Selected Theatre & Entertainment Archive

A selected archive of Bookwaves and Open Book interviews conducted by Richard Wolinsky in the realms of theatre, film, cabaret and entertainment in general. Interviews as heard on KPFA are 28-29 minutes; extended edits are noted and timed. 
A Radio Program About Books


American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.)
Madhuri Shekar, playwright, In Love and Warcraft, streaming live Sept. 4-5, 11-12, on demand Sept. 18-25, 2020. Aired Sept. 3, 2020. Podcast
Eric Ting, director, Gloria, at ACT Geary, through March 10, 2020.
Podcast. Aired March 2, 2020.
Will Eno, playwright, Wakey Wakey, at ACT Geary through February 16, 2020
Complete 38-minute interview. Aired February 6, 2020
Kate Attwell, playwright, Test Match, at ACT Strand through December 8, 2019
Complete 28-minute interview. Aired October 21, 2019.
Tamilla Woodard, director, Top Girls at ACT Geary through October, 13, 2019
Complete 30-minute interview. Aired September 16, 2019.
Frank Galati, director, Rhinoceros at ACT Geary through June 23, 2019.
Complete 41-minute interview. Aired June 3, 2019.
The Kilbanes, creator/performers, Weightless, at ACT Strand through May 12, 2019
Complete 33-minute interview. Aired April 29, 2019.
Mfoniso Udofia, playwright, Her Portmanteau, at ACT Strand through March 31, 2019
Complete 26 minute interview. Aired 3/18/19.
Pam McKinnon, Artistic Director. Complete 28-minute interviewAired 1/21/19;
Second interview, aired 11/18/19Third interview, on Covid, aired 11/12/20.
Sheryl Kaller & Pamela Gray, director and playwright of A Walk on the Moon at ACT Geary Theatre, June 9-July 1, 2018
Complete 34-minute interview. Aired June 4, 2018
Liz Diamond, director, Father Comes Home from the Wars, Parts 1, 2 and 3 by Suzan-Lori Parks, at ACT Geary Theatre through May 20, 2018. 
Complete 38-minute interview. Aired May 8, 2018.
Judith Ivey, actress, The Birthday Party by Harold Pinter, directed by Carey Perloff, at ACT Geary Theatre through February 4, 2018.
Complete 29-minute interview. Aired January 8, 2018
Peter Brook, co-director of Battlefield, playing at A.C.T. Geary through May 21, 2017
Complete 32-minute interview. Aired May 4, 2017.
Bill Irwin, actor, On Beckett, playing at A.C.T. Strand through Jan. 22, 2017
Program as heard on KPFA. Aired January 12, 2017.
The Unfortunates, playing at A.C.T. Strand through April 10, 2016
Complete 39-minute interview. Aired March 7, 2016
Colm Toibin, playwright, Testament, playing at A.C.T. through Nov. 23, 2014
Complete 55-minute interview. Aired November 3rd & 6th, 2014
Bookwaves/Carey Perloff page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Carey Perloff, Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco.
2015 Interview aired April 20, 2015 and April 23, 2015
2014 Interview aired April 11, 2014
2013 Interview aired May 31, 2013
2012 Interview aired May 25, 2012
2011 Interview aired April 8, 2011
2010 Interview aired April 23, 2010
2009 Interview aired March 27, 2009
Bookwaves/Mark Rucker page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Mark Rucker, Associate Artistic Director of American Conservatory Theatre in San Francisco and director of Marcus, or the Secret of Sweet. playing through November 21, 2010. 
Aired November 12, 2010
Bookwaves/Lorenzo Pisoni page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Lorenzo Pisoni, co-creator and star of Humor Abuse, playing through February 5, 2012
Aired January 27, 2012
A.C.T. Home Page

Aurora Theatre Company
Josh Costello, Artistic Director 7/19. Complete 41-minute interviewAired 2/18/19
Bookwaves/Tom Ross page  Richard Wolinsky talks with Tom Ross, Artistic Director of Aurora Theatre Company in Berkeley.
2011 interview aired September 9, 2011
2014 interview aired June 13, 2016
Joy Carlin, director, Widowers' Houses by George Bernard Shaw, at Aurora through March 4, 2018. Interview with Joy Carlin.
Aurora Theatre Home Page

Bay Area Musicals
Richard Wolinsky talks with Matthew McCoy, co-director of Bay Area Musicals, a new theater company based in San Francisco.
Program as aired on KPFA  February 15, 2016
Bay Area Musicals Home Page

Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive
Susan Oxtoby, curator, Against Authority: The Cinema of Masaki Kobayashi.
Aired July 22, 2019. Complete Interview
Susan Oxtoby, curator, Federico Fellini at 100.
Aired February 3, 2020. Complete Interview
Kate MacKay, curator, Eric Rohmer's Four Seasons Cycle.
Aired June 10, 2021. Complete Interview
Kathy Geritz, curator,The Films of Djibril Diop Mambety.
Aired January 20, 2022. Complete Interview
Wayne Wang, director, Chan Is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, Smoke
Aired in two parts March 17, 2022, March 24, 2022. Complete Interview
Dennis Lim, film critic, author, Tale of Cinema,
Aired in two parts, Jan. 26, 2023, Feb. 2, 2023. Complete Interview
Stuart Klawans, author, Crooked but Never Common: The Films of Preston Sturges.
Aired July 13, 2023. Complete Interview.
Kate MacKay, curator, The films of Luis Bunuel.
Aired July 13, 2023. Complete Interview
Dawn Porter, documentary film-maker, The Ladybird Diaries, Deadlocked.
Aired September 14, 2023. Complete Interview.
The Story of Bushman. Rob Nillson, Gail Schickele, Jon Shibata.
Aired February 1, 2024. Complete Panel Discussion.
David Thomson, author, The Fatal Alliance
Aired March 14, 2024. Complete interview.
Susan Oxtoby, curator, Agnes Varda retrospective
Aired March 26, 2024. Complete interview
BAMPFA Home Page

Berkeley Rep
Joe Ngo, performer, Cambodian Rock Band, through April 2, 2-23.
Interview with Joe Ngo.
Derek Goldman, co-playwright, director, Remember This: The Lesson of Jan Karski, through December 18, 2022. Interview with Derek Goldman.
Emma Rice, playwright/direcctor, Wuthering Heights, through Jan. 1, 2023.
Interview with Emma Rice.
Sarah Ruhl, playwright, Becky Nurse of Salem, through Jan. 26, 2020
Interview with Sarah Ruhl
Marc Bruni, co-director, The Tale of Despereaux at Berkeley Rep through Jan. 5, 2020. Interview with Marc Bruni
Annette O'Toole, lead actor, The Good Book at Berkeley Rep through June 15, 2019.
Interview with Annette O'Toole
Larry Kirwan, creator of the musical Paradise Square, at Berkeley Rep through 
Feb. 24, 2019. Interview with Larry Kirwan
Johanna Pfaelzer,Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep, starting in the 2019-2020 season.
Aired September 17, 2018. Interview with Johanna Pfaelzer
2021 interview with Johanna Pfaelizer, aired April 29, 2021.
Lisa Peterson, Associate Director of Berkeley Rep, and director of Watch On The Rhine at Berkeley Rep through January12, 2018. Interview with Lisa Peterson
Emma Rice, co-adaptor & director, 946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips, at Berkeley Rep through January 15, 2017. Interview with Emma Rice.
John Leguizamo, playwright, performer, Latin History for Morons, at Berkeley Rep through August 14, 2016. Interview with John Leguizamo
Ayad Akhtar, playwright, Disgraced, at Berkeley Rep thru December 27, 2015
Interview with Ayad Akhtar
Craig Lucas, librettist, Amelie, a New Musical, at Berkeley Rep thru October 4, 2015
Interview with Craig Lucas
Anna Deavere Smith, playwright, Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education, at Berkeley Rep through August 2, 2015  Program as aired on KPFA
Tarell Alvin McCraney, playwright, Head of Passes, at Berkeley Rep, spring 2015
Program as aired on KPFA
Kathleen Turner, star of Red Hot Patriot: The Kick-Ass Wit of Molly Ivins at Berkeley Rep.through January 4, 2015..
Program as aired on KPFA
Tony Kushner, playwright, The Intellligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures, playing at Berkeley Rep through June 29, 2014. 
Program as aired on KPFA (live phone interview) 
Brian Copeland, playwright and star of Not a Genuine Black Man, playing at Berkeley Rep through May 31, 2014
Interview with Brian Copeland
Mona Golabek, playwright and star of The PIanist of Willesden Lane, playing at Berkeley Rep through January 5, 2014 
Interview with Mona Golabek
Hershey Felder, playwright and star of George Gershwin Alone, playing at Berkeley Rep through July 7, 2013.
Program as Aired on KPFA
Lawrence Wright, playwright of Fallaci, playing at Berkeley Rep through April 21, 2013
Segment on Fallaci and his other plays
Mary Zimmerman, director and playwright of The White Snake, playing at Berkeley Rep through December 30, 2012.
Program as aired on KPFA    Complete 17-minute interview 
Henry Woronicz, star of An Iliad, playing at Berkeley Rep through November 18, 2012. Program as aired on KPFA    Extended 35-minute web edit
Eve Ensler, playwright of Emotional Creature, at Berkeley Rep through July 15, 2012
Extended 34 minute web edit
Aired June 21, 2012
Bookwaves/Tony Taccone page  Richard Wolinsky talks with Tony Taccone, Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep theatre company
2016 Season Overview, aired August 8, 2016
2015 Season Overview, aired June 1, 2015
2014 Season Overview, aired Sept. 10, 2014
2013 Season Overview, aired April 12, 2013
2012 Season Overview, aired June 8, 2012
Interview about Ghost Light, aired January 13, 2012
2011 Season Overview: aired March 11, 2011
2008 Season Overview: Part One, aired March 21, 2008; Part Two, aired April 4, 2008
Bookwaves/Les Waters page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Les Waters, Associate Artistic Director of Berkeley Rep theatre company.  
Aired March 12, 2010 
Bookwaves/Sharon Ott page Richard Wolinsky talks with Sharon Ott, director of Brekeley Rep's 2009 production of Sharon Freed's play, You Nero
Aired May 29, 2009
Bookwaves/Indhu Rubasingham page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Indhu Rubasingham, co-director of Tricycle Theatre production of The Great Game: Afghanistan, performed at Berkeley Rep, November 2010.
Aired October 25, 2010 
Bookwaves/Delroy Lindo page   Richard Wolinsky talks with Delroy Lindo, director of Berkeley Rep's 2008 production of August Wilson's play, Joe Turner's Come and Gone
Aired November 14, 2008
Bookwaves/Anna Deavere Smith page   Richard Wolinsky talks with Anna Deavere Smith, playwright and star of Let Me Down Easy, on tour and at Berkeley Rep May 31, 2011 through July 10, 2011
Aired June 9, 2011
Bookwaves/Rita Moreno page   Richard Wolinsky talks with Rita Moreno, star of Rita Moreno: Life Without Makeup playing at Berkeley Rep through October 30, 2011
Aired September 30, 2011.
Berkeley Rep Home Page

