Bay Area Theater
A podcast of theater reviews by Richard Wolinsky that air on KPFA’s Up Front, Arts-Waves and Talkies programs, plus additional unaired reviews by Richard Wolinsky and C.S. Soong. Also: interviews with Bay Area artistic directors, as well as performers, playwrights, directors and others in the local theatrical industry.
James Lapine, director, and William Finn, composer/lyricist of the musical “Falsettos,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. The National Tour of the Lincoln Center production of “Falsettos” is at SHN’s Golden Gate Theatre through April 14th. James Lapine is the Tony Award winning director of such shows as “Sunday in the Park with George” and “Into The Woods.” William Finn won a Tony for “Falsettos,”and his other hit musical was “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee.”
Mfoniso Udofia is one of America’s fastest rising playwrights. A second-generation Nigerian-American, plays in her Ufot family cycle have been performed in New York, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. “Her Portmanteau” plays at the ACT Strand through March 31st, and “In Old Age” opens in previews at the Magic Theatre on March 27th. She is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Josh Costello, just named new Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company starting in July, 2019, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. For the past five years, Josh Costello has served as the Associate Director of the company, directing one play a season. Prior to that, he worked at Marin Theatre Company and was the founder of … Continued
Pam MacKinnon, the new Artistic Director of A.C.T., American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. The Tony Award winning director of 2013’s Broadway revival of Edward Albee’s “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf” and Obie winning director of “Clybourne Park” was hired by A.C.T. as Artistic Director on January 18, 2018, and is now in the midst of the first season she has curated since her arrival.