November, LA

Ed Begley Jr. (center) and (background, from left) Rod McLachlan, Todd Weeks and Felicity Huffman in "November"Photo by Craig Schwartz ‘November’ By David Mamet Directed by Scott Zigler Mark Taper Forum, Los Angeles Sept. 26 – Nov. 4, 2012  ...

Uncle Vanya, NY

‘Uncle Vanya’ By Anton ChekhovA new version by Annie BakerDirected by Sam GoldSoho Rep, New YorkThrough Aug. 26, 2012 Chekhov is undeniably one of the greatest playwrights ever, even if he only produced a handful of full-length plays  ...

Nixon in China, SF Opera

'Nixon in China' Opera in three actsBy John AdamsLibretto by Alice GoodmanConducted by Lawrence RenesDirected by Michael CavanaghChorus directed by Ian RobertsonSan Francisco Opera (company premiere)War Memorial Opera House, San FranciscoJune 8 – July 3, 2012 “Nixon in  ...

The Crucible, LA

Bernadette Speakes (kneeling) and Anthony Backman (left) in "The Crucible"Photo by Sean Thomas ‘The Crucible’ By Arthur Miller Produced by Sean Thomas Directed by Bill Voorhees Dollar Bill Productions The Lillian Theatre, Los Angeles June 15 through July  ...

The Gentrification of the Mind by Sarah Schulman

Messy Truths “The Gentrification of the Mind: Witness to a Lost Imagination”By Sarah Schulman179 pages, $27.95University of California PressFebruary 2012 No book has rocked my world in recent times more than Sarah Schulman’s "The Gentrification of the  ...

San Francisco International Arts Festival

 Multiple Dance Dimensions San Francisco International Arts FestivalMarines Memorial Theatre, San FranciscoRaices Profundas, May 2-5, 2012Mansaku-no Kai: Kyogen May 11, 2012Axis Dance Company and Marc Brew Company 12, 2012The Crazy Cloud Collection: inkBoat and Ko Murobushi May 12,  ...

4000 Miles, NY

Gabriel Ebert and Mary Louise Wilson in "4000 Miles"Photo by Erin Baiano ‘4000 Miles’ By Amy HerzogDirected by Daniel AukinLincoln Center Theater at the Mitzi E. Newhouse, New YorkOpening night: April 2, 2012 Amy Herzog’s slice-of-drama drama “4000 Miles”  ...

Once, NY

‘Once’ Book by Enda WalshBased on the motion picture written and directed by John CarneyMusic and lyrics by Glen Hansard and Markéta IrglováMovement by Steven HoggettDirected by John TiffanyBernard B. Jacobs Theatre, New York CityOpening night:  ...

An Iliad, NY

‘An Iliad’ By Denis O’Hare and Lisa PetersonBased on Homer’s “The Iliad,” translated by Robert FaglesDirected by Lisa PetersonNew York Theatre Workshop, New YorkOpening night: March 6, 2012 Denis O’Hare, who has finally gained mainstream recognition playing a  ...

Eiko & Koma, San Francisco

Eiko & Koma Retrospective Project: "Regeneration""Raven" (2010)"Night Tide" (1984)"White Dance" (1976)Yerba Buena Center for the Arts - Forum, San FranciscoMarch 22-24, 2012 “…As I wander along the beach around the lake,I sense under every step I makeThe softness  ...