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African-American Shakespeare Company

This week on Open Air, KALW’s weekly radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, we welcome as new guest host, the recently-retired and beloved San Francisco Chronicle columnist Leah Garchik (pictured, right, with David Latulippe). She will be talking to Adrian Roberts and Leontyne Mbele-Mbong (pic 2), who are the lead actors of the African American Shakespeare Company’s updated, modern-verse version of Macbeth

Kevin Berne

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the performing arts in the San Francisco Bay Area, Host David Latulippe talks with Tony Award winning  actor and San Francisco native BD Wong (above), who plays the lead in the A.C.T production of The Great Leap, by award-winning Bay Area playwright Lauren Yee. 

Jessica Palopoli

This week, on 2018’s last edition of Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Sarah Cahill talks with actors El Beh and Wiley Naman Strasser, who play the parts of Mary Poppins and Bert, respectively, in the San Francisco Playhouse production of the musical Mary Poppins, currently on stage through January 12, 2019. 

Gema Galina

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, host David Latulippe talks with Charles Slender-White, founder and artistic director of FACT/SF, about the world premiere of death, an immersive dance performance about the loss of a loved one, which runs September 27 - October 13 at CounterPulse (80 Turk St.) in San Francisco.

Lance Huntley

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area performing arts, guest host Peter Robinson talks with actor L. Peter Callender and director Kirsten Brandt, about the production of Shakespeare’s historical play Richard III by the African-American Shakespeare Company (AASC), which opens this weekend and runs through July 29.

L. Peter Callender

This week on Open Air, KALW’s radio magazine for the Bay Area Performing Arts, host David Latulippe welcomes L. Peter Callender, artistic director of the African-American Shakespeare Company, and actress Jemier Jenkins, to discuss  the current AASC production of A Streetcar Named Desire.

Alessandra Mello

This week on Open Air, guest host Kevin Vance talks to composer Stacy Garrop and conductor and artistic director Robert Geary of the San Francisco Choral Society about the world premiere of The Rise of Humanity, the second movement of Garrop’s composition Terra Nostra; also, a conversation with baritone Matthew Hanscom, member of Opera San Jose’s resident ensemble, who sings the role of Papageno in the current production of Mozart’s Magic Flute; African-American Shakespeare Company’s artistic director L. Peter Callender and Bay Area jazz maestro Marcus Shelby discuss the world premiere of Isfahan Blues, a new play inspired by Duke Ellington’s 1963 tour of Iran, produced in cooperation with Golden Thread Productions; and regular contributor and critic at large Peter Robinson talks about Bay Area bookstores and gives some recommendations for summer reading. 

His tips for summer reading are:

The Road to Character - David Brooks

H is for Hawk - Helen Macdonald

The Lady from Zagreb (Bernie Gunther) - Philip Kerr

Dead Wake - Erik Larson

All the Light We Cannot See - Anthony Doerr

For questions: SF Literary Society 415-381-6671

Open Air with guest host Kevin Vance; heard live on Thursday, April 23 at 1pm. Listen now or anytime.