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Dominic D’Andrea is the founder and producing artistic director of the One-Minute Play Festival (OMPF), where he has led close to 30 national festivals in partnerships with many theatres throughout the country. He was a 2012 NewYorkTheatre.com person of the year. Elizabeth Gjelten's previous full-length plays include What the Birds Carry (at The Pear Avenue Theater) and Dance Lessons (at the Working Women Festival and Venue 9). She received her MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State University, taught writing for performance at New College, and continues to teach as an artist/mentor to graduate students and incarcerated youth. An award-winning dancer, international choreographer, and accomplished playwright, Robert Henry Johnson has enjoyed the support of the San Francisco Bay Area black arts community since he was very young.He is the recipient of the 2001 Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his choreography in Thick House's production of The Seven written by Will Power, the 1998 Union Bank's Citizen of the Year Award. Rafael Jesús González, award winning poets and teacher, educator and activist, joins us to talk about "A new beginning" or the end of one era and the start of another. Grammy-nominated Jazz vocalist, MARIA MULDAUR featuring her A-team of top-notch Jazz players, the Christmas Jazz All-Stars, in celebration of their new CD “Christmas at the Oasis” – recorded last year at The RRazz Room – present no overdone, pedestrian Christmas tunes here folks- only her special collection of swingin', rockin', hip, rare gems in the Blues and Jazz idioms! The show will run for two nights only Dec 15-16. Music: Alan Kimara Dixon's Appreciation & selections from Christmas at the Oasis.
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