Cynthia “Kiki” Wallis’s career has spanned some of the most important cultural and artistic movements in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past four decades. In 1974, she became the Assistant Director and Stage Manager of the Asian American Theater Company (AATC), beginning a twenty-year creative partnership with Eric Hayashi that secured the place of the AATC (and its predecessor, the Asian American Theater Workshop) in the burgeoning Asian American arts milieu during the period. During the 1980s, the scope of her work expanded to include Chicano theater as well. In 1991, she began a creative partnership with noted Mission District artist René Yañez, producing readings, installations, and collaborative projects with the AATC. In addition to multimedia presentations and exhibitions, Wallis’s work included photographic documentation of Yañez’s many exhibitions, as well as collaborative projects between Yañez and other noted Chicano artists, such as Guillermo Gomez-Peña. Her contribution to the Chicano arts movement was most recently acknowledge from the stage by Culture Clash during the October 26, 2013 benefit for René Yañez and Yolanda Lopez held at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. Wallis’s participatory and documentary contributions to the René Yañez Real Mission School Archive represent an essential piece of the definitive history of San Francisco’s Chicano arts movement in the 1990s and 2000s.