D-L Alvarez and Kevin Killian: The Visitor Owl

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. Performed August 23, 25, and 26, 2012 at SFMOMA as part of Stage Presence.

  • Total running time: 5 min. 44 sec.

  • Featured Artist: D-L Alvarez
  • SFMOMA Release Date: August 2012

 Video: Jim Granato