Boxcar Theatre Company
Bookwaves/Nick Olivero page. Richard Wolinsky talks with Nick Olivero, Artistic
Director of Boxcar Theatre, with four Sam Shepard plays in repertory.
Aired March 9, 2012
Boxcar Theatre Home Page

California Shakespeare Theatre (Cal Shakes)
KJ Sanchez, director, Romeo y Juliet at Cal Shakes through June 19, 2022.
Complete 36 minute interview. Aired June 2, 2022.
Octavio Solis, playwright, Quixote Nuevo at Cal Shakes June 13-July 1, 2018
Complete 40 minute interview. Aired June 18, 2018
Eric Ting, Artistic Director of Cal Shakes.
2016 Interview: May 30, 2016  Program;  35-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast
2021 Interview: September 9. 2021. Hour show44-minute podcast.
Cal Shakes Home Page

Cirque du Soleil
Dancer Joey Arrigo, acrobat Bradley Henderson and publicist Steven Ross from Cirque du Soleil "Volta."  Interview aired November 18, 2018
Cirque du Soleil home page

Curran Theater
John Skelley, Yanna McIntosh, David Abeles, actors, Harry Potter and the Cursed ChildComplete Discussion (program aired December 30, 2019)
Justin Martin and Ammar Haj Ahmad, co-director and actor, The Jungle, at the Curran through May 18, 2019.
Program as heard on KPFA     Extended 42-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast
Taylor Mac, writer, performer, and co-director, and Niegel Smith, co-director, Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce at the Curran in San Francisco through December 1, 2018.
Taylor Mac interview Radio Wolinsky podcast
Niegel Smith interview Radio Wolinsky podcast
Aired November 26, 2018.
David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, playwright and composer of Soft Power, at the Curran Theatre June 20-July 8, 2018.
Complete 47-minute interview. Aired June 11, 2017
Taylor Mac playwright/performer, A 24 Decade History of Popular Music
Program aired Sept. 11, 2017  Extended 31-minute Bay Area Theater podcast
Simon McBurney, performer/director, The Encounter. Interview aired May 1, 2017
Program as heard on KPFA   Extended 32-minute Bay Area Theater podcast.
Liesl Tommy, director and Ayesha Jordan, actor, Eclipsed. Interview aired 
March 13, 2017.
Program as heard on KPFA   Extended 31-minute Bay Area Theater podcast
Alison Bechdel, author of the graphic novel; Jeanine Tesori, composer,
Fun Home. Interview aired January 30, 2017
Program as heard on KPFA   Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast
Head Over Heels, April 10 - May 6, 2018:
Rachel York: 10-minute Bay Area Theater podcast
Michael Mayer: 17-minute Bay Area Theater podcast. Aired April 16, 2018
Tom Alan Robbins: 20-minute Bay Area Theater podcast. 
Curran Theater Home Page

