We speak with actress Ryan Nicole about “Thomas and Sally” a play that explores Thomas Jefferson’s long term sexual domination of his slave, Sally Hemings. Presented by the Marin Theatre, Mill Valley Company the play distorts the true nature and history of Thomas Jefferson and Sally Hemings.
Marin Theatre Company
Jasson Minadakis is Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company. In this wide-ranging interview with Richard Wolinsky, he discusses the past season, and the upcoming 2016-2017 season, as well as the various special nights during each production for discussion with cast, book nights at libraries and other events. This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with Bay Area Artistic Directors.
Arts-Waves contributor C.S. Soong reports on the opening of the expanded San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) at the museum’s press preview event. Then, host Richard Wolinsky talks with Ayad Akhtar, whose play “The Invisible Hand” runs at Marin Theatre Company through July 3, 2016.
Rachel Bonds is a young playwright whose latest work, Swimmers, is currently at Marin Theatre Company through March 27. 2016. She talks about the play and its development, and about her career as a playwright with host Richard Wolinsky.
Margo Hall is a Bay Area actor, currently playing the role of Aunt Ester, a 285 year old former slave, in Marin Theatre Company’s production of August Wilson’s play, Gem of the Ocean. Hosted by Richard Wolinsky.
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.
Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney talks with host Richard Wolinsky about his career and about “Head of Passes,” now at Berkeley Rep, and “Choir Boy,” coming to Marin Theatre Company in June.