MoAD Presents… Spring Fundraiser
Hat Matter: Thoughts of a Black Mad Hatter
The Taube Atrium Theater
Mar 25, 2023
4:00 am
6:30 am
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Limited tickets available at the door - $95

MoAD presents Spring Fundraiser - Hat Matter: Thoughts of a Black Mad Hatter supporting MoAD exhibitions, artists, education and public programs.

Please join us for this one man show of hip-hop theatre, comprised of poems, stories, and monologues.

Hat Matter uses movement and dance, accompanied by original classical string music, to explore the headspace of an American Black Dandy. We invite the audience into the dressing room of this Dandelion as he frolics about his foxhole making sense out of non-sense. Prepare your minds and hearts for a deeply thoughtful journey into themes of Love, Self-Worth, Community and the nature of our Humanity.

Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind show before it heads to the East Coast!

“Michael Wayne Turner III is a star, and he is rising.” - 7x7

“Remarkable, dynamic and authentic...Turner is maximally obsessed with character...It’s hard not to love his performance. His impact resonates and questions churn long after patrons leave the theater.” - The Examiner


The Taube Atrium Theater (nestled inside the San Francisco War Memorial)

401 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco


March 25, 2023, 6:00pm-8:30pm

6:00pm-7:00pm reception

7:00pm-8:00pm performance

8:00pm-8:30pm Artist Conversation with Martin Luther and Fund-A-Need



Michael Wayne Turner III is a classically trained thespian and award-winning poet. Turner has shared stages with the likes of Beyoncé, Daveed Diggs, and the Kronos Quartet to name a few. A winner of "The Moth Story Slam'' and triple award winner at the International Conference of Performance Art and Creativity.  Michael was born and raised in Houston, Texas. He spent formative years in Brooklyn, New York before finding a home in California, where he’s honed his craft over the past 12 years.

The San Francisco Chronicle describes Turner as, “one with a magnetic deep-dyed earnestness and almost otherworldly innocence.”

San Francisco Chronicle: Oakland ‘Black dandy’ Michael Wayne Turner III wears his solo show costumes every day

7x7: Locals We Love: Michael Wayne Turner III, Oakland's Rising Star Renaissance Man

San Francisco Bayview: Thespian Michael Wayne Turner III is turning heads on Oakland stages

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