Join EYE ZEN PRESENTS on an immersive performance-driven walking tour of the historic Haight district, highlighting the life of Sylvester James!
Out of Site: Sylvester, The Mighty Real will take place in the Haight where Sylvester first lived and later performed, elevating the hidden history of San Francisco’s very own international disco diva Sylvester who brought an uncompromising vision to his music and gender-non-conforming persona. The show will look at racial equity within the queer liberation movement in San Francisco’s Haight neighborhood of the 60’s and 70’s against the backdrop of the civil rights and anti-war movements, student uprisings, feminism, and gay liberation.
Featuring Lambert Moss as Sylvester,
Nic Sommerfeld and Cemora Valentino Devine as Ensemble,
Directed by Michael French,
Written by Marvin K. White,
Costumes by Kipper Snacks,
and Visual Design by Sharon Virtue
Join us for this community celebration of Black Queer excellence and help Eye Zen continue to uplift the hidden histories of Queer Ancestors in everyday places!
The commission and production of this premiere is made possible in part by the Gerbode Foundation Special Award in the Arts program, The Kenneth Rainin Foundation and the The MAP Fund. Sponsorship opportunities are available.