Singing! Dancing! Acrobatics! …Androids?
Yesterday Is Tomorrow: A Revolutionary Review
Written and Performed by Genie and Marie Cartier
A satirical look at the past, present and future of a world increasingly hostile to artists and dominated by technology. With singing, dancing, acrobatics, comedy and boy bands. Also, feminism.
Sisters Genie and Marie Cartier are artists and performers born and raised in San Francisco. They are bringing “Yesterday is Tomorrow: A Revolutionary Review” to Shelton Theater after performing at The San Francisco Mime Troupe as part of their Emerging Artist in Residence program, as well as at The Marsh Theater as a Marsh Rising performance. In “Yesterday is Tomorrow” the sisters combine their diverse theatrical talents to bring us a show like no other. This poignant piece addresses timely San Francisco issues (and many more) as they seamlessly weave between performance disciplines including puppetry, poetry, acrobatics, song & dance.
About the performers:
Genie Cartier, who has a background in Chinese acrobatics and aerial rope, has performed her unique folding chair act all over San Francisco and Los Angeles, with companies such as Hubba Hubba Revue, Fishnet Follies, Circus Finelli, Picklewater Clown Festival, Literary Foolery and Machina Candeo. She was the co-creator and star of Genie and Audrey’s Dream Show!, an award-winning two-woman circus, which toured fringe festivals in 4 different cities. She graduated from UCLA with a BA in English/ Creative Writing and earned an MFA in Creative Writing/ Poetry from SFSU. Her first novella Fog City Summer ran on brokeassstuart.com as a 6-part serial.
Marie Cartier is a multidisciplinary artist. A trained actor, her work in theater also spans everything from light and sound operation to props design, education and writing. She is the props master and newly-minted collective member at the San Francisco Mime Troupe. Marie recently wrote the script for Saturnalia: A Raunchy Circus Christmas at Shelton Theater, a show she also co-produced and performed in. Marie goes on biking adventures to add to her “Plein Air SF” painting series, celebrating the natural beauty of San Francisco and Northern California. She holds BA’s in Theater and Peace and Conflict Studies from UC Berkeley. Check out the wide variety of her work at mariecartier.weebly.com