Second Wind Productions
Theatre for an Endangered World
In 1985, Manu Mukasa and Ian Walker reorganized the Chinook
Theatre Company, then a small
amateur group, into a professional organization under the name,
Second Wind Productions, Inc.
In 2000, Andi C. Trindle Walker and Ian Walker revised Second Wind's
mission and structure,and formally established the company in the San Francisco
area. Dedicated to promoting diversity and dialogue to Bay Area theatre
experience, Second Wind produced works by:
The Denver Post
called Second Wind's production of The
"Riveting. Stunningly poignantů" and "near flawless".
The Rocky Mountain News
listed their production of Ceremonies in
Dark Old Men as one of the five plays to see.
And in 1989, Second Wind's Production of Sizwe Bansi Is Dead
outreach award to tour statewide.
In 1991, members of Second Wind decided to take a break
from producing theater, and began working with other theaters in both
Colorado and California, providing an opportunity for "cross pollination"
of creative ideas.
Second Wind Productions first visited the Bay Area as a
company in 1994 when it presented its productions of My Children!
My Africa! It returned the following year with a seven-actor,
multicultural production of The Merchant of Venice.
Since that time, members of Second Wind have worked with
many companies throughout the Bay Area, producing, designing, directing,
and acting. Company members Andi C. Trindle Walker and Ian Walker are
both founding members of The Actor's Collective in San Francisco, now
in its third season.
In 2000, Second Wind obtained non-profit
status, and revamped its goals to fit the diverse community of the Bay
It's 2000 season marks Second Wind's first year as a resident theater company in the Bay Area. Second Wind starts its residency with
Walkers on the Wild Side , the world premiere of Erin's Hope by founding member and resident playwright,
Ian Walker, and the San Francisco premiere of Criminal Genius by Canadian playwright George F. Walker.
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