May 9 2023
Brian Freeman Episode 1
First of a two-part episode with actor, writer, director, and public intellectual Brian Freeman. In this episode Brian talks about arriving in San Francisco in 1977, negotiating the race landscape of 1970s San Francisco as a black gay man, his work in the San Francisco Mime Troupe, meeting his future collaborator Marlon Riggs, and the early years of the AIDS pandemic. Be sure to check out episode 2, in which Brian tells the story of the making of the landmark film Tongues Untied, and his landmark theater company PomoAfroHomos.