six months out of every year, Sini Anderson is a Performance Poet, Producer,
and Director. Living in San Francisco since 1994, Anderson has been
the co-founder and Artistic Director of Sister Spit and Sister Spit’s
Ramblin Road Show. She has performed nationally and internationally
for the last decade in such venues as New York's PS. 122, Seattle’s
Bumbershoot Art Festival, Lollapalooza’s Music Festival, The Michigan
Women's Music Festival, Vancouver BC’s Rock for Choice, and on
San Francisco Pride Festival’s Main Stage.
In 2000 the San Francisco Arts Commission awarded Anderson an individual
artist grant for her multimedia spoken word show. She has been a resident
artist of The National Queer Arts Festival for the last five years.
Other organizations supporting her work include: The Horizons Foundation,
Theatre Bay Area’s Cash Program, Grants for the Arts SF, California
Arts Council, Grants for the Arts San Francisco, Open Meadows, The Women’s
Foundation, and The Astraea Foundation.
Anderson was the Chief Curator and the Co-Artistic Director for the
National Queer Arts Festival in 2001-2002. In 2003 she resigned her
position to pursue her own work full time. Anderson was a producer of
Nectar, the women’s stage at San Francisco’s Pride Festival.
She is a Board of Directors Co-Chair for the Harvey Milk Institute,
and is on the Board of Directors for the Queer Cultural Center in San
Sini Anderson is in the process of forming a new non-profit, queer performance,
and literary organization to be announced late Spring 2004. You can
find her work in the award winning anthology The Outlaw Bible of American
Poetry, Thundermouth Press, 1999 and on any of the four Sister Spit
CDs. Her second solo CD, recorded at Killer Banshee Studios in Oakland,
CA, is to be released Fall 2004.
Anderson’s new multimedia work includes her unique spoken word
delivery with live sound scores, projected video and slides. This fusion
of mediums creates a new and powerful dynamic, putting Anderson out
in front as one of the most powerful spoken word performers in the nation.