Eric Ting, Artistic Director of Cal Shakes (California Shakespeare Theater) discusses how the company dealt with the Covid shut-down, with on-line streaming, and with the re-opening of the Bruns Amphitheater. Shakespeare’s “The Winter’s Tale” plays at the Bruns through October 2nd. The interview also includes a summary of the play and the reasons for its choice as the only play of the 2021 season.

Sean San Jose, the newly appointed Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in Fort Mason Center, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. One of the founders and current Program Director of the legendary Campo Santo performance troupe, Sean San Jose is a noted Bay Area actor who has worked in several venues, including the Magic, Cal Shakes, ACT and Berkeley Rep. He’s also a playwright, director and most importantly, an activist in expanding the arts to unrepresented communities.

Carol Channing (1921-2019), in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, recorded during the tour of her memoir, “Just Lucky I Guess,” recorded on October 18, 2002. The great Broadway star Carol Channing died on January15, 2019 at the age of 97. An iconic performer, she was best known for “Hello Dolly” and for her appearances on television and stage.