A young man with a bag of oats, a dog, and an idealistic will to live off the land, runs to find himself in the mountains of California. Forty years later, another young man, his son, chases after him, the father he should have known but never did. You Know How I Feel is solo performance about trying to know someone who's no longer there.
My name is Will Wilson, and this show is about me.
James is a performer, and he wants to make a show. One that captures him, really. He's always been told he looks like him, acts like him, sounds like him, is like him. But he doesn't know how to play him. He conducts his research, does his interviews, puts on the right costumes, eats the right food, re-stages old pictures and movies. He's losing sleep. But the more he learns, the more he obsessively pursues Will, the further away he seems.
James Andrew Wilson
James is a multidisciplinary theatre maker, teacher, and scholar. James has written, collaborated on, acted in, and directed plays in Europe, the US, and Canada. In the Bay Area, James has worked in various capacities with Berkeley Rep, Théâtre de la Jeune Lune, Playwrights Foundation, Eye Zen Presents, and Ann Marie Productions. In the UK, he has worked with the Bush Theatre, where he developed his solo performance You Know How I Feel and acted as Research Associate. His plays Frank and Christopher, misc romance, and Icarus have been performed in San Francisco; Above the Fog was produced in France; devised piece Berta la Larga toured in France and the Czech Republic. As Artistic Director of Les Alpes Mancelles en Scène, he coordinated a theatre festival in rural France for two years, 2005-6. He recently completed a PhD in theatre focused on authorship and social practice, and he holds an MFA in playwriting from San Francisco State University. He also studied for two years at the Jacques Lecoq Theatre School in Paris. He has earned several awards, including the Jim Highsmith award for playwriting in 2009. He lives in Oakland and teaches English at several Bay Area community colleges.
Door 7:30pm, Show 8:00pm
Performance Duration: 60 minutes with no intermission
$15-25 sliding scale
NTAFLOF (No One Turned Away for Lack of Funds)
**No refunds or exchanges allowed**