Z SPACE presents
Rotimi Agbabiaka in:
FEB 9, 11, 12, 28 & MAR 7 at Z Below
Directed by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe
A queer, black actor dreams of a dazzling career on the American stage but will first have to leap over obstacles placed by an industry that isn't always welcoming to applicants who are neither white nor straight.
In his hilarious new solo show, SF Mime Troupe and Beach Blanket Babylon veteran Rotimi Agbabiaka shape-shifts from character to character and uses monologue, song, dance, and drag to embody, explore, and expose the battles minority artists fight in the exclusive world of mainstream American theatre.
“Rotimi Agbabiaka‘s fantastic autobiographical one-person show, “Type/Caste,” … Equal parts hilarious, scathing, and emotional” .... “a spectacular, neon-drenched coup-de-theatre”
- Marke Bieschke, 48Hills.org
“Each time I've seen Agbabiaka perform, I have been bowled over by his versatility, his fierce dramatic commitment, the complexity of his craft, and the white-hot fire he brings to any theatrical venture. This is a man who gives 150% of what he's got to an audience. It is breathtaking to watch him take a stage and own it.”
“Whether reliving the childhood thrill of trying on his mother's wedding gown or dressing down to nothing more than a tailored sport jacket, shiny high heels, and a bulging studded leather jockstrap, Agbabiaka proves once again to be a remarkable performer”
“His performance in Type/Caste demands to be seen.” - George Heymont, “My Cultural Landscape”
“Inventively staged by Edris Cooper-Anifowoshe” - Richard Dodds, “Bay Area Reporter"
“On top of accents, his richly imagined writer’s life and those aforementioned acting chops, Rotimi Agbabiaka can also belt out a song”....“Agbabiaka leaves you wanting to hear more.” - Jeffrey Edalatpour, “SF Weekly”