Director/sound designer stages `The Redeemer’ between your ears

Nov 05

Norman Kern’s soothing voice tells you what to do: “Sit back, let your ears become your eyes and enjoy our play.” So begins celebrated Bay Area sound designer Kern’s latest project: the audio play The Redeemer, now available as a two-disc set, the first release from Kern’s Crazy Dream Sound Productions. The Martinez-based Kern, who...

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Welcome, theater dogs

Aug 01

A couple months ago, I was interviewing playwright Paul Rudnick about his play “Valhalla,” which was about to open at the New Conservatory Theatre Center in San Francisco. Rudnick is an incredibly interesting, funny guy, and it would be a wasted opportunity to keep him confined to one topic. So I mentioned that I’d be starting up a blog and was...

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