Transracial Adoption from one black girl’s perspective

Upcoming Appearances

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Upcoming Performances, Workshops, Lectures – 2014

Tuesday March 4th, 6-8pm
“TRA Parenting and the Multiracial child”

Workshop open to the public at Our Family Coalition in BERKELEY
REGISTER HERE

Tuesday March 11th, 6-8pm
“Parenting a Transracial Adoptee and Creating Your Community”
Workshop open to the public at Our Family Coalition in SAN FRANCISCO
REGISTER HERE:

March 29th, 3pm
excerpt from “Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being Adopted into a White Family… that aren’t Celebrities” 

as part of the Los Angeles Women’s Theater Festival
Electric Lodge – 1416 Electric Avenue, Venice, CA 90291

Tickets: $22.00 – scroll down to MARCH 29th “Mirrored Reflections”
April 10th, 9am
“Adoptee Poetics of Transracial Adoption: Adoptee Justice, Writing and Healing”

Keynote Speaker for the 35th Annual American Adoption Congress Conference
Embarcadero Ballroom, PARC 55 Wyndham Hotel, San Francisco
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION

April 22, 6-8pm
Adult Adoptee Panel I

Workshop open to the public at Our Family Coalition in BERKELEY
REGISTER HERE

April 29, 6-8pm
Adult Adoptee Panel II

Workshop open to the public at Our Family Coalition in BERKELEY
REGISTER HERE

—————-Selected Past Lectures, Workshops and Performances:———————————

Sept 24th, 7:30pm, excerpt from “Ungrateful Daughter” at “Tell it on Tuesday in Berkeley at the Berkeley Marsh Theater.

October 11-13th, Guest Artist, Concerned United Birth Parents Retreat. Calabasas, CA.

Tuesday May 21, 2013 -- Full performance at my alma mater, CSU, San Bernardino.

Feb 24th, 7pm San Francisco - “Ungrateful Daughter” excerpt alongside amazing Zahra Noorbaksh and Susan Ito for Solo Sundays at StageWerx theater, 446 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA.

Feb 14th, 8pm Berkeley - Reading new work from my manuscript,  “Setting the Compass” at Aya de Leon’s 16th Annual Love Fest at La Pena Cultural Center. I’ll be sharing the stage with more amazing folks, Micia Mosely, Valorie Troutt, Brandon Melendez and the beautiful poets from June Jordan’s Poetry for the People. La Pena Cultural Center, 3105 Shattuck Ave.Berkeley. lapena.org

Feb 9th, Oakland – Solo House – Writing and Performing the One Person show 7 week workshop begins.
For a couple years people have been asking me to teach a solo performance workshop. I still have 2 spaces left for new participants! “Solo House is an interactive workshop space where over the course of 7 weeks you will write, develop and perform (in front of a live audience!) a 15-minute solo performance piece.”

October 2012 – Artist in Residence, Pomona College

August 10th-23rd, 2012
“Ungrateful Daughter” NYC PREMIERE!
as part of the 2012 NYC International Fringe Theater Festival
VENUE #6
The White Box at 440 Studios
440 Lafayette Street

FRI 8/10 @ 8:30p
SUN 8/12 @ 7:00p
WED 8/15 @ 8:30p
FRI 8/17 @ 4:00p
SUN 8/19 @ 2:15p
THUR 8/23 @ 5:00p

October 4-7, 2012

“Ungrateful Daughter” Atlanta PREMIERE!
14th Street Playhouse – Stage 3(Black Box)
Thursday, October 4 at 8:00pm
Saturday, October 6 at 6:00pm

April 24, 2012, 8pm

“Ungrateful Daughter, unplugged”
Stanford Storytelling Project – BIG SHORTS
Coho Cafe, Stanford campus – Palo Alto, CA

Sunday May 6th, 2012, at 2pm
NEW PIECE: “Inventing my Grandmothers”

San Francisco, CA
As part of the “See Mom, I Didn’t Forget” showcase for Mother’s Day 2012

Saturday May 12th, 2012
as part of “ATYPICAL: Stories from the anomalous Asian American”
presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center.
8pm. at Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco.

April 12, 2012, 6-8pm

“Adoption: My Voice, My Body” a writing workshop for Adoptive Parents
in Collaboration with Our Family Coalition
San Francisco, CA
This creative writing workshop offers adoptive parents time to explore your stories. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing your memories, your ideas, thoughts about adoption and race. We will play with your own concepts of family, mothering and fathering in a way that will focus on your own specific stories of the challenges and joys of adoptive parenting.