Custom Made Theatre Company
Richard Wolinsky talks with Brian Katz, Artistic Director of Custom Made.
Interview aired January 11, 2016
Program as heard on KPFA;  Extended 41-minute web edit
Custom Made Home Page

Feinsteins at the Nikko
Richard Wolinsky talks with Jason Graae, performer, Faith Prince & Jason Graae, April 14-15, 2023. Aired April 13, 202358-minute podcast.
Feinsteins at the Nikko Home Page

42nd Street Moon
Richard Wolinsky talks with Jason Graee, performer, Perfect Hermany, streaming on the 42nd Street Moon website, April 10 - May 2, 2021. Aired April 22, 2021. 
50-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast.
Richard Wolinsky Talks with Jason Graae, lead actor, Scrooge in Love, at the Gateway through December 22, 2019. Aired Dec 2, 2019. 37-minute Bay Area Theater podcast
Richard Wolinsky Talks with Daniel Thomas, Co-Executive Director of 42nd Street Moon. Aired Sept. 9, 201936-minute Bay Area Theater podcast
Richard Wolinsky talks with Ryan Weible, director of Stephen Sondheim's first musical, Saturday Night, at the Gateway Theatre through April 15, 2018.
Program as heard on KPFA     30-minute interview Bay Area Theater podcast
42nd Street Moon Home Page

Golden Thread/Re-Orient
Richard Wolinsky talks with Evren Odcikin, director, Autobiography of a Terrorist,
Aired May 1, 2017. Bay Area Theater podcast
Richard Wolinsky talks with Evren Odcikin, director and Humaira Ghilzai, cultural consultant, about the play The Most Dangerous Highway in the World, at Thick House in San Francisco through May 29, 2016.
Program as heard on KPFA     Aired May 2, 2016
Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast
Richard Wolinsky talks with Torange Yeghiazarian, Artistic Director of the Re-Orient Festival, a series of short plays that focus on the Middle East, at Z Below in San Francisco through October 4, 2015. She is also the Artistic Director of Golden Thread Productions, a playwright and director. 
Program as heard on KPFA   Aired September 14, 2015
Golden Thread Home Page

Lorraine Hansberry Theatre
Margo Hall, Artistic Director. Complete Interview;
Jan Hunter, director, Intimate Apparel through April 18, 2022. Complete interview.
Both aired March 31, 2022 Hour Show
Lorraine Hansberry Home Page

Magic Theatre Company
Bookwaves/Loretta Greco page. Richard Wolinsky talks with Loretta Greco, Artistic Director of the Magic Theatre. First interview aired November 11, 2011; Second interview aired February 8, 2013; Third interview aired October 30, 2017 Fourth interview aired September 21, 2018.
Jessica Hagedorn, playwright, Gangster of Love, at the Magic thru May 6, 2018. 
John Kolvenbach, playwright, Reel to Reel, at the Magic through Feb. 25. 2018.. 
Han Ong, playwright, Grandeur at the Magic through June 25, 2016
Mfoniso Udofia, playwright, In Old Age at the Magic through April 21, 2019.
Ricardo Perez Gonzalez, playwright, Don't Eat the Mangos, through March 13, 2020.
Bookwaves/ArtsWaves Hour, March 12, 2020. Complete interview
Sean San Jose, artistic director. August 5, 2021,  Hour Show44-minute podcast
Luis Alfaro, playwright, The Travelers, through March 5, 2023. 55-minute podcast.
Magic Theatre Home Page

Marin Theatre Company
Bookwaves/Jasson Minadakis page Richard Wolinsky talks with Jasson Minadakis, Artistic Director of Marin Theatre Company
First interview aired January 28, 2011; Second interview aired December 9, 2011;
2013 interview aired January 11, 2013; 2014 interview aired March 14, 2014; 2015 interview aired October 8, 2015; 2016 Interview aired August 22, 2016, 2022 interview aired June 2, 2022.
Margo Hall, actor, Gem of the Ocean at Marin Theatre Company thru Feb 14, 2016
Interview with Margo Hall
Rachel Bonds, playwright, Swimmers, at Marin Theatre Company through March 27, 2016, aired March 14, 2016. 
Interview with Rachel Bonds
Lauren Gunderson, playwright, The Catastrophist, at Marin Theatre website through July 24, 2021, aired March 18, 2021.
Interview with Lauren Gunderson
Marin Theatre Home Page

New Conservatory Theatre Center
Bookwaves/Ed Decker page  Richard Wolinsky talks with Ed Decker, Artistic Director of the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco.
2009 Interview aired August 21, 2009; 2005 Interview aired November 18, 2005; 2013 Interview aired September 13, 2013.
2016 interview aired November 14, 2016.
Charles Busch, playwright, Red Scare on Sunset. Complete interview. Sept 13, 2018
New Conservatory Theatre Home Page

