Venue Details

176 Star Starred
The Marsh San Francisco Mainstage Theater
1062 Valencia St. San Francisco, CA 94110
415-826-5750
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Ann Prentiss
Easy walking distance from BART
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Website

http://www.themarsh.org/festival_new_voices_2010.html

Description

Sia Amma is out of Africa. She grew up in a small town between the boundaries of Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea in West Africa. She remembers walking through town as a child, seeing family members, beautiful buildings and children laughing in the streets. In the market, Mandinka women sold ceremonial white cloth. Twenty years later, when she returned following the civil war, that was all gone. The entire town had vanished. Amma is a stand-up comedian, dancer and actress who is best known for making fun of African and American cultures, relationships, life experiences, sexuality and, of course, herself.