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amy-d-shojai's picture
Apr.09.2014
In another life, I'm a playwright--and of course must include cats and dogs in the work. In collaboration with my writing partner Frank Steele, we've written our next show (book, lyrics and music co-authored together), and I'm excited to share the cast recording of the music. One more song GOTCHA...
bernadette-moyer's picture
Feb.05.2014
In The Theater of Life By Bernadette A. Moyer In the theater of life, who are you? What role or part do you play? Are you the “director” or an “actor” or a “patron” most of us could probably fall into one or more of these roles? Do we lead and direct or are we acting it out or merely watching and...
steve-hauk's picture
Jan.10.2014
. . . originally known as LeRoi Jones. A memory – a theater on La Cienega in Los Angeles, I forget the name or year. But not plainclothes lawmen showing up every night to shut down two of Baraka's one-act plays for, I guess, obscenity, and Burgess Meredith appearing with a court order allowing the...
tim-haywood's picture
Nov.25.2013
On the crowded city bus, it's that woman who puts her backpack in the seat next to her, forcing the elderly lady to stand in the aisle. In the locker room, it's the dude who leaves his toenail clippings scattered on the floor, lying in wait to pierce the fascia of the nude and the innocent. And in...
fran-lewis's picture
Oct.18.2013
Abe Lincoln: Public Enemy No. 1 by Bill Walker & Brian Anthony Abraham Lincoln was a great President, self-taught, lawyer and statesman. So, why would anyone want to kill him? Freeing the slaves, creating a better unity between the North and the South Abraham Lincoln stood for the hopes of all...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Mar.13.2013
 I really needed the work, otherwise, trust me, I wouldn’t have taken a job as a personal assistant to a cat. Not even if it’s starring in Breakfast at Tiffany’s on Broadway. First of all, I’m deathly allergic−within twenty minutes of being around a cat, my eyelids will look like cheese...
joyce-young's picture
Feb.09.2013
I saw Octavio Solis's play Se Llama Cristina at a special performance at Laney College this afternoon. What a gift this series at Laney, Octavio, Director Loretta Greco, and the actors are! There was a Q&A after the performance with Octavio and the actors in which the audience of community...
stephen-evans's picture
Dec.20.2012
My dreamself is smarter than my lifeself. In a dream last night, I said: "A play is like a timepiece three seconds long. You have to keep winding it to keep it going." One of me was smart enough to wake up and write it down.
meg-waite-clayton's picture
Dec.03.2012
"What is straight? A line can be straight, or a street, but the human heart, oh, no, it's curved like a road through mountains.” - Tennessee Williams, A Streetcar Named Desire Today is the 55th anniversary of the Broadway opening of "A StreetcarNamed Desire," which went on to win the Pulitzer Prize...
vivian-mcinerny's picture
Nov.21.2012
I bummed round the world in the '70s when I was still a teen. In India I came across a young man who was tall and thin with scraggly blond hair and beard. He was raised in Dutch Indonesia speaking Nederlands and an Indonesian dialect and taught himself English by reading the plays of William...