2019 SF Festival Lineup Announced2019 SF Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2018

The San Francisco International Arts Festival has unveiled its program for the 2019 Festival that will run from May 23 - June 2 and have as a central theme The Path to Democracy. The Festival will take place at, and in partnership with, the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. (more...)

BWW Review: WHEN WE ARE MARRIED is a comedic look at the absurdity of past societal standards.BWW Review: WHEN WE ARE MARRIED is a comedic look at the absurdity of past societal standards.
by Lacey Cannon Gonzales - Jan 18, 2018

When We When Are Married is the first production of 2018 from Different Stages. Penned by J.B. Priestly, the original production opened in London in 1938 and the 1985 West End revival went on to win the Oliver Award for Best Play. It also holds the distinction of being the first play to be televised unedited when it was broadcast by the BBC in 1938. In addition to receiving film and TV adaptations over the years, the play has also been broadcast several times by radio across the U.K. (more...)

SAFEhouse Arts to Celebrate Founder Joe Landini This DecemberSAFEhouse Arts to Celebrate Founder Joe Landini This December
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

SAFEhouse Arts, a ten-year-old artist cooperative working to incubate new dance and theater artists through residencies, workshops and performance opportunities, has announced its December program in honor of SAFEhouse Arts Founder and Executive Director Joe Landini, celebrating 25 years of dance making in San Francisco. (more...)

SAFEhouse Arts to Celebrate Founder Joe Landini This DecemberSAFEhouse Arts to Celebrate Founder Joe Landini This December
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2017

SAFEhouse Arts, a ten-year-old artist cooperative working to incubate new dance and theater artists through residencies, workshops and performance opportunities, has announced its December program in honor of SAFEhouse Arts Founder and Executive Director Joe Landini, celebrating 25 years of dance making in San Francisco. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces LineupSan Francisco International Arts Festival Announces Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

SFIAF 2017 has announced its performance listings. The full Festival lineup with project descriptions is as follows (projects listed chronologically by discipline: dance, music, theatre/ performance art). An online calendar is available here. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 LineupSan Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 'IN THE DARK TIMES...' Theme, 2017 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

In the Dark Times will there also be Singing? The San Francisco International Arts Festival takes Bertolt Brecht's rhetorical question as its theme for 2017 (and beyond) and forms the bedrock of a commitment to develop an artistic platform that addresses the dangerous domestic and foreign policy political abyss currently confronting the United States of America. (more...)

BWW Review: A GIRL NAMED SUE is Sweet and Savory Must See TheatreBWW Review: A GIRL NAMED SUE is Sweet and Savory Must See Theatre
by Frank Benge - Mar 10, 2017

There is a lot of original theatre that happens here in Austin and it spans the gamut in terms of quality. A GIRL NAMED SUE, a new play by Christine Hoang, now in its World Premiere production in the Trinity Street Theatre, is among the best in terms of both quality and execution. Ms. Hoang has crafted a funny, witty and touching play that examines intercultural and interracial relationships all set in the world of coffee house collegiate culture. It manages to deliver a powerful message without ever being high handed or preachy. It does what all good theatre must do first and foremost: entertain. (more...)

A GIRL NAMED SUE is Color Arc Productions' Latest World PremiereA GIRL NAMED SUE is Color Arc Productions' Latest World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Color Arc Productions is proud to present the world premiere of a A Girl Named Sue, new play by Vietnamese-American playwright Christine Hoang with songs by award-winning Korean-American singer/songwriter BettySoo. (more...)

A GIRL NAMED SUE is Color Arc Productions' Latest World PremiereA GIRL NAMED SUE is Color Arc Productions' Latest World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2017

Color Arc Productions is proud to present the world premiere of a A Girl Named Sue, new play by Vietnamese-American playwright Christine Hoang with songs by award-winning Korean-American singer/songwriter BettySoo. (more...)

Nancy Karp and Dancers Premiere MEMORY PLACE This FebruaryNancy Karp and Dancers Premiere MEMORY PLACE This February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

Next year Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison's almost 30-year-old Grand Duo for piano and violin. (more...)

2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival Lineup Announced2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The 2017 San Francisco International Arts Festival will feature a brilliant 11 day program co-presented with, and held exclusively at, the Fort Mason Center for Arts & Culture. (more...)

San Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 2017 ProgramSan Francisco International Arts Festival Announces 2017 Program
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2016

At a time of anxiety and uncertainty in many parts of the United States, the San Francisco International Arts Festival is proud to announce its 2017 lineup;  an exciting 11 day program featuring over 50 ensembles and individual performing artists from the Bay Area and 14 different countries. It is a program that celebrates diversity, multiculturalism, curiosity and the value of otherness-a commitment that advocates for experiencing the cultural expressions of other societies and civilizations as a way to help understand and embrace them. (more...)

