Echo Brown is a writer, performer, and actress from Cleveland, Ohio. Echo’s meteoric rise in the San Francisco art scene with her hit one-woman show, Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters, has been widely praised and played to sold out houses in San Francisco, Berkeley, and Oakland. A graduate of Dartmouth College, Echo began her career as an internal investigator with the New York City Police Department, went on to study investigative journalism at Columbia University, then moved to California to work for Challenge Day, a nonprofit that provides transformational workshops in high schools. While working there, Echo created and performed dynamic and moving stories for audiences across the country. Seeing her impact on audiences, Echo decided to become a full-time storyteller. Black Virgins Are Not for Hipsters was nominated for both Outstanding Solo Production and the Will Glickman Award, and was named one of the top ten best shows of 2015 by Rob Hurwitt of the SF Chronicle and Sam Hurwitt of KQED.
Midori is a multidisciplinary artist engaged in social practice. She's fascinated with giving shape and texture to emotion, desire, beauty, repulsion, collective memory, and subconscious revisions of experience. A Tokyo native and long-time San Franciscan, she’s an elegant provocateur creating installations and performances provoking reaction and invite participation. She has shown at the San Francisco Asian Art Museum, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Das Arts Amsterdam, SoMArts, Gorilla Gallery Oaxaca, VN Jaeger & Schwarzwald in Vienna, and Vanilla Gallery's Circus in Tokyo, among others. She collaborates with many artists, including the legendary fashion photographer Titiano Magni, Nick Knight for British Vogue, Jason Wyman, Anna Noel Rockwell, Singaporean choreographer Ong Ken Sen, and styled for Keith Lock’s indie Chinese-Canadian ghost movie “The Ache.” Her work has been featured in Lisa Z. Morgan’s tome Design Behind Desire. On June 15th, join her at YBCA for Queer Qraft Camp. In December 2017, she will debut Cultural Chemistry at the Red Poppy Art House.