A Thousand Splendid Suns: ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff in conversation with Khaled Hosseini, author of the novel, and Ursula Rani Sarma, who adapted the book for the stage.On January 17, 2017, in front of an audience at the Geary, Carey Perloff spoke with Khaled Hosseini and Ursula Rani Sarma about the adaptation, about their careers, and about the nature of adaptation. This is an edited portion of that discussion.


Fun Home: Alison Bechdel and Jeanine Tesori, in conversation with Richard Wolinsky. Alison Bechdel is the author of the graphic novel “Fun Home,” and Jeanine Tesori is the composer of the musical adaptation of “Fun Home”. Originally opening at New York’s Public Theatre, “Fun Home” moved to Broadway and won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Musical. Jeanine Tesori shared the Tony for Best Original Score with lyricist and librettist Lisa Kron.


Ashley Judd, interviewed by Richard Wolinsky on April 25,2011 On Saturday, January 21st, Ashley Judd captivated the crowd at the Women’s March in Washington with her presentation as a “Nasty Woman”. While most people simply know her as an actor in films and television, her real center lies as an activist for health and social justice. Richard Wolinsky had a chance to interview Ashley Judd when she was on tour in 2011 for her memoir, “All That Is Bitter and Sweet,”


Rick Moody is the author of several novels, the most recent of which is Hotels of North America, a series of fictional on-line reviews about hotels and places where people sleep. Rick Moody is known for pushing the novel in new directions, both seriously and comically, and is the author of works such as The Five Fingers of Death and The Ice Storm. He is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.


Anne Rice discusses her latest novel, “Prince Lestat and the Realms of Atlantis” along with her entire career as a novelist with host Richard Wolinsky. First of two parts; concludes Thursday on Bookwaves. Anne Rice achieved success in 1976 with her novel “Interview with the Vampire,” which spawned a series of novels titled “The Vampire Chronicles” and became a world-wide phenomenon. Along the way, she also wrote several other novels including the Mayfair Witches trilogy, Cry to Heaven, a series of books under pseudonyms, and the screenplay for “Interview with the Vampire.” She returned to her character Lestat in 2014 and a several-year break.


John Lahr spent 21 years as theater critic for The New Yorker, writing profiles and reviews, some of which are collected in Joy Ride, now out in trade paperback. which examines playwrights, directors and their shows. He is also the author of a recent biography of Tennessee Williams. The interview was recorded on Octonber 4, 2015, but the second half of the interview, concerning political theater, is even more revelant following the Trump election. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


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