Published in KPBS On Air Magazine November 2005
It’s the largest arts festival in California . San Diego Magazine called it “The Gala of the Year.” It’s BRAVO San Diego , a big bash that started out seven years ago as a one-time mega-event designed to introduce arts organizations to the business and civic leaders of San Diego .
Equal parts fundraising ball, arts exposition and food festival, BRAVO San Diego will bring together some 1600 performers Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2005 Walk through the gilded portals and take a step back in time. The North Park Theatre has been lovingly restored to its original splendor. Built in 1928 in the “Moorish Deco” style popular at the time, the venerable structure served as a silent movie palace and vaudeville house. For awhile, it was rented by a church. But since 1975, it Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine October 2005
Power, wealth, greed, duplicity, manipulation. Sounds like a partisan account of the state of the Union. But, more political satire than screed, those are the themes of The Miser, written in 1668 by one of the theater’s greatest comic actor/dramatists, Molière.
While some companies present the play as a simplistic family farce, Dominique Serrand sees it differently. The Paris-born co-artistic director of Minneapolis’ Tony Award-winning Théâtre de la Jeune Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine September 2005
Can an acclaimed, high-profile journalist subsist on minimum wage? Social critic Barbara Ehrenreich was determined to find out. She spent a year moving among three states (Florida, Maine and Minnesota), taking low-wage jobs such as waitress, hotel maid, house cleaner, Wal-Mart salesperson and nursing home aide. The result was her knockout, life-changing, consciousness-raising, best-selling 2001 book, “Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America.”
In 2002, Joan Holden, Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine August 2005 Some people move to a community and take their time feeling it out, getting the lay of the land, meeting folks individually or in small groups. Gina Angelique came barreling into town a decade ago, started a dance company and initiated a Celebrate Dance Festival in Balboa Park. “The dance community seemed fractionalized at the Read More →
Published in KPBS On Air Magazine July 2005
In this crazy climate of anti-intellectualism and artistic torpor, why would anyone in his right mind want to start a new theater company? “We were either naïve or fearless,” admits Sean Murray, artistic director of the two year-old Cygnet Theatre. “If you can make it in hard economic times, you’ve really made it.”
When he left North Coast Repertory Theatre (where he served as artistic director from 1994 –1999), Read More →