Aaahh… sweet, sweet escapism. October 2010′s VAMP was dedicated to the stories of how substances, legal or illegal, have influenced our lives. Empty out your pockets upon the hood of our proverbial car, and let us prick your finger upon the hypodermic needle of our wit!
Featuring original works from:
So Say We All, in collaboration with Art Power! at UCSD’s Reel Gems Film Series, team up to present original stories inspired by the genres of upcoming movie screenings.
First up was Nobuhiko Obayashi’s “House” – or “Hausu” in its original Japanese release – a cult horror classic often referenced as an early prototype for “Evil [...]
On thursday, July 29th, 2010, our dream-team of homosexual literati took the patrons of The Whistle Stop on an emotional journey over the rainbow for “Gay, Gayer, Gayest!”, our VAMP themed in honor of San Diego’s Pride month.
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Following its well-received debut last year, the ACLU of San Diego & Imperial Counties, So Say We All, Train of Thought and local partners are partnering again to present an evening of performances by renowned and up-and-coming San Diego performers who challenge the status quo, push boundaries, defy censorship, and [...]
When UCSD’s University Art Gallery (UAG) asked So Say We All to contribute to its “Archive Fever” series, we set out to review the gallery’s history. We were charged with creating a show inspired by Gallery Director David Antin’s leadership from 1969 to 1982, during which time he fearlessly innovated a space for artists [...]
For the third year in a row, So Say We All celebrates its birthday month with the theme for the heart-broken, the bitter, the burned, the thoroughly bummed: “Love is for Suckers.” This is the officially sanctioned opportunity for our crew of lit-nerds and performance whores not be the bigger person in front of a [...]
Overwhelmed by information, over-sharing by strangers, struggling to separate the crucial from the useless, and severely in danger of experiencing too much to ever be happy again, we bite from the tree of knowledge and jump head first into a show about how being well-informed can leave us clueless.
- David Tran
- Kevin Patterson
- Nathan Say
We dedicate our stories in April to that which we cannot look away from, what focuses us, and what could consume us.
- Drew Andrews
- John Harris II
- Dallas McLaughlin
- Jake Arky
- Missy Solis
- David Tran
- Angella d’Avignon
- Nathan Say
So Say We All also invites you to join us before VAMP this Thursday at Station [...]
Call it a variation on a successful motif, we’re bringing more unique and intelligent comedy along with funny and fascinating musical-comedy acts to San Diego major. Here’s yet another chance to check out our best minds in their element.
Hosted Brenon Bullock, produced by So Say We All.
It’s geared to [...]
So many things can only happen once, and we’re talking all about them, broadly interpreted in intimate detail.
A highly produced multimedia variety show, the VAMP (Visual Art, Music, Performance) Showcase presents pre-booked artists and their workshopped material in a polished monthly show. Artist involvement is managed by commission or submission, all pieces [...]
Ah, the exhilaration of strength, speed and skill that brings us exultation or the harsh sting of defeat, with the whole crowd watching either way. June 2010 was dedicated to stories about the highs, lows, and jock itch of the sporting life. Check out the stories below.
View stories from “The Sporting Life.”
If you believe the best years of your life took place within the public education system, chances are you either a) died shortly after graduation, b) dance with denial in the pale moonlight, or c) were one of the little bastards who made life a living hell for the rest of us. And the rest [...]
Yes yes, April is typically for humiliating other people, but in 2010 we turned the embarrassment inward. Show and Tell and VAMP were both dedicated to the bravest performers in town, presenting their most humiliating true stories in front of a room full of strangers, with extra points awarded for visual aides or evidence of [...]
Fights, war, accidents and disease disfigured, maimed, and contorted our stories during the month of March 2010. VAMP (Visual Art, Music, Performance) was held at Whistle Stop, The Show and Tell at Twiggs on Park.
View Media from Grievous Bodily Harm.
It was your love, your art, your milk and your money that kept SSWA from turning into a crack- baby during its first twelve months. It took a village, and we wanted to say thank you the best way we knew how: margarita specials mixed with the gift of laughter. If the first thing you [...]
There was no story too petty, no righteous anger too overblown, no butt-hurt, heart broken, pride-wounded person without a place to have their revenge against the one who scorned them in February 2010. You’re welcome.
More from “Love is for Suckers 2010.”
The shows of January 2010 were dedicated to celebrating the wonders, horrors, and unforeseen side-effects of living in the digital age. We learned that, surprisingly, there’s more to it than porn over the course of two nights spent double-clicking our mice until they went blind.
Photos by Ruby Danger and Jessica Standifird.
This is [...]
Gather around the table, everybody, it’s time to cut the ceremonial meat, over-indulge in the eggnog concoctions, and dig into the true stories of what it means to be surrounded by family and loved ones during the holidays. Would you like an extra helpin’ of comfort food lovin’, or would you rather put a dinner [...]
So Say We All, Train of Thought and the ACLU teamed up to bring the best of San Diego’s artists to the stage in the name of Civil Rights. Comedians, musicians, poets and performers brought their best original material to highlight issues that affect us all and the never ending fight for equality.
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You don’t know why, you don’t know where, but you know you have to go. That’s wanderlust and that was the theme of SSWA’s big three shows in November 2009: VAMP (Visual Art, Music, Performance,) the debut of our all-music competition “Living Room Heroes,” and the Story Slam. Road trips, runaways and rampages await.
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A multi-media extravaganza of surprising, hilarious, heart-breaking and pants-soiling tales of sheer unmitigated terror!
Featuring stories by
- Missy Solis
- Jess Jollett
- Jake Arky
- Sam Carr
- Justin Hudnall
Music by Rob Deez and Janet Turley
Photography by Rosanna Bump
And animation by Jacob Serban
View media from “Scared Shitless!”
Makeout Party: a live mix-tape of essays, poems, animation and performance about the music that made the meat cuddles happen and the songs that shaped our love lives, for better, for worse, and for weirder.
In keeping with September as SSWA’s music month, the story slam was dedicated to tales of music underscoring, influencing, and manipulating [...]
Literally the darkest hour, figuratively the witching hour, and for those awake at the time, usually a memorable one. So Say We told stories at Lestat’s West to redeem the lost sleep and take back the night.
The Theme of 3AM during August, 2009 also marked the debut of So Say We All’s VAMP series, featuring [...]