D-L Alvarez and Kevin Killian: The Visitor Owl

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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

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

Additional Info

View excerpts from the performance in our video archive.

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