Stage Presence Performance Series

Multiple Dates
D-L Alvarez and Kevin Killian: The Visitor Owl

Part of Stage Presence Performance Series

D-L Alvarez and Kevin Killian: The Visitor Owl

Date + Time

Thursday, August 23, 2012, 7:30 p.m. SOLD OUT
Saturday and Sunday, August 25 and 26, 2012, 3:00 p.m.


Fourth-floor performance gallery


View excerpts from the performance in our video archive.

This collaboration between writer Killian, visual artist Alvarez, and the San Francisco Poets Theater features hyperbolic reenactments of two seminal Sidney Poitier films about high school: Blackboard Jungle (1955) and To Sir with Love (1967). Incorporating film and live performance, this production examines a dialogue between Cold War culture, student riots, and Hollywood depictions of pedagogy, racism, and adolescence.


D-L Alvarez, artist
Kevin Killian, writer

Admission + Ticketing

Thursday evening is SOLD OUT.

Saturday and Sunday: Space is limited; advance tickets required. $18 general; $13 seniors; $11 students; free for SFMOMA members. Ticket includes same-day museum admission.

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Image: Kevin Killian, D-L Alvarez, and San Francisco Poets Theater, The Visitor Owl, 2012; image courtesy D-L Alvarez