Bay Area Theater Archives By Date

An archive of Bay Area Theater interviews heard on Arts-Waves and Bookwaves. Interviews as heard on KPFA are 24/28 minutes; extended versions are heard as Radio Wolinsky or Bay Area Theater podcasts in the Area 941 section of kpfa.org.

Bookwaves
A Radio Program About Books

April 1, 2019
Curran: The JungleCo-director Justin Martin and actor Amman Haj Ahmad discuss the play, The Jungle, at the Curran through May 18, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast.

March 25, 2019
SHN Golden Gate:  Falsettos. Interviews with James Lapine, director; William Finn, composer/lyricist; Spencer Liff, choreographer; and Jordan Roth, producer of the musical Falsettos, at SHN Golden Gate through April 14, 2019
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete James Lapine/William Finn interview
Complete Spencer Liff/Jordan Roth interview

March 18, 2019
A.C.T./Magic Theatre: Mfoniso Udofia, playwright, The Ufot Cycle. Her Portmanteau at ACT through 3/31/19. In Old Age at the Magic starting 3/27/19.
Program as heard on KPFA
26-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

March 11, 2019
The Marsh: Don Reed, comedian, writer/performer That Don Reed Show at the Marsh, Berkeley through April 28, 2019; performer, Bartlett, Amazon Prime.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 50-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

February 18, 2019
Aurora Theatre Company: Josh Costello, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company starting July 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 41-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

January 21, 2019
A.C.T. American Conservatory TheatrePam McKinnon, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre (ACT), first season.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 28-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

January 7, 2019
Berkeley Rep: Larry Kirwan, creator of the musical Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep through Feb. 24, 2019. Co-founder of the Irish American band Black 47 and author of five books.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

December 3, 2018
Theatreworks Palo Alto: Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the musicals Tuck Everlasting, at TheatreWorks Palo Alto through Dec. 30, 2018,  Amelie and the forthcoming Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep with previews starting on Dec. 30, 2018.
Program as Heard on KPFA
Extended 33-minute Bay Area Theater podcast.

November 26, 2018
Curran: Taylor Mac & Niegel Smith, writer, performer, and co-director, and co-director, Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce at the Curran in San Francisco through December 1, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Taylor Mac interview Radio Wolinsky podcast
Niegel Smith interview Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 18, 2018
Cirque du Soleil: Dancer Joey Arrigo, acrobat Bradley Henderson and publicist Steven Ross from Cirque du Soleil "Volta."
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 28-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

November 5, 2018
Theatre Rhino: John Fisher, Artistic Director, Theatre Rhino. Writer/Performer, "A History of World War II" at The Marsh San Francisco through Feb. 2, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 47-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast

October 22, 2018
TheatreWorks Mountain View: Jeanine Tesori, composer, and Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel, Fun Home, at TheatreWorks Mountain View through
October 28, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Magic Theatre; A.C.T.Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of Magic Theatre, director of Sweat at ACT Geary, through Oct. 21, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Complete 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast 

September 17, 2018
Berkeley Rep: Johanna Pfaelzer, the new Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, starting in the 2019-2020 season. (plus excerpts from Loretta Greco, see above)
Program as heard on KPFA
Johanna Pfaelzer interview podcast

September 13, 2018
New Conservatory TheatreCharles Busch, playwright, Red Scare on Sunset, at New Conservatory Theatre, Sept 21-Oct 21, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

September 10, 2018
TheatreWorks: Robert Kelley, Artistic Director, Theatreworks Silicon Valley.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 40-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

August 13, 2018
San Francisco Playhouse: Bill English Artistic Director, San Francisco Playhouse.
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 48-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

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