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Welcome to Litquake, San Francisco’s literary festival, now in our 17th year. Festival dates are October 7-15, 2016. Events are all-ages unless noted otherwise. Book sales are offered when and where appropriate. Events without ticket reservations are first-come first served. Click the phone icon to the right below, to download our new mobile app version!

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Gendell Hing-Hernandez

Gendell Hing-Hernandez has worked as an actor for Berkeley Rep, Word for Word, TheatreWorks, Camposanto, San Jose Rep, Center Rep, New Pickle Circus, and many others. Productions include Around The World In 80 Days, The Cook, Blood Wedding, Oil!, Food Stories, House on Mango Street, and References to Salvador Dali Make Me Hot. Gendell has been a company member of Theater of Yugen, where he studied classical Japanese theater, Red Ladder Company, where he performed with at-risk youth and maximum security inmates, and The Felonious Collective, where he helped develop, direct, and perform original Hip-Hop theater pieces. He is currently a member of the Alphabet Rockers. As a director, Gendell has worked with Felonious, Quixotic Players, Teatro del Juglar, The NY Hip-Hop Theater Festival, Oakland Public Theatre, Berkeley Rep’s School of Theatre, and the Pacific Alliance Stage Company. He has also been an Event Manager and Producer for Felonious: One Love Hip Hop, Theater Of Yugen, and The Cuban-American Cultural Institute. As a teaching artist, Gendell has been sent into classrooms, libraries, and jails all over the Bay Area by Berkeley Rep, San Jose Rep, Word for Word, San Francisco Shakespeare, California Shakespeare Theatre, TheatreWorks, Alphabet Rockers, and Theater of Yugen. He uses theater as a lens for education and inspiration. Gendell is developing bilingual programs in Spanish and English for both Berkeley Rep, Word for Word, and The Alphabet Rockers. He teaches theatre in the United States, Cuba, and France.