Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Andrew Altschul discusses his latest novel, The Gringa, with host Richard Wolinsky. The Gringa tells the story of an American activist who goes to Peru in the early 1990s and becomes involved with a radical group who is eventually charged and incarcerated with terrorist crimes, based loosely on the real-life story of Lori Berenson. Paralleling that story is one of Andres, an American writer living in Peru years later, who must cope not only with his own feelings about politics and American influence around the world, but with the notion of American exceptionalism.
Margaret Atwood in conversation with Richard Wolinsky, discussing her books, Moral Disorder, Writing with Intent and The Penelopiad, recorded in December, 2006 in the KPFA studios.
The author of such novels as The Handmaid’s Tale and Oryx and Crake talks about her three recent works: Moral Disorder, a series of connected short stories; Writing with Intent, a collection of essays; and The Penelopiad, a comic take on the Odyssey from the perspective of Odysseus’ wife.
She also discusses the relation of memoir and fiction, America’s role in Afghanistan, her views about America from the perspective of a Canadian, genre fiction, and other issues
Book Interview/Events and Theatre Links
Note: Several theatre companies are postponing their September shows due to the Delta variant. Please be aware that these changes are being made day-to-day. Most in-person events require vaccination proof or recent negative Covid test, and masks. Check the venue before arrival.
Bay Area Book Festival Festival events streaming on-demand.
Book Passage. Calendar for September. Mix of on-line and in-store events.
Books Inc. Mix of on-line and in-store events.
The Booksmith Calendar for September. On-line events.
Center for Literary Arts, San Jose. Check website for archived events.
Kepler’s Books On-line Refresh the Page program listings.
Alter Theatre. Brer Peach, an audio play by Andrew Saito, on-line October 21-December 12.
American Conservatory Theatre Freestyle Love Supreme opens January 21, 2022 at the Geary Theater.
Aurora Theatre Stoop Stories by Dael Orlandersmith, September 3 – October 3, 2021 as a filmed production.
Berkeley Rep Wintertime by Charles L. Mee, opens November 12, 2021, Roda Theater. The Ripple, That Wave That Carried Me Home by Christina Anderson, has been postponed until 2022.
Brava Theatre Center: See website for live and streaming events.
California Shakespeare Theatre (Cal Shakes) The Winter’s Tale by William Shakespeare, adapted by Eric Ting & Philippa Kelly, on stage September 1 – 26, 2021.
Central Works Audio plays: Bystanders by Patricia Milton, streaming now. The Human Ounce by Nicole Parizeau, streaming now. 2022 season to be announced in October.
Cinnabar Theatre. Cry It Out by Molly Smith Metzler, on stage weekends in September starting September 10, 2021. Streaming on demand September 24-26.
Contra Costa Civic Theatre Our Town by Thornton Wilder, on stage October 1-31, 2021.
Curran Theater: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child set to resume January 11, 2022 as a single evening play. Taylor Mac videos available on-line.
Custom Made Theatre Season schedule to be announced.
42nd Street Moon. Chess In Concert, September 24-26, Alcazar Theater. A Little Night Music, November 4-13, Alcazar Theater.
Lorraine Hansberry Theatre. Upcoming season to be announced.
Magic Theatre. In-theater performances to resume 2022. Joy and Pandemic by Taylor Mac, postponed to a later date.
Marin Theatre Company The Catastrophist by Lauren Gunderson, streaming through July 24, 2021. On stage: Georgiana and Kitty: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, November 2021. The Sound Inside postponed.
Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts Upcoming Events Page.
New Conservatory Theatre Center Streaming: Hold Me The Forgotten Way, through December, 31, 2021. In Theater: Interlude by Harrison David Rivers, October 8 – November 7, 2021.
Oakland Theater Project. The Dream Life of Malcolm X by John Wilkins. Outdoor production cancelled.
Pear Theater. In Theater: Mothers of the Bride by Megan Maugeri, directed by Katie Hipol Garcia, on stage and streaming August 20- September 12, 2021. Somewhere by Marisela Trevino Orta and The Tempest by William Shakespeare, in repertory, October 1 – October 24, 2021.
Ray of Light: The Rocky Horror Show, October 7-31, at the Oasis.
San Francisco Playhouse. In Theatre/Streaming On Demand, Starting Here, Starting Now, the songs of Maltby and Shire. August 31 – October 2.
SFBATCO See website for upcoming streaming and in theatre shows.
Shotgun Players. In person with streaming options: The Claim by Tim Cowbury, October 14-30.
The Breath Project. Streaming archive.
The Marsh: MarshStream updated calendar. In theater performances to be announced.
Theatre Rhino Essential Services Project, conceived and performed by John Fisher, all weekly performances now available. Streaming: Hold Me the Forgotten Way, episodes 1-4. On stage: At the Wake of a Dead Drag Queen by Terry Guest, dates to be announced.
TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. On stage: Lizard Boy, a new musical by Justin Huertas, October 6 – October, 31, 2021.
Word for Word. Wordcast: A Pair of Eyeglasses by by Anna Maria Ortese, posts September 2; Home by George Saunders, October 7; two by Toni Cade Bambara, November 4. Each will be streamed for a year.
Chamber Music San Francisco: Live concerts return February, 2022.
Dance Mission Theatre. On stage events calendar.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival: Live on stage: Fannie: The Music and Life of Fannie Lou Hamer by Cheryl L. West. July 1 – October 9.
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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