Performance workshop

The EAST is a solo performance laboratory that focuses on the creation of new solo theater work and/or development of works in progress through a supportive group process.


  • 5/26, 2-4pm
  • 6/9, 2-4pm
  • 6/23, 2-4pm
  • 7/7, 2-4pm
  • 7/21, 2-4pm
  • 8/4, 2-4pm
  • 8/11, 2-4pm

The East culminates in an annual solo performance showcase featuring the best works developed through the performance laboratory.

The East’s 3rd annual solo performance showcase, entitled, How Did I Get Here, happens Sun. Aug. 19 at 7pm in Berkeley. Learn more >>

Solo performances by: Steven D. Low, Aaron Parsons, Miyoko Sakatani

Steven D. Low is a co-organizer of The East: Solo Performance Laboratory. He’s been producing, promoting, and performing solo theater since 2000. His travelogue of a six month road trip through the US, The Yellowfever Express, featured at the San Francisco Fringe Festival. Combining scholarship with biography, Chink Monkey, debuted at the Phoenix Theater in San Francisco and explored the intersection of identity and power in interracial relationships.

Marcus Duskin is a co-organizer of The East and has been involved in theatre since the age of nine as an actor, singer, writer, producer and director. His interests include musical theatre/opera, children’s theatre, political theatre and solo performance. He is the founder of Folk This!, a protest music ensemble and “News From Nowhere”, a journal focused on creative resistance.