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Arts-Waves – May 1, 2017: Simon McBurney

Richard Wolinsky and Simon McBurney.

Simon McBurney, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky.

Simon McBurney is the director and performer of “The Encounter,” a theatrical piece inspired by the Book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, playing at the Curran in San Francisco through May 7th. Simon McBurney is the artistic director of Complicite, a London based theatrical company. He’s directed several plays and operas over the years, and acted in such films as The Theory of Everything, Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, and other films, as well as the TV series The Borgias and The Casual Vacancy. “The Encounter” comes to San Francisco after a successful run in London and New York, and an American tour.

“The Encounter” involves the use of headphones and binaural sounds to not only tell the story of the photographer Loren McIntyre in the jungles of Peru but to take the audience on its own trip/

An extended version of this interview can be found as a Bay Area Theater podcast. Curran website.

Also: A brief interview with Evren Odcikin, director of the Golden Thread production, “Autobiography of a Terrorist” at Potrero Stage in San Francisco.

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