Bay Area Theater
During the Corona Virus lockdown, new podcasts will go live Sunday afternoons. New and recent interviews focused primarily on local Bay Area theatre venues, with playwrights, actors, directors and artistic directors, hosted by KPFA theatre critic Richard Wolinsky. Pre-pandemic podcasts also feature theatre reviews by Richard Wolinsky along with interviews conducted by KPFA associate theatre critic C.S. Soong. Dates of theatre reviews can be found at http://bookwaves.homestead.com/Theatre_Reviews.html
Lisa Peterson, Associate Director of Berkeley Rep, and director of “Watch On The Rhine” at Berkeley Rep, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. In this interview, she talks about this new stage production of the Lillian Hellman play, as well as her upcoming directorial project, “Office Hour” by Julia Cho, and her history as a director.
Every year or so, Bill English comes over to KPFA to discuss his theater company and the upcoming season. In this interview with KPFA theater critic Richard Wolinsky, he talks about the origins of SF Playhouse and how it came to be in its current location at 450 Post Street. The discussion includes a look at the upcoming season, including the musical “A Christmas Story’ which runs during the 2017 holiday season into January 2018, as well as the company’s previous productions this season.
Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre in San Francisco, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Entering her tenth year as Artistic Director of the Magic at Fort Mason Center, Loretta Greco is directing “The Eva Trilogy” by Barbara Hammond, three related one-act plays, in performance through November 12, 2017.