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December 26,2005
"Reflections on Richard Pryor" With his daughter actress/writer Rain  Pryor; novelist Cecil Brown, screenwriter on "Which Way Is Up?" currently Professor of Black Studies, Univ. of California; and novelist and poet Al Young, screenwriter on "Bustin' Loose," currently Poet Laureate of California -- two of a handful of African-American writers in the Bay Area who helped Pryor transition from a night club comic into his comedic essence.
Full Rain Pryor Interview

December 19, 2005


  Actor/Writer Jack Holmes and producer Winship Cook on their theatrical look at Robert F. Kennedy, "RFK"; The Brooklyn Saxophone Quartet; audio anecotalist Dylan Brody.  
  Playwright Jean-Claude von Itallie on his new production of "Fear Itself: Secrets of the White House"; Director Aaron Beall and Yiddish translator Caraid O'Brien on their first English language production of Sholom Asch's "Motke Thief"; Billionaires for Bush on the one-night only "Dick Cheney's Holiday Spectacular."




December 5, 2005


Digital media artist Andrea Polli and other sound artists discuss "Knowing the World Through Sound: A One-Day Symposium and Evening Concert on Music, Sound and Ecology"; director Jim Brown on his film "Wasn't That A Time: A Concert Tribute to Harold Leventhal", with Pete Seeger speaking about the film and The Weavers, Arlo Guthrie, Peter Paul and Mary, Theo Bikel and other folk musicians; actress Brenda Currin on "Sister and Miss Lexie," plays based upon the stories of Eurdora Welty.  

November 28, 2005



Clea Simon

John Grogan

Playwright Kevin Cooper on a new production of his new play “The Trial of Mumia Abu-Jamal”; author John Grogran on his best seller “Marley and Me:: Life and Love With The World’s Worst Dog”; and writer Clea Simon on a mystery involving a feline, “Mew Is For Murder.”

The Medicine Show's Barbara Vann on a new staged version of "Finnegan's Wake"; David M. Bader reads from his new book "Haiku U.: From Aristotle to Zola, 100 Great Books in 17 Syllables"; bass clarinetist/composer Michael Lowenstern on The Tribeca New Music Festival '05.
Singer/composer Lenore von Stein, guitarist Bern Nix, and flautist Andrew Bolotowsky on von Stein's latest improvised composition, "The Murder of Maryann Measles"; filmmakers from the Cinema Arts Center's upcoming International Woman's Film Festival; playwright/actor Brian Dykstra talks about his new play "Hiding Behind Comets."
Performance artist/writer Deb Margolin and her director Merri Milwe talk about "Index to Idioms," a new solo piece at The Culture Project; artist/feminist Judy Chicago discusses "Kitty City: A Cat Book of Hours"; and a new work of musical theatre, "Woman Exposed."
Patricia Bosworth on a new edition of her biography of photographer "Diane Arbus" (with a new Afterward by the author); Robin Hirsch talks about "Kinderszehnen: Scenes from a Childhood," a performance cycle based upon his memoir about coming of age in London as the son of exiled German Jews; Mike Flynn and Peter Kuznick preview "From Zero to Safe Ground" an all-star conference on nuclear proliferation.
Author Francine Prose on her new novel "A Changed Man," about a converted skinhead; musicologist Leonard Lehrman on the 100th anniversary of composer Marc Blitzstein; Bob Stein, Director of The Institute for the Future of The Book, talks about recording "The "Collective Memory of Christo's Gates."
Director Elizabeth Swados and members of The Flea Theater on their new production of JABU and "Ubu Roi"; director Kathryn Walker and actors Kate Burton and Paul Hecht on their staged reading of a new anti-war translation of "The Iliad"; casting call for new experiential history TV program about settling Texas.
Filmmaker/photographer Agnès Varda; writer/translator Joel Agee.
February 21, 2005
February 14, 2005
February 7, 2005
January 31, 2005
January 24, 2005
January 17, 2005
Featuring the Foundry Theatre's "K.I. From Crime," an adaptation of "Crime and Punishment"; "Gehri Doshi," five short plays about gay and lesbian life from a South Asian perspective; and "Dance on Camera Festival 2005."
Playwright Wendy Wasserstein discusses her book on "Sloth," from Oxford University's new series on The Seven Deadly Sins;playwright/actor Ron McClarty talks about his new novel "The Memory of Running"; actor/director Rome Neal gives an update on his production of "Monk," a play about the great jazz musician.