Bookwaves/Artwaves – July 23, 2020: Dave Eggers – Suzanne Bradbeer

Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky.

Links to announced on-line events below program description



Richard Wolinsky and Dave Eggers.

Dave Eggers discusses his novel, “The Parade” with host Richard Wolinsky.

The author of several works of fiction and non-fiction, Dave Eggers is best known for the memoir “A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius,” a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. He is also the founder of McSweeney’s publishing house in San Francisco, and is an acclaimed journalist who writes for The Guardian and elsewhere.

“The Parade” takes place in an unnamed country as two contractors work to complete a road leading from a formerly rebellious part of the country into the capital city.

In this wide-ranging interview, he also talks about Trump rallies and their surprisingly diverse audiences, and about his career as a writer and screenwriter.

Recorded in the green room at KQED in San Francisco. Thanks to KQED and McSweeney’s. Complete 34-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast.



Suzanne Bradbeer, whose comedy “Shakespeare in Vegas” will be streamed as a Zoom reading with Broadway stars Karen Ziemba and Patrick Page, July 23, 6 pm -July 27, 2020, 6 pm on the TheatreWorks website, in conversation with host Richard Wolinsky.

Suzanne Bradbeer is the author of several plays, including “Confederates,” which played at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley during the 2016-2017 season, “The God Game,” and “The House That Jack Built.” She is a member of the Ensemble Theatre, a contributing writer at Speakeasy at Joe’d Pub (The Public Theatre) in New York, and a librettist for two musicals, “Cocus and Doot” from the Virtual Theatre Company and “Max and the Truffle Pig.”

“Shakespeare in Vegas” is the story of an out of work classically trained actress who is brought to Las Vegas by a shady impresario to offer Shakespearean plays to a somewhat unusual audience, and hijinks ensue. Complete 32-minute Bay Area Theater podcast.

Both photos: Jeff McMorrough


Announcement Links

Central Works Script Club, where you read the script of a new play and send comments to the playwright. The July script is The Lady Matador’s Hotel by Christina Garcia. A podcast with the playwright, hosted by Patricial Milton, will be posted to the Central Works website on July 28.
Theatreworks Silicon Valley is presenting Shakespeare In Vegas, a new play by Suzanne Bradbeer, with Karen Ziemba and Patrick Page, directed by Giovanna Sardelli, streaming July 23-27, free.
Book Passage. Conversations with authors features Mark Neepo on Saturday July 25 at 4 pm Pacific and Louise Erdrick on Sunday July 26 at 4 pm Pacific.
Bay Area Book Festival. Various Unbound conversations available streaming.
Aurora Theatre’s Aurora Connects series of interviews, every Friday at 4 pm. July 17: Joy Carlin and Nancy Carlin. Other interviews in the series are available streaming.
The Booksmith presents Anne Appelbaum and her book Twilight of Democracy on Monday July 27 at 12:30 pm and Aimee Bender on Wednesday August 5 at 5:30 pm
Theatre Rhinolive performance July 23 conceived and performed by John Fisher on Facebook Live and Zoom at 8 pm is Growing Up: The World in 1976. The Death of Ruby Slippers by Stuart Bousel, available streaming.
Shotgun Players.  The Niceties by Eleanor Burgess,has been extended with live performances July 28- August 3 through Zoom. A live stream performance of Quack by Eliza Clark, August 6 through 9. Registration required.
San Francisco Playhouse. Zoomlet table read for Monday July 27 at 7 pm is Night Vision by Dominique Morrisseau, directed by Margo Hall. Registration required.
Marin Theatre Company is presenting the second weekend of the Bay Area Playwrights Festival July 25-26. Go to website for tickets. Also. Lauren Gunderson’s play Natural Shocks streams through Soundcloud on the Marin Theatre website.
42nd Street Moon. Live cabaret Fridays at 8 pm; Theatre quiz Sundays at 8 pm; Theatre talks Tuesdays at 8 pm, through the website.
Kepler’s Books presents Refresh the Page, on line interviews and talks. Registration required.
Lincoln Center Live Through September 8, 2020: Carousel, with Kelli O’Hara & Nathan Gunn.
Public Theatre: The Line streams through the website. A radio recording of Richard II is also available through the website.




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