“Summer Sushi/A Performance Series” begins at 8 o’clock tonight at the Del Mar Communications Center (Public Access Television, Channel 37), 240 10th St. here.
Co-sponsored by downtown San Diego’s Sushi gallery, the series features nationally prominent performance artists in their latest works. Tonight’s opening benefit performance, “Taster’s Choice,” features locally based artists Eleanor and David Antin, Norma Jean Deak, Philip Dimitri-Galas and Helen Shumaker, Bertram and Nancy Turetsky, and Jerome Rothenberg. Further performances will be on consecutive Saturdays, also at 8 p.m.
On June 15, Bobbie Louise Hawkins will present monologues by herself and Ruth Draper, in “Bobbie Lousie Hawkins in Performance.” On June 22, John Malpede, artist in residence of the Los Angeles Inner City Law Center, will present work dealing with the plight of the homeless. On June 29, Richard Haxton’s “Going to Pasadena” addresses “warring personality traits,” and Daria Okugawa will present “Strings,” exploring the theme of incest.
On July 6, Jan Munroe, a Florida native and a student of mimes Marcel Marceau and Etienne Decroux, presents “Alligator Tails,” an autobiographical “solo dialogue.” On July 13, Carla Kirkwood’s “Your Mama and Your Sister and Your Girlfriend” is a collection of “personal stories of how different women struggle to survive in our society.” Christine Tamblyn offers “As the Worm Turns"--a narrative piece about a “real woman"--on July 20. The series concludes July 27 with Darryl Henriques, winner of a 1984 Los Angeles Drama-Logue award, performing “The Exhilarating Exile of Darryl Henriques,” a journey “into the private world of delusions and wild fantasies.”