In “Type/Caste,” a queer, black actor dreams of a dazzling career on the stage but faces an industry that isn’t always welcoming to applicants who are neither white nor straight. A solo show, featuring SF Mime Troupe veteran Rotimi Agbabiaka, the performance features Agbabiaka shape-shifting and using monologue, song, dance, and drag to embody, explore, and expose the battles minority artists fight in the exclusive world of American theater. A scathingly humorous journey into the peaks, pitfalls, and hallucinations of a young artist’s quest for success in a gentrified and commercialized industry ashe attempts to create outsider art in a profession that favors insiders. By investigating the prejudice that lingers in the arts, Type/Caste takes a very personal look at the politics of (mis-)representation in America.
This performance by Rotimi Agbabiaka are hosted by Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture (FMCAC) as part of the San Francisco International Arts Festival, which runs from May 25 – June 4 exclusively at FMCAC. The Festival features more than 100 performances by over 60 different artists, ensembles and companies. Get discounts on tickets to see multiple shows at the Festival by buying a Festival pass. More details HERE.