Oregon Shakespeare Festival
Evren Odcikin, Associate Artistic Director. 34-minute interview. 
Aired December 3, 2020.
Oregon Shakespeare Festival Home Page

San Francisco Fringe Festival
Christina Augello, Artistic Director, San Francisco Fringe Festival, Sept. 8-23, 2017 of the three venues in the Exit Theatre, 156 Eddy St. in San Francisco. Also Artistic Director, Exit Theatre
Complete interview. Aired Sept. 4, 2017.
San Francisco Fringe Festival Home Page 

San Francisco Playhouse
Michael Gene Sullivan, playwright, The Great Kahn, at SF Playhouse thru Nov. 13, 2021
Interview with Michael Gene Sullivan
Susi Damilano, director, Stage Kiss, at SF Playhouse thru Jan. 9. 2016
Interview with Susi Damilano
Bookwaves/Bill English page   Richard Wolinsky talks with Bill English, Artistic Director of San Francisco Playhouse.
2013 interview aired November 8, 2013; 2014 interview aired July 9, 2014; 2015 interview aired August 3, 2015; 2016 interview aired October 10, 2016.
2017 Interview: Aired Nov. 20, 2017. ProgramPodcast
2018 Interview: Aired Aug. 13, 2018. ProgramPodcast
2020 Interview: Aired Dec. 31, 2020. Hour program. Podcast.
2022 Interview. Aired Feb. 17, 2022. Hour ProgramPodcast
2023 Interview. Aired June 1, 2023. Hour ProgramPodcast
San Francisco Playhouse Home Page

San Francisco Symphony
Edwin Outwater, conductor and Richard Lonsdorf, programmer, San Francisco Symphony Summer Series. Program aired June 27, 2016. 40-minute extended podcast version.
San Francisco Symphony Home Page

SHN (Shorenstein Hays Nederlander) 
Itamar Moses, librettist, The Band's Visit
Program as heard on KPFA, January 13, 2022. Podcast
Nancy Opel, performer, A Christmas Carol.
Program as heard on KPFA, December 3, 2021. Podcast
James Lapine, director; William Finn, composer/lyricist, Falsettos. Podcast
Spencer Liff, choreographer; Jordan Roth, producer, Falsettos. Podcast
Program as heard on KPFA. March 25, 2019
Sting, performer, The Last Ship. Aired March 2, 2019. Podcast.

The Free Theater
Richard Wolinsky talks with Caitlyn Louchard of The Free Theatre, Romeo and Juliet plays the first two weekends in April, 2015 at the Omni Commons in Oakland.
Interview aired March 30, 2015.
Program as heard on KPFA

The Marsh, Berkeley
Don Reed, playwright/performer, That Don Reed Show. Aired March 11, 2019
Program as heard on KPFA    Extended 50-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast
Dan Hoyle, playwright/performer, The Real Americans. Aired February 20, 2017.
Program as heard on KPFA     Extended Radio Wolinsky podcast
Charlie Varon, playwright/performer    Feisty Old Jew  Aired February 23, 2015 
Program as heard on KPFA       Extended 33-minute web edit
The Marsh Home Page

Theatre Rhino
Bookwaves/John Fisher page   Richard Wolinsky talks with John Fisher, Artistic Director of Theatre Rhino in San Francisco
Segment aired January 10, 2014; 2013 Interview aired June 4, 2013; 2011 Interview aired June 10, 2011; 2009 Interview aired April 24, 2009; 2008 interview aired February 25, 2008; 2005 Interview aired November 18, 2005; 2017 interview aired June 26, 2017; 2018 Interview aired November 5, 2018. 2020 interview aired Novembe 26, 2020.
Theatre Rhino Home page

TheaterWorks Silicon Valley 
Bookwaves/Robert Kelley page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Robert Kelley, Artistic Director of Theaterworks Silicon Valley, and director of the new musical, A Christmas Memory, playing through December 26, 2010. 
Aired December 10, 2010; 2018 Interview, aired Sept 10, 2018, 2019 Interview,
Aired October 28, 2019.
Jeanne Sakata, playwright Hold These Truths, July 11-Aug 5, 2018, Lucie Stern
Extended 51-minute Bay Area Theatre podcast
Nathan Tysen, lyricist for the musical Tuck Everlasting, at TheaterWorks Palo Alto through Dec. 30, 2018, Aired Dec. 3, 2018. Extended 37-minute podcast.
Giovanna Sardelli, director, Archduke at Mountain View Center for the Arts through June 30, 2019. Extended 36-minute podcast.
Randal Myler and Dan Wheetman, creators, Mark Twain’s River of Song at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, through October 27, 2019, 35-minute podcast
Suzanne Bradbeer, playwright, Shakespeare in Vegas, streaming on the TheaterWorks website July 23-27, 2020. Complete 32-minute podcast. 
Aired July 23, 2020.
Laurel Ollstein, playwright, Pandora, streaming on the TheaterWorks website, Sept 24-28, 2020. Complete 34-minute podcast.
Aired September17, 2020.
Tim Bond, Artistic Director of TheaterWorks Silicon Valley, Aired October 21, 2021.
Complete 30-minute podcast.
Christine Dwyer, actress, Ragtime at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, Complete 42-minute podcast. Aired June 9, 2022.
Hershey Felder, creator/performer, Chopin in Paris, at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Complete 30-minute podcast. Aired August 18, 2022.
Giovanna Sardelli, Artistic Director, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley. 
Aired September 7,, 2023. Complete 33-minute podcast.
TheatreWorks Home Page

