R. Buckminster Fuller was a multi-disciplinarian whose influence spanned many fields. The unique and marvelous lens through which he viewed the world still resonates in our daily lives — especially here in Silicon Valley. Join us for our upcoming Insight Night at which we'll speak with Jaime Snyder (Bucky's grandson, and executor of the Buckminster Fuller estate) about what Bucky was really like, we'll hear from writer/director D.W. Jacobs about his inspiration for the play, we'll talk to Ron Campbell about his approach to portraying such an iconic individual, and we'll find out from David McConville (president of the Buckminster Fuller Institute) what the institute is doing to preserve and further Bucky's legacy. You won't want to miss this glimpse into the history (and mystery) of this amazing man!
Join us as we invite artists and local experts to share their insights into the themes and creative process of our upcoming productions. It's guaranteed to be an INSIGHT-ful evening. Call the Box Office at 408.367.7255 or email BoxOffice@SJRep.com to RSVP today.
UPCOMING 2013-2014 DATES:
Monday, January 27, 2014 - R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE
Monday, March 24, 2014 - Game On
Monday, May 5, 2014 - The Big Meal
Monday, June 16, 2014 - Landscape with Weapon
Jaime Snyder (FULLER'S GRANDSON/EXECUTOR OF THE BUCKMINSTER FULLER ESTATE) is a producer, director and writer of alternative media. His film projects include: Executive Producer for the PBS American Masters' Special Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud; Pablo Casals: A Cry for Peace; producer-director of Henry Miller: To Paint is to Love Again; the award-winning short film Modeling the Universe; and Co-Director of the film Reflections: Buckminster Fuller, winner of the CINE Golden Eagle Award. He is co-Founder of the Buckminster Fuller Institute, its former Executive Director, and currently serving on its Board of Directors. He developed a series of multi-media educational programs for BFI entitled the Dymaxion™ Laboratory. He is also a singer-songwriter (you can hear one of his songs at www.jaimuse.com). As Buckminster Fuller's grandson he studied and worked with Fuller until his passing in 1983.
David McConville (PRESIDENT, BFI) is a media artist and researcher based in Asheville, NC. He is co-founder of The Elumenati, a full service design and engineering firm specializing in the development of immersive visualization environments inspired by Fuller's Geoscope. McConville is founder of the Media Arts Project, an advisory board member of the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, and is currently a PhD candidate in the Planetary Collegium. He worked closely with the BFI to organize the first regional Design Science Lab in 2006 and continues to collaborate with numerous community initiatives to develop systems-oriented solutions to energy, environmental, and educational challenges.
D. W. Jacobs (AUTHOR/DIRECTOR) is a playwright, director, actor and producer. In 1968, amidst riots and assassinations, he saw Bucky speak, discovered modern playwrights, studied acting and learned theatre ritualizes fierce conflict. He cofounded San Diego Rep with Sam Woodhouse, serving as Artistic Director for 20 years. They grew an interdisciplinary arts complex, developed multicultural work, and nurtured surprisingly diverse audiences. Jacobs resigned to focus on writing R. Buckminster Fuller: THE HISTORY (and Mystery) OF THE UNIVERSE. Directed by the author, this play has had over 800 performances. The Foghouse production ran in San Francisco for 15 months. It was recently produced at Arena Stage and A.R.T. Jacobs has taught the design principles of playmaking for Playwrights Foundation, Synergetics Collaborative/RISD, and the Fuller Future Festival in Carbondale. Last year, he lectured on Fuller, creativity and sustainability at the Wrocław University of Technology, Poland, and cofounded TEATRO ARROYO // Theater Stream, in LA.
Ron Campbell (ACTOR/PERFORMER) previously appeared at San Jose Rep in Triumph of Love. He’s played leading roles with such theaters as the Old Red Lion Theatre (London, UK), American Conservatory Theater, Mark Taper Forum, The Habima Theatre (Israel), Huntington Theatre Company, Seattle Repertory Theatre, Intiman Theatre, Mercury Theater Chicago, California Shakespeare Theater, TheatreWorks, Project Artaud, Lorraine Hansberry Theatre, Aurora Theatre Company, The Old Globe, San Diego Repertory Theatre, The Pasadena Playhouse, The Los Angeles Theatre Center, International City Theatre, Colony Theatre, Stages Theatre Company, The Laguna Playhouse and The Actors’ Gang. Campbell played Chef Cecil B. DeGrille at Teatro Zinzanni in San Francisco and Seattle, and recently completed his tour as the King of the Clowns with Cirque du Soleil in Europe, Japan and the US. He is the recipient of the London Fringe One Man Show of the Year, several Drama Critics Circle Awards and a Fox Fellowship for Distinguished Achievement.