Bookwaves/Artwaves – June 30, 2022: David Sedaris

Bookwaves/Artwaves

Bookwaves/Artwaves is produced and hosted by Richard Wolinsky. Links to assorted local theater & book venues   Bookwaves David Sedaris, whose latest collection of essays is titled “Happy Go Lucky,” is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky. Recorded June 9, 2022 at Book Passage Bookstore in Corte Madera, California. David Sedaris is author of thirteen books, including …

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Chrstine Dwyer, who plays “Mother” in the musical “Ragtime” at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, discusses her work on the show, along with her views on life after the pandemic and how theatre has changed following the #MeToo and Black Lives Matter movements. Then, Flynn Berry discusses her thriller set in Northern Ireland, “Northern Spy,” now out in trade paperback. Also, a review of “The Sound Inside” at Marin Theatre Company. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Part One: Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company discusses how his company handled the pandemic shutdown, and talks about the latest play, “The Sound Inside” by Adam Rapp. Part Two: KJ Sanchez, director and co-adaptor of “Romeo y Juliet” at Cal Shakes (California Shakespeare Theatre) discusses her work on the play, her career as actor and director, and her work as a theatre professor. Also: Review of “The Paper Dreams of Harry Chin” at San Francisco Playhouse. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Two Science Fiction Masters: Ursula K. LeGuin (1929-2018), author of “The Left Hand of Darkness”, “The Dispossessed” and the Earthsea Trilogy, recorded in September, 2000, co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff. Gene Wolfe (1931-2019), author of The Book of the New Sun series and other novels, recorded in November, 1982, co-hosted by Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson. Both interviews digitized, remastered and re-edited in 2018 and 2019. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.


Focus on Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archives: Part Two of a two part interview with director Wayne Wang, talking about his career in Hollywood, discrimination against Asians, his later career and his work on such films as “Smoke” and “The Joy Luck Club.” He is currently having a retrospective at BAMPFA.Then: Curator Susan Oxtoby discusses the Federico Fellini Retrospective, which was cut short by the pandemic and now resumes. Weekly Theatre Review: “Passing Strange” at Shotgun Players Ashby Stage.


Compoer/lyricist Paul Gordon, whose latest show, a new musical version of Jane Austen’s “Sense & Sensibility” is now playing at TheatreWorks Palo Alto, discusses his career and his show, followed by Part One of a two part interview with film director Wayne Wang (“Chan is Missing,” “Smoke”) discussing his early career. Also: Review of “Dot” by Colman Domingo, now playing at New Conservatory Theater Center in San Francisco. Hosted by Richad Wolinsky.