April 5, 2012, 6-8pm
Adoptee Panel “Race, Transracial Adoption and Parenting” in collaboration with Our Family Coalition
San Francisco, CA

March 22-25, 2012
Panel discussion exploring “Adoptee Pedagogy” with Jennifer Kwon Dobbs, Nate Bae Kupel, Robert Ballard & Susan Harness.
The Fourth International Conference on Adoption and Culture, Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, and Politics hosted at The Claremont Colleges, Claremont, CA. (My alma mater for my MA! yeee!)

March 3, 2012, 11-3pm
“Writing Ghosts, Revealing the Unknown” a creative writing workshop
Oakland, CA
INFO and REGISTER HERE!

February 26, 11am-3pm 2012 (please note date change!)
Blogging 101 for Writers, Artists, Entrepreneurs
Oakland, CA
INFO and REGISTER HERE!

November 11-13th, 2011
AFAAD Fourth Annual Gathering
Seattle, WA
INFORMATION

Saturday, November 5th, 2011
Keynote Speaker
Mixed Student Union 2011 Conference
University of California, Berkeley

October 22-23, 2011
Keynote Artist/Speaker at UMOJA, Black Enrichment Program for Families who adopted Black/African American children.
Green Lake, Wisconson

October 6th-8th, 2011
Full Length Workshop Performances of the newest edition of
“Ungrateful Daughter: One Black Girls Story of being Adopted by White People… that arent Celebrities”
La Pena Cultural Center, Berkeley, CA

Thursday September 29th, 2011
Guest Artist Panelist
“The Working Artist”
Mills College, Oakland, CA

July 29 – 31, 2011
Keynote Guest Artist
KAAN 13th Annual Conference
Atlanta, Georgia

July 28th, 2011
Presenting Panelist
National Association of Black Psychologists
Washington, DC.

Sunday July 26th 2011, 7pm
“Ungrateful Daughter” exerpt at StageWerx, San Francisco, CA
As part of the acclaimed, “Solo Sundays” series produced by Bruce Pachtman.

Saturday June 18th, 2011
Adoptive Parent Workshop: “Adoption, My Voice, My Body: A Writing Workshop”, 11am-3pm
This week welcomes adoptive parents to spend time exploring your stories. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing your memories, your voices and time with the concepts of family, mothering and fathering in a way that will focus on your own specific stories of the challenges and joys of adoptive parenting.

Saturday June 11th, 2011
Birth Parent Workshop: “Adoption, My Voice, My Body: A Writing Workshop”, 11am-3pm
This week welcomes all Birth Parents, both mothers and fathers together to write. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing your stories, thoughts and ideas about your connection or disconnection to the children in your life who are also impacted by adoption and your body as it remembers the past.

Sunday June 4th, 2011
Adoptee Workshop: “Adoption, My Voice, My Body: A Writing Workshop”. 11am-3pm
This week welcomes all adopted people – same race, transracial / inter-country and kinship adoptees. We will spend time reading, discussing and writing our memories, our voices and our stories as adopted people and time focusing on our bodies as holding memory and histories that need to be spoken.

Friday May 20th, 2011
“ATYPICAL: Stories from the anomalous Asian American”
as part of the “The United States of Asian America Festival,” presented by the Asian Pacific Islander Cultural Center.
8pm. at Mission Cultural Center, San Francisco.

Sunday May 8th, 2011, 2 performances, 2pm and 8pm
Ungrateful Daughter

San Francisco, CA
As part of the “See Mom, I Didn’t Forget” showcase for Mother’s Day 2011
BUY TICKETS HERE!

“The Poetics of Transracial Adoption: Adoptee Justice, Poetry and Healing”
Guest Lecture: African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, April 27, 2011.

April 8-10th, 2011
Panel Speaker

Amherst, MA
as part of the CLPP’s Annual Reproductive Justice Conference
Open to the Public

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 7:30pm
WordsFirst at CounterPulse

San Francisco, CA

Friday, March 11th, 2011 7:30pm
Other Tongues Reading & Book Release Party

Berkeley, CA
UC Berkeley – Multicultural Community Center
200 MLK Jr. Student Union – (Formerly Heller Lounge)
Northwest corner of Telegraph & Bancroft
Open to the Public – Free!

Saturday February 19, 2011 1pm
Reading Poetry as part of
“Fresh from the Oven: Love in the time of war and revolution”
Luggage Store Gallery
Tenderloin National Forest
509 Ellis @Leavenworth,
San Francisco

August 8th, 2010 130pm
San Francisco Theater Festival
San Francisco, CA

http://sftheaterfestival.org/

Full Showing: Ungrateful Daughter
Friday August 27th, 2010 8pm

as Part of the Solo Performance Workshop Festival
StageWerx Theater
San Francisco, CA

Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 3, 4 + 5, 2010
Ungrateful Daughter Debut at StageWerks in SF, 8pm

Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 10, 11 + 12, 2010
Ungrateful Daughter Debut at StageWerks in SF, 8pm

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