HouseFull is a site-specific dance-theater piece addressing issues facing women of color in Oakland, CA. Over the course of an 18-month creation process, the artistic team will gather stories and information to create a series of short episodes. The episodes, performed in various public sites throughout Oakland, will shed light on both the troubling issues of sex trafficking and the rampant displacement of long-time residents. These short episodes will inform the final evening-length performance inside a house in Oakland. The house, in this case, serves as a literal and metaphorical site for the complex realities that women experience in a patriarchal society; their stories—like many rooms in a home—continue to be unseen or hidden from view. Weaving together dance, music, visual art, spiritual rituals and personal narratives, HouseFull asks, what happens when we lose our mothers’ homes?
Ellen Sebastian Chang
Ellen Sebastian Chang is a director, writer and serves as a creative consultant for the Zellerbach Family Fund’s Performing Arts Assistance Pro…