Ubuntu Theater Project (renamed Oakland Theatre Project)
Richard Wolinsky talks with Michael Socrates Moran and Colin Blattel of Ubuntu Theater Project in Oakland Aired February 1, 2016. Program as heard on KPFA
Lisa Ramirez, playwright, The Book of Sand, Nov. 11 - Dec. 4, 2022. Part one aired November 3, 2022 ; Part Two November 10, 2022. 35 minute podcast.
Oakland Theater Project Home Page

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
Richard Wolinsky talks with Jonathan Moscone, Chief of Civic Engagement at YBCA. Aired January 4, 2016   Program as heard on KPFA
Aired October 23, 2017  Program as heard on KPFA  Bay Area Theater podcast
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts Home Page

Z Space/Theatre Artaud
Bookwaves/Sharon Gless page: Richard Wolinsky talks with Sharon Gless, star of A Round Heeled Woman, performed at Z Space at Theatre Artaud in January, 2010.
Aired January 8, 2010  
Z Space Home Page

Other Theatre, Film & Live Performance Interviews

Jack Arnold  movie director: The Incredible Shrinking Man, Tarantula!
Aired August 12, 2021. Complete 75-minute interview

Terry Baum  playwright and performer of Hick: A Love Story
Aired December 29, 2014  Extended 40-minute web edit

Isaac Butler & Dan Kois, authors of The World Only Spins Forward: 
The Ascent of Angels in America.
Aired May 31, 2018
Program as heard on KPFA
Extended 59-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Len Cariou  actor,  Broadway and the Bard, Sweeney Todd, Blue Bloods
Aired June 21, 2018. Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Carol Channing  (unedited, one hour)  Just Lucky I Guess
Aired November 24, 2005

Margaret Cho I Have Chosen to Stay and Fight 
Aired November 24, 2005: extended 33-minute web edit

Gamal Adbel Chasten  Artistic Director, The Breath Project
Aired October 22, 2020. Complete 36-minute podcast.

Neecole Cockerham  playwright and star of I Am Not My Mother 
Aired January 19, 2015.

Richard Connema  theater critic; Hollywood stills photographer 1946-1993
Aired December 18, 2017  Extended 37-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Barbara Cook  Then & Now, Broadway legend
Aired July 7, 2016. Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Mart Crowley  The Boys in the Band, The Men from the Boys
Aired November 14, 2002: extended 48-minute edit

Donald Currie  Sex and Mayhem
Aired September 23, 2004

Jacques d'Amboise   I Was a Dancer
Aired April 28, 2011  Extended 45-minute web edit

Cary Elwes  As You Wish
Aired November 17, 2014    Extended 40-minute web edit

Richard Fouts and Suze Allen, playwright and director, The Birthday Lottery at Z Space, March 29 - April 1, 2018. Aired March 26, 2018
Complete 30-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

Lee Grant  I Said Yes to Everything
Aired August 13, 2015  Extended 47-minute web edit

Jesse Green  Shy (co-author with Mary Rodgers) New York Times theatre critic.
Aired October 27, 2022. Complete 48-minute podcast edit.  Hour show.

Stephen Greenblatt  Will In The World: How Shakespeare 
Became Shakespeare  Aired January 6, 2005

Sam Harris  Singer/Actor; also author, Ham: Slices of a Life
     2010 Interview: Open Book: Aired June 25, 2010  extended 35-minute edit
     2014 Interview: Aired February 27, 2014 extended 38-minute web edit
     Bookwaves/Sam Harris page

Kitty Carlisle Hart  actress, talk show host, member of the Gershwin entourage
Aired September 9, 2021. 

