Yarn is a comedy storytelling show especially for women who are "Hollywood old" (that's over 29), but all are welcome. Substantial, funny, and satisfying, it features some of the best storytellers from the Bay Area and beyond. In honor of the exhibition The Art of Rube Goldberg, the evening will venture into the kinds of convoluted acts and unpredictable adventures that make a great story. Performers include Cintra Wilson, Betsy Salkind, Virgie Tovar, Julia Jackson, and Heather Gold.
Heather Gold appears in venues across North America like SXSW, Google, SFSketchfest, NPR and CBC's Definitely Not the Opera.
Julia Jackson has performed at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and was a Semi-Finalist in the San Francisco International Comedy Competition. Her solo performance piece "Children Are Forever: All Sales Are Final" won the Best Non-Fiction Show Award at the 2016 United Solo Festival in New York City, and the script was published in the 2016 Plays and Playwrights by Indie Theatre Now. Jackson has worked with Robin Williams, Dana Carvey, and Paul Mooney, appeared in the film Some Prefer Cake.
Betsy Salkind began her career in improv/sketch troupes: Guilty Children and Terrorist Bridesmaids.
Virgie Tovar is an author, activist and one of the nation's leading experts and lecturers on fat discrimination and body image.
Current Salon contributor and former New York Times Critical Shopper, as well as creator and voice of "Winter Steele" for MTV's Liquid Television, Cintra Wilson is author of the books Fear And Clothing: Unbuckling American Style; Caligula For President: Better American Living Through Tyranny; Colors Insulting to Nature; A Massive Swelling: Celebrity Re-Examined As A Grotesque, Crippling Disease and Other Cultural Revelations; and a variety of plays and short fiction such as Red Spiral Notebook, The Abounding Gutter, XXX Love Act, Soul Hunt, The Bitsy La Fever's Kingdom of Passion Trilogy, and many others.