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Staff PickChasing Mehserle

May 8, 2014 - May 24, 2014

| $25
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Intersection for the Arts with Campo Santo and the Living Word Project present
CHASING MEHSERLE

A NEW PERFORMANCE PIECE WRITTEN BY CHINAKA HODGE

DIRECTED BY MARC BAMUTHI JOSEPH and SEAN SAN JOSE

Mapping Oakland in the aftermath of the Oscar Grant murder

Chasing Mehserle is a new performance piece that follows a man on a mission, to find Johannes Mehserle, as he maps and rediscovers his hometown of Oakland from the City to West Oakland to the Fruitvale Station at the city’s changing demographics, morphing culture, gentrification and the still active fears, angers and sadness in the loss of a young black man murdered by BART Police. The play explores and questions our justice systems, our class systems, and race (racial) systems. It goes inside of Oakland, California and the murder of Oscar Grant as emblematic case studies of the treatment of black folks, people of color, and the younger generations not as targets, but as victims of these many broken systems. The play will run at Intersection for the Arts’ main space in an immersive setting of art installation, video maps, surrounding by performers populating the journey through Oakland. After the limited engagement three week only run, Chasing Mehserle will move to a larger visual surrounding setting at the Z Space for three shows only on May 30 – June 1, 2014 in preparation for a national tour.

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