Thomas Robert Simpson Performs In New Roots Theatre Festival – Day 2

New Roots Theatre Festival - SFBATCO

October 16 & 17th
1:30 & 5:30 PM Performances

Join us at the Brava Theater Center October 16th and 17th for The New Roots Theatre Festival. This two day theatrical experience is produced by The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (SFBATCO) featuring eight unique performances that celebrate the resilience of the global community in the Bay Area. Founding Artistic Director of AfroSolo Theatre Company, Thomas Robert Simpson, will be performing “San Francisco: Variations on Black Joy, White Supremacy, and Hope!” an original work which portrays an intimate story of self acceptance.

When: Saturday, 10/16 & Sunday, 10/17

Time: 1:30 and 5:30 PM Performances

Where: Brava Theater Center – Studio

Tickets: Block A – $20.00

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AfroSolo Arts Festival Kicked-Off Its 27th Annual Festival on August 7th with a Free Concert in Yerba Buena Gardens

The Arts Festival was presented in collaboration with the Yerba Buena Gardens Festival which featured a free Jazz concert with a performance by Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids.

We were blessed with a gorgeous San Francisco day, a wonderful audience and fantastic music enjoyed by all. We’d like to thank everyone who attended.

Idris Ackamoor is the guiding spirit of the San Francisco performance company Cultural Odyssey, and the founder and artistic director of the storied jazz and world music ensemble Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids.

Ackamoor titled his performance “Dream Keepers Awake” in celebration of Mayor London Breed, San Francisco’s Board of Supervisor’s President Shaman Walton, and the entire Board’s historical precedent of reassigning a portion of its Police and Sheriff Departments funds intending to break the cycle of poverty and involvement in the criminal justice system for Black people in San Francisco. Funding from the Dream Keeper Initiative helped to make this event possible in part. For more information, visit #[email protected].

Featured Artist, Idris Ackamoor, Founder and Artistic Director of Idris Ackamoor & The Pyramids/

Tyra Fennell, Director of Commissions and Community Relations in San Francisco Mayor London Breed’s administration, proclaims August 7, 2021 as “AfroSolo Arts Festival Day.”
(Photo: Johnnie Burrell)

Ralph Remington, San Francisco Arts Commission’s Director of Cultural Affairs (left) with Thomas Robert Simpson holding the “AfroSolo Arts Festival Day” Proclamation. (Photo: Amal Bisharat )

AfroSolo thanks its funders and friends for joining us for the Festival in Yerba Buena Gardens.

Need ticket-buying assistance?

Call 415-484-8566 Tuesday-Friday from 12-4 PM


Oct 17 2021


1:30 pm - 5:30 pm




Brava Theater Center - Studio
2781 24th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

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