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  • By Seth Eisen In 2006 after Remy Charlip had a stroke I was given the task of packing and moving all of his artwork and personal items to storage and to help facilitate the creation of a list of every item in the collection- a massive task. I worked for several months to support the […]

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  • BROTHERS By Martin Schwartz These are impressions by playwright/theater director Martin Schwartz about the Work in Progress showing we presented a month before the show opened. A hot Sunday a few weeks ago, March 30. I walk the block and a half from where I live to CounterPULSE for a work-in-progress showing of Homo File. […]

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  • Sam Steward’s fascinating life as a shapeshifter linked many disparate worlds: literature, sexual research, academia and tattoo art.  For this iteration of Homo File I’ve taken a dive into researching Steward’s life as a tattoo artist. In this world he went by the name Phil Sparrow. I recently read his fascinating and really well written […]

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  • Here is a photo from our March 30th work-in-progress showing of the new and updated Homo File which will premiere May 30th at CounterPULSE for the National Queer Arts Festival. The show chronicles the fascinating life of queer shapeshifter and iconoclast Sam Steward. In the late 1930s Steward met the painter Sir Francis Rose (played […]

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  • By Edward Guthmann -Freelance writer and former SF Chronicle film critic Thanks for your wonderful “Homo File.” It’s very inventive and smart, and I felt it captured a lot about Sam very accurately. Also liked the casting of your lead actor as Sam. Would love to see how it develops. I knew Sam for a […]

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  • Well the run has been amazing thus far with sell out houses and very enthusiastic audiences for both Homo File and FML. We got wonderful press coverage and  appeared in several blogs. Here are a few. A fabulous article by Kimberly Chun in the SF Chronicle 96 hours Really interesting article by Richard Dodds in […]

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  • In 1948 The Polaroid Land camera revolutionized photography by allowing people to instantly and privately develop their own photographs. For Steward this was particularly important because any kind of evidence of deviant sexuality could be incriminating and may have cost him his job and led to prison time. He took these photographs in the hundreds […]

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