Rupert Holmes  Swing, composer/playwright, performer
Part One Aired August 18, 2005.
Part Two Aired August 25, 2005
complete interview

Robert Hurwitt  former theater critic, San Francisco Chronicle
Aired April 10, 2017. Extended 45-minute Bay Area Theater podcast

Janis Ian   Society's Child
Part One  Aired Sepember 18, 2008 (fund drive program)
Part Two  Aired September 25, 2008  (fund drive program)
complete interview

Emma Keith  producer, National Theater Live (UK)
Aired November 13, 2017  Bay Area Theater podcast

Tony Kushner  Angels in America, Munich (co-screenwriter)
Aired April 20, 2006: Extended 35-minute edit

Burton Lane  Broadway and Hollywood songwriter composer
Aired March 21, 2024; March 28, 2024. Complete 69 minute interview.

Arthur Laurents  Original Story By, playwright and librettist
Recorded April 7, 2000. Co-host: Richard A. Lupoff.
Aired November 21, 2016  Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Mick LaSalle   Dream State: California in the Movies.
Aired September 16, 2021. 63-minute audio edit.  81-minute video interview

Annie Leibovitz  Annie Leibovitz At Work
Aired December 4, 2008: Extended 35-minute web edit 

Elmore Leonard
Elmore Leonard (1925-2013) Documentary on the life and career of the great thriller writer, based on archive interviews from 1988 and 1989 conducted by Richard Wolinsky, Richard A. Lupoff and Lawrence Davidson.
Aired January 2, 2014    Extended 36-minute web edit

Patrick Macnee  Blind in One Ear, The Avengers television show
Aired August 17, 2015. Recorded Sept. 28, 1989. Hosts: Richard Wolinsky & 
Richard A. Lupoff. Re-edited and remastered in 2015 by Richard Wolinsky.

Kate MacKay curator, Eric Rohmer retrospective, BAM/PFA
Aired June 10, 2021. Complete 41-minute podcast.

Andrea Martin     Two-time Tony Award winner, author, Andrea Martin's Lady Parts
Aired November 10, 2014    Extended 50-minute web edit

George R. R. Martin   Game of Thrones, television writer
Archive 1991 interview hosted by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A. Lupoff.

Richard Matheson  Screen & television writer, novelist, What Dreams May Come
Aired July 12, 2013. Recorded February 1992.  42 minute extended edit

Paul Mazursky   Hollywood director (Bob & Carol & Ted & Alice, An Unmarried Woman); author, Show Me The Magic. Recorded in September 1999, and hosted by Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.  Original 40-minute edited interview

Terrence McNally   Librettist (A Man of No Importance, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Ragtime), Playwright (Love! Valour! Compassion!, Lisbon Traviata, Master Class).  Aired March 25, 2004: 40-minute extended edit

Martin Moran  The Tricky Part, Broadway performer
Aired September 22, 2005: Extended 32-minute edit

Aired March 2, 2015. Recorded Oct, 26, 1005. Interviewed by Richard Wolinsky and Richard A Lupoff.  Digitized & re-edited 31-minute original interview

Jack O'Brien Jack in the Box. Tony Award winning director.
Aired January 19, 2023. Complete 57-minute interview.

Suzan-Lori Parks  Getting Mother's Body, Topdog/Underdug 
Aired June 19, 2003: Extended 33-minute Edit 

Frank Rich  NY Times columnist and former theatre critic for the Times.
Aired November 16, 2006

Paul Rudnick screenwriter, Addams Family Values, Coastal Elites
Aired June 17, 2021. Complete 57-minute intevriew

A.O. Scott  Better Living Through Criticism, NY Times Film critic
Aired April 7, 2016  Extended 43-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Meryl Secrest  Sondheim (Biography of Stephen Sondheim)
Aired September 10, 1998  

David Sedaris  When You Are Engulfed in Flames
Aired July 31, 2008  extended 36-minute web edit

Nicky Silver  Past Perfect (playwright), performed at Theatre Rhino.
with director John Dixon. Aired Friday, April 27, 2007

Stephen Sondheim   
Finishing The Hat: Aired November 11, 2010; Part Two: Dec 2, 2010  . 
      Extended 50-minute web edit
Look! I Made a Hat: Aired December 22, 2011
     Program as aired on KPFA
Bookwaves/Stephen Sondheim page

Whit Stillman  Love & Friendship
Aired June 16, 2016  Extended 40-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

The Square:  Jehane Noujaim, director; and Karim Amer, producer  
Aired March 6, 2014   Program as heard on KPFA     Extended 52-minute web edit     

Charlie Varon    Feisty Old Jew, writer/performer
Aired February 23, 2015   Extended 33-minute web edit

Film and Television Interviews

Steven Bach   Leni: The Life and Times of Leni Riefenstahl
Aired May 31, 2007: extended 42-minute edit  

