Part One: Johanna Pfaelzer has been named the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, starting in the 2019-2020 season. In this interview she talks about her history as the Artistic Director of New York Stage & Film, and about how she views her new position at one of the coountry’s leading regional theatres. Berkeley Rep website
Part Two: Loretta Greco, director of the Pulitzer Prize winning play “Sweat” by Lynn Nottage, discusses the themes of the play, which begins its run ACT’s Geary Theatre on September 26th. “Sweat” takes place in Reading, PA, and concerns workers who find themselves in a precarious position following NAFTA and the 2008 financial crisis. ACT website.
Also: A review of “Detroit ’67” at Aurora Theatre in Berkeley.