has proven once again to be a true test for myself and the Black Theater
community as a whole. The losses of both Amiri Baraka (2014) and Maya
Angelou (2014) created a hole to be felt nationwide, not failing to
mention Dr William H. Grier, co-author of Black Rage (2015).
With the spirit these icons represent, we march boldly into 2016 armed
with new productions and venues with which to carry on the ancient tradition.
SF Recovery Theatre is honored to present this year, the OBIE award
winning Black Arts Movement classic, “The Dutchman”, penned by the god-father
himself Amiri Baraka. This year will also include a few classic and
original staged works representative of the SFRT mission.
We continue our work in progress, “Night at the Black Hawk” an original
piece reflecting on the lives and stories of the artists, musicians
and residents that lived in the shadow of the Black Hawk Jazz Club.
Presented at various venues, both high and low, throughout San Francisco,
our monthly themed musical productions at Martuni’s Piano Bar offer
an excellent backdrop for this exciting work.
We also welcome a new partnership with, From the Garden to the Table
(www.g2t.org), to form a unique mobile
dinner/theater intervention model to forestall the many health maladies
brought on by poor diet and unhealthy lifestyles.
Having left 2015 behind, our accomplishments of starting the first Black
Theater Festival in the Tenderloin, an article in SF Chronicle, a first
of its kind Tenderloin Trifecta, performing three stunning shows in
two days with the support of jazz guitarist, Spencer Barefield and actor/comedian
David Alan Grier
As the many spirits that go before us have taught us….the show must
Crisis Intervention Director
SF Recovery Theatre
The San Francisco Recovery Theatre is
out to make a difference.