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‘Wild Bodies’ @ ODC ~ ‘Noises Off’ ~ August Wilson’s ‘Jitney’ ~ ‘Exclusion’ @ The Presidio

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The cast of the farce ‘Nothing On’ muddles through an ill-fated performance in ‘Noises Off’ at SF Playhouse. (From left: Monique Hafen, Richard Louis James, Kimberly Richards, Greg Ayers, Nanci Zoppi). ";s:3:"u

This week on Open Air, host David Latulippe talks with choreographers Kristin Damrow, Lili Weckler and Alyssandra Wu about ‘Wild Bodies’, the 68th edition of ODC’s Pilot Program, in which six artists are challenged to choreograph new innovative works under the close mentorship of ODC’s staff and resident choreographer, Lizz Roman. ‘Pilot 68: Wild Bodies’ is presented at ODC Dance Commons on April 8 and 9.

Also, a conversation with actress Kimberly Richards, who stars as Dotty Otley in ‘Noises Off’, a comedy about a second-rate theater company rehearsing a farce, currently at San Francisco Playhouse through May 13.

Sherri Young, founder and Executive Director of the African-American Shakespeare Company shares details about AASC's Artistic Director L. Peter Callender's  personal vision of ‘Jitney’, a play by two-time Pulitzer winning playwright August Wilson, opening on April 1 at the Marines’ Memorial Theatre in San Francisco. Callender both directs and stars in this production. Joining Sherri Young in the studio is actor Eric Reid, who plays ‘Booster’.

Plus, regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson discusses the movie ‘The Zoo Keepers Wife’ and the exhibit ‘Exclusion: The Presidio’s Role in World War II Japanese American Incarceration’, opening this weekend at The Presidio Officers’ Club.

Open Air with host David Latulippe; heard live on Thursday, March 30 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime…