Simon McBurney is the director and performer of “The Encounter,” a theatrical piece inspired by the Book Amazon Beaming by Petru Popescu, playing at the Curran in San Francisco through May 7th. Simon McBurney is the artistic director of Complicite, a London based theatrical company. He’s directed several plays and operas over the years, and acted in such films as The Theory of Everything and Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy. He is interviewed by Richard Wolinsky.
Liesl Tommy, director, and Ayesha Jordan, one of the performers in Danai Gurira’s Tony-nominated play “Eclipsed,” in coversation with host Richard Wolinsky. The play concerns four women held as “wives” by a commander during the Liberian Civil War. The cast and crew are composed almost entirely of women of color. “Eclipsed” runs at the Curran Theater in San Francisco through March 19, 2017 in a short, limited run.