by Cat Brooks
Lower Bottom Playaz
Solo Performance
60 Minutes
TICKETS $12 ($14.99 online)
EXIT Theatre, 156 Eddy St, SF
SAT SEPT 9 5:30 PM Tasha
SUN SEPT 10 7:00 PM Tasha
TUE SEPT 12 7:00 PM Tasha
SUN SEPT 17 8:30 PM Tasha

A one-woman show loosely based on the in-custody murder of Natasha McKenna in the Fairfax County Jail in February, 2015.
Cat Brooks (Writer, Tasha, various roles) has been confidently moving across stages and screens for 30 years. In addition to being a savvy and intelligent actor, she is funny and witty, vulnerable and strong - able to be both edgy and immediately relatable. A consummate performer and passionate speaker, Brooks has also made a name for herself as an activist and community leader, able to reach and inspire people with her powerful voice and strong, grounded presence. Cat Brooks played a central role in the struggle for justice for Oscar Grant and is the co-founder of the Anti Police-Terror Project whose mission is to rapidly respond to - and eradicate - police terror in communities of color. APTP has successfully developed a model for first response to police violence that is currently being replicated across the state of California, and the country. Cat trained at the Royal National Theater Studio in London. Notable roles include Lady Macbeth at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, Ruth in Raisin in the Sun and starring in the one-woman show ‘Tasha that she wrote about the in-custody murder of Natasha McKenna. Brooks was recently nominated Best Featured Actress by the Bay Area Theater Circle Critics. Brooks is also a member of ONYX, The Black Power Network, Black Lives Matter-Bay Area and is one of the Black Friday 14 - a group of Black activists who locked down the West Oakland BART station on Black Friday in 2014.
Ayodele Nzinga (Director) is an award winning director, a playwright, poet, and theater producer. She is the founding director of Oakland's premiere North American African Theater Company, The Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc.The only director anywhere to direct and produce the entire August Wilson Century Cycle in chronological order. Recognized as a leader in arts in culture, and an arts organizer she is known for work with a strong arts/justice nexus. Nzinga predicted Tasha would win the SF Fringe and remains confident of her prediction.
Margo Hall (Acting Consultant)