Norman Gee* in Lottomania, 2000 (photo by J. Yamada)
We are delighted to announce our new collaboration with Norman Gee and Reg Clay, and their ongoing podcast, The Yay!
Mostly every week, Norman Gee (Twitter: @WhosYrHoosier) and Reg Clay (Twitter: @Reg_Clay) interview creative artists from the bay area to talk about their latest projects, their lives and their future. They also get into politics, philosophy and general stuff. Both Norman and Reg are alums of Central Works productions, as are many of the local artists they have interviewed over the past three years.
Norman Gee has enjoyed Bay Area Theater for years, performing with Lorraine Hansberry Theater, Shotgun Players, SF-Shakes, TheatreWorks, SF-PlayGround, Ubuntu, Word for Word… With Central Works, he played the title role in The Inspector General. Founder of Oakland Public Theater, Norman created ‘a different kind of Black Theater”, expanding notions of culture to encompass often invisible roles of African Americans. This vision stretches from Shakespeare & Strindberg to new works & beyond. A Teaching Artist, Norman focuses on Acting, Shakespeare & Playwrighting. He teaches at Nueva School, East Bay Center for Performing Arts, Eugene O’Neill National Foundation & SF Ruth Asawa School Of The Arts.
Reg Clay is the co-creator, sound designer, graphic designer and techie for The Yay. A graduate of Duke Ellington School of the Arts and NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts, Reg is an actor, playwright (Four Men In Paris) and composer. Reg has worked with numerous companies, such as Eastenders Repertory Theater, Central Works (where he stage managed for the award winning production of Mesmeric Revelation), the Douglas Morrison Theater, Off-Broadway West, Ray of Light Theatre, and many more.