Arts-Waves on Cover to Cover
3:00 PM Pacific Time: Mondays
Interviews devoted to the arts, focusing on theatre and literature, with side-trips to film and non-fiction narratives. Also on tap: archive interviews from Probabilities and Bookwaves. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Jonathan Moscone is currently the Chief of Civic Engagement for Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, California. A theater director and playwright, he spent the past fifteen years as Artistic Director for California Shakespeare Theater (Cal Shakes). He talks about his new position, and about working on Shakespeare and other plays with host Richard Wolinsky.
Michael Crichton (1942-2008). This interview was recorded in 1990 while on tour for his novel “Jurassic Park.” He was interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff and discusses his novel, as well as his entire career.
Kate Jessica Raphael is the author of Murder Under the Bridge: A Palestine Mystery, based on her experience as a Jewish-American anti-Israel activist in Palestine during 2002-2003. Her main characters are a female Palestinian detective and an American activist, and the action takes place both in the West Bank and in Israel. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
Everyone is doing a top ten list at the end of the year. Here’s my list for the best books and best theater experiences of the past year, in no particular order. – Richard Wolinsky Non-fiction GHETTOSIDE by Jill Leovy IN MANCHURIA by Michael Mayer FOLLIES OF GOD by James Grisson IT’S WHAT I DO by Lynsey … Continued
Bob Mankoff, cartoon editor of The New Yorker and author of How About Never – Is Never Good for You? is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. The book is an illustrated memoir, featuring memorable cartoons by the author and by other New Yorker artists.
Ayad Akhtar is the Pakistani-American author of the 2013 Pulitzer Prize winning play, Disgraced, now at Berkeley Rep through December 27, 2015. A powerful look at a secular Muslim attorney whose inner feelings come out during a dinner with friends.He is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Susi Damilano is the co-founder of San Francisco Playhouse, and director of their most recent production, Stage Kiss by Sarah Ruhl, which plays through January 8, 2016. She talks about the play and about her work as both an actor and director. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky
Amy Bloom, author of the novel “Lucky Us,” now out in trade paperback is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Two sisters escape from their father and go to Hollywood, and then on to New York. An examination of life in America before, during and after World War II.