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Weekly Links to streaming book and theatre events.
Bay Area Book Festival Richard Flanagan, Thursday June 3, 7 pm. See website for streaming events from the 2021 festival
Books Inc Rachel Kushner, May 20, 5 pm; Michael Lewis, May 20, 6 pm. Andy Weir, May 27, 5 pm.
Book Passage. Andrew McCarthy, May 23, 4 pm. Neal Allen with Anne Lamott, May 27, 5 pm. Alice Waters with Michael Pollan, June 1, 6 pm. Ben Rhodes, June 8, 5:30 pm. Lin-Manuel Miranda, the making of “In the Heights,” June 15, 5 pm. All Book Pasage events for May.
The Booksmith The Bindery has moved to 1727 Haight Street in San Francisco.
All Booksmith events for May.
Center for Literary Arts, San Jose. See website for events in May.
Kepler’s Books On-line Refresh the Page program listings.
Alter Theatre. Brer Peach, an audio play by Andrew Saito, Preview available now.
American Conservatory Theatre Animal Wisdom, a film produced by ACT and Woolly Mammoth, created by and starring Heather Christian, streams May 15 – June 13. Communion by by Christopher Chen, featuring Stacey Ross, directed by Pam McKinnon, Saturday May 22, 2021, live on zoom; limited engagement, May 28 – June 27, 2021.
Aurora Theatre Streaming now: The Flats, written by Lauren Gunderson, Cleaven Smith and Jonathan Spector, with Lauren English, Anthony Fusco and Khary L. Moye, directed by Josh Costello, Aurora Connects conversations every other Thursday at 5 pm. Toni Morrison’s The Bluest Eye, adapted for audio, streams through May 21.
Berkeley Rep The Waves in Quarantine by Lisa Peterson, through May 28, 2021; 10-episode audio series: Place/Settings: Berkeley, all episodes available now. What’s in a Play, Mondays 6:30 & 8 pm. Zoom, Registration required.
Brava Theatre Center: Who’s Your Mami, May 20, 7 pm. The Break-Up! A Latina Queer Torch Song, June 3, 8 pm live; June 13, 2 pm, encore recorded performance.
California Shakespeare Theatre (Cal Shakes) Live at the Bruns: June 2-3: The Masks We Wear. June 4-5: Animal Liberation Orchestra. Cal Shakes returns: The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly, September 1 – 26, 2021. Shakespeare in Depth with Philippa Kelly on Zoom.
Central Works Audio plays: Bystanders by Patricia Milton, streaming now. The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau, streaming now. .
Cinnabar Theatre. Becoming Dr. Ruth, streaming May 14-23.
Contra Costa Civic Theatre Reading Stage: Kentucky by Leah Nanako Winkler, May 24, 7 pm, on Zoom. Kitchen Table Conversation, Marly Norris, May 27, 7 pm on Zoom.
Curran Theater: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set to resume November 28, 2021. Taylor Mac videos available on line.
Custom Made Theatre See website for upcoming readings.
42nd Street Moon.Doris Bumpus, Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill, May 8-30. Don’t Touch That Dial, June 5-27. Third Tuesday, Talks Over the Moon, 8 pm: Every other Friday at 8 pm: Full Moon Fridays Cabaret. Sundays at 8 pm: Quiz Me Kate: Musical Theatre Trivia.
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. New Artistic Director: Margo Hall. Coming soon: Intimate Apparel by Lynn Nottage.
Magic Theatre. New Artistic Director, Sean San Jose. See website for plays in the upcoming season, dates to be announced.
Marin Theatre Company Brilliant Mind by Denmo Ibrahim opens May 22, performance streams 7 pm each night, through June 13; closed Mondays. Live talkback, May 25 & June 1st. The Catastrophist by Lauren Gunderson, streaming through July 24, 2021. Natural Shocks by Lauren Gunderson, streaming through Soundcloud.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts See website for upcoming events.
New Conservatory Theatre Center TransNational Cabaret, streaming now.
Pear Theater. Pear Slices streams April 30 – May 23.
Ray of Light: Carrie: The Musical, dates to be announced.
San Francisco Playhouse. Shoot Me When … by Ruben Grijalva, now streaming through May 22, 2021. Live Theatre returns to the Playhouse, Hold These Truths by Jeanne Sakata, June 8 – July 3.
SFBATCO Live with Rod and Marce, every Thursday in May at 6 pm, Best of the series reruns.
Shotgun Players. The Program, a show by the SF Neo-Futurists, performed over the phone, May 14-30, Friday to Sunday.
Stagebridge. Finding Ourselves in America: Asian American Voices. May 20, 3 pm.
The Breath Project. Complete collection streaming on demand.
The Marsh: See calendar for listings.
Theatre Rhino Thursday performance conceived and performed by John Fisher on Facebook Live and Zoom at 8:30 pm: May 20: War’s End. All previous weekly performances available on demand on the website. Gay As They Say by Mark Nadler, May 21-23, see website for times of the live performance. Pillow Talk by Kheven LaGrone, June 11-20, check listings for times.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. Hershey Felder live from Florence: Anna and Sergei (Sergei Rachmaninoff), May 16, 2021. Streaming to follow. New Works Festival online: April 23-May 15, 2021.
Chamber Music San Francisco: All five concerts available on demand through June 1, 2021.
Dance Mission Theatre. See website for listings
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: From past seasons, currently streaming: Manahatta; Snow in Midsummer. This Is Who I Am. Talking Back, a six part web series. On-demand audio recordings of early plays; videos of Indigenous Peoples Day 2020, etc.
Atlantic Theatre Company. And In This Corner, Cassius Clay by Idris Goodwin, an audio drama, streaming through May 24, 2021.
Irish Repertory Theatre. The Man Who Wanted to Fly, May 25-26.
Public Theatre, New York. Streaming now: Shadow/Land, audio play. Video: Under the Greenwood Tree. Also streaming: selected concerts from Joe’s Pub.
Playbill List of Streaming Theatre: Updated weekly, this is probably the best list you’ll find of national and international streaming plays and musicals. Each week has its own webpage, so scroll down.
National Theatrical Streaming: Upcoming plays from around the country.
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