now, more than ever, Black Lives Matter. As live entertainment prepares to make its comeback, a queer, black actor decides to create a manifesto for theatre in our brave new world. But just when a revolutionary artist thinks they know all the answers, that’s when they need to start asking some new questions.
Using comedy, drag, music,dance, and “an endless parade of captivating characters and scenes” (KQED), Rotimi Agbabiaka’s solo film gives an inside look at the terminally inequitable entertainment industry and then leaps forward to imagine the future of revolutionary art in a time when diversity is on trend. Hailed as a “lightening bolt of insight and delightful bitterness” (Mission Local), Manifesto shines an illuminating light on the triumphs, failings, and absurdities of our current moment.
The film runs 50 minutes and will be followed by a live Q & A with Manifesto’s writer/performer Rotimi Agbabiaka and director Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe. The bar will be stocked and open for business!
$20 with no additional taxes or fees
For this engagement, Brava is limiting seating capacity to 45%, with 164 tickets available for sale. Tickets must be purchased in advance and assigned seating is required. Only vaccinated persons may attend as patrons at this time.*
Brava has undertaken appropriate modifications to comply with current health and safety protocols provided by the San Francisco Department of Public Health. These measures include requiring proof of vaccination, mandatory face covering that completely covers nose and mouth, secured with ear loops or head strap (gaiters and bandanas are not acceptable), increased cleaning before performances, and a no-touch or low-touch experience.
* Full vaccination is defined as completion of the two-dose regimen of Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or one dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine administered two weeks or more in advance of the concert to be attended. Fully vaccinated patrons must bring a paper, photo, or electronic copy of their completed vaccination card or a record of vaccination directly from the healthcare provider who administered the vaccine with an appropriate ID matching the name on the proof of vaccination for entry.
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Brava, 2781 24th St, San Francisco, United States