Itamar Moses goes back to high school

Sep 01

Writing about his high school experience proved therapeutic for playwright Itamar Moses, a Berkeley native whose Yellowjackets has its world premiere this week at Berkeley Repertory Theatre. The 30-year-old writer headed back to the year 1994 to dramatically reconstruct his junior year at Berkeley High School, when he was editor of the school newspaper, The Jacket,...

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Berkeley Rep cancels `Yellow Face,’ tours Hoch

Jun 13

The 2008-09 season hasn’t even begun and already changes are afoot. Berkeley Repertory Theatre announced yesterday that it will postpone David Henry Hwang’s Yellow Face, which was to have concluded the season. Here’s from the press release: ” The theatre hopes to present the show in the fall of 2009 and then tour its production to other...

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Review: `Caroline or Change’

Apr 10

C. Kelly Wright is Caroline Thibodeaux in TheatreWorks’ Caroline, or Change (Anise Ritchie in the rear is The Moon). Photos by David Allen TheatreWorks tackles challenging `Caroline’ with soaring results Four stars (Rich, rewarding, moving) I cannot imagine any other Bay Area theater company other than TheatreWorks having the guts to produce one of the...

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TheatreWorks’ new season

Feb 06

Jane Austen, Thronton Wilder, Tony Kushner and Golda Meir will all be there…sort of. Robert Kelley, the founding artistic director of Mountain View’s TheatreWorks has just announced his company’s 38th season. Unlike many theaters around the Bay Area, TheatreWorks begins its season in the summer, and this year, Bernard Pomerance’s The Elephant...

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Quoting Taccone

Sep 06

Berkeley Repertory Theatre artistic director Tony Taccone, now in his 10th season with the theater, is the subject of an excellent new article in Theatre Communications Group’s American Theatre magazine. The author is actor/writer Ellen McLaughlin, the original angel in Angels in America, which Taccone originally co-directed with Oskar Eustis at San...

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