Sights & Sounds: Don Reed | KALW

Sights & Sounds: Don Reed

Aug 30, 2018

Sights & Sounds is your weekly guide to the Bay Area arts scene. Actor, writer, and comedian Don Reed told KALW’s Jen Chien about three spectacular arts events happening around the Bay this Labor Day weekend: 




 “Blindspotting” is a film directed by Carlos Lopez Estrada and based on the screenplay by East Bay actors Daveed Diggs and Raphael Casal who also star in the film. The film; which addresses local issues such as gentrification and police violence has been well received throughout the country and the screenplay was written by Diggs and Casal in the mid-2000’s after they felt that film portrayals of Oakland have not been quite accurate. “Blindspotting” was released in late July and you can catch it in movie theatres throughout the Bay Area right now.

"That nice dance they did between the hilarity and the super tragedy is an area I love people investigating."

Marsh actor and playwright; Dan Hoyle's one-person show is titled “Each and Everything” and it won the 2014 Bay Area Theater Critics Circle Award. Dan has updated the show with new scenes that reflect some of his more recent life experiences. “Each and Everything” which will be showing this Friday at 8 pm at the Marsh Theatre in Berkeley and running through September 29th.

“It’s a must see and it’s really hard to explain, but once you leave there; you’ll reach for your phone three or four times, but you won’t pull it out.”

Dan Hoyle

Legendary Jazz & R&B vibraphonist and bandleader Roy Ayers will be performing at Yoshi’s in Oakland for three nights beginning this Thursday, August 30th and Friday, August 31. The shows begin at 8:00 pm. Ayers is known as the “Godfather of Neo-soul” and has been performing since the 1960’s.

“I’ll be in there tonight enjoying and accepting the fireball magic that is Roy Ayers!”

Don Reed’s autobiographical one-man show; “Can You Dig It: The 60’s.” will be running at the Marsh in Berkeley thru September 9th.