Category Archives: theatre

My second gig

I’ve been continuing my dance studies with the Fat Chance Belly Dance school, and as part of its student group, the Blue Diamonds, recently took part in my second gig. I’m mostly staying in the chorus (the sort of back-up, … Continue reading

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It Can’t Happen Here: Sexual Harassment in the Theatre, Theatre Bay Area Magazine

“We have a zero-tolerance policy on sexual harassment, and we have never had any complaints.” This is what I heard from the representatives of every Bay Area theatre company I asked (the ones who responded to my query, that is) … Continue reading

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My Play from the SF Olympians Festival

Ok, so a short play I wrote (that is, the first play–in fact, the first piece of fiction/adaptation I’ve ever attempted) was read last night as part of the SF Olympians Festival, a thirteen-day series of staged readings of original … Continue reading

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“Rudolf Nureyev: A Life in Dance” at the De Young, Art Practical

A museum may not be the ideal venue to showcase a performative art such as dance, which only exists in the living bodies of its practitioners. So it makes sense that the de Young Museum, in collaboration with France’s Centre … Continue reading

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The San Francisco Voice Center

I recently sat down with Lisa Wentz, founder of the San Francisco Voice Center and coach for public speaking and accent reduction to discuss her work. Lisa is trained in the theatre and studied in San Francisco and at London’s Central School … Continue reading

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Soaring in the Air, Writhing on the Ground: Bad Unkl Sista’s “First Breath, Last Breath” for Zyzzyva

I could tell the performance I was about to witness late last month was extraordinary even before entering the auditorium, just from watching the audience trickle into Z Space in San Francisco. There was a man who had somehow fused … Continue reading

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CounterPULSE’s Boot Camp for Artists

Years ago, my mother told me something that has haunted me ever since. She described the attitude her alma mater, New York’s Pratt Institute, took towards artists’ hopes of professional success, or more troublingly, the notion of even being able … Continue reading

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“Without Further Ado, Pop-Up is Live!” for SF Weekly

Can you envision a “live magazine?” How about an event that combines the best parts of your favorite magazine, like great writing, unusual and illuminating topics, and beautiful, challenging images, with the spontaneity, ephemerality, and added sensory elements such as … Continue reading

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I’m going to Pop-Up Magazine on Wednesday. Are you?

I’ve never been to Pop-Up Mag because my internet connection isn’t fast enough for me to buy tickets in the first nano-second after they go on sale, and then it’s too late. My understanding of what Pop-Up Mag actually is … Continue reading

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Theatre of the Oppressed: a Workshop

“Theatre is a language through which human beings can engage in active dialogue on what is important to them. It allows individuals to create a safe space that they may inhabit in groups and use to explore the interactions which … Continue reading

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