Life on Mars: SF playwright imagines the Bay Area of the future
Playwright Star Finch was born and raised in San Francisco, which means she’s seen a lot of change in her hometown over the years. Those changes, and her thoughts and concerns about them, show up in her work as a playwright and author.
Her new show, H.O.M.E.: Hookers on Mars Eventually, is running now at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco. The play brings us to a not-so-distant future where Google elites have colonized Mars, leaving the already marginalized citizens of the Bay Area to struggle with an increasingly damaged planet. Star Finch spoke with KALW’s Jen Chien about humanity in the age of hyper technology, and depictions of women of color on the stage and in science fiction.
FINCH: Can you imagine what it feels like to feel free? To feel completely free as a woman, and I can't really. I can't say that I know that feeling.
H.O.M.E.: Hookers on Mars Eventually is running at A.C.T.’s Strand Theater in San Francisco through Sunday.
Click the audio player above to listen to the complete interview.