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Media & VIP Preview Night October 17th for Carlos Barón's "Death and The Artist" Directed by Marcelo Javier
October 7, 2019

Posted Courtesy of Wright Enterprises Community Spotlight~~ 



October 7, 2019

Contact: PR Liason, Jackie Wright, 415 525 0410/





Original Work by Mercedes Rein & Jorge Curi

Adaptation by Carlos Barón                

Directed by Marcelo Javier



WHO:     Rodney Earl Jackson Jr. and Marcelo Javier, founders of San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company; San Francisco State University Emeritus Professor of Theatre, Carlos Barón, “Death and the Artist Playwright Invited (not confirmed) San Francisco Officials: Mayor London Breed and Supervisor Hillary Ronen (District 9 includes Mission District) Kate Stoia, Executive Director, SF BATCO; Board members: Mecca Billings, Marina Jones, JoAnne Cohen, Nicola Bosco-Alvarez, and Elizabeth Roberts; Media, Community Leaders and SF BATCO Patrons.


WHAT:   Media and VIP Preview Night at “Death and The Artist” by Carlos Barón and Directed by Marcelo Javier


WHERE: Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts 2868 Mission Street, SF, CA 94110 (Near 24th Street BART Station)


WHEN:    Thursday, October 17, 2019 7:00 p.m. Networking; 8:00 p.m. performance of “Death and The Artist” (If attending, media and any guests, please rsvp to by C.O.B. by Wednesday, October 16th for planning purposes).


WHY:     The San Francisco Bay Area Theatre sets the stage for entertainment for Bay Area residents to come to the historic Mission District as the nonprofit salues Latino Culture in alignment with its mission.

Broadway stars and San Francisco natives Rodney E. Jackson Jr. and Marcelo Javier, co-founders of the five-year-old San Francisco Bay Area Theatre Company (SF BATCO), embody and bring to life the diverse stories and voices of the Bay Area in all of their productions. SF BATCO has joined forces with Bay Area resident, Chilean Immigrant, San Francisco State University Professor Emeritus of Theatre, and revered playwright, Carlos Barón, to produce the dramedy “Death and The Artist.” With Latino culture at the heart of this show, universal themes of immigration, life, death and moral questions we all face are tackled with a little bit of drama, a lot of laughs, and memorable music.

Tickets are available at WWW.SFBATCO.ORG.  Discounts are available for students, seniors and active and retired military and their families (?).

BATCO, a nonprofit organization is giving back and investing in community with two special student matinees on October 23rd and October 30th.

 Theatre-goers are encouraged to dress up in costume for the Halloween, October 31st performance.

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Death & The Artist, SFBATCO’s multicultural dramedy is about life, death, immigration & More, Oct. 18th-Nov. 3rd at Mission Cultural Ctr. Amid Latino Heritage Month, Halloween & Dia de Los Muertos, “Death & The Artist” is perfect for the season. Boo!


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Latino culture shines in  “Death and The Artist. SF BATCO’s multicultural dramedy is about life, death, immigration and more, October 18th- November 3rd at the Mission Cultural Center.   Amid Latino Heritage Month, Halloween and Dia de Los Muertos, “Death and The Artist” is perfect for the season.  Details at


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