BWW Review: THE OTHER PLACE is Difficult Subject Told in a Beautiful WayBWW Review: THE OTHER PLACE is Difficult Subject Told in a Beautiful Way
by Frank Benge - Nov 7, 2016

Sharr White's THE OTHER PLACE premiered Off-Broadway in 2011, followed by a Broadway run. Watching this potent drama, you may think, at first, that your mind is playing tricks on you. Facts established in one scene vaporize a few scenes later. You may find yourself questioning what you just heard. THE OTHER PLACE lies somewhere between tragedy and mystery succeeding quite beautifully at both. This audience disconnect is no accident. Mr. White purposely keeps the audience questioning everything they are told by the play's narrator, a drug-company scientist named Juliana (Kat Sparks.) White writes with both simplicity and discipline about a situation that is anything but disciplined. Ms. Sparks' performance as Juliana is so commanding that the less we are sure of, the more we are are drawn in. While perceptions of this journey through life may continually shift, the one thing that doesn't is the riveting, nuanced performance of Ms. Sparks. (more...)

Nancy Karp and Dancers Premiere MEMORY PLACE This FebruaryNancy Karp and Dancers Premiere MEMORY PLACE This February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

Next year Nancy Karp + Dancers returns to ODC with the world premiere of MEMORY/PLACE. Inspired by the current era of human mass migration, Artistic Director Nancy Karp has made a work in three parts, the first two movements set to newly commissioned scores by Kui Dong and Robert Honstein, respectively, and the third to the late Lou Harrison's almost 30-year-old Grand Duo for piano and violin. (more...)

BWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Offers Look At Early Jason Robert BrownBWW Review: SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Offers Look At Early Jason Robert Brown
by Frank Benge - Sep 6, 2016

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD is a musical theatre piece by Jason Robert Brown. Originally produced Off-Broadway at the WPA Theatre in 1995, this was Jason Robert Brown's first produced show. It is neither a book musical or a revue and has been called a 'song cycle', which was put together out of songs he had written for other venues and events. I was very much struck by the fact that many of these songs sounded like they could fit into his latter shows such as 'The Last Five Years' or 'Parade'. In the final analysis, calling this a musical is a stretch. What it all boils down to is a series of songs very loosely connected by the theme: 'the moment of decision.' (more...)

SAFEhouse Arts' Summer Dance Festival, SPF9, Returns This SummerSAFEhouse Arts' Summer Dance Festival, SPF9, Returns This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

SAFEhouse Arts, a nonprofit organization working to incubate new performing artists through residencies, workshops and performance opportunities, has announced the schedule for its ninth annual summer performance festival, SPF9, featuring ten programs over five days. SPF9 runs today, July 6 to Sunday, July 10 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

SAFEhouse Arts' Summer Dance Festival, SPF9, to Return This SummerSAFEhouse Arts' Summer Dance Festival, SPF9, to Return This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2016

SAFEhouse Arts, a nonprofit organization working to incubate new performing artists through residencies, workshops and performance opportunities, has announced the schedule for its ninth annual summer performance festival, SPF9, featuring ten programs over five days. SPF9 runs Wednesday, July 6 to Sunday, July 10 at ODC Theater in San Francisco. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Lighting Designer Amy LewisBWW Interview: Tech Talk with Lighting Designer Amy Lewis
by Frank Benge - Mar 25, 2016

Very few audience members know what goes into the technical aspects of a stage production. Without the theatre's technical artists, often the unsung stars of any production, your experience at the theatre would be very different. In a new series of articles about the Technical Theatre artists of Austin, BroadwayWorld will be introducing you to some of the artists behind the scenes… the set designers, lighting designers and costumers whose work is so vital to a successful production. The process of lighting a play, dance piece, or opera is highly subjective; each designer has to develop a process that works for them. Lighting designers know how to use the subtle and powerful medium of light, creating effects that can be changed at will to match the mood of the action. We start our series by talking to lighting designer, Amy Lewis. (more...)

BWW Review: EXIT 27 - Brilliantly Thought-ProvokingBWW Review: EXIT 27 - Brilliantly Thought-Provoking
by Lynn Beaver - Jan 25, 2016

EXIT 27 by Aleks Merilo, produced by Southwest Theatre Productions at the Boyd Vance Theatre is a fascinating study in mind control and the effects of cult religion on the innocent. (more...)

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