Theater Review | Mar 11, 2014
Time marches grimly backward in a tragedy of parental over-protectiveness. By Sam Hurwitt
Event | Mar 10, 2014
Northern California audiences have come to expect regular exposure to Spain's greatest flamenco artists, but the array of talent coming through the region is beyond anything in recent memory. By Andrew Gilbert
Theater Review | Mar 04, 2014
Z Space's jubilant world premiere musical squeezes all the juice out of every moment. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Feb 25, 2014
A small all-woman cast delivers a scrappy, dynamic Twelfth Night. By Sam Hurwitt
Performance | Feb 20, 2014
Charya Burt trained in and taught classical Cambodian dance in Phnom Penh, where her family suffered oppression by the Khmer Rouge. Now in the Bay Area, she's passing on her art -- and pushing it in new directions. By Cynthia Stone
Event | Feb 19, 2014
A group of Tibetan American teenagers practice a song called "Galway Tenshu," which is performed only for the Dalai Lama. They will sing it for him when he visits Berkeley on February 23. By Rachel Dornhelm
Performance | Feb 13, 2014
The Bay Area is home to several lion-dance troupes. What sets San Francisco's Kei Lun Martial Arts apart, says director Corey Chan, is the group's dedication to preserving the ancient Chinese stories these festive dances portray -- and to puzzling out the mysteries at their heart. By Cynthia Stone
Performance | Feb 12, 2014
Founded by artist Ruth Asawa in the late 1960s, the San Francisco Arts Education Project posts around 70 working artists to teach theater, dance and visual arts in 24 San Francisco schools. By Cy Musiker
Theater Review | Feb 09, 2014
Marcus Gardley makes magic with Lorca, New Orleans and powerful women at Berkeley Rep. By Sam Hurwitt
Theater Review | Feb 05, 2014
Marsh favorites Marga Gomez and Brian Copeland return with new solo shows, and this time it's not about them. By Sam Hurwitt
Performing Arts : NPR
Wright plays an FBI secretary who falls in love with an undercover Russian spy. She says Martha is "who we would all most likely be" if we found ourselves in the world of The Americans.
The image of the "sad clown" can seem like a cliche. But for Kevin Breel, it's very real. He describes how he struggled with depression while performing as a stand-up comedian.
When comedian and TV host Sandi Toksvig came out as gay in the early 1990s, she used humor to recover from the onslaught of vitriol.Today, she says, humor can help bring about social change.
It's a tricky thing, casting. Directors have a vision for their lines — but what if that vision doesn't include a more inclusive palette?