The San Francisco Arts Education Project is pleased to present an event featuring one of their Master Artists.
San Francisco native Danny Duncan offers a free 90-minute reading of his original memory musical Every Saturday Night, a chronicle of his mother’s after-hours jazz club, founded in the 1950s and active into the 1980s in San Francisco’s legendary Fillmore District.
This work is supported, in part, by a grant from the San Francisco Arts Commission.
The reading will be followed by a gathering in the San Francisco Arts Education gallery on the second floor at the Minnesota Street Project from 6:30-7pm.
Mr. Duncan is a native San Franciscan who has worked as a theater artist in the Bay Area most of his life. As founder and Artistic Director of Duncan & Company, he toured the West Coast for seven years. Mr. Duncan's writing career began in 1969 with Uhuruh, which appeared Off Broadway in New York at the City Center Theatre. Since then, he has authored and produced eight original musicals including Billie’s Song—winner of six Bay Area Critic Awards including Best Musical of 1982, and Go Down Garvey produced by TheaterWorks in 1992. Mr. Duncan has written the librettos and lyrics for eight of SFArtsED Events and three original musicals for the SFArtsED Players. He is also the recipient of the Bay Area Critics Circle Award for his choreography for TheatreWorks’ production of RAISIN as well as the Dean Goodman Choice Award for outstanding achievement in theatre. For five years Mr. Duncan served as Artistic Director for the Mayor's Summer Youth Program in Bayview Hunter's Point and for ten years with United Projects, an arts organization that trained young people in the performing arts. Mr. Duncan has had a long association with the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts as the director of their school-wide musicals, has taught theater at the American Conservatory Theater and was on the faculty of the Oakland School of the Arts as theater teacher and director of their musicals in the Fox Theater for three years.