Bi-Poseur a pop-culture encrusted, kinetic look at the intricacies of trying to hang oneself with a Playstation controller, possibly being bi-polar, full scholarships to exclusive Bay Area prep schools, psych wards with twelve year old white supremacists, finally grieving the loss of a parent, motivational speaking, to live tweeting your own funeral. And push-ups. Among other things.
Essentially, Bi-Poseur is a solo show about suicide, mental illness, and the death of my mother. But it's completely hilarious. Trust me. Seriously!
I premiered Bi-Poseur to full houses in February of this year, and I am embarking on a month long run in September. With this being 'hardcore independent theater' (as my director, W. Kamau Bell is fond of calling it) this is where I need your help. Take a gander at the list of rewards to the right. Any amount you can give will help with theater rental costs, flyer/poster/program printing, hiring a tech, lighting design, and marketing/publicity costs.
The fact that I have a show is amazing enough as is, I'm grateful enough you're reading this. I hope you're able to give, and thank you so much for your time.
Here's what the press have to say about Bi-Poseur!
Sambrano mines the depths and comes up with gold in Bi-Poseur, a one-man show focusing on “the quest for the perfect suicide note (otherwise, why do it?)” among other things. - Hiya Swanhuyser, SF Weekly
Sambrano's not trying to kill your buzz. He's trying to make you laugh. - Alexandria Regilio, San Francisco Chronicle
Sambrano’s suicide attempt was obviously unsuccessful. - KXAN, Austin
And remember: kill yourself laughing, before Paolo kills himself.
Logo by Nikki Thayer
Video promo shot by John Espey, edited by James Gowdey
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