Califas is three productions by distinguished California playwrights and Roadside Interactions, a series of community encounters to gather, share, and perform the stories we tell about our journeys home. Califas takes the Triangle Lab down Highway 99, along the Mexican border, and deep into our Bay Area neighborhoods to explore our dreams of a homeland, our yearnings for home, and how love journeys across boundaries.
These explorations will surround and enrich Intersection for the Arts’ 2013 production of The River and Cal Shakes‘ 2013 season-opener American Night, both by Richard Montoya; and the world premiere of Luis Alfaro’s Alleluia, the Road, to be directed by Jonathan Moscone and co-produced by Intersection for the Arts and Cal Shakes in the fall of 2013.
You can participate in the Califas project by sharing your story in words or pictures. What makes you yearn for home? What are your dreams of a homeland? How does love journey across boundaries? We invite you to share your story of a journey home by using the hashtag #Califas on Twitter or Instagram, or posting to the Triangle Lab’s Facebook page.
Our communities are changing, the ways we engage with culture are changing and our art-making is changing too. The Triangle Lab wanted to learn from artists how they envision the performances of the future. We issued a call seeking experiments that would investigate how artists can engage with communities in a specific place (a "where" experiment) or using a particular new method (a "how" experiment).
From 140 submissions across disciplines, we selected that ten 2013 Artist-Investigators. You can follow their experiments through the year here on this site.
This summer, the Triangle Lab will be shaking things up at Cal Shakes' Bruns Ampitheater, inviting patrons to connect to each other at our events, share their thoughts after performances, and experience different artistic responses to the plays. Stay tuned for our full schedule of Triangle Lab @ the Bruns activities.