Roseanne Barr   Roseanne-archy
Aired January 20, 2011.  extended 40-minute edit

Cari Beauchamp  Joseph P. Kennedy Presents: His Hollywood Years
Aired May 14, 2009   Extended 40-minute Web Edit

Peter Biskind  Down and Dirty Pictures
Aired March 11, 2004: extended 36-minute edit

Kenneth Bowser  director, Phil Ochs: There But for Fortune.
Aired March 25, 2011  Extended 35-minute web edit

Richard Chamberlain  Shattered Love 
Aired August 28, 2003 

Wes Craven   Fountain Society, noted film director
Recorded October 13, 1999. Interviewers: Richard Wolinsky & Richard A. Lupoff.
Aired June 5, 2017.  Extended 38-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

James Curtis   Spencer Tracy: A Biography
Aired January 12, 2012   Extended 43-minute web edit

Steve Earle  I'll Never Get Out of This World Alive
Aired June 23, 2011   Extended 44-minute web edit

Roger Ebert  The Great Movies II
Part One: Aired May 5, 2005
Part Two: Aired May 12, 2005. 
Complete interview: 45 minutes.

Nora Ephron  I Remember Nothing  
Aired December 9, 2010 (segment aired Dec. 2, 2010)   Extended 44-minute edit

Rupert Everett  director/writer, The Happy Prince, noted actor 
Aired October 15, 2018.  Complete 19-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Kitty Carlisle Hart
Phone interview recorded January 13, 2006, aired September 9, 2021

Neil Jordan   Shade, noted film director
Aired March 3, 2005

Ashley Judd  All That Is Bitter and Sweet.
Aired May 26, 2011  Extended 47-minute web edit

Miranda July  The First Bad Man, actor/director
Aired March 2, 2015   Extended 43-minute web edit

Josh Kornbluth (with Jacob Kornbluth) Love and Taxes
Aired March 20, 2017. Extended 44-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Tony Kushner 
2006 Interview  Angels in America, Munich (co-screenwriter)
     Aired April 20, 2006: Extended 35-minute Edit
2014 Interview The Intellligent Homosexual's Guide to Capitalism and Socialism with a Key to the Scriptures  (live phone interview). 
     Aired June 11, 2014

Stefan Kanfer
2008 Interview  Somebody (biography of Marlon Brando)
     Aired December 11, 2008  Extended 42-minute web edit
2011 Interview Tough Without A Gun  (biography of Humphrey Bogart)
     Aired April 21, 2011  Extended 40-minute web edit

Alla Kovgan  director, Cunningham
Aired January 6, 2020  Extended 41-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Barry Levinson  Sixty-Six, director of Diner, Rain Man and Wag the Dog
Aired October 30, 2003

Garry Marshall   My Happy Days in Hollywoodfilm/television producer/director
Part One  Aired July 12, 2012 
Part Two  Aired July 13, 2012  .
Complete 54-minute interview

Andrew McCarthy  Just Fly Away, film and television actor/director, travel writer
Aired June 8, 2017  Extended 39-minute Radio Wolinsky podcast

Eddie Muller
2010 Interview  The Art of Noir
     Aired August 20, 2010  Extended 55-minute edit
2021 Interview  discussing "Native Son"
     Aired January 7, 2021  Extended 48-minute podcast

Gerald Nachman  Right Here On Our Stage Tonight: Ed Sullivan's America
Aired January 13, 2011   Extended 35-minute web edit

Michael Ondaatje  The Conversation: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film
Aired December 5, 2002 

Susan Oxtoby  Curator, Berkeley Art Museum/Pacific Film Archives
     The Films of Masaki Kobayashi. Aired July 22, 2019. Complete interview
     Federico Fellini at 100. Aired January 29, 2020. Complete interview 

George Stevens Jr.  Conversations with the Great Moviemakers of Hollywood's Golden Age at the American Film Institute
Aired June 1, 2006
Web Only Part Two

David Thomson
2005 Interview  (complete 44-minute program)  The Whole EquationThe New Biographical Dictionary of Film
        Part One Aired February 17, 2005
        Part Two Aired February 24, 2005
2008 Interview   "Have You Seen..."
Aired November 20, 2008   Extended Web Edit
2021 Interview  A Light in the Dark: A History of Movie Directors.
Aired April 29, 2021. Complete 50-minute interview

Michael Tolkin The Player, Return of the Player
Aired November 23, 2006

Gore Vidal  Point to Point Navigation: A Memoir
Aired December 7, 2006: extended web edit  

Wayne Wang  director, Chan Is Missing, The Joy Luck Club, Smoke
Aired in two parts, March 17, 2022, March 24, 2022. Complete 64-minute interview

Michael York  Are My Blinkers Showing: Adventures in Film Making in the New Russia.
Part One aired January 5, 2006
Part Two aired January 19, 2006