a trunk show

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Thu Feb 24th
9:00 PM
Sat Feb 26th
5:30 PM
Sun Feb 27th
5:30 PM

Tue March 1st
7:30 PM
Sat March 5th
1:00 PM
Sun March 6th
4:00 PM

FUNNY a trunk show tells the ridiculous story of Mohamed who, after numerous denials at the immigration agency -- (not legible, not the proper forms of ID, used pencil instead of pen) returns and this time, brings a trunk full of life -- songs, dreams, memories. A hilarious portrait of the absurdities foreigners deal with in America.

“Ibrahim delves beneath the surface of human experience.”
~chloe veltman,
SF Weekly

“Denmo Ibrahim is a sharp jolt of energy...a simply stated, deeply felt commitment…”
~ robert hurwitt,
San Francisco Chronicle

“Denmo is riveting! An excellent performance.”
~suzanne weiss,

“The excellent Denmo Ibrahim makes a fascinating guide.”
~chris jones,
Chicago Tribune


Denmo Ibrahim (playwright/performer) Denmo is an actor, playwright, healer, professional idiot, and bonafide CEO. She is the first born, speaks terrible Arabic, and wishes she knew sign language. A full-blooded Egyptian, Denmo’s resemblance to Cleopatra is astounding. Denmo grew up in New York and Princeton and has lived in lots of cities -- like four. Chicago was beautiful but just too darn cold. Boulder was lovely but everyone was the same. In San Francisco, the days pass for seasons but the food is very good. She has been nominated for an Irene Ryan Acting Award and a Joseph Jefferson Award for “Best Actress in a Lead Role”. To date, Denmo has co-written seven full-length ensemble based projects. Original commissions include new work for Theatre of Yugen, foolsFURY, Shotgun Players, Golden Thread, Root Division, 111 Minna Gallery, Bebersee Classical Music Festival (Germany) and EXIT Theatre. Her first feature full-length play, ECSTASY I a water fable was produced by Golden Thread Productions at the Thick House in 2009. It was generously supported by Zellerbach, Walter Gerbode Family Foundation, Theatre Bay Area’s New Work Fund and TBA’s CA$H Grant. Denmo is a graduate of Boston University’s Acting Program and holds an M.F.A. in Lecoq-Based: Actor Created Physical Theatre from Naropa University. She has studied commedia dell’arte directly with master instructor Antonio Fava at the International Stage in Italy, acrobatics with Mirco Ferri, intensive training with Giovanni Fusetti ‘s clown pedagogy, and two years of physical training in movement with Thomas Prattki and Amy Russell. Denmo has spent years in the studio collaborating, devising, rehearsing, demolishing, and breathing life into new play things.

Wesley Cabral (Road Crew) Wesley is very good at plugging things in, a quality rivaled only by his ability to find the power button on just about anything. When he has 7, Wesley built his first electric generator and then electrocuted himself with it. Since then, Wesley has had an uncanny ability to see in the dark and whistle while he works. When Wesley is not schlepping things around for Denmo, he likes to draw. Wesley is also a talented video artist and designer of projections. His San Francisco credits include Happy Now with Marin Theater Company, IPH with African American Shakespeare and Brava Theater Companies, The Laramie Project: 10 years later with Magic Theater, Current Nobody with Just Theater and super:anti:reluctant with mugwumpin. Wesley is also editing his first feature length documentary, The Bellman Equation, which will open to festivals this year.

"To call it simply a tour de force would be to sell it short...Highly recommended."

"I loved watching Ibrahim work, particularly as the character becomes very effusive with others...."

"... had tears streaming down my face by the end of this 45-minute piece and I wasn't the only one."

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"Hilarious and heartbreaking. A triumph of a solo show."