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Thursday, May 6, 2021

Aurora Theatre’s next season to feature premieres by Jonathan Spector, Cleavon Smith by Lily Janiak

"If all goes well in the world, our first production will open in person on Addison Street," says Josh Costello.

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Friday, April 30, 2021

Review: Berkeley Rep’s ‘The Waves in Quarantine’ should stay in lockdown by Lily Janiak

Being meta isn't the same thing as spending 94 minutes searching for something to be meta about.

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Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Alameda County public defender rejects disability story tropes in digital solo show for the Marsh by Lily Janiak

In "Countercoup," Mark McGoldrick recounts being a reckless youth who suffered a paralyzing accident and then went to Harvard Law School so he could fight for others.

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Tuesday, April 27, 2021

An experiment: Attending a CounterPulse show, first online, then in person by Lily Janiak

What distinct qualities would I get out of each separate medium, and what experiences would hold true across both?

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Monday, April 26, 2021

A small San Francisco circus tried to do right by its workers. Now it may be going out of business by Lily Janiak

Ironically, if Circus Bella had waited to reclassify its workers, it might not be in this mess.

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Thursday, April 22, 2021

Sean San José to be Magic Theatre’s next artistic director by Lily Janiak

San José plans to continue to be a part of Campo Santo, the venerable theater company he co-founded in 1996.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2021

ARC started as a script-reading group for top Bay Area actors. Now it’s a full-fledged company by Lily Janiak

Now the company presents its second public performance, "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot," hosted by the Streaming Theatre.

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Tuesday, April 20, 2021

Bay Area theater workers weren’t getting vaccine appointments. One S.F. actor decided to change that by Lily Janiak

San Francisco actor Liam Vincent has gotten three groups of theater workers vaccinated.

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Thursday, April 15, 2021

Children’s Musical Theater San Jose to open new center for rehearsals, classes and more by Lily Janiak

The whole project, which began construction in September, is funded with a $2.2 million capital campaign.

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Tuesday, April 13, 2021

As some S.F. artists get guaranteed income, how do we head off bad-faith arguments against it? by Lily Janiak

Guaranteed income programs, no matter whom they support, must frequently battle the same zombie ideas.

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Monday, April 12, 2021

Review: In-person actor and audiences again in Oakland Theater Project’s ‘The Waste Land’ by Lily Janiak

The adaptation of T. S. Eliot's poem doesn't always live up to its innovative concept or Herculean effort.

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Thursday, April 8, 2021

Lydia R. Diamond on her adaptation of Toni Morrison’s ‘Bluest Eye,’ now an Aurora Theatre audio play by Lily Janiak

The playwright had to choose what the play was about, "how young girls can’t be safe, because of racism."

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Monday, April 5, 2021

Review: ‘A Play in a Box’ from Z Space fits the universe in a tiny package by Lily Janiak

Inside each kit are teensy envelopes and packages, a reading light, an mp3 player the size of a matchbox and headphones.

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‘Hamilton’ to launch Broadway San Jose’s revised season by Lily Janiak

"Dear Evan Hansen" is also part of the lineup, with "Come From Away" as an add-on production.

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Tuesday, March 23, 2021

American Conservatory Theater delays in-person season till 2022 by Lily Janiak

"Fefu and Her Friends," the company's first immersive work, joins previously announced titles.

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Bay Area theater this spring aims to remind audiences what it is to be human by Lily Janiak

This spring, local theater grounds us in who we are outside of machines, in our foundational literature and in our ancestors.

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Friday, March 19, 2021

Naomi Newman is still acting at 90, driven by ‘a big imagination and a Jewish soul’ by Lily Janiak

Performing in 'God of Vengeance,' Naomi Newman reconnects with her Yiddish heritage.

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Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Here are all the precautions one S.F. theater took to film onstage during COVID by Lily Janiak

San Francisco Playhouse's "Hieroglyph" might offer a preview of production methods for a hybrid time post-pandemic.

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Tuesday, March 16, 2021

Revisiting Bay Area theater’s first pandemic interviews one year later by Lily Janiak

Early pandemic interviews with people in theater was like asking someone to peer off a cliff into an abyss and say what they saw. What do they say a year later?

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Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Bay Area superfan leaps from ‘Star Trek’ to Shakespeare and back again by Lily Janiak

Jay Yamada attended California Shakespeare Theater productions night after night until the COVID-19 pandemic put a stop to that. Here's how he's been filling that void.

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Two new reports reveal just how much our society fails independent arts workers by Lily Janiak

The reports show how we must reinvent how we value and protect broad swaths of the labor market if we are to emerge from this pandemic.

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Friday, March 6, 2020

Magic Theatre(SF) Review: Ricardo Gonzalez's "Don't Eat the Mangos"A reminder that great family dramas are still being written by Lily Janiak

YETTA GOTTESMAN who has the play's final moments to herself as "Ismelda" wordlessly communicates a thousand burdens. The whole casts' acting gets deep inside each character. Simpl, great ac…

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Monday, August 25, 2014

Shorenstein Hays Out at SHN - Theatre Bay Area by Lily Janiak

Carole Shorenstein Hays, the founder, president and co-owner of SHN, the lead commercial theatre producer in San Francisco, is no longer with the company, its CEO Greg Holland confirmed last…

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