Franconia presents Sloughing, by Raegan Truax

Franconia was honored to present Day 1 of Raegan Truax’s durational performance Sloughing, featuring Lexi Johnson, Kate Moore. Sloughing was part of 100 Days of Action, a group of artists and activists who want to offer a counter-narrative to Trump’s one hundred day plan. 100 Days Action was a forum for resistance, an artistic coming together, and…

Franconia presents Meredith Axelrod in concert

We’ve been flirting with this idea for two years, since we collaborated on our production of Gombrowicz’s Princess Ivona — a solo evening at Franconia with Meredith Axelrod performing her astonishing renditions of old American songs. Perched atop Ivona’s high stool, Meredith’s music electrified the night silence of Franconia… Photo courtesy of Raymond Ou.

Derek Phillips

Derek Phillips is a composer and sound artist in San Francisco. His work has been performed at The De Young Museum, The Exit Theater, The Garage, Kunst-Stoff Arts, The Performance Art Institute (SF), Jack Arts (NY), Z/KU (Berlin), and Stanford University. He studied literature at UC San Diego.

Archive Live!

Archive Live! was presented in collaboration with the Museum of Performance + Design on June 18/19, 2016.  In two five-hour installments, we brought the museum’s rich archive to life, using sound, video, text, performance, and a laboratory of bio-cultures sourced from the materials in the archive.  We hope to continue our collaboration with MP+D. Archive…

Archive Live at the Museum of Performance + Design

The Collected Works has been collaborating with The Museum of Performance + Design to develop and perform a new site-responsive performance based on materials found in the Museum’s performing arts archive. The project brings together artists devoted to creating theatrical performances within non-traditional environments and a rare collection representing the rich history of the San…

Happy Summer Solstice!

Shall I compare thee to a summer’s day? Thou art more lovely and more temperate: Rough winds do shake the darling buds of May, And summer’s lease hath all too short a date: Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines, And often is his gold complexion dimm’d; And every fair from fair sometime declines,…