by Megan Kurashige

On Saturday, we’re throwing a party. This will be our first fundraising event. And, while it’s always difficult and sometimes embarrassing to ask people whether the work you’re doing is worth supporting with their attention and time and money, it’s also bracing, humbling, and inspiring. Part of the reason that we (and by “we” I mean me and Shannon… I won’t put words in the mouths of our collaborators) make art at all is because we want to say something and have it felt by other people. As awkward as it might be to go up to someone and say, “Hey, this is what we’re working on. What do you think? How does it make you feel? Is it something that you find likable, interesting, or moving enough that you want to see more?” it’s a refreshing interaction too. Extremely naked. Direct.

This will also be the first time that we show more than a few minutes of Love Songs to anybody, so we’re nervous about that. And excited.

We’re also pretty certain that the party itself will be extremely fun. So…


Sharp & Fine cordially invites you to help us launch our 2013 season with a sweet shindig, celebration, bash, soiree… We will ply you with dance, live music, delectables, and libations.

This benefit event will help support Sharp & Fine’s projects for the year. In July, we will premiere Love Songs, a collaboration with opera singer Ina Rae. In December, we will present an evening-length adaptation of Neil Gaiman’s poem “Queen of Knives.”

We have a suggested donation of $20, which will go toward paying the magnificent artists who work with us and covering the costs of putting on two theatrical productions. We hope you will join us, meet us, talk to us, and see what we’re working on. Your interest and attention is an enormous gift.

We also hope you will have a wonderful time.

Sharp & Fine will show excerpts from Love Songs, which will premiere on July 2 and 30 at Z Space in San Francisco.

The fantastic Harry Bolles will sing some beautiful songs.

Make contributions and RSVP in advance through Brown Paper Tickets (any donations made through the Brown Paper Tickets link are tax deductible):