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
Theatre During Covid: a series of interviews about how Bay Area theatres are coping with the shutdown. Part Two: John Fisher, Executive/Artistic Director of Theatre Rhino, “The Longest Running Queer Theatre in the World,” discusses the immediate aftermath of the shutdown, his decision to create weekly solo shows from his home, and the move from theatrical presentation to digital. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Theatre During Covid: a series of interviews about how Bay Area theatres are coping with the shutdown. Part One: Pam MacKinnon, Artistic Director of A.C.T. in San Francisco talks with host Richard Wolinsky about how A.C.T. has pivoted from live theatre to streaming, and the ways in which the company has had to trim itself in order to survive.
Bill Irwin, creator and performer of “On Beckett,” which was performed at A.C.T.’s Strand Theatre through January 22, 2017, is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Bill Irwin won the Tony Award for his portrayal of George opposite Kathleen Turner’s Martha in “Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf.” on Broadway. He has played in Beckett’s Waiting for Godot and Endgame. Most recently, since 2017, he was a featured player in the TV series “Legion,” and appears regularly on “Law & Order: SVU.”
Gamal Abdel Chasten, the artistic director of “The Breath Project,” in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky. The Breath Project consists of twenty-four films of 8 minutes, 46 seconds in duration (the time it took George Flloyd to die) focusing on social issues and produced by people of color.
Playwright and actress Jeanne Sakata in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.
Jeanne Sakata is the author of the play “Hold These Truths” which played at TheatreWorks Lucie Stern Theatre in Palo Alto, July 11 – August 5, 2018, and was recorded during its run and is now available streaming through November 3, 2020. For more information on how to watch, go to the TheatreWorks website